Posts from ‘Guitar Demonstrations’

Dec
19

Grisha Goryachev recently stopped by GSI and played just about every flamenco guitar we have for us! Here are the first few videos, including a 2011 Jesus Bellido, a 2008 Francisco Muñoz Alba that previously belonged to Grisha, a 2006 Conde Hermnaos AF 25/R in koa and spruce, a 1958 Manuel Reyes, a 1957 Arcangel Fernandez, and 2001 Conde Hermanos AF 25/R in spruce and CSA rosewood.

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Dec
13

Here are the Duo Montes Kircher again, this time playing A Seven Story by Øyvind Lyslo on guitars by Teodoro Perez and his son Sergio Perez.

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Dec
09

Here’s Alfonso Montes – the other half of Duo Montes Kircher – playing his composition Preludio de Adios on a gorgeous 1971 Ignacio Fleta in cedar and Indian rosewood. This Fleta is a perfect example of the maker’s great cedar period guitars, and Preludio de Adios shows it off beautifully.

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Dec
08

Here’s Maciej Staszewski playing the Scherzo from his Sonitus Noctis on a gorgeous 2017 David Rouse in cedar and CSA rosewood.

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Dec
04

Here’s Irina Kircher of the Duo Montes Kircher (among many other accomplishments) playing Antonio Lauro’s Nelly on a beautiful 1994 Manuel Velzquez guitar in spruce and CSA rosewood.

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Nov
29

We were thrilled to have the Duo Montes Kircher stop by the showroom earlier this year to record some videos for us. Husband and wife Alfonso Montes and Irina Montes have been playing as a duo since 1984, and you can hear more about them here in their interview for Scott Wolf’s All Strings Considered podcast. Here they play Montes’ piece Bambuco on a pair of La Cañada 115 and 115A guitars – both based on Torres SE 115, with one in an antiqued look and the other in a clean French polish.

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Nov
29

Morales-Caso ‘Suite Para Guitarra I. NinnaNanna’               ‘Suite Para Guitarra II. Toccata Diavolesca’
‘Suite Para Guitarra I. NinnaNanna’                            ‘Suite Para Guitarra IV. Streghe’
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Nov
29

We recently met Iakovos Kolanian along with his duo partner Larry Hammett when they came in to play some guitars for us. Iakovos is Greek Armenian and he played some lovely transcriptions of his of popular Armenian songs. Here are Noubar Noubar, played on a great Sakurai-Kohno Professional-J in cedar and CSA rosewood, and Yaman Yar, played on a beautiful 1995 Hermann Hauser III.

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Nov
26

Here’s our friend guitarist Florian Blöchinger playing Francisco Tarrega’s Gran Jota on a 2017 Florian Blöchinger – a beautiful spruce and CSA rosewood guitar that he made earlier this year. Florian’s career has been taking off both as a performer and a luthier, and it’s been a lot of fun to watch this young luthier/guitarist make a name for himself.

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Nov
25

Here are the Park Brothers – Alex and Wesley – playing Emilio Pujol’s transcription of Enrique Granados’ Goyescas on a pair of new La Cañada guitars, both based on the Torres FE 17 ex Tarrega, but one in an antiqued look (the model 17A) played by Wesley, and the other in a clean French polish (the model 17) played by Alex.

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