The Córdoba Torres is the culmination of centuries of classical guitar making, largely inspired by the work of the great luthier Antonio de Torres but with modern design elements that make this guitar accessible to guitarists today. Original Torres guitars are know for their surprisingly huge sound, despite their small and lightweight frames. The Córdoba Torres carries on this legacy with its big voice and shortened scale length, and is based on a specific 1856 Torres with a 24.8” body size and 640mm scale length.

Torres

Key Features

MSRP - $5,000 USD

  • Family:
    • Traditional
  • Style:
    • Classical
  • Construction:
    • All Solid Woods
  • Made in USA
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Tuning Machine Ratio18:1
psid10
Tuning Machines Vendor & ModelDer Jung DJCB2GX-P12 (S3)
Back Purfling Inlay Pattern & DimensionsN / A
Neck JointSpanish Heel
Frets to Body12
Number of Strings6
Waist Width229mm (9")
HeadplateIndian Rosewood
Side Purfling Inlay Pattern & DimensionsN / A
Headstock LogoN/A
Battery Pack Installation LocationN / A
Battery PackN / A
Middle PickupNone
Pickup TypeN / A
Electronics Vendor & ModelN / A
Tuning Machine ButtonsBlack
Back Center StripIndian Rosewood
Back BindingIndian Rosewood
Master Carton DimensionsN/A
Individual Carton Dimensions116 x 46 x 19 (cm)
Tail StripIndian Rosewood
Top Purfling Pattern & DimensionsN / A
pcid1
Soundboard Thickness2.5mm
TuningE-A-D-G-B-E
Item Number07102
FamilyTraditional
BuildClassical
ConstructionAll Solid Woods
Body TopSolid Engelmann Spruce
Top Bracing Pattern1856 Torres 7 Fan
Soundhole Diameter84mm (3 1/3")
RosetteAll Wood Torres Design
Top Purfling InlayMaple and Black Rope Pattern
Top BindingIndian Rosewood
Side Purfling InlayMaple and Black
Back and Sides WoodSolid Indian Rosewood
Back Purfling InlayMaple and Black
Neck MaterialSpanish Cedar
Scale Length640mm (25.2")
Neck ShapeC Shape
Nut Width51mm (2")
Neck Thickness 1st Fret21mm
Neck Thickness 9th Fret24mm
Truss RodDual Action
Truss Rod Wrench4mm Allen Key
Fingerboard MaterialEbony
Fingerboard InlaysN / A
Frets Total19
ColorNatural (NAT)
FinishNitrocellulose Lacquer
Bridge MaterialIndian Rosewood
Saddle MaterialBone
Nut MaterialBone
Tuning MachinesCordoba Master Series Matte Gold with Black Buttons
Tap PlateN / A
ElectronicsN / A
StringsSavarez Cristal Corum High Tension 500CJ
Included CaseCordoba Deluxe Humidified Archtop Wood Case - Torres/Esteso
Upper Bout Width257mm (10 1/8")
Lower Bout Width349mm (13 3/4")
Body Depth Upper Bout90mm (3 1/2")
Body Depth Lower Bout95mm (3 3/4")
Body Length473mm (18 5/8")
Overall Length965mm (38")
Country of OriginUSA

Due to ongoing product development efforts, specifications are subject to change without notice.

The Torres Story

Why Torres?

Antonio de Torres was one of the most important guitar makers of the 19th century, building between the early 1850s and 1892. As a Stradivarius violin is revered among violinists, a Torres guitar is prized and collected among guitarists. Torres innovated a body shape, bracing pattern, soundboard arch, and other design elements that were revolutionary for his time, transforming the guitar into a much louder and resonant instrument with more projection than any guitar that had come before it. Not only are Torres guitars the elite standard by which most classical guitars are compared to today, but most modern steel string acoustic guitar designs are traceable to the Torres lineage.

Our Approach

We embarked on designing the Córdoba Torres by examining three authentic Torres guitars from the inside out. With a goal of understanding the essence of this iconic guitar, we studied wood thickness, bracing designs, material choices, wood grains, and vibration patterns. The combination of our own luthiers’ expert hands, trained eyes, and intuitive ears lead to an examination that was part science and part feel. After listening to and playing these guitars for hours on end, we fully analyzed the balance, resonance and response of each Torres to fully inform our own design choices.

Construction

Handmade in our small, boutique workshop in California, the Torres features a narrower nut width and slightly narrower neck, making it extremely comfortable to play. The Córdoba Torres 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. Breaking the Torres tradition, modern refinements such as a truss rod, geared tuning machines and a breathable nitrocellulose finish make this a guitar for contemporary players. A hardshell humidified archtop case is included.

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