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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bacsidoan
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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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