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Orfeo No. 16: The genesis of the guitar & the development of chordophones around the world

Alberto Martínez, editor in chief for Orfeo Magazine, has shared with us the new issue #16 of his magazine. This time, rather than focusing on luthiers from a particular country,…

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Youri Soroka: The Insights into Building the “Torres” Model.

We have received a new article from our friend Youri Soroka. In the article Youri describes in detail the building process of his “Torres” model, which has recently arrived at…

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Secrets of Lutherie: The Cedar Soundboard – An Italian Invention

Luthier and organologist MARIO GRIMALDI from Crotone (Italy) in his book dedicated to Pietro Gallinotti (1885-1979) reports that this luthier from Solero, as far back as 1952, had built a guitar…

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Orfeo No. 15: The Guitar in Japan

Alberto Martínez, editor in chief for Orfeo Magazine, was very lucky to do the reportage in this 15th issue just before the pandemic restrictions took effect. Alberto tells us that…

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NPR airs Guinga Interview recorded at GSI

You may have seen the videos we produced with the incredible Brazilian guitarist/composer Guinga. What you may not have known was that during the filming of these videos, NPR had…

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Orfeo Magazine #14 – Markneukirchen Special

Orfeo Magazine invites you to visit Markneukirchen, a small, almost forgotten German town, where for the last 350 years all the orchestra instruments have been manufactured. It is also the…

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For Artisanship, Fructuoso Zalapa receives (yet again!) recognition by Mexican Government

We’ve known Fructuoso Zalapa for several decades, and his guitars continue to be as popular as ever with the GSI staff (who have personally owned his instruments) and with the…

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Editor of “Orfeo Magazine”, Alberto Martinez, To Receive Prestigious Award

Our good friend Alberto Martinez, the man behind the camera of “Orfeo Magazine” will soon be receiving formal acknowledgement for his contribution to the classical guitar community. For several years…

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Official Photos and Results from the 2019 “3rd Antonio Marin Guitar Making Competition EGF” in Granada

Once again we attended the 2019 “3rd Antonio Marin Guitar Making Competition EGF” (European Guitar Foundation, with Vicente Coves as director) in Granada, Spain. Both GSI’s David Collett and Kai…

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Jack Silver, Pt. 3: The Origin of “Segovia and His Contemporaries”

<— Go back to Jack Silver, Pt. 2 Through encounters with aficionados who held rare recordings in their possession to particular items he found himself, our friend Jack Silver tells…

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