Your 2002 Torres guitar is just 1-2 mm smaller than his standard size guitar, and the larger body instruments from the 70's are 1-2 mm larger than standard. And the plantilla shape from the 70's looks different.....more rounded shoulders and tail.larryguitar wrote:Ah, I didn't realize that Velazquez used Pau Ferro. The Papazian I just sold had Pau Ferro sides and back. It's very strong stuff, although it seems a bit heavier than Indian or Brazilian. I like Indian a lot because it does not crack, according to Don Manuel himself.riffmeister wrote:I think MV was using an oil varnish finish in the 60's. The '68 was also refinished....by MV himself as indicated on the second label. Love the Pau Ferro back/sides on that guitar. I've seen that wood used quite often on his guitars between 1968-1972. I have a '71 with that wood, and that's the year he started using a larger body with a more rounded plantilla. Really nice looking and sounding guitar!
How much larger are the bodies on the late 60s to early 70s guitars when compared to my 2002 Torres model? Not much, I think, but you're the person to ask.
Here's my '71......larger more rounded body and Pau Ferro back/sides: