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Sold - SKU: GUCLJEL-08432 - Wolfgang Jellinghaus

2024 Wolfgang Jellinghaus “Torres FE 13 - clear” SP/IN

Year 2024
Top Spruce
Back & Sides Indian Rosewood
Scale Length 650 mm
Nut width 51 mm
Finish French Polish
Country China
Condition New
Exchange ExchangePlus
Luthier Wolfgang Jellinghaus
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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 Torres' earlier instruments built in 1860, numbered FE 13 by Jose Romanillos. The original guitar was owned by two of history's greats - Miguel Llobet who then sold it (likley in the early 1920s) to Hermann Hauser I who used it as a primary model that would greatly influence his mature style. Attention has been paid to virtually ever detail of the original, including the very difficult task of using the correct "lime green" color in the purflings on the top, back and rosette. Even the custom-built period-style tuning machines are 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 has a clear finish giving the guitar a "new" look - as the original Torres would have appeared in 1860. 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.

Note: Stock photos may be used for this model listing. The exact guitar pictured may no longer be available, and may differ slightly from current inventory. Please contact us with any questions.

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 Torres' earlier instruments built in 1860, numbered FE 13 by Jose Romanillos. The original guitar was owned by two of history's greats - Miguel Llobet who then sold it (likley in the early 1920s) to Hermann Hauser I who used it as a primary model that would greatly influence his mature style. Attention has been paid to virtually ever detail of the original, including the very difficult task of using the correct "lime green" color in the purflings on the top, back and rosette. Even the custom-built period-style tuning machines are 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 has a clear finish giving the guitar a "new" look - as the original Torres would have appeared in 1860. 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.

Note: Stock photos may be used for this model listing. The exact guitar pictured may no longer be available, and may differ slightly from current inventory. Please contact us with any questions.

Background

Wolfgang Jellinghaus was born in 1951 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 began managing his family's 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. Wolfgang has now begun a new line of instruments under his name.

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