Posts from ‘Coming Soon’

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…”

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Dec
25

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.
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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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