Posts from ‘Coming Soon’
Here’s GSI’s Chris Garwood getting to know a new 2018 Wolfgang Jellinghaus ‘Signature’ model in cedar and Granadillo. This guitar is a cedar double-top with Granadillo back and sides, a floating raised fingerboard and an armrest. It’s one of the best double-tops we’ve seen, especially at this price, and we are very excited to be representing Jellinghaus in the US!
We have photos of the next guitar being built for us by Russian luthier Vladimir Druzhinin, who has impressed us lately with his beautiful guitars. This one will be cedar and African rosewood. In addition to making beautiful guitars, Vladimir takes some of the best photos we’ve seen of his work in progress.
We have photos of the ‘Hommage a Daniel Friederich’ model guitar coming to us from Canadian luthier Michel Belair – a beautiful cedar and Indian rosewood guitar based on a 1999 Friederich that Belair owns and about which he has Friederich’s notes. We recently had another of Belair’s ‘Friederich’ guitars in the shop and recorded Russian guitarist Vladimir Gapontsev playing Scarlatti’s Sonata k209 on that one (see below). The guitar is in the final stages of French polish at the moment and should ship to us some time in Febrary. You can see the guitar that Vladimir played here.
We have photos of the latest guitar being made for GSI by German luthier Sebastian Stenzel – a stunning spruce and walnut classical that’s in the final stages of French polish at the moment. Sebastian had this to say about the guitar:
“I had chosen this amazing walnut for GSI because of this nice aspect of coming home: the Claro walnut is endemic to California and Oregon only, to the best of my knowledge. The center piece of the back and the binding are of quilted hard maple, also from the US, of course. Come to think of it, such a guitar is actually a quite international affair: spruce from Austria, Spanish cedar from South America, strings from France, tuners from Italy, Bone from Mongolia, shellac from India…”
We have photos of the next guitar on its ay to us from German luthier Annette Stephany – a beautiful classical in spruce and cypress with pegs. Stephany says that the model is inspired by the 1910 Manuel Ramirez that has inspired her before, and while it is a classical guitar it is lightweight like a flamenco. The guitar is finished and should be on its way to us any day now.
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.
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.