Posts from ‘News’

Apr
08

We’re proud to announce that Guitar Salon International has joined as an official sponsor of the 2020 Ex-Aequo Classical Guitar Online Competition.

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Apr
05

Living in the Greater Los Angeles area and looking to still try that guitar of your dreams? No problem! Guitar Salon International can courier instruments directly to your home. Our doors are closed to the public at this time, however don’t let that stop you from trying out that guitar you’ve had your eyes and ears on with 48 hours approval and no commitment to purchase. Contact us for more information about this special program we’re able to offer our local customers and take that extra time we’re all finding these days to find the perfect instrument for you!

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Apr
03

Andrew York is definitely one of our favorite musicians and a long-time friend of GSI. Andrew’s GSI recording of his own composition “Home” has reached almost 3 million views(!) on YouTube and is the second most viewed video of all time on the GSI YouTube channel.

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Apr
02
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.

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Apr
02

US-based luthier Richard Bruné has built this concert instrument to offer the player familiar, classic playability yet with a pair of sudden, striking modern features. View the instrument from behind and you’ll see a nice, tightly grained rosewood back (quite classic). Turn it with its cedar top facing you, and you’ll notice (on the treble side rib) the angled and recessed cutaway with an oval-shaped sound-port carved through it. The fingerboard is also slightly elevated, which is becoming quite a commonplace feature on guitars yet still modern; this combined system allows easier access to the higher registers that would otherwise be tough to reach.

Head over to the GSI Auction listing for this 2013 Bruné to learn more about it.

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Mar
31

It’s difficult to decide when to celebrate J. S. Bach’s birthday due to the discrepancies between the Old (Julian) and New (Gregorian) Style calendars. According to the Old Style calendar and most historical literature, his birthday was on March 21. However on the new Gregorian calendar, the date of his actual birthday is on March 31.

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Mar
25

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:

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Mar
24

We at GSI have partnered with EliteGuitarist.com to offer you 30 Days of FREE Guitar Lessons. This is our own version of a care package in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 international crisis seems to have disrupted every aspect of our lives, but it shouldn’t be allowed to put a damper on our enjoyment of the guitar and music. We hope these premium guitar lesson packages below will brighten your outlook during these challenging times, and we hope they make the following weeks a bit easier to get through. Let’s make the most of this situation, (wash our hands please!), grab our guitars and learn some new music whether it’s your first time on the guitar or your 5th year in. Stay safe, and happy learning!

—> Make sure to sign up before April 1st to take advantage of the full 30-Day offer! <—

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Mar
24

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.

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Mar
22

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.J

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