Embracing the storied legacy of Antonio de Torres’ iconic Model 115, Wolfgang Jellinghaus has crafted a guitar that eloquently pays homage to a landmark moment in the annals of classical guitar history. This instrument stands as a harmonious confluence of the old and the new, carrying forth the rich traditions established by Torres, while infused with Jellinghaus’ signature precision and innovation.
The choice of a spruce top for this tribute guitar speaks volumes of Jellinghaus’ reverence for authenticity. Recognized for its crystalline tonal clarity and unparalleled resonance, the spruce lends each note a warmth and depth that can transport the listener back to the very workshops of Torres. As with all prized tonewoods, the spruce matures gracefully, ensuring a tonal evolution that promises to enchant for decades to come.
Further enhancing the guitar’s aesthetic and auditory charm, the back and sides are made of Mahogany. Beyond its visual allure, cypress offers a unique tonal palette, accentuating bright overtones and ensuring a rapid response—traits cherished by both classical and flamenco guitarists. The visual contrast of the light spruce top against the radiant cypress exudes an old-world charm, reminiscent of the 19th-century Spanish ateliers.
Every facet of this Wolfgang Jellinghaus creation echoes the unparalleled artistry for which Antonio de Torres was renowned. From the guitar’s delicately crafted rosette to its gracefully contoured neck, there’s an evident commitment to preserving the ethos of the Model 115, while simultaneously pushing the boundaries of contemporary lutherie.
In its entirety, this guitar is more than a musical instrument—it’s a lyrical ode to the golden age of guitar-making. It beckons the player to journey through epochs, from the masterful hands of Torres to the meticulous craft of Jellinghaus, offering a playing experience that’s both nostalgic and modern. Through this tribute, Wolfgang Jellinghaus deftly honors the past, while sculpting a new legacy for generations to come.
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