Explore a masterful collection.
The extensive Spanish guitar collection featured in this book spans from the mid-nineteenth century, when the seminal luthier Antonio de Torres began the modern era of Spanish guitar making, to the present. Each guitar has a chapter containing a detailed physical description, comments, insights, anecdotes, notes on its maker and an array of photographs. Readers will be able to enjoy, compare, and critically listen to the collection’s guitars, individually, on three accurately produced audio CDs recorded by virtuoso guitarists Kenton Youngstrom and Richard Bruné.
The Collection’s “crown jewel” is the 1888 Torres guitar once owned by, composed on, and played by Francisco Tárrega. Its seminal provenance and maker make it uniquely precious and important. The book presents detailed photos and historical records to document this instrument and its miraculous survival.
Francisco Tárrega playing his 1888 Torres, c.1895. This Guitar is part of this collection.
All of the great masters are represented including:
Antonio de Torres | Soto y Solares | F. González dynasty | Arias | Ferrer | Ramírez dynasty | Rojas | Julve | E. García | Esteso | S. Hernández | Borreguero | Sanfeliu | Viudes | Simplicio | Galán family | Carzoglio | Hauser dynasty | Barbero family | Mönch | Bouchet | M. Lopez | Arcángel Fernández | Fleta | Miguel Rodríguez dynasty | Hernández y Aguado | Velázquez | Kono | Friederich | Rubio | Bernabé family | Belezar | Raponi | Romanillos | Ruck | Gilbert | Bruné | Smallman | Reyes | Humphrey | Elliott | Field | Sheppard
Choose your version.
The book is offered in a Standard and Collector versions. Both are high quality books with virtually identical texts. The Collector version, for a reasonable $70.00 more, is bound in brown leather with page edges gilded with 18 karat gold, features, popular with fine book enthusiasts.
Standard Version of the book A Collection of Fine Spanish Guitars from Torres to the Present – Second Edition. Includes the 3 CD setPurchase Standard Version - $149.95
Collector Version of the book A Collection of Fine Spanish Guitars from Torres to the Present – Second Edition. Includes the 3 CD set.
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Over 2,000 copies have been bought to date and have been unanimously well received. True story: Actually, one customer felt that the book contained too much information, but he kept his book. The author hopes this fine book will bring you knowledge, be a useful reference, and that you regard it as a very good value. If you do, please consider gifting a copy to a special person this giving season, or on other special occasions.
A Collection of Fine Spanish Guitars from Torres to the Present – Second Edition, Collector Version
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