Posts from ‘Guitar Demonstrations’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.