Aram Torres Guitar

Aram Torres Guitar

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This guitar has a wonderfully ‘simple’, focused and direct tone quality that has a great impact on the player and listener.

I use the word simple in a positive sense, meaning uncomplicated by surrounding resonance and a striving for volume and power. She has a pure and honest sound that is all about the natural beauty of the voice of a Classical guitar and the music it can create. In some ways she gives you the best quality ‘blank’ page; distinct, traditional and concentrated tone through which you can freely express your music and develop your sound, musical ideas and technique.

The balance across the range of her voice is fantastic with unrivaled evenness through the bass and treble voices leading to smooth and fluent notes and a great sense of control for the player.

In Belle by Ferrer I was able to convey the character of the piece easily, with clarity and precision helping to highlight the rhythm and bring out the playfulness in the music. Playing this piece helped me to recognise the intensity within each note and direct response to touch that give a great combination of rounded notes, depth of sound and full support making this guitar so strong in an understated and ‘gentle’ way!

I played Prelude no.3 by Villa Lobos next which was a real eye opener! The guitar responded beautifully to the full and rich chords with deep and sonorous resonance unveiling a substantial voice and so much potential. In the second half I enjoyed long and legato melodic phrases, again supported by the excellent balance across the strings. There is so much detail here matched with great control and blending within the harmonies. Listening, you are aware of the concentration of sound that gives such a great overall impact and wonderfully smooth, velvet tone.

Following this I had a lot of fun with my favourite Coste study. This piece can be quite hard work if you want to get the full effect of the stopping bass technique. With this guitar I found that I could keep the technique light while still achieving all the articulation, projection and musical shaping that I wanted helping me to really enjoy the overall effect (for a change!) – lovely sparkly treble harmony and a beautifully separated and rhythmical bass line.

In Endecha and Oremas by Tarrega I found beautiful sweetness in her voice bringing out the warmth and emotion in the music and holding the long slow phrases together, and in Passacaglia by Weiss the presence, quality and authority of her voice came to the fore.

The musical detail available is fantastic, such fun to explore and to hear the guitar blossoming with every new piece and request.

I finished with By Candlelight by Andrew York, an evocative piece of music requiring a high level of control and understanding. This is a guitar that helps the player to achieve the qualities necessary. Even at the quietest of dynamics and across the longest sustained notes she brings the music to life, drawing in the listener and player to the real essence of the sound and of the music.

She is a beautiful instrument, a strong traditional voice, not flamboyant or obviously excitable but with strength in depth, control and substance that bring the emotion and the ‘music’ to your pieces, the sort of voice that originally made me fall in love with the classical guitar and its repertoire.
Selina.

 

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This guitar has a wonderfully ‘simple’, focused and direct tone quality that has a great impact on the player and listener.

I use the word simple in a positive sense, meaning uncomplicated by surrounding resonance and a striving for volume and power. She has a pure and honest sound that is all about the natural beauty of the voice of a Classical guitar and the music it can create. In some ways she gives you the best quality ‘blank’ page; distinct, traditional and concentrated tone through which you can freely express your music and develop your sound, musical ideas and technique.

The balance across the range of her voice is fantastic with unrivaled evenness through the bass and treble voices leading to smooth and fluent notes and a great sense of control for the player.

In Belle by Ferrer I was able to convey the character of the piece easily, with clarity and precision helping to highlight the rhythm and bring out the playfulness in the music. Playing this piece helped me to recognise the intensity within each note and direct response to touch that give a great combination of rounded notes, depth of sound and full support making this guitar so strong in an understated and ‘gentle’ way!

I played Prelude no.3 by Villa Lobos next which was a real eye opener! The guitar responded beautifully to the full and rich chords with deep and sonorous resonance unveiling a substantial voice and so much potential. In the second half I enjoyed long and legato melodic phrases, again supported by the excellent balance across the strings. There is so much detail here matched with great control and blending within the harmonies. Listening, you are aware of the concentration of sound that gives such a great overall impact and wonderfully smooth, velvet tone.

Following this I had a lot of fun with my favourite Coste study. This piece can be quite hard work if you want to get the full effect of the stopping bass technique. With this guitar I found that I could keep the technique light while still achieving all the articulation, projection and musical shaping that I wanted helping me to really enjoy the overall effect (for a change!) – lovely sparkly treble harmony and a beautifully separated and rhythmical bass line.

In Endecha and Oremas by Tarrega I found beautiful sweetness in her voice bringing out the warmth and emotion in the music and holding the long slow phrases together, and in Passacaglia by Weiss the presence, quality and authority of her voice came to the fore.

The musical detail available is fantastic, such fun to explore and to hear the guitar blossoming with every new piece and request.

I finished with By Candlelight by Andrew York, an evocative piece of music requiring a high level of control and understanding. This is a guitar that helps the player to achieve the qualities necessary. Even at the quietest of dynamics and across the longest sustained notes she brings the music to life, drawing in the listener and player to the real essence of the sound and of the music.

She is a beautiful instrument, a strong traditional voice, not flamboyant or obviously excitable but with strength in depth, control and substance that bring the emotion and the ‘music’ to your pieces, the sort of voice that originally made me fall in love with the classical guitar and its repertoire.
Selina.

 

Specification

Table

European Spruce

Rosette

Finely crafted - Walnut, Mahogany and Maple.

Back and Sides.

New Guinea Ebony - No Cites Required.

Head facing.

New Guinea Ebony - No Cites Required.

Bridge.

New Guinea Ebony - No Cites Required.

Body bindings.

Koa.

Machine Heads.

Rodgers

Finish.

Hand applied oil delivering visual depth to the wood.

Case

Hiscox Pro II

Images

Guitar currently in stock

Dimensions

Scale Length

650mm

F/board Width

52mm

Upper Bout

270mm

Lower Bout

354mm

Body Depth

90mm