2019 Youri Soroka "Torres" SP/MP
|Back & Sides||Maple|
|Scale Length||650 mm|
|Nut width||52 mm|
Youri has recently fallen under the spell of Torres - which is almost unavoidable after having just seen his first authentic Torres during a recent trip to Paris where he attended (and exhibited at) the recent "Salon de la Belle Guitare" show. While in Paris, he was able to play guitars by Francisco Simplicio, Miguel Simplicio, Hermann Hauser Sr., Dominique Field, Daniel Friederich and of course Antonio de Torres. He was so impressed by the voice of the Torres that he recorded it to memory by playing it 5 times that day. Then, he returned promptly to his workshop to complete this very guitar and authentically capture the spirit of that Torres sound. And he did a marvelous job - quite different in character from his normal model, this guitar has an ultra lightweight build which gives the guitar an immediate sound when the string is ever so slightly moved, with a huge, rich bottom end and thick, creamy trebles. The guitar has noticeably great power as well - this could easily fill any concert hall. As is with Youri's taste, the instrument is well-executed and firmly traditional in all aspects of its build - a well-studied and informed attempt to discover the magic of Torres. This is a substantial instrument considering this maker is so early in his career. Although a used guitar, this is in excellent condition with almost no signs of prior use.