An ecologic replica of the famous Antonio de Torres’ short scale guitar

We’ve achieved a free interpretation of the Torres’ short scale guitar, but this time using exclusively sustainable woods. In our opinion, this project humbly comes to demonstrate that a good sound is possible without using endangered species.

We’ve also equiped the guitar with mechanic tunning machines (the original models have usually wood pegs), and resized a bit de rosette.

Ficha técnica

Scale: 604 mm
Fretboard width at nut: 47 mm
Strutting design: 5 fanned struts

Top: european spruce.
Back and sides: maple.
Purfilings and headstock veneer: eucaliptus.
Neck: maple.
Fretboard: Blackwood Tek.
Tunning machines: DJ.
Finish: french polish.
The guitar comes with nylgut strings, but could be perfectly equipped with a nylon set.

Year of construction: 2021.

The best

The intimist sound of the 19th. Century guitars

Traditional design

We’ve studied plans and guitars from Antonio de Torres for the construction.

Prize: 2500 EUR + shipping

Video samples

Aged sound

The warmth of the short scale guitars

Real sound

Sound has been recorded live, and there is no post-processing.

La pieza es un arreglo de El narizotas, canción popular española del siglo XIX. El sonido está grabado en directo, con una pareja de micrófonos Rode M5. No se ha añadido más procesamiento que un levísimo reverb para hacer el sonido más realista.

G. Rossini, Tu che accendi, played by José M. Dapena and Roberta Invernizzi