Posts from ‘Guitar Demonstrations’

May
26

Tavi_Valse-Venezolano-

Here’s Tavi Jinariu playing Antonio Lauro’s Vals Venezolano No 2 on a gorgeous 1920 Enrique Garcia classical guitar – a stunning and highly decorated example of the mature style of one of the 20th Century’s great builders.

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May
24

When I heard we were doing staff picks, I thought: Which videos come to mind right away, without any second guesses? Which ones have recently caught my attention the most? It was tough narrowing it down to five videos, but then again my picks change every few months, so these are just the five I can loop on YouTube for days (as of now). This is also a great way to introduce friends to these videos as a sampling of the classical guitar, so enjoy:

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May
10

Alex_Etude-No.-12-

Here’s Alexander Milovanov playing Villa-Lobos Etude 12 on a fantastic 2016 Luis Fernandez de Corodoba spruce and walnut classical made with absolutely stunning materials and classic design.

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May
09

Smaro_ALLEMANDE_01

We have more of Smaro Gregoriadou playing Bach’s Allemande from the first Cello Suite, BWV 1007, on a beautiful 1962 Ignacio Fleta spruce classical. And be sure to check out the Sarabande from the same suite, played on the same guitar.

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May
03

Lilit_Gran-Jota

Here’s Lilit Mardiyan playing Francisco Tarrega’s Gran Jota on a lovely 1998 Paco Santiago Marin spruce guitar with Indian rosewood back and sides – a great example of the Granada school classical sound.

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May
02

Olivia_Bachben

When Olivia Chiang was last here we thought it would be fun to hear her play some Bach on two great Greg Smallman guitars we had at the moment – a 1992 cedar-top and the 2003 cedar guitar that had belonged to Ben Verdery – to see just how similar to one another they sounded. So here she is playing Bach’s Prelude in E, BWV 1006 on two Smallmans made eleven years apart from one another.

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Apr
26

Walter_solea

Here’s flamenco guitarist El Molina playing some Soleá on an amazing 1958 Manuel Reyes flamenco blanca that happens to have a shorter scale (with no loss of power whatsoever). This guitar is in fantastic condition and a great example of an early Reyes.

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Apr
26

Lilit_Valses-Poeticos_02

Lilit Mardiyan visited us recently and recorded some videos. Here she is playing Enrique Granados’ Valses Poeticos on a great 2016 Manuel Contreras N-2 spruce and Ziricote classical guitar.

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Apr
22

Andrea_Scherzo

We thought it might be fun to poll everyone at GSI about some of their favorite videos, and we started at the top with GSI president David Collett. So, with the caveat that we all agreed that our ‘favorites’ change on a weekly basis, here are the five videos that came to David’s mind when we asked:

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Apr
19

Federico_Soledad

We have Federico Nuñez playing Soledad by Carlos Gardel on a gorgeous 2017 Felipe Conde ‘Centenario’, built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of this guitar-making dynasty which began with Domingo Esteso. The Centenario is inspired by a guitar built by Domingo Esteso in 1928 for Daniel Fortea, and uses the very best spruce and CSA rosewood available, along with some of the most beautiful craftsmanship we’ve seen in some time.

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