Erwin von Grüner 1982 “Torres SE 77” – lively and resonant – this guitar will amaze you!
Erwin von Grüner (1925-2001) is one of the most famous German luthiers! He was born in Teplitz. His father was an instrument maker and he also had its own musical instruments store. In 1951 his family moved to Bavaria where Erwin von Grüner started to work in a musical instrument factory which was owned by Fred A. Wilfers. The factory was specialized in the construction of violins. Soon after, in 1954, he opened his own workshop in Baierdorf and specialized in building guitars.
Grüner is very well known for his inventions like the double resonance guitar and his innovative approaches to guitar making.
This particular guitar model is based on a smaller guitar from Antonio de Torres from 1884 numbered SE 77. Its smaller size and lightweight build is a bit deceptive at first – once you pluck the first note, it has a huge sound, very full and robust with great lyrical charm in the trebles and fat basses – rich in overtones across the entire register. Startlingly easy to play, the comfortable neck shape and fast response make this a true players guitar.
The top of this guitar is made of spruce, the back and sides are made of maple. This guitar is in a good condition, but has quite some signs of play and use.
It sounds absolutely stunning!
Luthier: Erwin von Grüner
Construction year: 1982
Back and sides: Maple
Scale: 650 mm
Nut: 52 mm