El Molina plays 1958 Reyes


Here’s flamenco guitarist El Molina playing some Soleá on an amazing 1958 Manuel Reyes flamenco blanca that happens to have a shorter scale (with no loss of power whatsoever). This guitar is a great example of an early Reyes.

Jaxon WIlliams plays 1910 Hauser I


Here’s more of Jaxon Williams – this time he plays Penasmiento Español by Jose Brocá on a beautiful 1910 Hauser I ‘Vienna’, an instrument he built before embracing the Spanish (Torres) method of construction.

Staff Video Picks – David Collett


We thought it might be fun to poll everyone at GSI about some of their favorite videos, and we started at the top with GSI president David Collett. So, here are the five videos that came to David’s mind.

Lilit Mardiyan – Valses Poeticos


Lilit Mardiyan visited us recently and recorded some videos. Here she is playing Enrique Granados’ Valses Poeticos on a great 2016 Manuel Contreras N-2 spruce and Ziricote classical guitar.

Leo Brouwer – ‘To Be Useful Is Something Incredible’


Check out this lovely piece on NPR about Leo Brouwer’s legacy, which includes some very interesting details about his life and how that influenced his musical upbringing.

Coming Soon – Jose Vigil


We have photos of the new guitar on its way to us from Granada luthier Jose Vigil – a spruce and Indian rosewood classical in the Granada school tradition that our own JohnPaul Trotter got a look at on his recent trip to Granada.
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Staff Video Picks - Saad Siddiqi

Check out Saad Siddiqi's top-five list of favorite GSI videos to date. Saad is GSI's social media manager, so he's spent a lot of time w...

Player Spotlight: Andrea de Vitis

Andrea De Vitis (Rome, 1985) graduated with full marks from the Morlacchi Conservatory in Perugia, Italy, where he studied under Leonardo ...

El Molina plays 1958 Reyes

Here's flamenco guitarist El Molina playing some Soleá on an amazing 1958 Manuel Reyes flamenco blanca that happens to have a shorter sc...

Lilit Mardiyan - Valses Poeticos (Contreras N-2)

Lilit Mardiyan visited us recently and recorded some videos. Here she is playing Enrique Granados' Valses Poeticos on a great 2016 Man...

Coming Soon - Jose Vigil

We have photos of the beginning stages of the new guitar being made for us by Granada luthier Jose Vigil - a spruce and Indian rosewood ...

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