Torres Full Size Plans
Six string and 11 string.
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Recieving the plans over the internet
The first method is over the internet, but that entails a little work on your part. Because of inconsistancies in printers and printing software, you will need to print out the plans and
CHECK THE SCALE ON EACH PLAN SECTION AGAINST A GOOD RULER
and adjust if neccessary. There is a little more work with this method, but the price is right.
Click on the numbers below to download the plan images. Each is a roughly 140K jpeg file.
PDF of the plans courtisy of Kevin ODonnel. Thanks Kevin!
Roy Bargers printing instructions for help in getting the images to the correct size. Roy also gratiously rescanned the plans with a ruler in each image the make printing the plans at the right size easier!
Recieving the plans through the mail
The second method is to e-mail Neil Ostberg and have him send out a set of plans to you at cost. (see below)
$15.00 U.S.A. and Canada, and
$18.00 all other countries.
This price includes a 6 mile trip to town, mailing container, postal fee, print shop fee and a dollar and twenty five cents for a glass of beer. (
Huber Bock or Regal Brau most likely)
With either method of getting the plans, you will need to do the following.Glue the images to sheet aluminum using Elmers stick glue or similar glue. Take a sharp knife and follow all lines pressing hard. Next drill holes at dark round spots and cut small triangles in the peg head with slots for machine heads and drill holes for peg locations 1/8" holes are sufficient. Cut out and file templates to conform to the plan, drill ¼"holes to hang templates in the shop. The purpose of these holes and triangles is their use in the layout of the various parts.
Cutaway for Torres guitar not historicaly correct.
I recieved an e-mail from Baba Gorikhan requesting help in making a cutaway for a guitar he is building. I made full scale model of the heel area and a plan of the cutaway. The heel not a solid block as this would cause excessive weight and decrease the air space inside the guitar.
Baba Gorikhan has requested a cutaway with with curves and has named it a "Venetian" cutaway. Venetian is a good name and will be used.
The test bend is made in a hurry with scrap wood and is not the correct height. I bent it with a very hot iron and you will notice burned areas. Use proper heat as described on the site and soak the sides. The side has to be made longer for the Venetian cutaway.