Author Archive

Aug
16

Did you hear about our Instagram “Getaway Giveaway” all throughout this week? Yep, we were preparing you all to grab your phones, tablets, even the good ‘ol mouse and keyboard and follow us on Instagram @guitarsaloninternational for this special giveaway!

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Aug
13

Amir John Haddad is one of the most recognizable names in the flamenco guitar world. He has recently joined our friends at EliteGuitarist.com as one of their instructors, alongside other flamenco greats like Antonio Rey, Jose Tanaka, Vahagni and Ricardo Marlow. Hermano Cortes is an emotive Solea perfectly matched with this 1971 Miguel Rodriguez flamenco guitar.

Check out Amir’s Solea lessons at EliteGuitarist and the comprehensive flamenco curriculum developed for students ranging from absolute beginners to the most advanced.

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Aug
02

Our inventory is HOT, and we have the savings to prove it!

The GSI Heat Wave SALE starts today! Check out the HUGE selection of newly added guitars to our Specials page, 0% APR financing* and a major giveaway! Don’t miss out on these amazing deals happening now through the end of the summer. Sale ends Labor Day, September 2nd, but act fast so that the guitar you’ve been eyeing doesn’t get away!

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Jun
21

Annette Stephany has recently completed another guitar for GSI! This guitar is inspired by the same 1910 Manuel Ramirez that captured Annette’s attention long ago when she first saw it in a restoration in Lorenzo Frignani’s workshop. The guitar has a spruce top and a uniquely figured Indian Rosewood back. It’s been some time since our last guitar from Annette, so we’re really looking forward to getting to playing this guitar!

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Jun
17

Elite Guitarist: Flamenco Guitar Lessons with Amir John Haddad

Amir John Haddad is one of the most recognizable names in the flamenco guitar world. He has recently joined our friends at Elite Guitarist as one of their instructors, alongside other flamenco greats like Antonio Rey, Jose Tanaka and Vahagni. Dos Palomas Vuelan is an emotive ballad perfectly matched with this 1971 Manuel de la Chica flamenco guitar. Check out his flamenco guitar lessons at EliteGuitarist.com and the comprehensive flamenco curriculum developed for students ranging from absolute beginners to the most advanced.

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Jun
05

Our friends at EliteGuitarist.com have released a new tutorial of “Late at Night” recorded by Christina Sandsengen on a 2015 Federico Sheppard guitar. “Late at Night” by Sven Lundestad is a short composition, lyrical with jazzy overtones and a wonderful accessible melody. In this tutorial Christina Sandsengen will teach you how to play this piece both correctly and beautifully. Check out the soulful performance of this beautiful piece and the many other tutorials available at www.EliteGuitarist.com.

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May
21

Our friends from EliteGuitarist.com bring to you this performance and tutorial of Sergio Assad’s “Farewell”. The piece, played and taught here by Tavi Jinariu, is a deeply emotional one. Structured around repeating chord progressions and recurring motifs, “Farewell” provides ample opportunities for tonal and phrase explorations. Go to the next level in your musical interpretation as Tavi Jinariu explains his tonal, phrasing and fingering choices in this Elite Guitarist tutorial.

For the performance video, you can hear and watch Tavi play on our 2015 Federico Sheppard “Camino Dos Bocas” guitar.

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May
14

<— Go back to Jack Silver, Pt. 3

By Jack Silver

In this series of vignettes, I will be presenting a panorama of artists whose names have for the most part been totally effaced by the passage of the years, but whose artistry has been fortunately preserved on shellac. I am borrowing the title of this survey from Robert Vidal’s pioneering collection of LPs, “Panorama de la Guitare”, released on Erato in beautiful gatefold editions between 1969 and 1978. Never unavailable on CD, it has happily been recently released in a box set, with wonderful performances by such artists as Turibio Santos, Oscar Caceres, Konrad Ragossnig, Barbara Polasek, Leo Brouwer, Betho Davezac, the duo Pomponio-Zarate, and, significantly, an artist who first recorded in the 78 era, Maria Luisa Anido.

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May
07

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Luthier Federico Sheppard wears many hats other than building great guitars, which include his unique “Camino” models and replicas of the main concert guitars of Agustín Barrios Mangoré. He hosts guitar workshops and presents concerts (over 500 to date) in the north of Spain along the Camino de Santiago, where he also writes and publishes articles for the Guild of American Luthiers and Soundboard magazine. This is a short-list of all he does; however, it has been with Herculean effort that his current project is nearly complete: called “El Libro de Oro – The Book of Gold”, this is a multi-volume and new edition of the works of Agustín Barrios Mangoré, commemorating the 75th anniversary of his passing. Acting as editor, contributing author and collector, Sheppard has included many hitherto unknown works, including the Barrios method, studies, duos, solos and arrangements of other composers. Published by Les Productions D’Oz, a very well-known publisher of sheet music for the guitar, with a release date set for June 2019.

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May
03

<— Go back to Jack Silver, Pt. 2

Through encounters with aficionados who held rare recordings in their possession to particular items he found himself, our friend Jack Silver tells of how the Segovia and His Contemporaries series of recordings came to fruition on the DOREMI label. After discovering one Segovia recording, Jack’s idea took flight. Enjoy the third installment of Jack’s story as he shares his life as a collector, and stay tuned for Part 4, which we’ll release in the coming weeks.

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