Antonio Torres "La Suprema" 1864 FE 19 style Classical Guitar: It's Completed and For Sale!
Torres assembled his guitars face down on the solera, having the plantilla of the guitar already cut to shape. Jose L. Romanillos, Antonio de Torres, Guitar Maker , 1987 THIS GUITAR HAS SOLD! I recently finished a guitar that is based upon Antonio Torres's guitar FE 19, aka "La Suprema", which he constructed in 1864. Click here to see the plans that I used to make this guitar. It has an Engelmann spruce top, California laurel back and sides, Spanish cedar neck, an Macassar ebony fret board, ebony binding and is French polished. The string length is 650mm, width of the neck at the nut is 51.5mm and 62mm at the 12th fret. I did not use the standard Torres style of "fan" or "kite" bracing on the guitar's top, instead I used a parallel bracing that Santos Hernandez used on several of his guitars. This bracing helps give the guitar a very beautiful, singing voice that is quite loud, its volume is more than adequate for a concert guitar. A