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Jul
09

DjangoFest
with Evan Price, violin
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
Langley, WA

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Feb
13

Here’s another great piece from the duo of Aaron Larget-Caplan and Peter Janson – their arrangement of the Adagio from Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez for two guitars. Aaron plays a 2017 Felipe Conde Crespo classical in spruce and African rosewood and Peter plays a 2001 Manuel Diaz flamenco in spruce and CSA rosewood.

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Jan
30

Here’s Peter Janson playing one of his own compositions entitled Coddiwomple on a great 1967 Manuel Reyes flamenco blanca – another great example of a good guitar being capable of playing many styles (and flamencos are generally nicely set up for jazz).

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Oct
05

janson

Here’s Peter Janson, who’s been on tour with our friend Aaron Larget-Caplan (we’ll have videos of him soon, as well as a duo of Janson and Larget-Caplan) playing Ralph Towner’s Green and Golden on a great 2009 Erez Perelman spruce and Indian rosewood guitar. You can learn more about Aaron and Peter at their World of Guitar website.

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Sep
01

Jan-Jongo

We have more of Jan Depreter playing that 1987 spruce Miguel Rodriguez that he couldn’t put down. Here he is playing Paulo Bellinati’s Jongo, a piece that Jan currently uses to open his concerts.

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Aug
22

Isle-of-Skye

Here’s Jan Depreter playing one of his own compositions entitled The Isle of Skye on a stunning 1987 Miguel Rodriguez in spruce and Honduran rosewood. This guitar is a bit rare for a Rodriguez in that it is a 650 scale (most Rodriguez guitars are 664), but it doesn’t lose any power or beauty as a result.

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Jul
31

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Belgian guitarist Jan Depreter was in town performing and judging at GFA this year and he came by to record some videos for us. Here he is playing Armand Coeck’s “Lamento” on a beautiful 2016 Bertrand Ligier classical in spruce and Indian rosewood.

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Aug
09

Guitarist Ivan Alejandro Maceda stopped by the shop and played ‘La Catedral’ on a few guitars, so I did a little edit to compare the guitars he was playing – in this case a Daryl Perry Maple and Spruce and two Contreras ‘Double Tops,’ one cedar and one spruce.

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May
08

Check out GSI president David Collett on Zagreb television. David was attending the Zagreb Guitar Festival and discussing historic guitars. David reports that “I was invited to give a joint talk with Hrvoje Grgic, a local guitar aficionado and collector. He brought in about 25-30 guitars from his collection, including Torres, Santos, Simplicio, Garcia, etc. as well as several pre-Torres guitars like Panormo, Lacote, Stauffer, Pages, etc. They discussed the guitars with the audience – the background, history, etc. and had some players (including our friend Mak Grgic) demonstate the guitars. There were even some curious volunteers from the audience who demo’d some of the guitars including Carlotta Dalia from Italy and a local professional, Sasha Dejanovic . One of the players who did demos was Hrvoje’s son, Zlatko. Zlatko is becoming a bit of a local celebrity in Croatia, he plays concerts, enters competitions and lately has done a few TV features. His style is very interesting – he plays without nails, and plays on gut strings. His style is also very personal – very subtle, sensitive and unique in terms of phrasing, color shifts, exploration of sound, etc. Very interesting young man!”

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Feb
09

For the sixth consecutive time, Yamaha is sponsoring the Six String Theory Competition, hosted by Grammy®-winning guitarist and producer, Lee Ritenour.The biennial competition accepts performer applications for guitar, bass, piano/keyboards and drums, and offers winners performance opportunities and scholarships, as well as prizes from sponsors.

Registration is open January 15, 2018 via the contest website, Sixstringtheory.com, and entries are made by submitting two YouTube videos for consideration. Registration closes May 31, 2018 and winners are announced the first week of June 2018.

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