Posts from ‘Coming Soon’

Mar
08

We have photos of the new guitar on its way to us from Jose Vigil, one of the new generation of Granada luthiers who is turning out some truly stunning instruments. The new guitar is a spruce and CSAR classical with gorgeous woods and Jose’s always meticulous workmanship. Photos are of the construction process and the finished guitar, which should be on its way to us very soon!

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Feb
28

We have photos of the next guitar on its way to us from German luthier Annette Stephany – a spruce and maple guitar that is a slightly modified version of an Enrique Garcia design (the original Garcia belongs to Stephany’s mentor, Lorenzo Frignani). You can see a recent guitar we had with this design here, and check out the video below to get a sense of what this guitar will sound like (the one in the video is from 2016).

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Feb
21

Here’s Chris Garwood checking out a brand new 2018 Zoran Kuvac guitar in spruce and CSA rosewood. This is Kuvac’s 250th guitar, and it is structurally inspired by the great French luthier Dominique Field, though the design of the instrument is Kuvac’s own. It is a gorgeous guitar with a thick, rich sound and great power.

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Feb
21

Here’s Chris Garwood checking out a gorgeous new 2018 Jake Fuller ‘Purnell’ guitar in spruce and English cherry – a guitar that in looks and sound is very reminiscent of a cypress Torres, without being a replica. This guitar is a fantastic example of the tremendous power and punch that a light build can deliver.

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Feb
08

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!

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Feb
07

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.

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Jan
30

We have photos of a new guitar on its way to us from French luthier Francois Leonard – a spruce and maple classical that he should be finishing very soon.

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Jan
17

We have photos of an absolutely stunning guitar on its way to us from Italin luthier Luigi Locatto – a classical guitar in spruce and CSA rosewood with absolutely stunning inlay work that should be shipping to us very soon!

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Jan
09

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.

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Dec
25

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‚Ķ”

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