Torrified Guitar Tops

Red Oak
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Re: Torrified Guitar Tops

Post: # 3775Post Red Oak
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:18 am

mysteryfingerstyle wrote: Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:38 am Just picked up a used C10 ss with torrefied adirondack top and torrefied maple back and sides and can’t put it down. I wasn’t sure about torrefication until now. Incredible tone coming out of it, and it also looks amazing.
Sounds like a great guitar!

Hope you post some photos as many of us would enjoy seeing your new baby!!!

JeffM
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Real Name: Jeff McCrory

Re: Torrified Guitar Tops

Post: # 3814Post JeffM
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:50 pm

I have never played one, although I have owned five Collings guitars, still have three of them going back to 1993. My opinion is that the tops look gimmicky. I wouldn't want one. Rather wait and watch a top break in over the years

JohnB
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Re: Torrified Guitar Tops

Post: # 3823Post JohnB
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:10 pm

mysteryfingerstyle wrote: Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:38 am Just picked up a used C10 ss with torrefied adirondack top and torrefied maple back and sides and can’t put it down. I wasn’t sure about torrefication until now. Incredible tone coming out of it, and it also looks amazing.
Have been curious for a while about the baked maple back and sides. If you've had a chance to play a non-torrified Collings maple can you give a sense of sound differences? Or at least just the sound of your guitar--as difficult as that is to communicate?

Congratulations.

mysteryfingerstyle
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Re: Torrified Guitar Tops

Post: # 3826Post mysteryfingerstyle
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:42 am

JohnB wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:10 pm
mysteryfingerstyle wrote: Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:38 am Just picked up a used C10 ss with torrefied adirondack top and torrefied maple back and sides and can’t put it down. I wasn’t sure about torrefication until now. Incredible tone coming out of it, and it also looks amazing.
Have been curious for a while about the baked maple back and sides. If you've had a chance to play a non-torrified Collings maple can you give a sense of sound differences? Or at least just the sound of your guitar--as difficult as that is to communicate?

Congratulations.
Thanks!

I haven’t had a chance to play a non-torrefied maple C10 yet and I’m terrible at describing tone, but here’s a video I just did using the baked C10. Can’t put it down!

https://youtu.be/IiXoIn_6_kI

Red Oak
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Re: Torrified Guitar Tops

Post: # 3832Post Red Oak
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:52 pm

When I owned my Collings guitars, torrefied tops were not being offered. I do own a Martin authentic which features it and it’s a tone monster!

Red Oak
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Re: Torrified Guitar Tops

Post: # 3833Post Red Oak
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:33 pm

My Martin is an 000-30 1919 Authentic with a torrified Adirondack top. Mine sounds great to my ears. Of course, reasonable minds can differ as to what sounds good or what is lacking. And I can only speak to my individual instrument, not the entire line. But I am very happy with this instrument.

Happy picking!

mysteryfingerstyle
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Re: Torrified Guitar Tops

Post: # 3835Post mysteryfingerstyle
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:47 pm

Red Oak wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:33 pm My Martin is an 000-30 1919 Authentic with a torrified Adirondack top. Mine sounds great to my ears. Of course, reasonable minds can differ as to what sounds good or what is lacking. And I can only speak to my individual instrument, not the entire line. But I am very happy with this instrument.

Happy picking!
I think I tried one of those torrified Authentics a while back. Definitely had some amazing tone!

BAR
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Re: Torrified Guitar Tops

Post: # 3836Post BAR
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:33 am

I have a '39 D18 Martin Authentic with the VTS top that I purchased several years after I regrettably had to sell my real deal '39 D18. Does it sound like my old D18? No, but it has a fabulous sound and old soul vibe that I really enjoy and holds its own with the Collings D1AT that I have.

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