- acoustic guitars
- bass guitars
- classical guitars
- resonator guitars
Manuel A. Delgado is the youngest child of guitar maker Candelario "Candelitas" Delgado and his great uncle is Candelario Delgado Flores (Candelas) . He built his first guitar at the age of 12. Although Manuel initially planned to join the L.A.P.D. when his father Candelario was diagnosed with cancer, Manuel returned to help with the family guitar shop in Los Angeles. Following the death of his father in 1996 he was instrumental in the shop's further success and recognitiion. In 2005 Manuel took a short hiatus from guitar making and moved to Nashville with his wife, Julie, to pursue her singing/songwriting career. It was Julie that encouraged him to return to making guitars and "Delgado Guitars" was reborn in Nashville.
Today, Delgado Guitars is run and operated by Manuel and Julie Delgado and with the recent addition of their daughter, Ava Canción. Here he creates high-end classical guitars, steel-stringed acoustics, Resophonics, classical concert guitars, flamenco guitars, bajo sextos, requintos románticos, requintos jarochos, jaranas, tres, guitarrones, vihuelas, many of the traditional instruments he grew up around. Each instrument is built entirely by Manuel. He has no apprentices or helpers and chooses to design and build from start to finish. Local stores in Nashville currently carry "Delgado Guitars".