Looking for Antonio De Torres Guitarmaker: His Life and Work

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Looking for Antonio De Torres Guitarmaker: His Life and Work

Post by bobmoore » Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:41 pm

I am looking to buy a copy of this book by Jose Romanillos.
Thank you for your time,
Bob

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Re: Looking for Antonio De Torres Guitarmaker: His Life and Work

Post by hanredman » Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:37 am

There are 2 versions, the 2nd of which I have. I bought it at the stall next to that large South American river......:-)
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Re: Looking for Antonio De Torres Guitarmaker: His Life and Work

Post by Lovemyguitar » Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:15 am

Abe books is another place that will connect you to various used copies.

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Re: Looking for Antonio De Torres Guitarmaker: His Life and Work

Post by Adam » Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:40 am

FYI, I bought mine about 4 years ago for $100 new. It must be out of print because there is quite a high markup on them now. Looks like it's going to cost you closer to $200, but if you are patient one will probably eventually pop up on e - b a y for a fair price. Amazon marketplace sellers are notorious for price gouging.

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Re: Looking for Antonio De Torres Guitarmaker: His Life and Work

Post by bobmoore » Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:44 am

Thanks all. Adam, you're right, they're going for $200+ nowadays. I emailed Jose Romanillos earlier tonight asking if there might be a chance of publishing it again. I don't hold much hope, but you never know.
Strings by mail had it offered, but today they show it out of stock. Not sure whether that was the case some months back when I was looking for it.
Nontheless, it's hard to find.
I went to Abe's fairly quickly, but the prices are pretty steep.
The quest goes on.

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Re: Looking for Antonio De Torres Guitarmaker: His Life and Work

Post by bobmoore » Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:31 am

I just found a copy at Guitarissimo.com located in Stockholm at a much more reasonable price than I've seen anywhere else.
Just as I hit the button to complete the purchase I noticed a "bullet" on the page saying Pick up from store.
I surely hope they don't hold me to that. Much as I'd love to visit Stockholm, it's not in the cards right now.
I'm sure they'll ship it.

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Re: Looking for Antonio De Torres Guitarmaker: His Life and Work

Post by Guitar-ded » Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:01 pm

Let's hope they don't charge you $200 for that though.
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Re: Looking for Antonio De Torres Guitarmaker: His Life and Work

Post by Sérgio Lopes » Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:15 pm

Looking for a hard copy or a soft copy?

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Re: Looking for Antonio De Torres Guitarmaker: His Life and Work

Post by Philosopherguy » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:09 am

I would love to find a copy of this too for a reasonable price. I can't see myself paying $200. I believe these sellers that pray on books that have gone out of print overestimate what people might pay for a book.

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Re: Looking for Antonio De Torres Guitarmaker: His Life and Work

Post by bobmoore » Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:23 am

Sergio, either hard or soft copy is fine with me. I have not heard from Guitarissimo yet, so don't know if it's going to be sent.

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Re: Looking for Antonio De Torres Guitarmaker: His Life and Work

Post by Beowulf » Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:20 pm

Check out scribd for a PDF copy. A small subscription fee is refundable if you decide not to continue with the service.
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Re: Looking for Antonio De Torres Guitarmaker: His Life and Work

Post by MartenFalk » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:09 pm

bobmoore wrote:I just found a copy at Guitarissimo.com located in Stockholm at a much more reasonable price than I've seen anywhere else.
Just as I hit the button to complete the purchase I noticed a "bullet" on the page saying Pick up from store.
I surely hope they don't hold me to that. Much as I'd love to visit Stockholm, it's not in the cards right now.
I'm sure they'll ship it.
I live in Sweden and I know Guitarrissimo well. I can promise you that they do NOT have the book. I argued with him about this particular book and I told him that it is strange to have a lot of stuff on the webpage that they actually do not have for sale. I bought my copy less than a year ago from Stringsbymail.

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Re: Looking for Antonio De Torres Guitarmaker: His Life and Work

Post by bobmoore » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:44 pm

I kept after them for the longest. No response from them at all. Thanks for the information.
I found it at another location for $125 or so, and just bought it from them about 15 minutes ago. The sale has been confirmed by AbeBooks, so I hope it's coming in the next 2-3 weeks.
I appreciate your time in this,
Bob

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Re: Looking for Antonio De Torres Guitarmaker: His Life and Work

Post by bobmoore » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:41 pm

Sorry for not coming online about this topic, but I did find the book, bought it, and starting to look at and read it.
Thanks all,
Bob

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Re: Looking for Antonio De Torres Guitarmaker: His Life and Work

Post by Tim L » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:51 am

Thanks for updating. I had no idea this book was fetching over double the original price. Good reference on Torres work,lucky for me I bought mine several years ago.

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