Christian Aubin "Torres copy"


Christian Aubin - classical guitar
   
Country : France - Concots
 Year : 1970
Scale lenght : 647 mm
Top : Spruce
Back & side : Indian rosewood
Fingerboard : Ebony - 52 mm
Body length : 475 mm
Body width : 275/235/360 mm
Body depth :

90/93 mm

Weight : 1 477 g
Action : 2,5/3,2 mm
Condition : Good : two cracks on the edge of the top well repaired and stabilized (more info on request)
   
Price : 7 800 euros

 


 

Christian Aubin occupies an important place in the history of French guitar making. A guitarist and guitar teacher in Paris, he owned a guitar by Antonio de Torres: the FE23 of 1867. After an accident, he brought this guitar to Robert Bouchet for restoration. Christian Aubin discovered his passion for guitar making. At the same time, Aubin had Daniel Friederich among his students. He suggested him to build his own guitar and presented Robert Bouchet to him. The three of them studied and worked on his Torres, which was said to have a magnificent sound. Later Christian Aubin left the capital to settle in Concots, near Cahors in the Lot.

As it is indicated on the label this guitar is a copy of his 1867 Torres, it was built in the Lot in the 70s. The workmanship and the aesthetics are of a remarkable quality. Soundwise, Aubin succeeds in reproducing the spirit of the instruments of that time. The bass is round, the treble is smooth, silky and vibrant. The timbre is pure, deep, expressive and lyrical. It is an exceptional instrument for what it represents historically and also for its inherent qualities.

 


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