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Delgado Guitars Third generation Luthier, Manuel A. Delgado builds all instruments by hand and has had an impressive Manuel A. boxing team. Does your guitar have a story?

Delgado is the youngest child of Candelario "Candelas" Delgado, but the first to begin in the family guitar business. He was playing guitar by age five, repairing guitars by age seven, and built his first guitar at the age of 12 to beat his father's record of 14. Many clients over the years knew that Manuel would carry on the family tradition later in life. Manuel considered becoming a police offi

Delgado is the youngest child of Candelario "Candelas" Delgado, but the first to begin in the family guitar business. He was playing guitar by age five, repairing guitars by age seven, and built his first guitar at the age of 12 to beat his father's record of 14. Many clients over the years knew that Manuel would carry on the family tradition later in life. Manuel considered becoming a police offi

Operating as usual

Amazing on how in attempt to try to share this story Facebook is blocking the continent and not allowing others to see i...
12/12/2022
More than 1,200 families suing social media companies over kids' mental health

Amazing on how in attempt to try to share this story Facebook is blocking the continent and not allowing others to see it. We are all fools if we think the big brother is not watching

More than 150 lawsuits against social media giants TikTok, Meta and others will proceed next year. Sharyn Alfonsi spoke with some of the families suing social media.

Christmas and the holiday season is upon us. One our favorite songs is “Feliz Navidad” by Jose Feliciano. This album cov...
12/09/2022

Christmas and the holiday season is upon us. One our favorite songs is “Feliz Navidad” by Jose Feliciano. This album cover features the guitar custom made for him by my great-Uncle and used in the original recording.

Thank you to Josephine "Jo" Reed for her care in putting together this interview. We are truly honored and appreciate ev...
12/08/2022
Across Borders and Generations

Thank you to Josephine "Jo" Reed for her care in putting together this interview. We are truly honored and appreciate everything about National Endowment for the Arts

Luthier Manuel Delgado talks with us about carrying on the family tradition, opening his own shop in Nashville, the craft of guitar-making, and his mission to bring musical programs to schools in the community.

It is with a heavy heart we share this sad news. From the family of Peter Cooper: It is with heavy hearts that we let yo...
12/07/2022

It is with a heavy heart we share this sad news.

From the family of Peter Cooper:

It is with heavy hearts that we let you know that Peter Cooper passed away in his sleep last night, December 6, after suffering a severe head injury late last week.

We so appreciate the kind words and prayers you have offered over the past few days. Please know that they have provided Peter and us with much comfort.

We will soon announce details about a celebration of life to take place in early 2023.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to either the Baker Cooper fund to support Peter’s son’s education, or the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, supporting their cultural organization’s educational mission.

Please direct donations to
Baker Cooper
c/o Wells Fargo Bank
1712 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

……

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
22 Rep. John Lewis Way South
Nashville, TN 37203

11/30/2022
Hoping your Thanksgiving was memorable.
11/29/2022

Hoping your Thanksgiving was memorable.

We are having our Charlie Brown Thanksgiving tonight.
11/24/2022

We are having our Charlie Brown Thanksgiving tonight.

This guitar was made by Manuel’s great-uncle, Candelario Delgado, in Los Angeles, California, in 1967.Jose Feliciano pla...
11/19/2022
1968 WS Gm5: Jose Feliciano performs natonal anthem

This guitar was made by Manuel’s great-uncle, Candelario Delgado, in Los Angeles, California, in 1967.

Jose Feliciano played this guitar on October 7, 1968 in Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Michigan during Game 5 of the World Series. He played a folk-inflected version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” which was immediately met with intense backlash.

10/7/68: Jose Feliciano performs the "The Star-Spangled Banner" prior to Game 5 of the World Series between the Cardinals and TigersCheck out http://MLB.com/...

“Our voices can be for music and for change. Get out and vote.” -M. Delgado
11/08/2022

“Our voices can be for music and for change. Get out and vote.” -M. Delgado

Just some more of our handy work. This guitar had great sentimental value to it’s owner. It was a gift from a family mem...
10/28/2022

Just some more of our handy work. This guitar had great sentimental value to it’s owner. It was a gift from a family member when they were young. It was sent in for the headstock repair, but with their blessing, we dressed her up a bit. Some things cannot just simple be replaced.

Custom model "Delgado" Cuban Tres
10/26/2022

Custom model "Delgado" Cuban Tres

I am so proud of both of my daughters and how well they interviewed for this show. While I was in studio and they were p...
10/24/2022
Preserving Tennessee’s traditional arts

I am so proud of both of my daughters and how well they interviewed for this show. While I was in studio and they were playing back the clips of the girls talking I was smiling from ear to ear and close to tears.
Manuel A Delgado
La Tradición Music
Music City Mariachi Festival
Tennessee Folklife Program
This Is Nashville
WPLN News - Nashville Public Radio


Broom makers, shoe cobblers, and luthiers — along with gospel singers, Kurdish musicians and square dance callers — all have taken part in Tennessee's apprenticeship program to preserve traditional folk art forms.

Tune in tomorrow, 10/24/2022 at 12:00 Central to hear Manuel A Delgado and a panel of artisans discuss keeping Tennessee...
10/24/2022
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Tune in tomorrow, 10/24/2022 at 12:00 Central to hear Manuel A Delgado and a panel of artisans discuss keeping Tennessee traditions alive through Tennessee Folklife Program on This Is Nashville WPLN News - Nashville Public Radio on 90.3 in Nashville or listen online at

Abortion in Tennessee Ongoing coverage, in one place Visit blog Displaced WPLN News investigates the deterioration of an affordable apartment co

We are excited for our new Delgado Cuban Tres models we are completing. Honoring the culture with the colors of the Cuba...
10/21/2022

We are excited for our new Delgado Cuban Tres models we are completing. Honoring the culture with the colors of the Cuban flag, there are only a few models we have (three "Tres" to be exact) so when they are gone, it will be several months before we have more.

It's that time of year again and we decided, "why fight it!"So, coming soon, the NEW Delgado Pumkin spice Delecaster!Oka...
10/19/2022

It's that time of year again and we decided, "why fight it!"
So, coming soon, the NEW Delgado Pumkin spice Delecaster!
Okay, maybe not exactly, but it does have a great look to it, and we think you'll be even more amazing by the tone and playability. Gold accents will include Gold EVO Fretwire, custom tooled bridge and cover plate and gold tuners. Follow us on social media and see the updates.

Delgado Cuban Tres, coming soon.
10/17/2022

Delgado Cuban Tres, coming soon.

What’s on Manuel’s bench?? Our next “Delecaster” model. It’s going to “b” a nice one.
10/03/2022

What’s on Manuel’s bench?? Our next “Delecaster” model. It’s going to “b” a nice one.

Proud moment for Delgado Guitars
10/01/2022

Proud moment for Delgado Guitars

Thank you to Scott C. Jackson for this profile/documentary he did, “Artistry of an Old-World Luthier” for Tennessee Folk...
10/01/2022
Artistry of an Old-World Luthier With Manuel A. Delgado

Thank you to Scott C. Jackson for this profile/documentary he did, “Artistry of an Old-World Luthier” for Tennessee Folk Art Series. Please give it a view and share it. I love that they create this pieces as ways to not only preserve these traditions and art forms, but to be used as educational tools.
https://youtu.be/ALr3xgV_2OQolk

Nashville master luthier Manuel A. Delgado introduces us to the craft of making stringed instruments by hand, which was passed down to him from his father an...

Now Available - Delgado Super Jumbo Cutaway 1999This is a custom Delgado model - only one ever made! The combination of ...
09/30/2022

Now Available - Delgado Super Jumbo Cutaway 1999

This is a custom Delgado model - only one ever made! The combination of Engelmann Spruce and Indian Rosewood make this guitar sound as beautiful as it looks. Come down to the shop and try it out for yourself!

https://reverb.com/item/59842172-delgado-super-jumbo-cutaway-1999

Come down to the shop or shoot us a message to find a new addition to your collection!
09/28/2022

Come down to the shop or shoot us a message to find a new addition to your collection!

Manuel is excited to be a judge at this year's Nashville Soccer Club Riff-Off! The event is FREE and open to the public!...
09/23/2022

Manuel is excited to be a judge at this year's Nashville Soccer Club Riff-Off! The event is FREE and open to the public! 2pm tomorrow, check out the event page linked below, for more info and RSVP!

Manuel met Jordan a little over a month at Tims Ford State Park in Wi******er, TN. Jordan was wearing a Gibson hat and M...
09/22/2022

Manuel met Jordan a little over a month at Tims Ford State Park in Wi******er, TN. Jordan was wearing a Gibson hat and Manuel told him jokingly, "send me that Gibson hat and I’ll mail you a Delgado one!" A few days later, Jordan contacted us via email and asked if we were serious about the hat. Manuel said, “Just mail Jordan one, I don’t want to take his other hat. We love all brands”.
Jordan fell in love with our Delgado delecatser model inspired by and drove up to make it his today. He brought his mom and dad, Adam, with him and we all got to meet them and pray together. Amazing family and we are asking you all to keep them in your prayers.

Who wants to tell Oreo he's going to get towed?
09/22/2022

Who wants to tell Oreo he's going to get towed?

Are you registered to vote?
09/20/2022

Are you registered to vote?

Today is Mexican Independence Day. Our business started in Torreón, México. We are proud of our heritage and are excited...
09/16/2022
Mexican Independence Day — September 16

Today is Mexican Independence Day. Our business started in Torreón, México. We are proud of our heritage and are excited to share it with all of you. Follow the link below to learn more about this important day in Mexican history.

When is Mexican Independence Day 2018? What is the history of the day, how can you celebrate, and what are some fun facts?

He is always on my heart, I’m surrounded by his instruction and my talent descends from his. I think of him daily and wi...
09/15/2022

He is always on my heart, I’m surrounded by his instruction and my talent descends from his. I think of him daily and without him, Delgado Guitars would never be. Happy Heavenly birthday, Feliz Cumpleaños to my grandfather, Porfirio Delgado, my Papa Pilo. My efforts and work are to bring honor and respect to the sacrifices made by him and my parents. I am a better man because he was a part of my life.

09/15/2022

Thanks for the amazing experience at Nashville Soccer Club

Join Us for Nashville Soccer Club's Hispanic Heritage Night Tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 10, as the Boys in Gold take on th...
09/09/2022

Join Us for Nashville Soccer Club's Hispanic Heritage Night Tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 10, as the Boys in Gold take on the LA Galaxy at 2:30 p.m.!

Manuel is honored to be a part of this event, where Antonio Salazar will be playing the riff on the custom Delgado "Victoria" guitar! This event will highlight local Hispanic communities and raise funds in support of the Tennessee Latin American Chamber of Commerce (TLACC) as well.

Learn More via the link in the comments!

Check out this amazing Sela Handpan, available now! Perfect for yoga, meditation, and music therapy, this beautiful inst...
09/06/2022
Delgado Guitars on Instagram: "Great for drum circles, yoga, meditation and classroom music therapy. Give us a call."

Check out this amazing Sela Handpan, available now! Perfect for yoga, meditation, and music therapy, this beautiful instrument is unlike any other. Give us a call or send us a message to learn more.

Delgado Guitars shared a post on Instagram: "Great for drum circles, yoga, meditation and classroom music therapy. Give us a call.". Follow their account to see 933 posts.

09/02/2022

Quick reminder that we will be CLOSED on Monday in observance of Labor Day. So come by the shop to check out what's on sale before the long weekend!

Here at Delgado Guitars, we pride ourselves on only supporting brands that exemplify our ideals, including quality, inte...
08/29/2022

Here at Delgado Guitars, we pride ourselves on only supporting brands that exemplify our ideals, including quality, integrity, and offering the highest level of customer service.

We will no longer be offering Cordoba and Guild products, so we are looking to move our entire stock.

Follow the link below to our Reverb page and see what we have available. We are considering all offers, so if you see something you like, make one asap - Once they're gone, they're gone!

https://reverb.com/shop/delgado-guitars?sort=published_at%7Cdesc&make%5B%5D=guild&make%5B%5D=cordoba&goal=0_e1d32a5d65-776786eb61-233054693&mc_cid=776786eb61&mc_eid=257ac31182

Oreo is feeling extra dapper today, so he wanted to take some ! Come down to the shop today to see how handsome he is fo...
08/28/2022

Oreo is feeling extra dapper today, so he wanted to take some ! Come down to the shop today to see how handsome he is for yourself. Ensemble courtesy of Lila Delgado 😊

Address

919 Gallatin Avenue, Unit 10
Nashville, TN
37206

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(615) 227-4578

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Watch ArtsEd Tennessee board member Manuel Delgado of Delgado Guitars featured on TN Crossroads on NPT. Thursday, April 7, 7p.m.!

ICYMI: Manuel's feature on TN Crossroads is available at this link on YouTube.
It's official! ArtsEd Tennessee is now a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Our purpose remains unchanged: ArtsEd Tennessee believes all students shall have access to quality arts instruction (dance, music, theatre, and visual arts) taught during the school day by licensed specialists, highly skilled in the subject area being taught. Our values remain unchanged: A coalition of arts educators, community, and business leaders working for a common goal and transforming shared beliefs into action.

Please welcome our fantastic Board of Directors:

Laurie Melnik Allen, UT Chattanooga
Nick Averwater, Amro Music
Stephen Coleman, ArtsEd Tennessee
Manuel Delgado, Delgado Guitars
Lizzie Emmons, Jackson Arts Council
Dr. Brad Foust, Bartlett City Schools
Shaun Giles, Frist Art Museum
Laurie Tobian Schell, Elevate Arts Ed
Todd Shipley, TN Department of Education
Tabor Stamper, KHS America
Alexis Yatuzis-Derryberry, Stewarts Creek HS; TMEA

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How awesome are these stamps? I will be getting some for sure! Thanks to our friends at Delgado Guitars for giving us the heads up!!
Had a great hang with Delgado Guitars/ La Tradición Music who just finished bringing my old Silvertone back to life!!!

It’s never sounded better!
Love Delgado Guitars in Nashville, their Music Makers Stage at Delgado Guitars kept so much beauty coming into the world during this pandemic. Loved playing there with Doug Seegers earlier this year. Beauty can still be found even in the midst of chaos. ❤
Learn how Manuel Delgado, owner of Delgado Guitars, is building community through honoring his Latino heritage and the craft of handmade instruments. https://youtu.be/w49W2i36z_o

If you identify as a Latino-owned business, learn how to add the Latino-owned business attribute to your Google Business Profile at grow.google/latino-owned.
I am wondering if your Dad's shop in LA sold Martin Ukuleles? My great aunt lived on Percy St. right off Lorena and Whittier Blvd. It would be amazing if my Uke was purchased there. Would have been in the 1940's.
Enter to win free tickets to see guitar prodigy Brandon "Taz" NiederauerNiederauer on Wed, Sept 1st through our friends and East Nash neighbors Delgado Guitars by visiting their post below!

Or grab tix here: https://bit.ly/37fIxwr
In Person VIP Tickets for THIS Saturday's show @ Music Makers Stage at Delgado Guitars are Available NOW!
What do you get??
Me & Paul (Niehaus) LIVE & IN PERSON!
Plus, one of the best country bass players walking the earth: Mr. Adkins!
PLUS, one of the most harmonious harmony singers of ALL TIME: Wright!!!
P-L-U-S, a Delgado Guitars t-shirt, AND...
One signed copy of the very brand new EP-CD "Me & Paul"!
And who knows what else?? (Stickers? Show-Music-Business-Industry advice? Tip Etiquette Lessons?)
This week, we recorded another episode of Science Under the Surface! Here's a hint: 🍒

ICYMI, tap the link below to watch the first episode in which our friend Manuel Delgado from Delgado Guitars walks us through the science of guitar repair. Thanks again for bringing our Keith Urban guitar, gifted to us by Universal Music Group back to a state of rock. Subscribe to our Youtube and never miss an episode!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSo_lv_dBku17fRCtGwG9rg

You can watch Ep. 1 of the new season on Facebook tomorrow night, right before the Opry! Circle is live streaming it on FBook! Watch at our FBook page or Circle All Access FBook page at 7:30 pm cst. Featuring Manuel Delgado Delgado Guitars Green Door Gourmet Kameron Amstutz and Music City Indian Motorcycle.

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Thank you all who’ve been a part of Authentic America! Season 2 debuts tomorrow night on Circle All Access

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