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Coming Soon: Youri Soroka’s French walnut guitar built with locally grown woods

Youri Soroka’s guitars have been very popular in our store. They find their new owners almost as quickly as they show up at GSI. Now, we’re expecting another guitar made…

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Armenian Guitarist, Pardy Minassian, Shares Her Story on the Occasion of Her Recording Session at GSI.

Armenian guitarist, Pardy Minassian, has recently visited GSI for her first recording session in our showroom. Pardy is currently studying classical guitar at the USC Thornton School of Music with…

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Andy Culpepper Builds a New Guitar for GSI with Beautiful Pernambuco Accents.

American luthier from Ithaca, New York, Andy Culpepper, is about to finish building his next guitar for us. Andy is a good friend of ours. We’ve known him for many…

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Los Romeros: 60th Anniversary Documentary premieres on January 20, 2021 on YouTube!

Los Romeros (The Romeros) is one of the most important guitar quartets in the history of classical guitar. Los Romeros, who are known also as “The Royal Family of the…

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Mario Aracama Builds a New Guitar for GSI in his Workshop in the Idyllic Alpujarra Mountains Near Granada.

Spanish luthier, Mario Aracama, is an artist who loves unique designs. Each guitar that we have seen coming from his workshop features a new design giving each instrument an original…

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Icelandic Guitarist & Composer, Gulli Björnsson, Visits GSI to Record Six of His Original Compositions.

Gulli Björnsson has recently visited Southern California to record at GSI and tonebase some of compositions, including his recent work – “Landslög” [Landscapes]. Landslög is a set of 11 pieces for…

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German Luthier, Jochen Röthel, Shares Photos of his Next GSI Guitar. See the Sneak Peek Gallery!

Our friend and a German luthier, Jochen Röthel, is currently building his next guitar for GSI. The guitar should be ready for shipment in a few weeks as Jochen has…

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Read the Story of Max Brenner, a Classical and Fingerstyle Guitarist Who Recently Recorded at GSI.

Our friend and the founder of The SoundFile®, Max Brenner, has recently visited GSI for a recording session. Many of you might already know his playing, since he has previously recorded…

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U.S. Classic Guitar President, William Jenks, has Announced the 2021 Season of the U.S. International Guitar Series.

U.S. Classic Guitar President, William Jenks U.S. Classic Guitar president, William Jenks, is thrilled and honored to announce the U.S. International Guitar Series Season 2021. This year, the concert series will include six…

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Coming Soon: A prize-winner from the “Antonio Marin Montero” Guitar Building Competition, Hans van Velzen, builds another “Garcia” model for GSI.

Hans van Velzen, a luthier from the Netherlands and one of the prize-winners from the 2nd International “Antonio Marin Montero” Guitar Building Competition in Granada, Spain, is building a new guitar…

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