A couple years ago I made a Torres FE 05 out of Movingue which was very successful. The original, labeled in 1857, Sevilla was built with Rio Rosewood. So here’s another FE 05 incarnation, with some beautiful rosewood. Scale length is 650, like the original. In fact, I have replicated all the original measurements that were documented in the Romanillos book, “Antonio De Torres: Guitar Maker His Life and Work”
Torres FE 05 model
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That Torres looks really sweet. I’m doing one now from the Jeff Elliot plans of the SE 114 from 1888. I also have Jose’s book of course and “Building Master Guitars” – although Jose was not enthusiastic about it -. I also got the “Arias – the forgotten luthier” and “Santos Hernandez Maestro guitarrero”, both give some detail that help with Torres designs. Any guidance for me would be greatly appreciated. Overall it seems he built extremely lightly. That are so light that I think the double tops (tried out 2 last year – the best compliments I had was – these don’t sound like double tops).When I got to play a Torres while I was in Spain it totally amazed me.
I tried a radial braced top – from the Cuzzucoli, Garrone book “Classical Guitar Design”. Everyone has said it’s the best sounding guitar in my collection – not bad, it’s only taken me 51 years;-).
Back to my homage a Torres. I love the sound plus want to explore the designs – not in a replica – a La Federico Sheppard – which was amazing, but more of an, inspired by,…
Hope all is well with you, avoiding Covid, fires, floods, and enjoying creating guitar masterpieces.
Hi Bob. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Keep researching and building. Time is just a number.
Hi Bob. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Keep researching and building. Time is just a number. Your library is impressive!