Antonio de Torres.......REBORN Print E-mail

 

Antonio de Torres (1817-1892) was a Spanish guitar maker considered to be the most important luthier of the 19th century.  Some call him the father of the modern guitar.  In any case his influence is undeniable in the way guitars were made in Spain and then.....the world.  When I received an order to build a copy of a Torres guitar I considered it a challenge and an opportunity for a real learning experience.  Pictured below is my recreation of an 1888 Antonio de Torres guitar, serial # SE114.  The copy is very close to the original with superb tone and wonderful action.

1888 Torres reproduction

Indian  and Brazilian Rosewood

Peghead with Irving Sloane tuners

original style rosette & purfling reprdoduction

 

 
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