I’ve been at the festival – La Guitarra California – for the past couple of days. On Friday I met up with Celil Refik Kaya. Celil is the nicest kid (he’s 25) you’ll ever meet, and is one of the most skilled guitar players I’ve met – or heard. I showed him some guitars that I brought. He is also a thoughtful and skilled demonstrator/tester of guitars. Each guitar got a quick get acquainted minute, followed by a full piece played on over the next few minutes. Then we grabbed lunch at the Mexican restaurant next door to the hotel… A great time.
Saturday (yesterday) began with me attending a concert by Celil. I can recommend that you see him. His rendition off Valses Poeticos was amazing.
I had a great time showing instruments to and getting great feedback from visitors. Some name dropping: Viginia Luque, Grisha Goryachev.
By the end of the day, one guitar went home with a happy new customer.