1864 Torres (FE17)

Torres made three guitars for Francesco Tarrega; the first was an 1864 instrument designated in Romanillos’s catalogue as FE17. It is lavishly ornamented and features most of the decorative motifs used by Torres throughout his career: meander (or Greek key), fine green and white wheat-ear (or herringbone), the chequerboard, and the lozenge.


Top: European spruce
Back & sides: European curly maple
Neck: Spanish cedar
Tuning machines: Rodgers


Scale length: 65.0cm
Body length: 46.8cm
Body width: 32.8cm
Nut width: 50.0mm


Although the original was made in maple, this guitar can also be made in Brazilian rosewood. String length can be 64.0, 64.5, or 65.0cm.

Price as shown: $20,000 USD