Long time no see

Hey friends…  just in case anyone is wondering, I am still alive.  But life has been quite complicated, especially 2017, forcing me to neglect to update here as often as I used to.  But to mention positives, a lot of work to do plus a baby (and now a second on the way!)

I’d like to show a little Torres hommage guitar I finished a while ago for myself.  The soundboard is 5(!) pieces Carpathian spruce which comes from an old construction beam I split myself in true Torres fashion.  Body is extremely rare bois-de-rose rosewood.  At a casual look it looks all but black while strong light reveals a wonderful deep eggplant color.  Bridge is Madagascar rosewood, fingerboard is bookmatched Brazilian rosewood; simple Brazilian boxwood binding, dark old Khaya mahogany neck with v-joint and carved on both sides of the neck.   Pics are complete with workshop dust. Finish is shellac top, nitro back, wax over oil neck.

I am very happy with the sound – lively, effortless and sweet. As a demo guitar it brought in several orders from people seeking traditional over modern.

 

 

One thought on “Long time no see

  1. Alexandru, thankyou for update. I am still alive also! As an inveterate guitar player i am on the lookout for great sounding classical guitars. Recently found the proverbial pot of gold At the end of the rainbow in a 1977 takamine that i was able to purchase for $500. It comparesfavorably with my handmade luthier instruments. It does everything i want it to do, and plays easily! Would love to get a chance to try one of your guitars one day. Best to you and your family.

    Sherman McCormick Helena Montana

    On Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 5:08 AM Alexandru Marian wrote:

    > chitaremarian posted: “Hey friends… just in case anyone is wondering, I > am still alive. But life has been quite complicated, especially 2017, > forcing me to neglect to update here as often as I used to. But to mention > positives, a lot of work to do plus a baby (and now a se” >

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