Spruce/maple 1864 Torres 'inspired' classical

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Spruce/maple 1864 Torres 'inspired' classical

Post by Fisherman » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:51 am

Strung up my latest build tonight....

Maple/spruce 1864 Torres “inspired" classical guitar, including a mini tornavoz. I really like maple.

Slightly shorter scale length - 636mm rather than the standard 650 and a 12 hole tie bridge. Bloodwood bindings, stripey blackwood bolt on neck with a truss rod.

I’m happy with the sound - as good if not better than the last one (same dimensions and bracing but rosewood/spruce). I like how these smaller classicals are turning out so the next build will be the same shape in Australian blackwood and either spruce or cedar.
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Re: Spruce/maple 1864 Torres 'inspired' classical

Post by ozziebluesman » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:36 am

Very nice indeed, beautiful work.
I would like to experiment like yourself and build a few Torres style classical guitars.
Would you mind if I PM you sometime and ask a few questions about your build?
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Re: Spruce/maple 1864 Torres 'inspired' classical

Post by Fisherman » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:48 am

Thanks Alan, sure - happy to answer any questions.

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Re: Spruce/maple 1864 Torres 'inspired' classical

Post by kiwigeo » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:08 pm

Really nice work. The top is Englemann?
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Re: Spruce/maple 1864 Torres 'inspired' classical

Post by Fisherman » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:12 pm

Thanks! Yes, as is the bracewood - from Graham Hein at Kootenay Tonewoods.

A while back when I bought a bulk lot of tops I accidentally ordered a bunch of bracewood by adding 20 pounds to the order rather than 20 dollars, but the upside is I am set for great bracewood for a long while!

While it cant be seen from the outside I was pretty happy with how the internal guitar looked... its a blonde interior. Laminated maple linings, maple side braces, and spruce elsewhere.

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Re: Spruce/maple 1864 Torres 'inspired' classical

Post by kiwigeo » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:54 pm

Fisherman wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:12 pm
Thanks! Yes, as is the bracewood - from Graham Hein at Kootenay Tonewoods.

A while back when I bought a bulk lot of tops I accidentally ordered a bunch of bracewood by adding 20 pounds to the order rather than 20 dollars, but the upside is I am set for great bracewood for a long while!

While it cant be seen from the outside I was pretty happy with how the internal guitar looked... its a blonde interior. Laminated maple linings, maple side braces, and spruce elsewhere.
Graham's wood is quite stiff.....I love the stuff. Torres bracing or falcate?
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Re: Spruce/maple 1864 Torres 'inspired' classical

Post by Fisherman » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:47 pm

Torres bracing. I’ve had good results with this bracing layout and the smaller body shape.

I am not a fan of epoxy - the main reason i have steered clear of CF and falcate bracing so far...

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Re: Spruce/maple 1864 Torres 'inspired' classical

Post by lamanoditrento » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:42 am

Well done. That is is a very attractive guitar. Do you have any shots of the interior we ogle too?
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Re: Spruce/maple 1864 Torres 'inspired' classical

Post by ozziebluesman » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:59 am

Hi Fisherman I have sent you a PM if you don't receive it would you please contact me on:
ozziebluesman@gmail.com
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Re: Spruce/maple 1864 Torres 'inspired' classical

Post by Fisherman » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:35 pm

Hi Alan - I didnt get it so have emailed you instead.
Cheers, Peter

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Re: Spruce/maple 1864 Torres 'inspired' classical

Post by kiwigeo » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:51 pm

Epoxy is certainly a pain to work with compared to AR or hide glue but a classical with falcate bracing is just such a different beast.
Fisherman wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:47 pm
Torres bracing. I’ve had good results with this bracing layout and the smaller body shape.

I am not a fan of epoxy - the main reason i have steered clear of CF and falcate bracing so far...
Martin

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