I used some familiar Torres themes in the lovely guitar for Alex.
A client asked for a Torres FE17 sounding guitar without all of the fancy inlay so, I made this for him.
I received some very special rosewood sets from Rahoul Waghmare from India. The wood was sitting around my shop talking to me, asking me to make them into a guitar or two..... so I did. This guitar has a 30 year old Engelmann spruce top full of striking medullary across the entire top. Select Indian rosewood, and entirely French polished. With Gotoh premium tuners.
Extremely nice crystal poppy trebles, and dark rich basses. Volume is never an issue with my guitars so I won't comment on that.... ha! Very special guitar. I made a sister guitar to this one out of the exact same back and sides except with a dark 500 year old cedar top, that will be available sometime next week as well.
Im speechless! Some of the best Indian rosewood I've ever seen. Rahoul Waghmare sent me this incredible stuff...... sides are coming in another shipment. This stuff is like the old growth Rosewood, not the sick anemic stuff we usually see these days.
Rest assured if you get wood from Rahoul you will not be disappointed. Shipping was in one week...... amazing. Thanks Rahoul!
Just took Matt Palmer to the airport. we stayed here and got pizza delivered so we could pull this off. We had 2 and half days of recording videos as well as his new up coming CD, and DVD. I've been making guitars for 45 years, and I've never seen this kind of virtuosity from anyone EVER! There were moments where Matt took all of out breath away..... however, he plays with such musicality, and sensitivity, and total control the first video I must upload is "Mille Regrets" otherwise known as "Cancion del Emperador" by Josquin dez Prez. Coming in the next few days.
I must give credit to Jessica Faith, she was extraordinary, I don't think we could have achieved the professional and artistic heights without her guidance and expertise, lighting skills, as well as her energy in achieving excellence. I know Matt feels the same.