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2021 Kenneth Brogger "1864 Torres" SP/CSAR

Year 2021
Top Spruce
Back & Sides CSA Rosewood
Scale Length 650 mm
Nut width 52 mm
Finish French Polish
Country Denmark
Luthier Kenneth Brögger
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Description

This instrument is a near-exact reproduction of an original fist-epoch Torres from 1864 that Kenneth viewed and studied here at GSI (see here for photos and description of original). The dimensions, thicknesses of woods, proportions and aesthetic details of the original have been meticulously reproduced. The resulting guitar is in our opinion the finest and most authentic Torres copy we have ever seen. It is astonishing just how close this is to the original. Brogger has somehow captured the magic of Torres in a way we have never before seen, and we believe that he has special insight into the instruments of Torres unlike any other builder - this may be due in part to the fact that for many years Kenneth owned an original Torres himself, which he was able to play, study, measure and love extensively. Materials chosen for this guitar are absolutely beautiful. The top is quarter sawn with tight grain and some beautiful "aguas" throughout. The rosewood on the back is dark and lush. Tuners are custom-made to replicate the originals as well. Overall, an aesthetic masterpiece. The sound is quite complex - it is warm yet clear, with a beautiful, lyrical quality in the treble that is found in older instruments, especially Torres. Basses are full and round. Overall, a very satisfying and beautiful tone across all registers. We congratulate Kenneth in this accomplishment and are proud to offer this fine instrument for sale.

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2021 Kenneth Brogger "1864 Torres" SP/CSAR

Stephen Dodgson's "Partita No. 1: II. Molto Vivace" by Flynn Hase Spence on a 2021 Kenneth Brögger

2021 Kenneth Brogger "1864 Torres" SP/CSAR

Workshop of guitarmaker Kenneth Brögger Fornalutx - Spain

2021 Kenneth Brogger "1864 Torres" SP/CSAR

Guitar maker Kenneth Brögger building a guitar in his workshop

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