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This week, Italian luthier Lorenzo Frignani shared a few photos with us of a beautiful new guitar that has been strung up and will be coming our way soon. This guitar features a Spruce top and Imbuia back and sides, always a stunning pair. In addition to photos of the finished product, Lorenzo also included some interesting shots of the intricate inlay he added to the back of this instrument, just below the heel. Check them out below!
We are very excited to introduce you to a new maker for us out of Spain, Elias Bonet! Here is a little peak at a guitar which will be coming our way very soon. It features a Spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides as well as a beautiful rosette not quite like any we’ve seen.
Last week, we were thrilled to see Classical Guitar Magazine’s review of our new CD with George Sakellariou, “The Sound of Torres,” and even more pleased with the praise given by editor Blair Walsh. For those unfamiliar, Blair personally reviews just about every classical guitar album that comes into the world, so we were excited to hear him say our CD was “as satisfying an album that has crossed [his] desk in a while.”
The “Black River” is the first instrument in a limited-edition series of “Art Guitars” being built by Italian luthier Enrico Bottelli. This first guitar of the series was unveiled at the “Roma Expo Guitars 2018” in March of 2018. To learn more about Enrico’s thoughts on what inspired this breathtaking instrument, read below about the “Black River”.
Here is a gorgeous new instrument we will be receiving very soon from Italian luthier Paolo Coriani. This guitar is especially interesting because it is near-exact “bench copy” of an instrument built by Enrique Garcia in 1907. Paolo had this very instrument in his workshop for many years and was able to study all the details necessary to create the gorgeous instrument in the photos below. For comparison sake, we’ve included three images of the original Garcia in the album as well.
This week, we have an extra special Coming Soon installment for you in that it features a budding YouTube star… Maria Conde! Maria was recently profiled in a beautiful mini-doc from Bloomberg’s MADE series which showcases “craftspeople and their premium wares, all made the hard way.” There certainly is nothing easy about making a guitar, and we are thrilled to see Maria’s work receiving the recognition it deserves.
“On the first day of Guitar-mas, my true love gave to me… a Torres?” While Guitar-mas isn’t a real holiday (yet), we’re celebrating the season this year by bringing you ‘The Twelve Days of Villa-Lobos!’ Each day for the next two weeks, we’ll be releasing a new etude, all played expertly – and in one sitting – by our good friend Tomasz Fechner.
We’re still gushing about Celil Refik Kaya’s recent performance here in the showroom on a beautiful 2017 Cedar and Satinwood by Jochen Rothel. But within just a couple weeks, we’ve already got another instrument from him coming our way, this time with the stunning combination of a Spruce top and Maple back and sides.
Swedish luthier Tobias Berg has just finished guitar #124 which will be on its way to us very soon! Looking at the pictures he sent, we were immediately taken by the stunning bridge which Tobias constructed out of a piece of Boxwood. Check out the pictures below where you can see the original cut of wood and the final bridge being glued and vacuum clamped.