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For more than 115 years, GUITARRAS MANUEL RODRÍGUEZ has been making instruments in the tradition of the Madrid School of Spanish guitar making.

The family business was founded in Madrid in 1905, making it the second oldest guitar manufacturer south of the Pyrenees. Today's Luthier Manuel Rodríguez III grew up in California and Spain and is already the third generation to practise his craft. The cosmopolitan way of life that so characterises Manuel is reflected in each and every instrument. Their unique grace and unmistakable sound result from the skilful combination of the tradition and modernity of the craft, the history and future of music, and the craftsmanship and experience of the builders.

"We live the development of our guitars with passion, through which we have increasingly succeeded from generation to generation in perfecting a centuries-old manufacturing technique more and more." - Manuel Rodriguez III.

In cooperation with GEWA music, Manuel Rodriguez has now redesigned his guitar series from the ground up, setting clear quality standards. Not least because of this, ECOLOGÍA, TRADICÍON, ACADEMIA, SUPERIOR and MAGISTRAL are manufactured in Europe under his personal supervision. The SIGNATURE LEGACY uniques even come directly from Spain, where the master still runs his own workshop.

GUITARRAS MANUEL RODRÍGUEZ - Rich in sound, history and beauty since 1905.

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Magistral

Magistral

Superior

Superior

Academia

Academia

Tradicion

Tradicion

Ecólogia

Ecólogia

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Magistral

Magistral

Superior

Superior

Academia

Academia

Tradicion

Tradicion

Ecólogia

Ecólogia

Magistral

The Manuel Rodríguez MAGISTRAL series is a fully solid model series with unique features at an extremely appealing price/performance ratio.


In addition to the use of solid woods, the original Spanish neck construction ensures fast response, optimal sound development, long-lasting sustain and maximum stability. In this royal class of guitar construction, the one-piece neck extends into the body and is directly connected to the sides, back and top. The cedro wood used for this is particularly light and optimises the balance of the guitar.


In addition, the guitars, which are handmade in Europe, have further features that are quite special in this moderate price range. These include the stabilising neck inlay made of ebony, the fingerboard (also made of ebony), the nut and bridge inlay, hand-filed from oiled vintage bone, as well as the water-based eco high-gloss varnish.


A special feature of all Manuel Rodríguez 4/4 guitars is the GEWA armrest, which offers two decisive advantages: its rounded shape ensures a particularly pleasant playing feel and allows the top to vibrate freely over the entire surface, as it prevents damping by the right arm being placed on top.

More sound, more comfort.


The innovative Moreno 12-hole bridge is specially designed to ensure that the strings always have the same contact pressure on the bridge insert. In contrast to the standard 6-hole bridge, the strings can be fastened more easily, quickly and securely. The risk of the strings slipping through and damaging the top is greatly reduced.


German-made Hannabach 815HTC strings are factory-fitted and perfectly round off the tonal quality of this series.


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Superior

The Manuel Rodríguez SUPERIOR series offers stunning instruments with exceptionally attractively grained body woods.


The excellence of these guitars is by no means limited to their appearance.


All models are equipped with an original Spanish heel, the royal class in guitar building. With this special construction method, the one-piece neck extends into the body and is directly connected to the sides, back and top. This not only ensures enormous stability, but also optimal vibration transmission, faster response and longer sustain.

The heart of a Spanish guitar.


All SUPERIOR instruments are handmade in Europe and have additional features that are quite special in this moderate price range. These include the mahogany neck, which has an ebony inlay on the back for stability, the nut and bridge inlay, hand-filed from oiled vintage bone, and the water-based eco high-gloss lacquer.


The innovative Moreno 12-hole bridge, due to its special construction, allows the strings to always have the same contact pressure on the bridge inlay. In contrast to the standard 6-hole bridge, the strings can be fastened more easily, quickly and securely. The risk of the strings slipping through and damaging the top is greatly reduced.


A special feature of all Manuel Rodríguez 4/4 guitars is the GEWA armrest, which offers two decisive advantages: its rounded shape ensures a particularly pleasant playing feel and allows the soundboard to vibrate freely over the entire surface, as it prevents damping by the right arm being placed on top.

More sound, more comfort.


German-made Hannabach 815HTC strings are factory-fitted and perfectly round off the tonal quality of this series.


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Academia

ACADEMIA is the first series in the Manuel Rodríguez range to feature the original Spanish heel, the royal class in guitar making. With this special construction method, the one-piece neck extends into the body and is directly connected to the sides, back and top. This not only ensures enormous stability, but also optimal vibration transmission, faster response and longer sustain.

The heart of a Spanish guitar.

The four versions of the ACADEMIA series, all in 4/4 size, differ in the beautiful decorations and materials of the top and sides. Here you have to see, hear and experience what you like better.

All ACADEMIA instruments are handmade in Europe and have additional features that are quite special in this moderate price range. These include the mahogany neck with Ovangkol fingerboard, the nut and bridge inlay, hand-filed from oiled vintage bone, and the water-based eco high-gloss varnish.

A special feature of all Manuel Rodríguez 4/4 guitars is the GEWA armrest, which offers two decisive advantages: With its rounded shape, it ensures a particularly pleasant playing feel and allows the top to vibrate freely over the entire surface, as it prevents damping by the right arm being placed on top.

More sound, more comfort.

German-made Hannabach 815HTC strings are factory-wound and perfectly round off the tonal quality of this series.

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Tradicion

Tradition in look and sound.


The TRADICION series combines the typical features of classical guitar making in several respects. This begins with the choice of materials: solid cedar is used for the top, while the back and sides are made of mahogany. This results in a traditional look that is pleasantly underlined by a water-based eco-matt varnish.


In terms of sound, the instruments, which are handmade in Europe, are moderately tuned and designed for a balanced sound. This is ensured, among other things, by the traditional neck construction with dovetail joint, which guarantees not only high stability but also very good vibration transmission.


A special feature of all Manuel Rodríguez 4/4 guitars is the GEWA armrest, which offers two definite advantages: With its rounded shape, it ensures a particularly pleasant playing feel and allows the top to vibrate freely over the entire surface, as it prevents damping by the right arm being placed on top.

More sound, more comfort.


German-made Hannabach 815HTC strings are wound at the factory and round off the sound concept of this series perfectly.


The instruments of the Manuel Rodríguez TRADICION series are available in all five commercially available sizes up to the small 1/4 guitar.


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Ecólogia

The Manuel Rodríguez ECOLOGÍA series harks back to the traditions of European guitar making of the great-grandfathers. At that time, only tonewood that grew on the doorstep and was available was used. Only much later did the international trade, including tropical woods, displace the local woods that had been tried and tested for decades.


In essence, the series is based on these old traditions and is thus ecologically up to date. Not a single piece of tropical wood is used. Instead, European woods such as spruce, walnut, maple and acacia are used. Furthermore, only water-based eco-matt lacquer is used. This overall ecologically sustainable design clearly sets the ECOLOGÍA series apart from other guitars.


In terms of sound, the instruments, which are handmade in Europe, are moderately tuned and designed for a balanced sound. This is ensured, among other things, by the traditional neck construction with dovetail joint, which guarantees not only high stability but also very good vibration transmission.


A special feature of all Manuel Rodríguez 4/4 guitars is the GEWA armrest, which offers two definite advantages: With its rounded shape, it ensures a particularly pleasant playing feel and allows the top to vibrate freely over the entire surface, as it prevents damping by the right arm being placed on top.

More sound, more comfort.


German-made Hannabach 815HTC strings are wound at the factory and round off the sound concept of this series perfectly.


The instruments of the Manuel Rodríguez ECOLOGÍA series are available in all five commercially available sizes up to the small 1/4 guitar.


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