Two Torres

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John Ray
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Two Torres

Post by John Ray » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:22 am

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Someone I know from this forum asked about characteristics of my two different Torres models. I thought that publishing my answer on my blog would satisfy a few curious souls. https://johnguitar.com/torres-comparison/
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Kintla
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Re: Two Torres

Post by Kintla » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:42 pm

Thank you John Ray for some great visual and very interesting dialogue regarding your time in Granada. If I ever get back to Granada would love to visit you. Your admiration for the Granada guitar makers, and in particular Rolf Eichinger I always read with a deep sense of humility. Much appreciated!

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Re: Two Torres

Post by bacsidoan » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:15 pm

SE153 ftw :)

Ricardo Meirinhos
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Re: Two Torres

Post by Ricardo Meirinhos » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:00 pm

Beautiful work. You inspired me for my next project.

A month ago I was thinking about what my next project would be. A friend of mine asked me to build a model of Torres. He told me about Carles Trepat. I did not know him. I went immediately to youtube to hear him play. I became a fan of him and his incredible instrument.

After some research I found your guitars, in particular this beautiful replica of SE 153. It Is incredible !!! Congratulations again.

I already started the construction. I'm starting with the rosette because I still can not get more information about the original model. I have already studied your blog and also collected some information.

Can I get some more information about the guitar?

Thanks in advance.

singlechange
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Re: Two Torres

Post by singlechange » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:01 pm

Ricardo,
May I float an idea for your consideration?
The beautiful replica SE 153 is for sale and listed by a big U.S. dealer.
Why don't you buy it now for study purposes and get all the information you need, and then, sell it to me at a big discount?

goinbaroke
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Re: Two Torres

Post by goinbaroke » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:39 am

Those are beautiful!! Thanks for posting them!
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spanishguitarmusic
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Re: Two Torres

Post by spanishguitarmusic » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:56 am

Wow, both very beautiful guitars. Thank you for posting the picture!

John Ray
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Re: Two Torres

Post by John Ray » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:49 am

Thank you Ricardo, I have your email message from a few weeks ago. I will let you know if I can help you. All of the information I have is badly handwritten in my "little black book" or in the jigs that I have made for this model. You should really try to examine the original if you want to make a copy. There are also some good Torres plans available. Some day I might try to organize my information and make it available. I am very busy now.
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Chris Sobel
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Re: Two Torres

Post by Chris Sobel » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:37 pm

John,

Truly beautiful, thanks for sharing. In the future, more please haha!

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Re: Two Torres

Post by richtm » Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:54 am

The left one on the Picture I saw Fernando Espi playing in a concert in Hamburg last year. Marvelous Instrument! Congratulations Ray!
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Ernest Köröskenyi 1977 Cedar; Pauline Bernabe Especial 2007 Spruce, 2012 Cedar; Andreas Kirmse 2017 Cedar DT; Philipp Lerche Torres 2018 Spruce

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Re: Two Torres

Post by John Ray » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:40 pm

Thank you. Fernando Espí has a rosewood version of that guitar. He is truly an excellent player. This was recorded "Guitarras de Luthier" shop in Madrid on the guitar that they had in stock at the time.
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Re: Two Torres

Post by richtm » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:12 am

Just an excellent guitar Mr. John Ray. Congratulations !
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Ernest Köröskenyi 1977 Cedar; Pauline Bernabe Especial 2007 Spruce, 2012 Cedar; Andreas Kirmse 2017 Cedar DT; Philipp Lerche Torres 2018 Spruce

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