2022 Wolfgang Jellinghaus “Torres FE17 630” SP/MP
|Back & Sides||Maple|
|Scale Length||630 mm|
|Nut width||51 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 largely on one of Torres' most famous instruments - "FE17" from 1854 that had been previously owned by Francisco Tarrega and Maria Luisa Anido (to see the original click here). Although the guitar has an antiqued look and Wolfgang's lovely "vintage" tuners, the aesthetics are largely drawn from other Torres, but the structural dimensions are based on the original. He offers this model with different string lengths, this was one being 630mm. Its smaller size and lightweight build are 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. 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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