Who Is Esteban.?

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  1. zzmoore

    zzmoore Supporting Member

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    Has anybody ever seen this guy on stage.? What did you think of him, besides his schlocking of "Amazing" $200.00 guitars.?
     
  2. musicman1

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    Ive checked him out on Wikipedia and I cant decide what is true and what is bullsh*t with this guy. He's very average for a guy that professes to have studied with Andres Segovia. I read elsewhere that he just took a group master class with Segovia which makes more sense to me. Segovia used to teach these group classes all the time. I believe he credits Segovia with naming him Esteban.

    Seems like a nice enough guy that really believes in the crap gtrs he sells. Im sure hes made a large fortune if you quickly calculate the number of sold gtrs times all the models and appearences.

    Cant stand that those terrible mariachi versions of every song he plays.

    He has his own website thats sort of interesting.
     
  3. rob2001

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    We bought the guitar and 8 DVD set for my nephew. From what I saw of the first few CD's, he's pretty awesome at what he does.
     
  4. gtr777

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    I remember at least 15 years or more ago he was the lounge guitarist at the Hyatt in Scottsdale, AZ. Used to see him play there all the time.
     
  5. Kalalau Hiker

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    He's Al Dimeola's split personality, in a Zorro mask, acting out Al's less used, humbler, more accessible side to his personality.
    ;)
     
  6. Alvis

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    He's makin a L-I-V-I-N with the guitar ...........
     
  7. mikem

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    I find it hard to believe that he studied with Segovia- he seems to have pretty average chops, from what I've heard. Other than that, he's a total scoundrel for shilling for those inferior examples of guitarbage.

    Mike
     
  8. OldSchool

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    Exactly. He works once a year around Christmas putting together an infomercial. I bet he makes 7 figures and spends the rest of the year lounging around a pool somewhere. More power to him, and even if his guitars suck, they get into the hands of others that probably wouldn't have one otherwise. I bet more then a handful go on to get much better guitars keeping the ball rolling for all of us. Whats the crime? :messedup
     
  9. Marc Roy

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    Those guitars are trash. One came into my local shop for repairs (go figure). To say it was unplayable is an understatement.

    Just goes to show there`s a sucker born every minute.
     
  10. Echoes

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    but Esteban says: "it's....well, it's just such a lovely guitar" :dunno
     
  11. Blanket Jackson

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    Esteban is the bastard brother of Chuck Norris, with all of the super-human powers not yet fully realized. Someday, people will be killed just looking at a guitar that he has played.
     
  12. mikem

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    I don't think I'd take his place if I was given the chance. Many be damned, those guitars suck! You're better off buying a cheap Chinese made acousticv than one of his. Much better construction, more chance that the player will stick with playing instead of giving up in disgust.

    Esteban can eat my shorts.

    Mike
     
  13. Marc Roy

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    So I take it you're not a fan?
     
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    Doesn't matter if he can play. Knowing what the wholesale is on those guitars, and watching the sales counter, he's making some stupid coin, even after he's paid the QVC fees.
     
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    now, that's funny.... lol
     
  16. mikem

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    Not so much- he's a bullshitter- if he studied with Segovia, I'm Charlie Brown- he doesn't seem like he's that great of a guitarist to me. He dresses like Zorro and sells guitarbage. He knows full well that those things are ****- he's getting paid. Piss on him.

    Mike
     
  17. Marc Roy

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    I've seen just as bad from him. Not only does he push shitbox guitars, anyone remember that cheap amp he was peddling? The one with the overdrive button "that makes you sound like Metallica"?:idea
     
  18. Motorhed

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    I'll watch him for a while whenever I see him on TV for a laugh.

    I wouldn't mind having one of his guitars though.......to smash and set on fire.
     
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    I am Esteban. How's it going guys?
     

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