Well, she said she wanted me to play Tárrega again, but not on the 10-string (which she loves for Renaissance music), and was willing to buy a guitar for my 60th birthday. She gave me a budget, and I made up the shortfall. I said I'd like to buy Simon Ambridge's copy of Torres's "La Invincible", but that's £10,500!! I looked at other Torres models from other makers, and decided I wanted to go a different route by adapting a very light flamenco, as an experiment - influenced by Carles Trepat's Conde with gut strings. She likes his playing a lot, so it was decided. After looking around, the Camps seemed the best bet. It turns out I have No.1 of that model, made this year. I'm pleased with the results, though might try other bass strings, and my favourite gut strings, by Damian Dlugolecki...when I can get some.
Here's this afternoon's offering: