Posts from ‘Coming Soon’
It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from luthier Oscar Trezzini who has been on the move and making some very interesting changes these past several years. We first met him and took interest in his work in 2007 when he was then living in Switzerland.Continue Reading
We’re very happy to announce that a new Berlin Luthier is going to be featured at GSI! Christian Koehn is a young guitar maker who is going to join Kris Barnett and Dietmar Heubner as the newest Berlin Luthier featured at GSI.Continue Reading
We’ve received some new sneak peek photos of Erez Perlman’s newest GSI guitar. For this instrument, Erez used a set of a beautiful Mediterranean Cypress from Israel. It’s highly possible that this might be the very first classical guitar made from wood grown in Israel! It is going to be a Santos model. Perhaps it’s best to hear about the history of this wood directly from Erez:Continue Reading
We have some sneak peek photos of the newest Fernando Moreno’s guitar which is soon be making its way to GSI.
As a luthier, Fernando always actively listens to the needs and feedback of guitarists who visit his workshop in Alcala de Guadaira, a beautiful small village just outside of Seville – the deep heart of Andalucía, the birthplace and home of flamenco music! Fernando builds his instruments following Granada’s tradition of guitar making. His instruments are the outcome of the years of experience in being a luthier, as well as his continuous studies of physics of the sound production which he constantly applies in his craftsmanship to achieve the best possible sound.Continue Reading
Michelangelo, arguably one of the greatest sculptors to have lived, said:
“Every block of stone has a statue inside it, and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it”.
This quote describes the artistic process of creating a masterpiece by chipping away the rock carefully and diligently until the image reveals itself. Can this concept be applied to building instruments? A German luthier, Stefan Nitschke whose newest guitar has recently arrived at GSI said:Continue Reading
Imagine this situation: You go to a luthier to buy a guitar and the luthier instead of selling you one, tells you that he can teach you how to build one yourself? This is precisely how Elias Bonet’s guitar making career started, when he visited the workshop run by the Yagüe brothers in Barcelona, Spain. Now, after almost 11 years of being an independent guitar maker, Elias still points to this story as a primary inspiration that keeps him going to this day. He also includes his friendship with Juan Antonio Reyes Torres as having a huge impact of his development as a luthier as well.Continue Reading
Jose Vigil has sent us some sneak peek photos of his newest guitar made for GSI. We’ve always admired Jose’s precise attention to all details. He takes his time building instruments, making sure that every detail is executed perfectly. He’s especially careful to avoid any unnecessary tensions during the assembly and prepares perfect joints for gluing. One of Jose’s priorities is to create a perfectly controlled environment for guitar building, maintaining the optimal humidity levels during the entire building process.JContinue Reading
We have for you some new photos of the next, now fifth(!) guitar build by Mario Aracama which is making its way to us from Mario’s workshop in the beautiful Alpujarra mountains located near Granada. This time Mario combined Cedar for the soundboard with a beautiful set of 2.0 mm Mongoy for back and sides. Mongoy, also known as Ovangkol, comes from West Africa and is similar to rosewood in its acoustic properties. Mario has doubled the sides with 1.3 mm of Cypress on the interior.Continue Reading