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French luthier, Daniel Friederich, has passed away at the age of 88.

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing in the late Paris hours of Wednesday November 4 of one of the great icons in the classical…


Andrea De Vitis has Released a Premiere Recording of a New Piece by Angelo Gilardino – “Into the Rose-garden”

Andrea De Vitis is considered one of the most talented guitarists of his generation. He recently commissioned renowned Italian composer, Angelo Gilardino, to write a new piece for guitar to…


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,…


Virtual Guitar Orchestra: The 3rd edition dedicated to flamenco and classical guitar is almost ready. Watch a Greeting from Adam Del Monte and apply for one of three VGO internships!

Virtual Guitar Orchestra, a project officially sponsored by the GSI Foundation and Augustine Strings, has announced a few important updates about the 3rd edition of their project. The video is…


Get Ready for the 2019-2020 U.S. International Guitar Series Grand Finale – featuring: William Jenks & Ian O’Sullivan

U.S. Classic Guitar has already presented us two virtual concerts this Fall. We had a chance to hear a Grammy-Winner guitarist, Jason Vieaux and a wonderful duo of Eliot Fisk and…


Ariel Ameijenda Releases a Series of Short Videos Dedicated to Tools Used by Masters from the Past!

We’ve received a new video from our dear friend, a luthier from Uruguay, Ariel Ameijenda. Ariel has decided to create a short YouTube series dedicated to traditional tools used by…


In Celebration of the Approaching Day of the Dead, Mak Grgic has recorded Videos at GSI on the Iconic “Coco” Guitar!

Celebrate this year’s Day of the Dead together with GSI! This time, we have decided to prepare you for something very special – a video recorded on the famous Disney…


Slovenian Guitarist, Doris Cosic, records at GSI music by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Legnani, Bach, Brouwer and Kuhar.

Recently, we’ve had a new guest artist visiting us at GSI. Doris Ćosić is a Slovenian guitarist who came to the United States to study with Brian Head and pursue…

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The New GSI Foundation Scholar, Ashley Lucero, Records at GSI. Learn more about her story!

We recently had a new guest artist recording in our showroom. Ashley Lucero is an American guitarist-composer and pedagogue from Cleveland, Ohio with an interesting story of hope and perseverance. …


From Syria to the United States: Saro Babikian, who started his new life in the USA, visits and records at GSI.

Saro Babikian’s story is unique and shaped by many obstacles that he had to face in life. Saro grew up in Syria where he was exposed to harsh realities that…

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