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Felipe Conde

Here’s Felipe Conde talking about how his dad, uncle and Paco De Lucia changed everything when they made a new kind of Flamenco guitar.

Guitar Demonstrations

Almer Playing a 1971 Fleta

This is a beautiful 1971 cypress and cedar Ignacio Fleta. We recorded Almer Imamovic playing it a few months back, and while Almer played amazingly (he always does), there’s some…

Luthier Spotlight

Manuel Contreras II on the Perfect Guitar

I like to ask luthiers what the perfect guitar would sound like. It’s a dumb question, of course, but I always like hearing the answers I get. Here’s Manuel Contreras‘…


New Hauser III On Its Way

The new Hauser III is done and on its way to GSI.  Here are some photos of the finished guitar – we should have it any day now.


New Guitar Salon Showroom

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…

News>Coming Soon

New David Rouse guitars coming in

We have two new David Rouse guitars coming soon, so here’s a peek at them in progress.  One is a Flamenco and the other is a Cedar-top Classical.  Not sure…

News>Coming Soon

New Hermann Hauser Coming Soon

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…

Luthier Spotlight

Teodoro Perez Making Rosettes, part 2

Here’s part 2 of Teodoro Perez showing me how he makes rosettes in his Madrid shop.

Luthier Spotlight

Teodoro Perez making rosettes

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…


GFA Convention in Austin

The GFA convention is in Austin this year, June 22-27, and there are some really great performances and events going on. Also, Connie Sheu from GFA has been filling me…

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