Antonio De Torres (1817-1892)
” Model SE 43 “
German “Moon cut” Spruce top
Maple back & sides
Kingwood bridge & headstock veneer
Der Jung 1:18 ratio tuning machines
Hand rubbed French polish finishing with relic look
Made to size Suede/Velvet hard shell case included
Body length is 48.26cm / 19 inches
Upper bout is 28cm / 11.0236 inches
Lower bout is 36cm / 14.1732 inches
Body depth is 9.50cm / 3.74016 inches
Guitars weight is 1.3kg / 2.8lbs
*** Special orders could be made with 630mm, 635mm or 640mm scale sizes ***
*** Please Note, stock photos are used for this model’s listing, the exact guitar pictured is no longer available, the new guitar offered will differ slightly from the current pictures ***
The original SE43 was build by Antonio de Torres in 1883, it had a cedar neck with a 650mm scale fingerboard, spruce top & maple back & sides, it is known that this Torres guitar was one of his masterpieces and later on influenced the work of famous guitar builders like Manuel Ramirez, who repaired it in 1912 and Robert Bouchet who did some reconstruction work in 1950 on the same guitar.
This guitar now is part of the collection of the Musee Instrumental du Conservatoire de Paris, France. In terms of measurements and inside construction the SE 43 is very close to Tarregas last guitar the SE114 which was originally built with rosewood back & sides.
Made in the Milestone Luthier Centre, that was founded in the year 2013 by Wolfgang Jellinghaus & Michael Zhang.
The goal of the Milestone Luthier Centre is to rebuild the history of classic guitar making by selecting six different master builders from the past 230 years who set new standards for the guitar making in terms of construction & sound
The R & D centre is in Dortmund Germany & the guitar making workshop is in Guangzhou China
We are proud to be the Canadian dealer of Wolfgang Jellinghaus guitars