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Craig's Guitars


In this featured section of Craig Alden Dell's website he describes some of the fantastic guitars he uses for performing and recording,and how he came to own them. Each of the guitars below has an incredible story that begs to be shared. Guitars are listed from the oldest to the newest, according to the age of the guitar.

1937 Santos Hernandez
Flamenco Blanca
Spruce top, Cypress back and sides. Machine head tuners.

1953 Viuda y Sobrinos de Domingo
Esteso Flamenco Blanca
Friction peg tuners, Spruce top, Cypress back and sides.

1967 Sobrinos de Domingo Esteso
Flamenco Blanca
Friction peg tuners, Spruce top, Cypress back and sides. Affectionately known as "Luci".

1967 Jose Ramirez 1a
Classical
Cedar top, Brazilian back and sides. Formerly owned and played by Andres Segovia himself. Known by many as "The Beast".

1967 Jose Ramirez 1a
Blue Label Flamenco
Cedar top, Cypress back and sides. Also known as the "Sabicas Model".

1976 Porfirio Delgato Spruce top, Brazilian Rosewood back and sides.

1980 Dieter Hopf Virtuoso
Concert Classical
Cedar top, Makassa ebony back and sides. Made in Germany

2004 Ed Claxton Built by luthier Ed Claxton, this steel string accoustic with single cutaway was his personal guitar. German spruce top, Brazilian Rosewood back and sides.

2005 Michael Elwell Cedar top, Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. This guitar was custom made for Craig by luthier Michael Elwell.


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