This is my version of what I believe a modern concert guitar should be. It draws heavily on historical influences and places them in a contemporary context.
It has evolved in dialogue with some of today’s finest guitarists. In this guitar I strive to keep the beautiful, soulful and transparent sound of the Torres instrument in a guitar that is both powerful and very well balanced. It is ideal for today’s concert halls and recording studios.
Materials (as shown)
Top: European spruce
Back & sides: Brazilian rosewood
Neck: Spanish cedar/mahogany with v-joint
Tuning machines: Rodgers
Scale length: 65.0cm
Body length: 48.5cm
Body width: 36.0cm
Nut width: 52mm
Concert model guitars can be made with a variety of materials. The top can be spruce or cedar. The back and sides can be made with a variety of rosewoods (Brazilian, Indian, Madagascar), African blackwood, maple, satinwood or cypress.
Tuning machines are by Rodgers, Alessi or Scheller.
Since each guitar is made individually by hand, it is possible to alter the string length and/or neck width.
I use a variety of rosettes and decorative motifs, often inspired by historical instruments