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Thomas Norwood was born and raised in Pasadena, California. In the 70s, after a bike tour of Europe, he decided to live in Paris where he began to build instruments. He perfected his skills with Daniel Friederich, whose workshop he frequently visited. In addition to guitars, Thomas Norwood builds lutes and balalaikas considered among the best in the world.
This Torres copy is inspired by the 1884 SE69. Thomas Norwood says he initially made an identical copy before adjusting it to improve its performance. With its finesse and elegance this instrument testifies to Thomas Norwood’s exquisite craftsmanship. The spruce on the table dates from the 1970s and comes from Daniel Friederich's stock.
This guitar is fascinating for the way it reproduces the sound of old guitars. Thanks to the breadth and depth of the basses, the sensitive and natural vibrato of the treble, and its deeply moving musicality, this guitar gives you the amazing impression of playing on a period instrument.
A magnificent instrument that shows, if it were still needed, all the talent of Thomas Norwood.