|Model||Classical Guitar by Manuel Adalid – Torres Model 640|
|Condition||New – Showroom Condition|
|Sides/Back||East Indian Rosewood – magnificent specimen of dark chocolate browns|
|Head Plate||East Indian Rosewood|
|Bridge||East Indian Rosewood|
|Tuners||Fustero Machines – Oval MOP with white rollers|
|Body length||18 1/2″|
|Upper bout width||10″|
|Lower bout width||13 1/2″|
|Body depth||3 1/2″ Upper Bout & 3 3/4″ Lower Bout|
|String Spacing||41mm – 48mm- 578mm (1st – 12th – Bridge)|
|Case||Custom Black Hardshell Case from the Esteve Family fits the guitar nicely|
Meeting Manuel Adalid was a special treat for me, knowing of his longstanding pedigree in the industry, as well as his work ethic. Playing some of his concert classical guitars was an equal pleasure. I decided then and there that I would have Manuel’s best work in my own gallery. From the Lacote to the Torres to the Hauser to his own Anniversario, I was so immensely taken with his guitar’s ability to voice the music authentically, with subtlety, and with grace.
The Torres Model Classical Guitar is truly gorgeous. This is the 640mm scale length Torres, thus you will feel a difference in the size of the body as well as the scale length, which is perfect for someone that has around an 8″-9″ span between pinky and thumb. 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 640 and 630mm 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 light almost Romantic sound to her, 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 piece (mp3 below). Prelude #13 dedicated to my father. She became more powerful as I played her. I held back only because of the music itself. Lots of voice in this baby.
The build is superb, authentic, with the bindings and rosette you expect from a Torres model, light with excellent play, sound and projection. It is one of the reasons I wanted these guitars here by Manuel. I played one at the NAMM Show back in early 2013, wholly impressed by this guitar and all the others I laid hands on. I had to have them here, given the build and the price point of sub-$5K
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, especially the Torres and the Lacote models I received.
This guitar also comes with custom made Fustero Machines, built exclusively for Manuel and his select line of classical guitars.
The price includes a Custom Esteve Black HSC and Expedited Shipping to the 50US
Photos and measurements are current as of June 18, 2013
MP3 Audio – Prelude #13 written and performed by RF Sayage – 130404_manuel_adalid_torres640_sayage_prelude13
The book is available here (TAB Notation is also available)
Premium HSC is included in your purchase price.
Insured FedEx Ground, USPS Ground Shipping is included to the 50 US
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
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