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For over 35 years, Guitar Salon International has been providing customers with the finest selection of classical and flamenco guitars in the world

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In our selection of the best contemporary guitar makers, we have chosen to represent those that we believe create instruments that are built to last – both in terms of musical quality and investment. As a result, many of the young luthiers we highlight as the best of their generation proceed to become the world’s most sought-after builders.

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We believe in building a relationship and supporting everyone within our community - from our close relationships with both the makers and players of these instruments, and serving professionals, students, collectors and aficionados alike. We have a deep and profound respect for the art, and love fostering our community.

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John Marcel Williams Records GSI Videos With Music By Johann Sebastian Bach, Giulio Regondi, and Joaquin Rodrigo.

John Marcel Williams is an award-winning classical guitarist and a dedicated guitar teacher. His skills were noticed very early. By the age of 16, he had already won over 20 prizes at various guitar c..

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"Vicente Arias 1833-1914: The Forgotten Luthier" Book Has Been Reviewed in American Lutherie Journal.

Vicente Arias was an exceptional nineteenth-century Spanish guitar maker known for the beauty of his rosettes, but his life and work are mostly unknown among classical guitarists. The first book dedic..

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Mario Aracama Is About To Finish Building Another Guitar For GSI.

Spanish Luthier, Mario Aracama, is almost done building another guitar for GSI. He shared with us some sneak peek photos of this instrument. As you can see in the photos below, Mario used spruce for t..

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Santa Monica-based Guitarist and Composer, Giovanni Piacentini, Records Five Pieces In Our Showroom.

Last year we wrote about our friend, Giovanni Piacentini, who has shared with us the tracks from his new album, Adrift in the Garden of Beautiful Things, which was recorded on a 2010 Ja..

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Peer-Reviewed Academic Journal, Soundboard Scholar, is Now Open-Access! Read This Peer-Reviewed Academic Journal by GFA for FREE!

Guitar Foundation of America has recently announced that their peer-reviewed academic journal, Soundboard Scholar, is now available for free around the world! This journal has gone open-access, so it ..

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Italian composer, guitarist, and musicologist, Angelo Gilardino, has passed away at the age of 80.

It is with our deepest sorrow to inform you that Maestro Angelo Gilardino has passed away today at the age of 80. Angel Gilardino was a worldwide-famous Italian composer, guitarist and musicologist. H..

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Romanian Guitarist, Dragos Ilie, Records Five New Videos - Including His Own Composition!

Romanian guitarist, Dragos Ilie, initially moved to the United States when his exceptional guitar skills were noticed by Professor Andrew Zohn who visited Romania at the time. Dragos became Andrew Zoh..

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Young Guitarist, Xeno Müller II, Visits GSI For The First Time and Records Three Videos.

Recently we had a new guest in our showroom. Xeno Müller II might be already known to some of you as the cohost of the second season of GFAtv, a Guitar Foundation of America's YouTube show dedicated t..

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Sebastian Stenzel Demonstrates His Building Process in One Short Video.

German luthier, Sebastian Stenzel, is a great friend of GSI. His guitars have been praised by many visiting players who tested them in our showroom. Each of his guitars is unique and interesting, part..

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Eliot Fisk Will Be Featured In The Next Live From St. Mark's Concert YouTube Premiere!

Another exciting YouTube Premiere is coming up as part of the Live From St. Mark's guitar series organized by the Omni Foundation. This time, we'll have a chance to hear Maestro Eliot Fisk -..

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