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In Stock - SKU: GUCLJEL-08528 - Wolfgang Jellinghaus

2023 Wolfgang Jellinghaus “Torres 114 - ex Tarrega” SP/CY

Year 2023
Top Spruce
Back & Sides Cypress
Scale Length 650 mm
Nut width 52 mm
Finish French Polish
Country China
Condition New
Exchange ExchangePlus
Luthier Wolfgang Jellinghaus
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$3,500.00

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This guitar was donated to our Foundation
Description

Wolfgang Jellinghaus' exploration of the work of Antonio de Torres has led him to build a selection of high-quality, but affordable models based on original Torres instruments of different sizes and eras. This particular guitar is based on one of three Torres guitars that had been owned by the great Francisco Tárrega - his third and final, which was made for him by Torres and completed in 1888, numbered SE 114. We had the original guitar in our showroom 2021, along with the other two Torres also owned by Tarrega. Wolfgang has meticulously copied every detail of the original, with the exception of the materials for the back and sides, instead of rosewood (which he also offers), this version is made of cypress. All other details are done to spec including three-piece back, rosette/head design, plantilla and even period-style tuning machines, beautiful replicas in themselves. Its lightweight build delivers a big sound – once you pluck the first note, it has a huge sound, very full and robust with great lyrical charm in the trebles and fat basses - rich in overtones across the entire register. Startlingly easy to play, the comfortable neck shape and fast response make this a true players guitar. Hand-built in Jellinghaus' small facility in China, these are small-production, concert-level instruments made with select and beautiful materials, and entirely French-polished by hand. This model also boasts an "antiqued" look in the finish meant to represent an aged, played-in looking guitar. Overall this is another very charming replica of one of classical guitar's most iconic historical instruments. At this price point these are a great value for the serious student or concert player on a limited budget. Although used, the guitar is in excellent condition with only a small amount of wear in the finish.

This guitar was generously donated to our non-profit charitable organization, the GSI Foundation. Guitar sales through the GSI Foundation raise money to directly benefit music education in public schools. Feel free to contact us for more information.

Description

Wolfgang Jellinghaus' exploration of the work of Antonio de Torres has led him to build a selection of high-quality, but affordable models based on original Torres instruments of different sizes and eras. This particular guitar is based on one of three Torres guitars that had been owned by the great Francisco Tárrega - his third and final, which was made for him by Torres and completed in 1888, numbered SE 114. We had the original guitar in our showroom 2021, along with the other two Torres also owned by Tarrega. Wolfgang has meticulously copied every detail of the original, with the exception of the materials for the back and sides, instead of rosewood (which he also offers), this version is made of cypress. All other details are done to spec including three-piece back, rosette/head design, plantilla and even period-style tuning machines, beautiful replicas in themselves. Its lightweight build delivers a big sound – once you pluck the first note, it has a huge sound, very full and robust with great lyrical charm in the trebles and fat basses - rich in overtones across the entire register. Startlingly easy to play, the comfortable neck shape and fast response make this a true players guitar. Hand-built in Jellinghaus' small facility in China, these are small-production, concert-level instruments made with select and beautiful materials, and entirely French-polished by hand. This model also boasts an "antiqued" look in the finish meant to represent an aged, played-in looking guitar. Overall this is another very charming replica of one of classical guitar's most iconic historical instruments. At this price point these are a great value for the serious student or concert player on a limited budget. Although used, the guitar is in excellent condition with only a small amount of wear in the finish.

This guitar was generously donated to our non-profit charitable organization, the GSI Foundation. Guitar sales through the GSI Foundation raise money to directly benefit music education in public schools. Feel free to contact us for more information.

Background

Wolfgang Jellinghaus (1951-2024) was born in Dortmund, Germany. His father, Walter Jellinghaus, was himself a guitar maker and naturally introduced the craft to Wolfgang at a young age. In 1978, Wolfgang opened a retail music shop called Musik Jellinghaus GmbH and in 1983, he became involved in manufacturing and so created Martinez Guitars, designing their first line of guitars. In 2003, production of Martinez Guitars was moved to China with Wolfgang's assistance. In 2013, he sold Musik Jellinghaus GmbH, and set up an independent workshop in China, building guitars under the name "Milestones of Music", a small boutique traditional workshop that specialized in making high-quality guitars in the style of such great historical makers as Lacote, Torres, Hauser and Ramirez, among others and later, developed a new line of instruments under his own name.

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