- Traditional - Based on the work of Hauser Torres
My instruments are based on the
Torres/Hauser tradition in design, and are tailored to the individual.
Aesthetics are important to me and are also addressed individually. My basic
model has either a spruce (European or Engelmann) or cedar top; East Indian rosewood,
cocobolo, European maple, or cypress back and sides; Spanish cedar or Honduras
mahogany neck; ebony fingerboard; Brazilian rosewood bridge; and a mosaic or
natural wood rosette. String scales are usually 65 cm, 65.5 cm, or 66 cm;
string spacings are 43 mm at the nut and 57 mm at the saddle, although other
scales and spacings can be accommodated. Necks are Spanish heel construction
and are shaped according to the customer’s preference.