Mak Grgic is currently studying for his master’s degree at USC, but he’s already played to audiences all over the world and won a few competitions. He stopped by the shop last week and recorded Bach’s Chaconne on a beautiful 1950 Ignacio Fleta (these are pretty rare – Fleta’s guitar output was very low until 1955, as he was mostly making other stringed instruments before that).

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15 Responses to “Mak Grgic at GSI”

  1. Garrett says:

    Very nice. It takes a ton of dedicated work and study to play the Chaconne that well. You don’t just memorize it and go play it at the local pub. Good work.

  2. LAWRENCE says:

    Nice sounding guitar but this performance is unlistenable with the constant rolling of chords arpeggiating everything .

    • Paul says:

      This is a gorgeous performance, it reminds me of the great fiddle performances by people like Milstein, where bass notes and chords are broken to emphasize the bass and the true intensity and passion of the music are emphasized through this method. To say this is unlistenable is absurd, maybe take a look at a score some time and see how this performance achieves a true musical message.

  3. LAWRENCE says:

    Ignacio Fleta was the best guitar maker in the world and the best maker of the 20th century .END OF .

  4. Anton says:

    increible este artesano hizo maravillas con las guitarras, una tonalidades claras y en su maxima expresion. gracias

  5. Esteban says:

    I’m sorry, that’s a really boring piece. Too much work put into it and it just doesn’t sound atractive at all.

  6. antom says:

    esteban, no entiendo no le gusta la pieza y su ejecucion o no le gusta la increible guitarra que el maestro tiene en sus manos, si es la pieza clasica puedo entenderlo ya que es cuestion de gustos, pero si usted se refiere a la guitarra me va disculpar pero fleta era un genio y su genialidad le aseguro la aplico en esta guitarra es magnifica, simplemente.

  7. Casimiro says:

    This piece reminds me the last Hauser I guitar played during the Valseana concert.
    This Fleta is a real spanish treasure!!
    And thanks Mak for your enthusiastic performance.

  8. Kirk says:

    A relaxed and confident performance, but I have always found this piece dull and thin, regardless of who is playing it. I just don’t find the magic in the story the many others do.

  9. Martin says:

    It is nice , I think John feeley version is probably the best.

  10. demzy says:

    The young man is to be commended. But a few more years of investment in this piece is required. But for now, Bravo! David

  11. LAWRENCE says:

    The chaconne is a long work and can be dull if the performer is not careful ,the momentum has to be maintained which is easier said than done .This work is challenging….and then some.

  12. LAWRENCE says:

    Mak Grgic certainly makes the Fleta sound marvellous ,this guitar has so much power and sweetness and beauty…..aah.

  13. Andreas says:

    How much is this guitar going for?

  14. Cleto tapia says:

    una buena guitarra y un buen guitarrista el binomio perfecto


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