The Esteve line of guitars come from a workshop in the beautiful Mediterranean coastal farming town of Alboraya, Spain, near Valencia. Today it is a very busy workshop of about 40 artisans crafting high quality guitars by hand. Over half a century of dedication to the highest standards of lutheries in the great Spanish tradition has distinguished the name of Esteve as one of the best in the world. The Esteve line of guitars is characterized by a traditional "Spanish" tone that is deep, rich and of a warm quality. Their outstanding tone quality is achieved by using only solid cedar or spruce on the soundboards and high quality rosewood, ovangkol and mahogany for all models. Attention to the fine points of string set-up make every model of Esteve a pleasure to play. Esteve 3ST63 features a solid cedar top with mahogany back and sides. 3ST63 7/8 is recommended by music teachers as a perfect instrument for beginners.