A Very Old Classical Guitar 1878 Antonio de Torres SE 14

This Antique Classical Guitar Was Made In 1878

1878 Antique Classical Guitar

Not many things are as good as getting to meet, play and record a Torres classical guitar. The historical significance of these instruments is pretty awesome, especially when you consider that all Torres classicals have been around for the entire history of the modern guitar and in many cases have played a direct role (most Torres guitars have been owned and played by significant figures in the history of the guitar). And then there’s the sound, which is almost always astonishing, especially for such antique and relatively little instruments. Today we have an 1878 Torres, Second Epoch number 14, in spruce and cypress, and we’re fortunate to have some great documentation of this guitar. Check out the videos below to see Marc Teicholz and Pepe Romero play the classical guitar, and to hear Richard Brune discuss the significance of Torres’ work. Then listen to Chris Garwood play the guitar in the GSI showroom under more controlled circumstances to get an idea of the sound of this historic instrument.

 

 

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Claude Corry

Being a musician from a young age I began singing at the age of five. I have been a live performer for about thirty years and have played in many bands from covers bands to original ensembles. At twenty I began to write a lot of my own songs and still do today and have written about two hundred works.