ANTONIO TORRES DORADO - Flamenco and classical guitar maker, born on March 16, 1967 in Aranjuez (Madrid, Spain), where he resides.
As a cabinetmaker's grandson, being a child, Antonio Torres Dorado loves visiting his grandfather's workshop, the smell of woods, the tools… His life was shaped by his grandfather's craft, spending countless days at the side of his grandfather at an early age to learn working with woods. When Antonio decides to make his first guitar for his son, he becomes fascinated by his love for guitar construction and continues to build flamenco guitars. During these years, Antonio has the honor to meet some great luthiers such as Javier Castaño, luthier of Conde Atocha and José Salinas from whom he learned a lot and gained much inspiration. The work of Antonio Torres is completely based on the qualities of the old Madrid guitar making style. In the construction of his instruments, Antonio aims for a clean and clear sound, comfort in both hands and lightness. Driven by his building expertise, Antonio only uses first grade solid tonewoods, meticulously selected after a natural drying of at least 15 years and a top notch finish which he applies completely himself.