Posts from ‘Guitar Demonstrations’
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.
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.
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.
Andres Coca is a young guitarist from Madrid currently living in the Los Angeles area. I met him at a flamenco festival in San Diego and invited him to come check out some guitars, so here he is getting to know a few of the great flamencos we currently have in stock, including a 2006 Conde Hermanos ‘AF 25/R’ in spruce and koa, a 2001 Francisco Manuel Diaz ‘Simbiosis’ negra, a 1997 Tezanos-Perez negra, a 1997 Conde Hermanos ‘Felipe V’ negra and a 1962 Manuel de la Chica blanca.
We stopped by the Romero compound in Del Mar, CA and spent some time with Pepe Romero and the Blochinger Pine Guitar, and of course we had to record Pepe playing the guitar itself. Check out Pepe playing Evocación and Tonadilla by Angel Barrios on this magnificent instrument and then discussing the history of the woods with GSI president David Collett. And you can read much more about the guitar and the wood used for the pine top here.
Here’s Yenne Lee with her own arrangement of the Eagles hit Desperado, played on a beautiful new 2017 Enrico Bottelli classical guitar in spruce and CSA rosewood. And be sure to check out Yenne’s other videos, which have become quite a hit on YouTube with a combined total of almost 1.7 million views in just two months.