New Torres FE17

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Philipp Lerche
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Re: New Torres FE17

Post by Philipp Lerche » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:28 pm

It's called Torres FE17 because Torres invented the 1864 FE17 guitar and what I am building is somewhat like a replica.
As partially mentioned above it will have a short scale, a small plantilla, the original bracing and bridge inlays.
The blue shade comes from poor light and my potato camera.

That I am the reborn ghost of Torres himself was just a joke which I also won't measure up to. ;)

Btw the box is closed and I am about to install bindings soon.
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Bruce Lee

Best regards
Phil

Alan Hamley
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Re: New Torres FE17

Post by Alan Hamley » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:50 pm

Hi Philipp,
When you say a small plantilla will that be roughly LB 348 mm, UB 248 mm, W 206 mm and BL 466 mm dimensions?
Thank you
Alan

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Re: New Torres FE17

Post by Philipp Lerche » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:51 pm

Yes thats nearly correct !

The LB is 325 though but all the others match very close.
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Alan Hamley
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Re: New Torres FE17

Post by Alan Hamley » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:39 pm

Thanks Philipp,
Just getting a feel for the guitar size.
There are a few conflicting specs out there for a FE17.
Love your work mate thanks for taking the time to answer my question.
Cheers
Alan

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Doug Ingram
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Re: New Torres FE17

Post by Doug Ingram » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:07 pm

Alan, if you use the plantilla that I sent you, then match the dimensions to it, you will have it as accurate as possible. The PDF is from Luca Waldner who did the restoration work on the original FE17 and was prepared from the actual guitar. No conflict of data there!

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Re: New Torres FE17

Post by Alan Hamley » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:30 pm

Thanks Doug. I wasn't sure if they where both the same in specs.
Cheers
Alan

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Re: New Torres FE17

Post by Doug Ingram » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:49 pm

Just size your PDF to match the known dimensions.

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