George Sakellariou – 2016 Jochen Rothel


Our good friend George Sakellariou stopped by GSI again and couldn’t put down this brand-new 2016 Jochen Rothel spruce-top, which inspired him to play some of his jazzier arrangements. Here he is playing Autumn Leaves and Shadow of Your Smile.

Apogee Digital and AEA Ribbon Mics


We wanted to take a minute to thank Apogee and AEA (Audio Engineering Associates) for all of their help recording the Cleveland Collection guitars. In addition to letting us use their Berkeley studio and the great gear there, Apogee have been letting us use one of their Ensemble interfaces.

Jennifer Kim – Rodrigo Fandango


Jennifer Kim was back for more videos and we got some amazing performances. Here she is playing Rodrigo’s Fandango on that amazing 1957 Hauser II that belonged to Julian Bream – the one that Andrew York used to record his new suite ‘The Equations of Beauty’.

Andrew York – Equations of Beauty


We’re pleased to present Andrew York and his new suite The Equations of Beauty in six movements, each named after a mathematical constant. We talked to York about his playing some of the Cleveland Collection guitars, and the Bream Hauser appealed to him the most, which turned out to be a perfect fit for the piece.

Alexander Milovanov – 2003 Ruck


Alexander Milovanov came by to play some guitars, and among the guitars from the Cleveland Collection that he played was the 2003 Robert Ruck that had belonged to Manuel Barrueco, one of his teachers at Peabody. Alexander plays Robert Schumann’s Träumerei, from Kinderszenen, Op. 15, No. 7 (Arr. F. Tárrega).

Museum Guitar: 1930 Francisco Simplicio


The famous 'sound' of Simplicio is perhaps the most unique of the great makers of the 20th century - it has a very "old-world" charm, and players of these guitars often remark how they are transported psychologically to another world when playing a Simplicio.
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