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Valseana – 18 Waltzes on 18 Historic Guitars

Valseana – 18 Waltzes on 18 Guitars Valseana represents an enormous labor of love on the part of David Collett, Marc Teicholz, various engineers and the entire GSI team. Four…

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The Ramirez Family: Masters of the Guitar

Current Inventory     |     Past Inventory The Ramirez Family: Masters of the Guitar text by Marco Bazzotti photos from the Ramirez archive The great adventure of the Spanish ancient luthier dynasty. The protagonists,…

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Ramirez Workshop Luthiers

Ramirez Workshop Luthiers We are often asked what the intials in the Ramirez Guitars represent. The following is a list of luthiers of the Ramirez workshop and their intials: MAG…

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Pepe Romero on Torres

Current Inventory     |     Past Inventory On April 10th I had an opportunity to talk with the great classical guitarist Pepe Romero about Antonio de Torres. Pepe himself owns three Torres guitars, and…

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Luthier: Tobias Berg

Current Inventory     |     Past Inventory Tobias Berg was born in Helsingborg, Sweden in 1972, and grew up in the fishing village of Viken. After having built his first classical guitar in 1995,…

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Luthier: Teodoro Perez

Current Inventory     |     Past Inventory Teodoro Perez Teodoro Perez was born in 1952 in the province of Soria, Spain, but moved to Madrid while still very young. In 1966 he began his…

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Manuel Contreras Workshop

Current Inventory     |     Past Inventory Manuel Contreras I Manuel Contreras Sr. (1928-1994), a native of Madrid, acquired excellent woodworking skills at a very young age that led to a budding career as…

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Luthier: Kenneth Brogger

Current Inventory     |     Past Inventory Born in Hellerup, north of Copenhagen, Kenneth Brögger is Denmark’s leading classical guitar builder of his generation. His career began when he apprenticed with noted Danish guitar…

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Luthier: Jose Ramirez III

 Current Inventory     |     Past Inventory José Ramírez III (1922 – 1995) was without doubt one of the most influential and important luthiers in the second part of the 20th century. His guitars influenced…

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Luthier: Jose Ramirez I

Current Inventory     |     Past Inventory The guitars of José Ramírez I (1858-1923) look backwards, but the workshop he established was to dominate Spanish guitar-making to the present day. José Ramírez based his…

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