Posts from ‘News’

Sep
23

This year, we’re celebrating the 20th passing anniversary of José Ramírez IV. The merits of José IV contributed a lot to the development of the José Ramírez workshop. He was responsible for implementing new innovations that made the instruments more comfortable and easy to play. In addition to building the “Tradicional” model, José IV also focused on producing student guitars, as well as re-defining Ramírez guitars by developing the “1A Especial” model.

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Sep
22
Sep
19

It is with deep sadness that we have received the news of the passing of Fritz Ober, one of GSI’s oldest friends and one of Germany’s top guitar makers.

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Sep
18

We’ve recently published some new videos of a Belgian guitarist, Jan Depreter. He visited our showroom in 2017 on the occasion of taking part in the GFA 2017 convention which took place in Fullerton, CA, and recorded 12 videos! However, not all of them were published at once. Now, we can finally say that all compositions recorded by Jan are finally available to the public on the GSI YouTube channel.

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Sep
11

We have some good news for people who liked the 2019 Valerio Licari Guitar SP/IN guitar, but prefer cedar over spruce soundboards. Valerio Licari has finished building his newest cedar-top guitar which is going to be shipped to GSI soon!

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Sep
10

Virtual Guitar Orchestra, a project officially sponsored by the GSI Foundation and Augustine Strings, has announced more details about the third edition of their virtual performance! This time, it’s going to be a merger of classical and flamenco guitar music!

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Sep
09

We have received a new article from our friend Youri Soroka. In the article Youri describes in detail the building process of his “Torres” model, which has recently arrived at GSI (2020 Youri Soroka “Torres” SP/CSAR).

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Sep
03

U.S. Classic Guitar presented their first virtual concert of the U.S. International Guitar Series 2019-2020 season grand finale featuring a Grammy-Winner, Jason Vieaux. The concert was a great success with almost 200 members of virtual audience! We’ve received a video with highlights from that concert and a special interview with Eliot Fisk and Zaira Meneses who are going to be the stars of the next U.S. Classic Guitar event.

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Sep
02

It is with our greatest sadness to announce that Professor Bernard Hebb has passed away today after fighting a long illness. Professor Hebb was a classical guitar teacher at the University of the Arts (Hochschule für Künste) in Bremen, Germany for many years. He was also a judge of many classical guitar competitions and a teacher of many generations of excellent players.

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Sep
01

The fifth edition of the University of Rhode Island Guitar Festival and Rising Star Competition is just around the corner! Even though the festival was initially supposed to take place earlier this year, it had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now we know the dates – September 25-27, 2020.

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