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Sanel Redzic Performs A Concert In a 900-Year-Old Church In Erfurt, Germany.

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A New Rosette Pattern and Striking Materials - French Luthier, Bertrand Ligier, Builds A New Guitar For GSI!

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Jaxon Williams Records Pieces By Spanish Composers and Gives The World Premiere Of A Piece by Josh Thompson.

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Classical & Fingerstyle guitar virtuoso, Michael Chapdelaine, passed away at the age of 67

It is with deep sorrow that we inform you that Michael Chapdelaine passed away on November..

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Russell Cleveland Collection - Part 2: The Last Three Guitars

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Celebrating a Milestone: GSI YouTube Channel Crosses 100 MILLION Views!

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9-Year-Old Classical Guitar Prodigy, Xinyan (Cynthia) Sun, Performs Leo Brouwer's "Sonata No. 1".

Our friends from the Omni Foundation For The Performing Arts have published a phenomenal p..

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Italian classical guitarist and D'Addario artist, Carlo Curatolo, records on a Gerardo Centonze guitar!

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What are our customers saying?

Frank Furter
Frank Furter
22 Oct 2023 Via Google

Purchased a Daniel Friederich classical guitar. Patrick was helpful and made it a smooth transaction.

Lou Amaya
Lou Amaya
06 Oct 2023 Via Google

Best place in California for high end classical guitars. I came in on a Saturday and John-Paul took the time to show me all the best guitars they had. No pressure at all and I walked out with a 1966 Conde Hermanos Guitar. Amazing place. You will not be disappointed.

Jason Mcdavitt
Jason Mcdavitt
03 Sep 2023 Via Google

GSI is the Greatest! They are very nice, knowledgeable, patent and helpful, in making sure you get the right guitar for you and your liking. Highly recommended. 6 stars out of 5

Jack A
Jack A
29 Aug 2023 Via Google

They are really quick to reply and seem helpful. I've never had a purchase from there yet though. But I've enjoyed watching some of their videos.

Eileen Houston
Eileen Houston
05 Apr 2023 Via Google

Outstanding guitar shop. Salesmen are very nice guys, they're knowledgeable about their products and they don't upsell. The selection is excellent, and overall this is just a very clean, professional environment.

Bernadette Garner
Bernadette Garner
28 Feb 2023 Via Google

Buying a guitar from Guitar Salon International was a wonderful experience. I also sold them a guitar a couple of years ago and that was super easy also. I had the pleasure of working with David Collett. I live on the east coast so had to do everything on the phone. David took the time (lots of time) to talk me through the process and help me make the right decision. I felt perfectly at ease ordering my guitar and having it shipped. I have to add also that my Wolfgang Jellinghaus "Torres 77" is a fabulous magical little guitar. It has literally changed my world. Due to a broken left arm and a dislocated pinkie finger my larger guitar equaled pain. This small powerhouse of a guitar has made playing pleasurable again, and it is so beautiful. In just a few days she has opened up and is singing. Guitar Salon International is in the business of helping musicians first, then selling guitars!

Jonathan Nelson
Jonathan Nelson
26 Feb 2023 Via Google

Outstanding guitar shop. Salesmen are very nice guys, they're knowledgeable about their products and they don't upsell. The selection is excellent, and overall this is just a very clean, professional environment.

Jason Callaway
Jason Callaway
07 Dec 2022 Via Google

GSI is an excellent store! I bought a vintage classical guitar from them, and it was a great experience! Their staff talked to me at length and patiently answered my many questions. The process of trying and buying the guitar was very easy and low-stress. I would definitely buy from this store again. They also have a killer YouTube channel!

Alex Timen
Alex Timen
13 Jul 2022 Via Google

Great selection of guitars, knowledgeable staff.

Kahui Lim
Kahui Lim
13 Apr 2022 Via Google

I made the pilgrimage here to watch David Russell teach. Thank you to GSI and all those who helped organized the event in your wonderful venue.

Patrick Holmes
Patrick Holmes
17 Mar 2022 Via Google

I just wanted to leave a comment about Patrick Schettler, who helped me select and buy a guitar Saturday February 12. Patrick was great. He went above and beyond what was necessary for me to have a positive experience. Patrick was great to talk to and I learned a lot from him about each guitar I tried out. He was very patient as I played several guitars (over a period of more than three hours), and asked to see others I had on my list. He also played some of them for me to help me narrow them down, so I could hear them from an audience perspective. He was friendly and professional. Always available, but didn't hover. I give him five stars. Thanks, and best regards,

carey tubbs
carey tubbs
09 Feb 2022 Via Google

Simply awesome, client service and guitars.. Highly recommended…

Nick Pham
Nick Pham
13 Aug 2021 Via Google

If you live in Southern CA and are looking for a place to purchase a serious classical/flamenco guitar then you MUST visit Guitar Salon International. The selection of beautiful vintage/modern guitars is amazing but more important is the service, knowledge and expertise of its employees. From start to finish you are dealing with GUITARISTS and not salespeople so their opinions will definitely matter and help you make an informed purchase. I had many great conversations with John Paul but the person most responsible for my overall purchase and satisfaction was Andy Lee. Andy is the consummate professional and was patient, accommodating and helped facilitate a great purchase. I ended up with a 1977 Ramirez 1A and extremely happy and content that I worked with Andy & GSI on this purchase. I will DEFINITELY be back for my next purchase and highly recommend that you consider GSI for your serious guitar purchase. Thanks JohnPaul, Andy and the entire team for a memorable experience

Charles Albers
Charles Albers
03 Aug 2021 Via Google

This was my first visit to GSI and I was extremely happy with the trip. Andrew was great in assisting me with information about each of the instruments that interested me and I hope to return soon!

Fadi Bakour
Fadi Bakour
02 Aug 2021 Via Google

This place is like the e-harmony of luthier built guitars. They're not in the business of selling guitars, but creating matches made in heaven. That's absolutely how the staff make you feel. They are extremely helpful, and extremely patient throughout the entire journey of finding you the best instrument for your needs. I had the pleasure of working Andrew, and ended up purchased the best guitar I've ever played in my life. I look forward to being a lifelong customer.

Eric Mokotoff
Eric Mokotoff
15 Jun 2021 Via Google

been after a 640 scale guitar and between inventory out there, price, accessibility, I was not finding what I wanted or could afford. Custom builds for this are either out of my range or simply inferior results based on past experiences. When I came across the LA CAÑADA on GSI I was very curious. Having read up on the FE17's original history it peaked my interest. There were very few sound samples/videos online about these and the ones on GSI were duets of 2 woods, and an interview leaving little to the ear to make any proper assessment. Youtube had a few videos showing off these guitars and they seems to sound quite nice. So I reached out to JP at GSI who kindly recorded sound samples of both the Maple and Granadillo backs and there were two models available one being an "A" for antiqued look the other for reg/new look. The Antiqued pics looked real nice, especially coming from playing a very high end and beautiful luthier made sitka spruce/brazilian rosewood made nearly

Alex Droessler
Alex Droessler
14 Jun 2021 Via Google

GSI is an ABSOLUTE joy to deal with. I've been a customer of theirs since starting my journey in to playing classical guitar back in 2003. Mr JohnPaul Trotter and the rest of their staff are the pinnacle of customer service and professionalism. They set the standard in the classical guitar buying world. I recently received a STELLAR Jose Ramirez 1A that John found for me. I still can't believe I have it. The entire experience as of late is everything you'll ever want or need. Save yourself any amount of heartache and don't go anywhere else... Thanks again GSI! Customer for life!

Harmik Mansourian
Harmik Mansourian
20 May 2021 Via Google

Specialised guitar store for classical and flamenco guitar enthusiasts, with a friendly and helpful staff. Got myself a hand made student flamenco guitar at a reasonable price. I'd definitely go back there in the future to browse through their stock for more guitars!!!

David Miller
David Miller
29 Apr 2021 Via Google

I finally found a guitar that matches my needs both in tonal quality and value. Guitar Salon has outstanding customer service and selection. I was able to review guitars and on the second guitar with the help of Andrew (who listened to me and my fickled needs), I found a gem. I now own a Wolfgang Jellinghaus Flamenca Negra a guitar with amazing crispness, bold projection and sound quality. I have tried for years locally to find a guitar with professional tambre and projection with no success. Save yourself time, frustration and energy and view an amazing selection of instruments. Many have high quality videos of the guitars being played by professional musicians, very helpful. Also there are many resources available to learn from and to inspire you. Thank you Andrew and all at Guitar Salon International!

Daniele Siliquini
Daniele Siliquini
06 Oct 2020 Via Google

If you have a true passion for guitars, this is truly the place to be. I have come to know GSI over the years as this is my regular stop for strings and studio guitars for my students. A few weeks ago, I decided to upgrade my guitar and John Paul and Andrew carefully listened to my needs. They understood how important playability and tone are to me and helped me with finding the perfect instrument. Thanks to their expertise regarding tone, wood types, guitar makers, and strings, along with their wide selection of incredible instruments from some of the best luthiers, choosing my new instrument was a fun and simple process. They encouraged me to play guitars in different rooms including their big show room to make sure I was replicating a concert experience. Not only was I able to play various instruments, JohnPaul and Andrew (both excellent players) also played the guitars for me so that I could hear how the instruments sounded from the audience’s perspective. My satisfacti

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Classical & Flamenco Guitars

Guitar Salon International, in business since 1983, has become the world-renowned dealer
and center for classical & flamenco guitarists and collectors.