2017 Adalid Alboraya Torres Especial Spruce EIRW


Adalid Alboraya Torres Especial Classical Guitar 2017 – Spruce – 650mm – a larger Torres plantilla and scale length

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2017 Adalid Alboraya Torres Especial Spruce EIRW


Model 2017 Adalid Alboraya Torres Especial Spruce EIRW
Condition Pre-Owned – Excellent Condition
Scale 650 mm
Tuners Fustero Machines – Oval Ivory with white rollers – small buttons
Case Custom Black Hardshell Case from the Esteve Family fits the guitar nicely

Tone Woods

Top Select German Spruce
Sides/Back East Indian Rosewood – magnificent specimen of dark chocolate browns
Finish Catalyzed Lacquer – very thin, very nice in the Spanish style
Bridge East Indian Rosewood
Head Plate East Indian Rosewood
Neck Brazilian Cedar
Fingerboard Indian Ebony – 19 frets
Binding Maples and Rosewoods


Nut Width 50mm
String Spacing 44mm – 50mm- 58mm (1st – 12th – Bridge)
Upper bout width 10 1/2″
Waist 9″
Lower bout width 14″
Body depths 3 1/2″ Upper Bout & 3 3/4″ Lower Bout
Overall length 39″
Body length 19 1/4″
Weight 3lbs & 8oz.
CITES CITES is not required, EIRW is non-restricted, see link to the left

2017 Adalid Alboraya Torres Especial Spruce EIRW


The Adalid Alboraya Torres Model Classical Guitar is truly gorgeous, as it should be, given that it is built by none other than Manuel Adalid himself.  From his home shop in Alboraya, the labeling and stamp of this guitar means exactly that, built by Manuel Adalid.

This is the 650mm scale length Torres, thus you will not feel a difference in the size of the body as well as the scale length as compared to other classical guitars.  It’s a “touch” smaller, but no more than a Hauser is smaller in the body.  Notice the 10.5″ and 14″ width of the respective bouts and the string spacing.  All with normal tolerances of a standard 650mm scale length classical guitar.

It is very comfortable, surprisingly so, at least for me.  I must be getting older.  I used to play 664 and 660 scale classical guitars.  Now I’m finding that smaller scale (yes, 650mm is small to me) don’t bother me at all if they have decent space in the neck and strings.  The measurements are above for your convenience, so that you can compare to a regular sized classical guitar.

What a gorgeous almost Romantic sound to her, given her bold Spanish character, all the while able to handle any of the repertoire you might wish to play.  I was going to play some Aguado or Sor, but decided I liked the way she handled the highs and lyricism of my own music and some other pieces (mp3 below).   Lots of voice in this baby and way powerful for a Torres build.

The build is superb, authentic, with the bindings and rosette you expect from a Torres model, light with excellent play, sound and projection.

The Spruce, a German or Rumanian Species was handled by Manuel in a very old manner, giving the guitar an aged look.  Very appropriate for these historically based classical guitars.  I’m going to love recording these guitars.

This guitar also comes with custom made Fustero Machines, built exclusively for Manuel and his select line of classical guitars.

Condition of the guitar is fairly excellent.  A small scratch upper bout by the waist.  Tiny string dings behind the bridge.  All honest and small play wear.  Photos (quadrant photos) should show everything clearly.

The price includes a Custom Esteve Black HSC.


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 – 210718-2017 Adalid Alboraya Torres Especial Spruce EIRW – absolutely superb.  The guitar is so responsive, so colorful and very powerful.  It goes to show what a traditional build can do.


My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1


Premium HSC is included in your purchase price.

Your listed Price does NOT include Shipping to the 50US

Please note that as a Global Statement for my site, for Tuning machines, Accessories, and most guitars, that Shipping is NOT Free any longer.  Costs have gone up dramatically.  Regardless of what or where you might read on the site, shipping is not free any longer.  Choose the least expensive method, if available, or Expedited if you want them quicker.  My apologies.  Rich

Please DO NOT Choose USPS Media Mail to ship a guitar or a Hard Shell Case – this shipping method is designed for Media, Books, CDS, DVDs, etc.  

Please  choose FedEx Home or Ground Delivery or any Expedited Method.  The more expensive a guitar, the more likely you should choose a 1 or 2 day method.  It’s pure common sense, especially when it is too hot or too cold outside.  

 I have added numerous options for you to choose the cost and method, including USPS Priority and Express, as well as FedEx options (we can substitute UPS for FedEx, simply indicate your preference in the Notes window at Check Out).  

Thank you!

Very Important:  International Clients, including Canada…Please note that we will NOT accept PayPal or any CC as payment.  All transactions must be finalized with Bank Wire Transfers for any amount over $1000 USD. Please see our discussion found here and scroll down to Customs – Duty and International Shipping .  Thank you!

Anywhere else is subject to the most recent quote from USPS
Please write to me for a detailed quote for International Shipping.
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 classical guitar carries a 1 year warranty

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

Email me directly if you need more info: [email protected]


Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in

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