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Product & Services

Product and Services:

Manea Guitars offers the finest professional acoustic and electric instruments available on today’s market. This promise is based on over 33+ years of research into the acoustic and electric guitars/instruments.

  

Manea instruments are made from the best solid woods commercially available today. It is to your advantage to have the woods carefully selected by a Master Luthier who knows and understands them.


We select the sound boards based on these criteria:
Tap-Tone
Stiffness
Vertical Grain
Appearance.


We believe that the best indicator of acoustic performance are stiffness and tap-tone. All woods are air dried and quarter cut. The woods used are Spruce for tops, Mahogany or Spanish Cedar for necks, Rosewood for back and sides and Ebony or Rosewood fingerboards. They are thousands of species good for making musical instruments.


All Manea instruments are finished in Oil Varnish not only to show the beauty of the wood, but also to resist water, staining, discoloration, degradation and wear while preserving the natural tone of the instrument. This process allows for easier refinishing when necessary and has been a favorite for many years.


Manea musical instruments has accurate notes and are fully functional art that lasts for generations.


Many people would assume that the basic guitar has long since been designed and perfected. As in many so called common items, this is not the case. Since the early 1800’s people have been redesigning and refining the design of acoustic guitars/instruments. Even with this continuing effort there remains a great deal of design and research work to be done in order to develop the perfect guitar/instrument. Manea instruments are carefully designed, researched and constructed to offer the professional musician and the serious collector the finest acoustic/electric instruments available in the world. This is done in order to insure that each instrument preforms to the standards which the musician expects from it.

As would be expected with any fine instrument, the materials used in construction play a vital role in overall quality of the finished product. In the construction of acoustic guitars/instruments the wood plays a critical role in the quality of the finished product. Every Manea guitar/instrument is built from the finest solid woods commercially available on the market today. It is to your advantage to have the woods carefully selected by a Luthier who knows and understands them. 

The solid woods used in a Manea guitar/instrument are handpicked by Master Luthier Dumitru Manea himself. These woods are chosen on the basis of tap- tone, stiffness, vertical grain and appearance. Carefully choosing the wood has a secondary benefit in that each piece of wood is different and thus will give the guitar/instrument a unique sound unmatched by any other instrument making it truly exceptional. We believe that the best indicator of acoustic performance are stiffness and tap-tone.

Unless otherwise requested, all Manea guitars/instruments are finished in Oil Varnish not only to show the beauty of the wood, but also to resist water, staining, discoloration, degradation and wear while preserving the natural tone of the instrument. The process allows for easier refinishing when necessary and has been a favorite for many years. It is also environmentally safe. 

As a statement of belief in the products, all Manea products are guaranteed for life.


Comparison to Competitors’ Product:

A Manea guitar/instrument must stand on its own. To compare one fine hand-crafted guitar/instrument to another is similar to comparing fine works of art. Each has distinct things which sets it apart from those it is compared with. A Manea guitar/instrument is the finest made for those individuals whose need it meets.

Manea guitars/instruments satisfies a wide range of musicians due to their flexible design. The Manea guitar/instrument is a well-balanced sound instrument with an excellent seal and fit. The care taken in construction is obvious to the discerning eye.

Dumitru Manea’s commitment to excellence is evident at first glance of his instruments. Being the perfectionist that he is, you are guaranteed the best guitar/instrument on the market today.

Dumitru brings to this venture his musical training, an understanding of musicians and what they want in a guitar/instrument. Dumitru is an accomplished designer and draftsman and has a working knowledge of CAD and CNC manufacturing techniques.


Custom Orders: 

A none refundable deposit is required for a new custom instrument before we can start on your custom order. This also applies to customers outside United States. The balance must be received in full prior to shipment.
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For your instrument to be completed, it takes about 4 to 6 months. It depends on what type of instrument you ordered. Could be less than 4 months.


The Payment:
When available, use the PayPal button on the respectful page to make a payment. PayPal is the most reliable and secure way to send payments. Payments can be sent to: maneaguitars@gmail.com  Any other questions send to: maneaguitars@outlook.com 

 

The Shipment:
FREE shipping on selected items to customers located in the continental United States. All Manea instruments/products are shipped FULLY INSHURED 2nd Day Air only.

They are shipped via FedEx, UPS, or USPS domestic and international. Your instrument/product quoted prices do not include shipping and handling.


Return Policy: 

100% Money Back Guaranteed… 

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, it must be returned in the same condition as received including all packing materials. Customer must pay for shipping of the returned product. Prior to that must be authorized and approved by Master Luthier Dumitru Manea. 

Unauthorized returns will be refused and sent back at the customer’s expense. 

  

No returns, refunds on custom orders or one-of-a-kind instrument/product...

GUITAR MAKING SEQUENCE

Food for thought. 

Have you ever wander what it takes to make a Steel String or a Classical guitar.

Designing is a different thing all together. 

You must understand the over 200 step Sequence, understand wood structuring, metal structuring, finishing products and you also need wood working experience. On top of it, you need lots of specialize tools.

In order to set up a shop to produce guitars for example, you need to design jigs to design jigs to make guitars.

If any of the steps in the sequence or designing the jigs to produce the guitars you don’t know, you are done.

Sometimes you have to do things your own way.

To master your craft, it means that you must put lots of time and effort into it in order to become one.

Mastering your craft sometimes it takes a lifetime to achieve it.

But we only have the rest of our life’s to do it.

View the sequence