Posts from ‘Coming Soon’

Dec
08

We have photos and a video of a new guitar that’s on its way to us from Israel-based luthier Erez Perelman – a beautiful spruce and CSA rosewood guitar that you can hear in the video and that should be here very soon. The video is beautifully shot and gives a nice insight into Perelman as a luthier and player.

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Nov
17

We have photos of the next guitar on its way to us from Jake Fuller of England. It’s a spruce-top classical with walnut back and sides. Fuller’s biography is definitely worth checking out as his relationship with woodworking goes back a few generations and his story makes for a great read. The guitar should be here very soon.

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Nov
08

Here are the Park Brothers playing El Paño Moruno as arranged by Len Williams (whose son John is also a not-too-shabby guitarist). Wesley plays a 2009 Sergio Tezanos guitar in cedar and African rosewood, and Alex plays a 2014 Antonio Raya Pardo ‘Torres’ model in spruce and maple.

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Oct
17

Here’s the next guitar on its way to us from American luthier Andy Culpepper – a classical in spruce and Amazon rosewood. Andy is finishing up the French polish now and the guitar should be on its way to us very soon.

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Oct
10

We have photos of the next guitar coming to us from luthier Zoran Kuvac, who is based in Bosnia and Herzegovina – his 250th instrument. For this special guitar Kuvac has decided to make a guitar structurally inspired by the great French luthier Dominique Field, though the aesthetics are Kuvac’s own.

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Oct
10

We have photos of the new guitar on its way to us from German luthier Dominik Wurth – a Torres model in spruce and cypress based on the largest body size Torres ever created. Dominik is currently finishing up the French polish and the guitar should be on its way to us very soon.

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Oct
08

We have photos of the next guitar on its way to us from French luthier Bertrand Ligier – a beautiful classical guitars in spruce and CSA rosewood that came from Dominique Field‘s own stash. Here’s what Ligier has to say about the guitar:

“This new guitar features a new body design based on several years of research. After having studied lot of master guitars I decided to inspire my own body from three makers I like and I admire. This new design is inspired from guitars by Paul Fischer, David Rubio, and Simplicio guitars, but with my own and definitive shape. The bracing of the top is also new with seven bars and for this top especially, regarding the specifics of this one in terms of flexibility, a crossed bar under the bridge. I also decided to continue using laminated sides but with mahogany on the inner side for a better addition of sweet timber.”

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Oct
05

Giovanetti

We have photos of the first guitar on its way to us from Italian luthier Ennio Giovanetti – a gorgeous spruce and CSA rosewood guitar that should be shipping to us very soon. We look forward to welcoming Ennio to the GSI family and will share some audio of the guitar as soon as it arrives.

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Sep
26

Fuller

We have photos of the next guitar on its way to us from English luthier Jake Fuller. The woods used for this guitar have a great story, which Jake tells us in his own words:

“The old spruce is from a violin wedge some I got from a cello maker. The guitars has a four piece top and a three-piece English cherry back. Sounded good from the first strum.

“I was offered a few pieces of this spruce by the violin maker, who was given them by a retired cello/violin maker (now deceased). You can tell it’s old when you work it. The best way to describe it is fossilized. This guitar was made from one of the best wedges. You can see the darkening of the wood at the ends from years of being stored. It must be over 50 years old at least to get to this state. The old spruce wood seems to give the guitars a played-in feel from the beginning.

“The English Cherry came from a local wood dealer who specialises in indigenous hardwoods. It came from a large pile of reclaimed floor boards. It’s one of my favourite woods for the back and sides. Firstly, it’s satisfying to use wood from my country. It’s a wood of medium density, sitting between cypress and rosewood, similar to maple. Unlike maple, which has a dullish tap tone, it has a nice clear ring to it, more like a rosewood. Subsequently it gives the guitar a wider range of qualities, from the warmth of maple, to the presence of rosewood. It also has a wonderful colour with a subtle figure.”

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Sep
22

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Here’s a great video of Danish luthier Kenneth Brogger working in his new shop in Fornalutx, in Mallorca, Spain. The guitar you see at 1:53 with the gorgeous rosewood is the next concert guitar that Kenneth is working on for GSI, which should be ready soon!

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