Florian Blochinger (artistically known as Florian David) is a rare breed – he’s both an extremely talented concert performer as well as world-class guitar maker. Since birth, Florian has been immersed in the world of the classical and flamenco guitar. Being the son of world-renowned luthier Edmund Blochinger, Florian has not only been around the construction of instruments his entire life, but has also studied the instrument as a player extensively.
We’ve seen Florian Blochinger grow more and more as a guitar player and luthier over the years. Here’s a little taste of the music he’s played in our showroom as well as some of the guitars he’s built for us so that you too can see Florian through the years.
The Spanish Classical Guitar Maestro, Pepe Romero, has come by our showroom on various occasions to showcase many interesting guitars – some by his son Pepe Jr. and others of noteworthy history or detail in their build. We’re glad to have such a great friend in Pepe Romero Sr. and to be as involved in his continued work with the guitar as he is with ours.
As many of you are aware, we’re big fans of the Park Brothers here at GSI. Alex and Wesley have been coming into the showroom and blowing us away for just about as long as we can remember. Most recently they joined us for our incredible night of performers at the “Scott Tennant & Friends” celebration where they treated our audience to a set of beautiful traditional works (videos coming soon!)
Here’s a great series of photographs documenting the birth of Russian luthier Vladimir Druzhinin’s newest rosette – from conception to realization. Starting with a CAD (computer assisted design) rosette, you can see the step-by-step process that ultimately led to its being inlayed in its first soundboard.
We’re big fans of Alex Tsiboulski and the music he shares with all of us. Check out his updated collection of videos he’s filmed here in our showroom so far.
We know it’s early into 2019, but this past weekend may have already been the highlight of the year! For one night, we hosted a lineup of some of Los Angeles’s finest classical guitarists to give the 1969 Segovia Ramirez its final and proper goodbye. The event was called “Scott Tennant & Friends” and it ended up being a PACKED house (as you can see from the photos below!)
Check out these new images and mesmerizing video from Granada luthier Mario Aracama! Built with a cedar top and cocobolo rosewood back and sides, this is his newest instrument coming our way soon. A close inspection of these photos reveals the inscription “Las Cañadillas,” the significance we’ll have to ask Mario and get back to you on!