With this replica I tried to capture the spirit and essence of the original Torres FE 18, which is a truly remarkable instrument.
I have always been interested in the work of Antonio de Torres who is considered the father of the modern guitar as we know it today. His instruments have a particular warmth and personality that has captivated players throughout the generations.
I am very fortunate to know the owner of the original FE 18 and he graciously allowed me to study his guitar to build this replica. I was able to examine every detail of the guitar allowing me to make templates, take photographs and dimensions to enable me to make my own FE 18.
This guitar is made using German spruce for the soundboard and flame maple for the back and sides, which is in keeping with the original.
The tuners were specially designed and made by Nicolo Alessi in Italy as they were different in dimensions to the modern tuners available.
If you would like to commission one of these replicas please contact me.