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French Luthiers

This past weekend David Collett, our managing director, flew to Paris, France to pick up a new guitar built for us by the great master Daniel Friederich. While there, he…

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David Cerreduela Part 2

[media id=34 width=720 height=420] I could listen to David pretty much all day every day.  And his son Israel is almost as good as he is already.  Here’s more of…

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New Hauser III On Its Way

The new Hauser III is done and on its way to GSI.  Here are some photos of the finished guitar – we should have it any day now.

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New Guitar Salon Showroom

It’s been a little over a month, and we haven’t properly introduced our new showroom to you all. We’re pretty excited about it – it’s a beautiful and great sounding…

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GFA Convention in Austin

The GFA convention is in Austin this year, June 22-27, and there are some really great performances and events going on. Also, Connie Sheu from GFA has been filling me…

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Pepe Romero Jr.

[media id=19 width=720 height=420] I got to hang out with Pepe Romero Jr. last week. He makes some great guitars, and I had noticed that a lot of them have…

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David Cerreduela at the new Felipe Conde shop

[media id=18 width=720 height=420] While in Madrid I went with my friend and teacher David Cerreduela and his son Israel to try out guitars at Felipe Conde’s new shop in…

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Paco De Lucia receives honorary degree from Berklee

Up until last week, I may have been the only Flamenco guitarist in the world with a degree from Berklee. Now I get to share that distinction with Paco De…

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John Ray Interview, Part 1

[media id=16 width=720 height=420] I’ve known John since I moved to Granada in 1992, so it was a lot of fun to get to talk to him in his shop…

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