Marco Bortolozzo of Pordenone, Italy

  • Year:

    December 2013 - number 36. Torres model

  • Body:

    East Indian rosewood - beautiful straight grained timber with maple bindings. All shellac french-polished.
    The body shape is taken from the Antonio de Torres guitar FE09 from 1859.
    Body length:- 473 mm.
    Top bout:- 270 mm wide & 87.5 mm deep.
    Waist:- 232 mm & 90 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 354 mm wide & 89.5 mm deep.

  • Front:

    European spruce with some bearclaw markings and a colourful, concentric ring rosette. Rosewood bridge with bone-capped tie-block.

  • Tuners:

    Nicolo Alessi with plain brass sideplates and ivoroid buttons

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on a cedar neck with dark rosewood fingerboard, for lightness of weight as the original.

  • Neck Width:

    50mm at the nut with 41.5 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1247 grams

  • Condition:

    New. All shellac french-polished.

  • Comments:

    Although making classical guitars full-time since only 2010, Marco Bortolozzo produces very accurate and precise instruments; mainly copies or inspirations from Antonio de Torres. As well as his own research, Marco credits luthier Dario Pontiggia for an unusually rapid pace of gaining technical ability and understanding. There is no doubt that he really understands the connection between the construction design, assembly and musical quality of the finished instruments ... and the workmanship and polishing is excellent.
    This particular guitar is another based on the plantilla and layout of Torres FE09 with styling taken from other typical Torres instruments. Not only is the feel and appearance very authentic but so is the sound which, from its near-E air resonance, has great depth of bass and penetrating treble. It is by necessity, very light in weight and is great fun to play. It has surprising power, energy, projection and offers ease of finding tonal variety.

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  • Price:
    Sold February 2016
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