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ANTONIO DE TORRES

A GUITAR, SEVILLE, 1864

Details
ANTONIO DE TORRES
A GUITAR, SEVILLE, 1864
Labeled LA HIZO ANTONIO DE TORRES JURADO ALMERIA ANO DE 1852, length of back 18 7/16 in (468 mm) with case (2)
Provenance
Paco Sanz
Rudolph Branley
Current owner
Literature
Vintage Guitar, April 2009, Vol. 23, No. 6, pp 100, 102 and 104
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Please note that this lot is labeled LA HIZO ANTONIO DE TORRES JURADO ALMERIA ANO DE 1852

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Lot Essay

The supremacy of the great pantheon of Spanish guitar makers could not have been achieved without the indelible influence of Antonio de Torres. Through his ingenuity, Torres transformed the guitar from an accompaniment to a solo instrument. He recognized that for a guitar to fill the ever growing number of larger venues he would need to increase its volume and resonance. Torres accomplished this mission by increasing the overall outline of the guitar, altering the sting length and developing a revolutionary fan-bracing system.
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