• bill@gourlayguitars.com

"Liliana", my tiny Torres replica - ¡Completado!

Updated: Jun 4, 2019

All done. Finished. French polished, strung up...and ready to sell!



I have referred to this guitar as my tiny Torres replica. It is based on the 1884 Torres SE77, although not a precise copy.

So, just how small is it anyway? Here are some specs:


Overall length - 895mm (35 1/4")

Body length - 423mm (16 5/8")

Width, upper bout - 211mm (8 5/16")

Width, waist - 176mm (6 7/8")

Width, lower bout - 282mm (11 1/8")

Depth at neck - 72mm (2 13/16")

Depth at waist - 76mm (3")

Depth at end - 78mm (3 1/8")

Scale length - 608mm (23.937")

12th fret action - 3.25mm and 3.13mm (E6 and E1)

Total weight 2.0lbs


To me, that is a tiny guitar! Not quite baritone ukulele size, but...a tiny guitar. To put things in perspective, here is a picture of Liliana "with friends" - my large Torres plantilla replica of the 1884 SE72, "La Emperatriz", and my 1852 Torres small plantilla replica, "La Principia".

Papa Bear, Momma Bear, and Baby Bear...??

Oh...and how does it sound? For such a small instrument the volume, clarity, and sustain are quite remarkable! I'll try to see if I can get a sound clip posted.


Here is a short video of Kayla Harrell playing excerpts from the prelude Bach's "Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro" BWV 998.






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