Posts from ‘Coming Soon’

Jul
01

Upon browsing through Ariel Ameijenda‘s photos, you may notice a glaring commonality in all of them. Granted, you’ll see the masterfully crafted and constructed headstock of his next guitar, which matches the piece of rosewood he uses for the back, and a very detailed, charming rosette, but even without looking too closely, you can see that the color red is strongly present in all of the photos below. That is because Ariel chose a stunning top for his next guitar he’s building for GSI.

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Jun
24

On its way to the showroom is this gorgeous classical guitar built by Carlos Juan Busquiel out of his workshop in Petrer, Spain. It features “Bocote” wood for the back and sides, which as you’ll see from the photos, is absolutely gorgeous with very unique patterning in the grains. Bocote is a species of Cordia found most-typically in Central and South America and related to Ziricote (Cordia dodecandra), which is typically found in Mexico and Central and South America – see an example of this on Stephen Hill’s 2018 model.

We can’t wait to hear Carlos Juan Busquiel’s next guitar for GSI, and we’ll make sure to share its music-making ability with you once we play it! We’re sure it’ll be as great as his previous instruments, but for now, let’s admire these photos while we wait.

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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
03

Jose Vigil knows which photos you all want to see! Take a look at his latest creation that was recently completed with a gorgeous quarter-sawn, light (yet stiff) red cedar top and some drop-dead gorgeous CSA rosewood back and sides, which originated from an Italian yacht factory over 50 years ago. Tonewood of this caliber in the hands of a master builder like Jose Vigil is a match made in guitar heaven.

Jose decided to go the extra mile and accessorize this guitar with a beautiful set of Klaus Scheller tuners with snakewood buttons and a BAM case. We should have this Vigil guitar in our showroom in no time…

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May
31

Bertrand Ligier has just completed his next guitar for us, and has forwarded on a few pictures to give us a sneak peek of what is coming our way. After many years of seeing and playing guitars, it’s always a surprise to see what he has prepared for us – indeed we’ve never seen the same rosette twice from him (and they’re always extremely elegant, complex and perfectly executed), and we’re always curious to know what materials he’s selected for us. Something special about the wood on this guitar – Bertrand has used a gorgeous set of CSA rosewood for the back and sides that he selected from Dominique Field’s private stock. (Ligier also used CSAR from Field’s private stock for a 2018 model we had last year). This is quite remarkable when we realize that Dominique’s latest guitar for us was built with wood Field received decades ago from his predecessor, Robert Bouchet! We’re quite sure this guitar will sound as good as it looks, so be watching as we will list this instrument soon!

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May
28

Do you like wonderfully sculpted headstocks and artful rosettes? Well then, Elias Bonet’s latest instrument might just satisfy your eye’s need for such things.

Elias sent over these photos below of his third guitar for us (you can see his first two in our Store). This one, which should arrive shortly since it’s polished up and in its case by now, features a spruce top and African rosewood back and sides (yes, we like that tonewood as well!). This is the first guitar we’ll have by Elias with this particular combination; however, Elias is no stranger to building with exotic woods as his last guitar we had earlier this year featured Green Ebony back and sides. We’ll show you how this one plays once it’s safely in our hands. In the meantime, feel free to loiter in the gallery as long as you need in order to marvel at the headstock and rosette!

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May
23

Winner of the 2nd prize at the prestigious Antonio Marin Montero Guitar Making Competition Julia Wenzel sent us photos of her new guitar that will be in the showroom shortly. Take a look! It’s coming from her workshop in Munich, Germany, from where she produces exceptional work. This instrument takes on a minimalist aesthetic and is overall subtle in appearance, but that only makes it understated and particularly stunning to us nonetheless! It is made up of a spruce top and is appointed with beautiful purfling (with green accents) that outlines the top and sides and matches the rosette perfectly. Simple yet sophisticated.

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May
20

Granada-based luthier Oscar Muñoz recently completed the construction of a new guitar that he made just for us. We’re expecting it to arrive within the next three weeks, so until then, enjoy these photos he sent us below. Muñoz, who won second-prize at the 2017 Antonio Marin Montero Guitar Making Competition (revisit our coverage of that here), appointed this model with a cedar top and Madagascar rosewood back and sides. It features a quite striking rosette with black background that promotes the red-orange/beige colored stars in the foreground. Muñoz also chose premium Perona tuning machines that perfectly match and contribute to the overall aesthetic – but don’t fret, there won’t be any damage done to these features as the guitar will arrive safely in a Hiscox case.

Make sure to consider taking it home before it’s gone! Until then, keep an eye on our New Arrivals page and subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter for updates on all the latest arrivals, including this Muñoz guitar.

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May
13

We’ve seen many great guitars faithfully modeled after Antonio de Torres’ works, and Youri Soroka’s Torres model is sure to stay true to those masterpieces as well. Youri is currently polishing up this instrument, and we should have it by the end of May to early June.

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May
06

A new guitar is arriving to our showroom soon, and this one features a cedar top and Amazon rosewood back and sides straight from the working hands of Andy Culpepper in New York.

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