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Jun
13

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We are very pleased to announce that just in time for the 200th anniversary of Torres birth in 1817 we will be publishing a CD of George Sakellariou playing two very special Torres guitars – an 1862 First-epoch and an 1888 Second-epoch. We consider it our mission to share the sound of these historic guitars with the world, so we were thrilled when we were able to borrow back two of the best sounding Torres guitars we had ever sold to record a full-length CD with George, one of the most sensitive and accomplished players to have recorded videos with us.
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Nov
10

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Our good friend George Sakellariou was back for more videos, and here he is playing Baden Powell’s Retrato Brasileiro on a beautiful 1962 Ignacio Fleta that belonged to Angel Romero. We’ll have more from George very soon!

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Mar
21

George Sakellriou‘s video of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor’ (BWV 565) is one of our most popular ever, and people have been asking for the score since day one. Now you can buy the score of Lawrence Long’s transcription as revised by George. In the video George plays a 2013 Annette Stephany, and we happen to have a brand new 2015 Annette Stephany which just arrived.

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Feb
05

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Here’s George Sakellariou playing Lawrence Long’s ‘Soliloquy’ on the 1969 Jose Ramirez owned and played by Andres Segovia from 1969-1981.

**Update – we’ve had a few requests about the score for this piece, and you can purchase Lawrence Longs’ Soliloquy here.

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Jan
27

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Our good friend George Sakellariou stopped by GSI again and couldn’t put down this brand-new 2016 Jochen Rothel spruce-top, which inspired him to play some of his jazzier arrangements. Here he is playing Autumn Leaves and Shadow of Your Smile.

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Dec
04

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Here’s our good friend George Sakellariou playing a great 1970 Miguel Rodriguez that belonged to Pepe Romero Jr. It’s a particularly interesting guitar in that it uses a ‘reverse’ fan system of bracing. Since acquiring this guitar Pepe has used this bracing in all of his guitars. George plays Bach’s Air on a G String and 3 studies by Fernando Sor – numbers 22 and 23 from Opus 60 and number 18 from another Opus (if you know which please tell us!).

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Mar
22

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A few months ago George Sakellariou recorded this great Napoleon Coste etude on a 2004 Robert Ruck. George had just received a new guitar for himself from Ruck at the time, which he is using currently to record his new CD, and this 1998 cedar-top sounded perfect for a wonderful Coste etude, No. 20, Opus 38, which isn’t heard so often.

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Jan
28

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Here’s the amazing George Sakellariou playing Tarrega’s Gran Vals on that great 1862 Torres. For those of you unfamiliar with Antonio de Torres, he’s considered the father of the modern guitar and, like Stradivarius violins, Torres guitars are still considered by many to be the standard that any guitar aspires to.

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Jan
04

Angel Barrios ‘Tonadilla’                                                        Agustin Barrios ‘Oración por Todos’
Tárrega ‘Estudio Sobre un Tema de Mendelssohn’                                                        Sainz de la Maza ‘Petenera’
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Nov
20

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We were so pleased to welcome back George Sakellariou this week, and we’ll have videos of his premiering over the next few weeks. To kick it off, here he is playing the Weiss Chaconne in a minor on our first guitar from Spain-based (but English-born) luthier Stephen Hill – a beautiful Granada style Indian and spruce guitar,

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