1998 Kevin Aram Torres “Reba” Spruce Maple
|Model||1998 Kevin Aram Torres “Reba” Spruce Maple|
|Condition||Very good to Excellent|
|Tuners||Rodgers machines w/Ivory Kidney buttons (gorgeous machines)|
|Case||Hiscox ABS HSC in black|
|Finish||French Polished with Shellac|
|Condition||VG to Excellent|
|Head Plate||Honduran Rosewood|
|Fingerboard/Neck||Indian Ebony – 19 frets – Brazilian Cedar Neck|
|Rosette||Dyed Maples, Walnut, & Mahogany – handcrafted|
|String Spacing||43.5mm – 51mm – 59mm (1st fret -12th fret – Bridge)|
|Upper bout||10 5/8″|
|Waist Width||8 7/8″|
|Lower bout width||14 1/8″|
|Body depth width||3 5/16″ & 3 7/16″ upper and lower bout respectively|
|Body length||18 7/8″|
|Weight||2 lbs & 14 oz|
|Action||4.1mm to 3.5mm Low E to High E|
|CITES||Not Required – Read link to the left|
1998 Kevin Aram Torres “Reba” Spruce Maple
Specs and woods are from Kevin. Photos are from Kevin. Scale Length is 650mm, to be clear. Kevin used Honduran Rosewood for the headplate, bottom block inlay, back center strip and the heel cap. The guitar is finished with an incredible set of Rodgers machines with Kidney Buttons.
Kevin himself assisted me with some corrections to the specs, including Lacewoods for the bindings.
An incredible guitar with voice and expression, sensitivity and drive, a classical guitar of superior class with grace and elegance. Kevin is and has been building at a high level for a long time.
Kevin is listed among the top luthiers in the UK and for good reason. His guitars are elegant, with workmanship of the highest artisan level, while exhibiting a musical expression to leave one breathless.
The guitar has most certainly been played, with honest playing wear in and around the top, little nail ticks, small rasqueado marks, string rash behind the bridge, etc. The guitar is priced well below where an Aram would normally sell, as a result.
Note the lack of Rosewood in the guitar. Very smart. No International restrictions on this guitar, no CITES needed. I prefer to sell this guitar domestically or to have you come to the gallery in person to pick it up.
Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is highly recommended including EQ manipulation, if possible. We record everything flat with just a touch of Reverb to relieve dryness. My goal is to record the guitar as realistically as is possible. I speak in the recordings, my thoughts about the guitar (and possibly other things?). My speaking also serves to give you my first impressions and to also give you a balance of the engineering (or lack thereof) versus the sound of the guitar. I simply do not have time to engineer much of anything. Thanks. Rich
MP3 Audio – 211030-1998 Kevin Aram Torres Reba Spruce Maple – I have nothing! Superb!! Surprising depth of bass, lilt of trebles and drive in the mids.
My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.
Premium Hiscox LiteFlite HSC is included in your purchase price.
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Packaging is professionally done within its hard-shell case.
It is always preferred that you come to the Studio to play it and pick it up.
This guitar carries No Warranty
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