Cordoba Master Series Torres (Standard) French Polish With Barbera Upgrade

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  • Cordoba Master Series Torres: Solid Engelmann spruce top, solid Indian rosewood back and sides, HumiCase. [More…]
    • FREE full professional setup (value $135)
    • FREE standard domestic U.S. shipping + insurance
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    cor-mstr-tor-std

    MSRP: $5,400.00

    Our Price $4,450.00

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    The Cordoba Master Series Torres has narrower nut width and slightly narrower neck than most classical guitars, making it very comfortable to play. It is built with a solid Engelmann spruce top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides. The neck is Spanish cedar topped with an African ebony fingerboard. Each instrument is appointed with a rosette and purflings in keeping with the original. A few modern refinements have been added, such as a truss rod, geared tuning machines. This particular guitar has a French polish finish prevalent for the period, and non-gut strings. Even with its modern enhancements, this instrument is a very authentic interpretation of a Torres.

    Why Consider the Cordoba Master Series Torres?

    Antonio de Torres, luthierHere's an opportunity to own a guitar with a great pedigree! Antonio de Torres was one of the most important guitar makers of the 19th century, and today Torres guitars are as revered and collectible among guitarists as Stradivarius violins are among violinists. The Cordoba Master Series design team headed up by luthier Kenny Hill has taken great pains to recreate an 1856 model Torres that exemplifies the design, voicing and feel of the great master's work.

    Several original Torres guitars, most notably an 1856 model, were studied and played to truly understand the essence of these iconic instruments’ amazing voice and feel. Nothing was overlooked. The thicknesses of the tops, backs, sides, and braces were meticulously measured. Bracing patterns were mapped, and the vibrational characteristics were rigorously analyzed. Applying all of this knowledge and adhering to traditional construction methods, the Cordoba luthiers have been able to recreate an instrument that possesses the same characteristics and magic as the original 1856 Torres on which they based the Cordoba Torres model.

    All guitars purchased on the All Strings Nylon website undergo a thorough setup performed by a professional luthier, Chuck Marfione, at no extra cost to our customers. The setup includes the following steps:

    • Inspect the instrument to ensure its cosmetic and structural integrity
    • Level and polish the frets, adjust the nut and saddle and, where present, the truss rod to achieve optimal action and eliminate string buzz
    • Adjust intonation if deemed necessary
    • Condition the fingerboard to protect it from dirt, perspiration, and drying out
    • Inspect the tuning machines to ensure they turn smoothly
    • Pre-stretch the strings to minimize string break-in
    • Test the electronics if present
    More Information
    Series Cordoba Master Series
    Model Torres Std
    Size/Type Full size concert with shorter scale
    Top Wood Solid Engelmann spruce
    Back & Sides Solid Indian rosewood
    Binding/Bridge Indian rosewood
    Purfling Wood rope top, maple/ebony back and sides
    Rosette Mosaic, rope and herringbone marquetry
    Finish High gloss polyurethane
    Neck/Fingerboard Spanish cedar classical style neck, ebony fingerboard
    Truss Rod Two-way adjustable, 4mm (9/64")
    Scale Length 640mm (25.2")
    Number of Frets 12 to body, 19 total
    Fret Marker Inlays 5, 7
    Nut Width 51mm (2")
    String Spacing at Saddle 59mm (2.32")
    Nut/Saddle Bone
    Bracing/Build 1856 Torres 7 fan bracing
    Body Width 10" upper bout, 13.25" lower bout
    Body Depth 3.5" upper bout, 3.75" lower bout
    Overall Length 37.75"
    Tuning Machines Cordoba Master Series golden tuning machines with ebony handles
    Strings Savarez Cristal Corum 500CJ high tension or 500CR normal tension
    Electronics Barbera Soloist Transducer
    Case Cordoba hardshell archtop case with HumiCase humidification system
    Included Accessories and/or Services Free professional full setup, Free book
    Pre-Order No
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