"Liliana", my tiny Torres replica - ¡Completado!
Updated: Apr 5, 2021
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".
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.