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“Dear Sir,
A few months ago I placed my first order with you and built my very first guitar. Ovangkol back and sides with Sitka top.
I have been a craftsman for a number of years, rebuilding antique pianos, including making new soundboards and bridges, and decided to try my hand at guitars after buying a Taylor 814ce.
The results of my first attempt were surprising, to me and to others. Since I'm a bit "old-school" I built it entirely by hand, no table saw, router, joiner etc. (I did use a drill press!). I have already received requests for custom made guitars, and from a store interested in selling them.
It really helped to find quality supplies, all in one place, so I could start this experiment - which may just turn out to be my next and final career.
Many Thanks.
ps. I have just placed a second order so I can start making a few more......”

- Jon Ballard


Plan, 1888 Antonio de Torres, short scale

SKU: PL59

PLAN1888AntoniodeTorresshortscaleClassicalCourtnallPL59at700copyrightMany guitar makers find it interesting to build a small guitar, in contrast to a full-size guitar. This is an interesting design to follow - the small guitar has a surprisingly vibrant and penetrating sound, especially in the treble range. The smaller volume of air contained inside the soundbox means that the bass range is less full, but provided a well-balanced instrument is constructed, the result is usually very pleasing. Drawing by Roy Courtnall Summerfield.

DIMENSIONS
Body length 16.73"
Waist 7"
Upper bout 8.66"
Lower bout 11.14"
Body depth 3.07"
Overall length 35.355"
Scale length 604mm
# of frets 18

 



SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
PL59 Plan, 1888 Antonio de Torres, short scale Yes $12.50