Aug
04

We’d like to make an announcement to all Barrios fans. Soon, we’re going to have a new book in stock, dedicated to Agustín Barrios. This time, it’s going to be a very well-researched diplomatic edition of the diary carried by Barrios to his concerts between 1932 and 1939. The book will be released to the public on August 7th, 2020 marking the 75th year since the composer’s passing.

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Aug
04
In Dominik’s own words:
“This cedar top has 5 fan braces. I am always looking for a darker color in the trebles and 5 braces are better for this than 7. Also, I am using two small cross struts under the bridge and a tunneled harmonic bar beyond the soundhole like Torres. The Barbero models I’ve been building have helped me incorporate a lot of new ideas to my model, especially when it comes to the top thicknesses and the arrangement of the struts. Actually, I’ve been wanting all of my cedars to become less stiff, so I’ve been reducing the top thickness step by step and adjusting the height of the cross bars under the bridge, resulting in a good compromise between warmth and clarity/brightness. Also by having a looser top I am getting a faster attack, something I’ve always wanted to improve upon. But, I have not sacrificed sustain for attack and feel that this is a balance that I will stick with for my cedar top guitars for now, because the best guitar is always the next one.”
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Jul
30

Our very own Tomasz Fechner has recently recorded a series of tutorials for EliteGuitarist.com on several GSI guitars. Tomasz’s first tutorials have already been published and there are several more to come! You can sign-up today and still receive a 30-day FREE trial to access all Elite Guitarist tutorial videos as a part of the Round 2 Lessons Stimulus Package.

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Jul
30

Our GSI YouTube channel has recently featured a new guitarist, Brendon Grabowski. Brendon currently is pursuing his doctorate degree at USC Thornton School of Music studying with maestro Scott Tennant. He was also one of the finalists of the Ex-Aequo online guitar competition which was sponsored by GSI.

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Jul
29

U.S. Classic Guitar President William Jenks is excited to announce the grand finale of the 2019-2020 Portland, Los Angeles, and Hawaii International Guitar Series sponsored by the Augustine Foundation, Guitar Salon International, Darren Hippner Guitars, All Classical 89.9 FM, Willamette Week, and Hawaii Public Radio. 

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Jul
28

About 10 years ago, Sebastian Stenzel told us about a new type of soundboard he had invented, which he called the Enhanced Wood soundboard. At that time, he refused to tell us precisely what it is and how it was made because he was considering applying for a patent. He only told us that it is a new type of laminated soundboard, providing an enhanced dynamic range and enhanced malleability of sound, made for players who want to push the limits of nuanced musical expression.

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Jul
23

We’ve just received a new flamenco blanca guitar that came to us directly from Andy Culpepper’s workshop. The guitar looks unique and represents a journey of the Romani people who travelled half of the world to Andalusia.

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Jul
22

We’ve received wonderful news from our good friend and a great young talent in the Italian guitar making scene, Daniele Marrabello. Daniele has become a father of his second daughter, Nina, who was born in early May!

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Jul
20

“Luthier Series Carbon Case” by Leona Cases is the newest high-quality guitar case available on the market. The case, named after the famous “La Leona” guitar by Antonio de Torres, immediately captured our attention with its elegant design that is the outcome of almost 5 years of careful planning using innovative tools.

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Jul
15

We’re very happy to announce that GSI has become the official sponsor of Guitarlab. Guitarlab is a new fully online guitar festival taking place this August! The festival is going to consist of a guitar workshop and a competition following innovative formulas.

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