2023 Wolfgang Jellinghaus “Torres 43” SP/IN
|Back & Sides||Indian Rosewood|
|Scale Length||650 mm|
|Nut width||52 mm|
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 Torres' more ornate instruments built in 1883, numbered SE 43. Attention has been paid to virtually ever detail of the original, including the use of MOP inlays in the bridge, and even with the period-style tuning machines, replicas in themselves. Its smaller size and lightweight build is a bit deceptive at first – 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 another very charming replica from this fine workshop. At this price point these are a great value for the serious student or concert player on a limited budget.
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