I have been making this double top model since 2010 and it has been my main focus since then. I call this model Triticum, the scientific genus that wheat belongs to. Wheat has been the main motif in my rosette design, tuning machines and label. I took my inspiration from Art Nouveau style and especially the work of French cabinetmaker Louis Majorelle.
My Triticum double top model is a powerful, really dynamic guitar with an extremely broad spectrum of colours and shades, evenness over all the fretboard, great playability and superb craftsmanship.
The Triticum model is a combination of Torres ́s heritage, my own ideas and modern techniques I learned in cooperation with my collegues such as Gernot Wagner, Gregory Byers and Eric Monrad.
The Triticum model has a double top made of Nomex, an elevated fingerboard, carbon strengthened neck, a continuous lining ”sound ring”, compensated nut and saddle bones and a twelve hole saddle.
My Triticum model is played by such guitarists as Irina Aleksandrova (Russia), Anton Baranov (Russia), Stephen Brew (USA), Fareed Haque (USA), Balazs Kormos (Hungary), Miklos Környei (Hungary), Franco Maigue (Philippines), Juuso Nieminen (Finland), Nemanja Ostoich (USA), Pal Paulikovics (Austria), Aleksi Rajala (Finland), Otto Tolonen (Finland), Victor Santana (Brazil) etc.
Otto Tolonen playes this guitar on his recordings: "tiento français" 2012, "Toccata - Finnish Guitar Music" 2013 and "Henze, Royal Winter Music" 2016.
I have aimed to replace all exotic and endangered woods with more ethical species such as flamed maple. I have had good results using maple and I can recommend it for both back and sides. After all, Tarrega ́s favourite guitar was his maple bodied Torres.