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 for their size, fast response, big, warm, woody sound, etc. This guitar represents Erez's strongest effort to date. It features gorgeous bearclaw spruce for the soundboard and a premium set of CSA rosewood for back and sides. It also features a tasteful mosaic in the rosette and tie block with a diamond-shaped motif which he has revisited for this guitar - his first since 2012. It is a lightweight instrument much like his flamencos with a similar responsiveness. Erez achieves a lovely old-world 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. Although used it is in excellent condition with barely any signs of prior use.
* Check out the article on Erez Perelman, in the January, 2011 issue of 'Classical Guitar' magazine.