Marco Bortolozzo of Pordenone, Italy

  • Year:

    2014 - number 40. Torres model

  • Body:

    Bird's eye maple back and sides with simple yet elegant rosewood bindings. The body shape is taken from the Antonio de Torres guitar FE09 from 1859. All shellac french polished.
    Body length:- 473 mm.
    Top bout:- 270 mm wide & 85 mm deep.
    Waist:- 232 mm & 90 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 352 mm wide & 87 mm deep.

  • Front:

    European spruce - a very silky, quarter-sawn top with a very beautiful Torres-style rosette containing cypress, maple, Indian rosewood and mahogony elements, with matching purfling.

  • Tuners:

    Nicolo Alessi with plain brass side-plates and bone buttons

  • Scale:

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

  • Neck Width:

    50mm at the nut with 42.5mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1186 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. Having started out with good woodworking skills and with much of 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 based on the plantilla and layout of Torres FE09 with beautiful decoration taken from other typical Torres instruments. Not only is the feel and appearance very authentic but so is the sound which, from its below-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.
    This is the second we have had of these Torres models with bird's eye maple body. They have a sound character more than reminiscent of a real Torres, with surprising strength of sound. Lovely.

    Marco Bortolozzo - Click here to find out more about this maker

  • Price:
    Sold July 2014. Please enquire for next available new one.
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