Dec
07

olivia_farewell

16-year-old Olivia Chiang was back in for videos. She’s been coming in since she was 12 and it’s been really fun to watch her grow as a player. This time she played John Doan’s Farewell on a great 2007 Aaron Green cedar-top. We’ve got a new playlist on YouTube if you want to see Olivia’s progress over the past four years.

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Dec
06

nejc_black-hole

Here’s Nejc Kuhar with another of his compositions, Black Hole, played on a great 1979 Ron Hachez cedar and CSA rosewood guitar that reminded us all an awful lot of a Miguel Rodriguez. Check out Nejc’s video of his piece Corfu here, and if you want the sheet music for Black Hole you can get that here.

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Nov
30

tavi_granada

Here’s Tavi Jinariu playing Isaac Albeniz’ Granada on a fantastic 1926 Domingo Esteso. Esteso (who was the uncle of the original Hermanos Conde), along with Santos Hernandez, is considered one of the greatest of the Spanish mid-century builders and this guitar is a very good example of why that is. Tavi is a master of the Spanish repertoire and it’s great to hear him play this classic on a guitar like this.

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Nov
30

nejc_corfu

Nejc Kuhar is a frequent award-winner both as a composer and a guitarist, so we were very happy to have him come play one of his newer pieces for us – Corfu (in fact, this is the first video of the piece he’s recorded). Nejc plays a beautiful 2001 Eric Sahlin spruce-top. Look out for another video soon with another one of Nejc’s great compositions.

And if you’d like the music for Corfu just click here to buy it.

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Nov
30

rouse

We have photos of two guitars being finished for us by English maker David Rouse – one cedar and one spruce and both with CSA rosewood back and sides. The guitars are in the final stages and should be finished very soon!

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Nov
29

benjohnson

As an active performer and teacher Mr. Johnson currently serves as the Head of the Classical Guitar Department, Director of Classical Guitar Ensembles, and Professor of Music Theory at Colorado State University in Pueblo. He also teaches outreach programs for the Colorado Springs Conservatory. As an ambassador of the guitar, Benjamin Johnson is dedicated to performing works for the guitar from all eras of music in many venues both conventional and unconventional. As an avid chamber musician, he has recently performed the chamber works of Astor Piazolla in collaboration with other chamber musicians.

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Nov
22

moreno

We’ve received some lovely photos of the next guitar on its way to us from Sevilla-based maker Fernando Moreno. This next guitar is a cedar and Indian rosewdood classical and, as you can see from the photos, it’s finished, polished and ready to ship to us.

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Nov
21

irina_02

Here’s Irina Kulikova playing Viktor Kozlov’s Ballad for Beautiful Elena on a fantastic 1967 Ignacio Fleta spruce top. This particular guitar is a bit rare as it features CSA rosewood for the back and sides, where Fleta used Indian rosewood on most of his guitars.

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Nov
20

tavi_canco-del-lladre

Here’s Tavi Jinariu playing Llobet’s Canco del Lladre on that beautiful 1888 Antonio de Torres from the Russell Cleveland collection. The famous Tarrega Torres is also from 1888 – in fact it’s number 114 and this guitar is number 115!

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Nov
16

benpila_blott

Here’s more of Ben Pila – this time playing Jan Olaf Eriksson’s arrangement of Oscar Ahnfelt’s Blott en Dag on a new 2016 Dominik Wurth spruce and Indian rosewood guitar.

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