New Torres/Romanillos Style Guitar

Just finished up this guitar for the wonderfully expressive and articulate guitarist Jan Depreter and I am very please with how it turned out. It is a Torres/Romanillos style instrument. It’s primarily inspired by the Torres SE114, as well as a 1973 and 2012 Romanillos. It has a very typical deep F# body resonance, a nice springy attack above the soundhole, but a clear presence, definition and complexity when playing over the rosette and plenty of colors on both sides of the spectrum.

I’ll be showing this guitar as well as another one of my more modern instruments at the Antwerp Guitar Festival next week. Hope to see you there.

Special thanks to Rob and David Rodgers for being super nice and making these beautiful tuners on a tight schedule!

  • European spruce top

  • Indian rosewood/Santos rosewood back and sides

  • Spanish cedar neck with V-joint

  • Ebony fingerboard

  • Rodgers L111 tuners with nickel-silver plates and mother of pearl buttons

  • 650mm scale length

  • 52mm nut width

  • 43mm string spacing at nut

  • 58mm string spacing at saddle

  • 12 hole tie block