This oud was inspired by the classic designs coming from Aleppo. 600 scale. Beautiful rich delicate tone.
Body length: 460
Lower bout: 377
Upper bout: 377
Body depth upper: 87
Body depth lower: 103
Nut width: 49.5
12th fret width: 58.5
Torrefied spruce top, bird's eye maple sides and back, mahogany neck, bird's eye maple bridge w/ebony saddle, ebony head plate, maple binding.
Very responsive instrument built in the Torres/Romanillos style. Superb tone. For the serious player and collector alike.
, Toreified spruce top, bird's eye maple back and sides, ebony head plate, bird's eye maple bridge, ebony saddle.
For people who don't know or understand. Why does a Stradivari violin sell for $3.6 million dollars? Why would a little cluster of wooden parts be so grossly valuable? A musical instrument is not just a visual work of art. It is not just an audible work of art. It also has to play with ease while being durable enough to withstand the demanding hands of the energetic player and last many years after it's maker. In this case almost 300 years after the maker's death! (Instruments have survived wars, abuse, neglect, and not to mention years of music singing from its magical box) Professionals who play this instruments will tell you that a factory made, or lesser grade instrument will not produce satisfactory results enough to perform on. If you are a race car driver, you cannot bring a KIA to the race track, you bring the Ferrari. To the trained hands, these instruments are God. $3.6 million is a drop in the bucket for such splendor. This is why I sacrificed so much to make musical instruments, and why I consider musical instruments to be the highest of all arts. Of course I also wanted to be a little closer to God.
Another great addition to the Vergara guitar collection. Spanish cypress sides and back, ebony fingerboard, 650 scale, French polish, flamenco bracing modeled after Santos Hernandez, this guitar delivers a big punch, crisp rasgueado, powerful lively bases. The traditional peghead is fitted with mechanical tuning pegs with a gear mechanism inside for seamless tuning.
Arabic oud by luthier John Vergara recently completed.
Scale length 590
Walnut bowl, spruce soundboard
Great player and good friend Ivan Gomez stops by to try the new guitars made by John Vergara.. here he tries the "Twin Flame" guitar. His comment in the end, "Nice basses, John"
You will see John listening to the greatest master of Flamenco music, Paco De Lucia, some ouds and guitars on the wall by John Vergara, a Karibyan oud (1954), and a flamenco blanca in the making.
Another Torres-based classical guitar is complete. Captivating, rich, full tone. 650 scale, 100% French polish finish. Here are some photos. Please stop by to try it out. "As people strive to reunite with their "other half", every musician searches for the instrument that fulfills his soul's needs. An instrument whose energy flows tangibly in every vein. An instrument he/she can call "the one". Twin Flame Guitar is as its name suggests: A tone of passion... and a body longing for reunion..."
Spanish Classical Guitar build based mostly on 1864 Torres (Sevilla).
French polish finish, 650 scale.