A Collection of Fine Spanish Guitars from Torres to the Present, Second Edition

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A Collection of Fine Spanish Guitars from Torres to the Present, Second Edition

By Sheldon Ulrik
Explore one fabulous collection of fine Spanish guitars, and hear them being played.

Over 80 guitars are presented with technical information, notes on the makers, and insights into their significance. Includes 3 CDs of music featuring the actual guitars.

Stunning color photography, painstaking detail
This book presents the most complete collection of modern Spanish guitars, beautifully photographed and documented. Each chapter is devoted to a single instrument and contains a physical description, comments on the guitar, and notes on its maker's place in the historical context of Spanish guitars.

    Essential info for luthers:
  • Top thickness (measured at multiple locations on the soundboard)
  • Widths of upper and lower bouts
  • Body depths
  • Headstock specs
  • Fingerboard widths
  • Soundhole diameter
  • Scale length
  • Neck thickness
  • Bracing patterns
  • Bridge dimensions
  • Weight

All of the great Old Masters are represented: Antonio de Torres, the F. González dynasty, Vicente Arias, the Ramirez dynasty, Domingo Esteso, Santos Hernandez, the Miguel Rodríguez dynasty, the Hauser dynasty, Marcelo Barbero Sr, Rafael Galan, Robert Bouchet, Vincente Camacho, Manuel Velazquez, Jose Romanillos, and many others.

224 pages, hardcover.

Includes 3 audio CDs featuring the guitars in this book.