Archive for June, 2010
It’s been a little over a month, and we haven’t properly introduced our new showroom to you all. We’re pretty excited about it – it’s a beautiful and great sounding space. And oddly enough it happens to have what appears to be a lattice-braced ceiling. The idea, of course, is for you all to stop by and play some amazing guitars in an amazing space. We look forward to seeing you here.
These don’t come in very often – a brand new Hermann Hauser III. The guitar should be on its way very soon. Notice that the label reads 2008. Apparently his process is such that this guitar was actually begun in 2008 and is only now about to be finished.
Here’s part 2 of Teodoro Perez showing me how he makes rosettes in his Madrid shop.
This one’s kind of hard to beat – Just review any product on the GSI website and you get a $25 store credit.
From now until the end of the month, anyone who leaves an online review of one of our products is entitled to $25 worth of GSI store credit, to be used towards anything on our site. Simply create the review on the product’s info page, and email us the link to the GSI product page. We’ll reply with instructions on how to use your $25 credit. Limit one Store Credit per user.
So get reviewing.
Madrid luthier Teodoro Perez showed me how he makes rosettes when I visited his shop in Madrid. From 1971 until about 1990 he made all of the rosettes that came out of the Ramirez shop, so he may know more about this than anyone alive today. I’m a huge fan of his guitars, and you can check some of them out here: Perez Guitars. He’s also one of the nicest guys around, and he builds together with his son, while his daughter runs the business end of things and helps out in the shop, too.
And yes – I did manage to type ‘prufling’ instead of ‘purfling’ in the subtitles, so I’m just going to hope that it catches on.
The GFA convention is in Austin this year, June 22-27, and there are some really great performances and events going on. Too much for me tell you all about, so check it out here: GFA Convention.
I’ll be at the convention, too, for a couple of days, so come find me and we’ll talk about guitars. You can email me at email@example.com.
Classical guitarist Francisco Gil stopped by the shop this week, and he’s such a great player that we just had to record him playing some great guitars. Here’s he’s playing Albeniz’ ‘Capricho Catalan’ on a Jochen Rothel Spruce top guitar, which you can check out here. We’ll also be carrying some of his CD’s soon, so check back if you want to hear more.