2014 Erez Perelman SP/CY
|Back & Sides||Cypress|
|Scale Length||650 mm|
|Nut width||52 mm|
Born in Israel and raised among musicians, Erez Perelman found his passion for guitar making after studying guitar performance under Celin Romero in San Diego, California. During these years, Erez would frequently visit GSI to view the historical instruments that would pass through our doors, and study them not only for their structural and physical properties, but also to feel how they played and sounded. As a result of his natural disposition and interest in these beautiful guitars, his instruments are very traditional in sound and playability as well - ultra lightweight, fast response, big, warm, woody sound, etc. This guitar represents Erez's strongest effort to date. It is a spruce and cypress classical with a CSA back wedge, and herringbone purflings largely inspired by Santos Hernandez. It is a lightweight instrument like his flamenco blancas with a similar response and yet still has his memorable old-world "classical" tone, full of richness and clarity. With a well-shaped neck and easy action, it is a comfortable guitar for any player. Striking in both appearance and sound, this is an uniquely fine instrument by any standard and we're thrilled to have it here at GSI.
* Photos of this guitar being built.
* Check out the article on Erez Perelman, in the January, 2011 issue of 'Classical Guitar' magazine.