Posts from ‘Coming Soon’
We have photos of the new guitar being finished for us by American luthier Andy Culpepper – a cedar-top classical with cherry back and sides that Andy is currently finishing up for us. Andy makes his guitars in the traditional manner with minimal use of power tools and we’ve been very impressed by the refinement and power of his instruments.
We have photos of the next guitar coming to us from Washington, D.C. based luthier Luis Fernandez de Cordoba – a beautiful cedar and Indian rosewood classical made with some amazing woods that’s just about ready to ship to us. Here’s what Luis had to say about the guitar and the materials:
We have photos of the next guitar on its way to us from German luthier Dominik Wurth – a beautiful cedar and Indian rosewood classical that is ready to ship to us any day now. We asked Dominik to tell us a bit more about the guitar (since it’s always fun to hear what the luthiers are trying to achieve and improve upon in their guitars) and here’s what he wrote:
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!
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).
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.
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.
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.