Author Archive

Oct
16

We have more of the Park Brothers, Alex and Wesley, this time playing Drewries Accordes as transcribed by Patrick Russ and Christopher Parkening, with Wedsley playing a fantastic 1953 Manuel de la Chica in mahogany and spruce that belonged to Pepe Romero, and Alex playing a great 2009 Jose Ramirez 2a in spruce and Indian rosewood.

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Oct
11

Here’s Vladimir Gapontsev playing Roland Dyens’ arrangement of the Django Reinhardt classic Nuages on a beautiful new 2017 Fructuoso Zalapa ‘Romanillos’ model in spruce and cocobolo. You can also check out Dyens himself playing Nuages at GSI on a historic 1947 Robert Bouchet guitar (the first one he ever built).

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Oct
10

Here’s Aaaron Larget-Caplan playing Roland Dyens’ Tango en Skai on a gorgeous 2015 Pepe Romero Jr. ‘Centenario’ model in cedar and CSA rosewood. The Centenario models honor the 100th anniversary of the birth of Romero’s grandfather, the great Celedonio Romero.

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Oct
10

We have photos of the next guitar coming to us from luthier Zoran Kuvac, who is based in Bosnia and Herzegovina – his 250th instrument. For this special guitar Kuvac has decided to make a guitar structurally inspired by the great French luthier Dominique Field, though the aesthetics are Kuvac’s own.

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Oct
10

We have photos of the new guitar on its way to us from German luthier Dominik Wurth – a Torres model in spruce and cypress based on the largest body size Torres ever created. Dominik is currently finishing up the French polish and the guitar should be on its way to us very soon.

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Oct
05

janson

Here’s Peter Janson, who’s been on tour with our friend Aaron Larget-Caplan (we’ll have videos of him soon, as well as a duo of Janson and Larget-Caplan) playing Ralph Towner’s Green and Golden on a great 2009 Erez Perelman spruce and Indian rosewood guitar. You can learn more about Aaron and Peter at their World of Guitar website.

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Oct
05

Giovanetti

We have photos of the first guitar on its way to us from Italian luthier Ennio Giovanetti – a gorgeous spruce and CSA rosewood guitar that should be shipping to us very soon. We look forward to welcoming Ennio to the GSI family and will share some audio of the guitar as soon as it arrives.

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Oct
03

Rossignol

Brothers Alex and Wesley Park came back to play some more duos for us. Here they are playing le Rossignol as transcribed by Patrick Russ and Christopher Parkening. Wesley plays a 2002 Richard Howell in cedar and Indian rosewood and Alex plays a 1969 Edgar Monch in spruce and Indian rosweood.

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Sep
28

Coves

I happened to be in Granada just as luthier Jose Vigil was finishing up the new cedar and Indian rosewood guitar he had made for GSI, so our friend Vicente Coves came to the shop to play the guitar for us so we could hear the first few notes played on this guitar.

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Sep
28

tomek

Our friend Tomasz Fechner stopped by GSI recently to play some guitars, and we shot some great videos of him playing excerpts from the Bach Chaconne, Barrios, and the Giuliani Rossiniana No. 5 Op. 123 on some lovely new and vintage guitars. He plays the Barrios on a new Teodoro Perez ‘Maestro’ spruce and lacewood guitar, the Chaconne on guitars by Alejandro, Tobias Berg, Roberto Gomes and Manuel Velazquez, and the Rossiniana on guitars by Felipe Conde Crespo and Dominik Wurth.

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