Friday, 27 January 2012

An evening with Antonio Torres

It was busy in the workshop last Thursday evening. Fellow guitar maker Pete Beer was down in Sussex and took the opportunity of calling in to talk about guitar making (and bread making) and to see a guitar made by Antonio Torres. This particular Torres (FE 18) is a very small, 5 fan strutted model with many of the distinctive decorative features for which Torres is known. I have seen and heard this guitar many times over the years and it is one of the nicest Torres guitar I have played. I have some good pictures of the guitar and I will post them here in the next few days, but the picture below is a tantalising taster of the delights this guitar has to offer.
The picture above shows Pete playing the Torres, whilst Jim Westbrook continues with some restoration work. Max, on the right is busy on his latest guitar ( his third) which demonstrates just how addictive guitar making can be.

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