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Torres guitar

<p>Guitar by Antonio de Torres Jurado (Seville), 1859. &copy;&nbsp;Music Museum. Photo: Rafael Vargas</p>

Guitar by Antonio de Torres Jurado (Seville), 1859. © Music Museum. Photo: Rafael Vargas

This guitar was made in Seville in 1859 by Antonio de Torres, who created the design we see today. One special feature of this guitar is the addition of a ‘tornaveu’, a metal piece which enhances the sound. It was acquired in 1916 by Miquel Llobet (1878- 1938), one of the best guitar players of his time. This was his favourite guitar, and he played it extensively throughout his long career.

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