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Luthier in the northwest of the Northwest. Classical guitars, custom instruments, repairs and restorations.

Dave Richman plays La Vie en Rose

Not too long ago, a guitar I built in 2002 came up for sale in a shop: Gruhn Guitars, in Nashville. This cat, Dave Richman picked it up, bought it, and started picking it. A transcription by Chet Atkins. Dave … Continue reading

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Nico: Some wood sets for consideration

Wood for the back and sides. It has to be long enough for the increased length of the body. The sides have to a little longer as well. The pics below can be enlarged by clicking… First, I’ve had this … Continue reading

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Kyle Kembunjong plays Toccata (Sandy’s Portrait) composed by Sergio Assad

Kyle is just getting started with his career. I believe he’s 18 now. Beautiful music Kyle! Good luck in the Ex-Aequo Competition 2020. Guitar: “Maxixe”, 2011 Romanillos style by Steve Ganz

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Jean-Hervé’ s 7 string

When Jean-Hervé contacted me (2002 or so) about a guitar it was we began to chat about what he wanted: 7 strings, the best wood, (my best work) special design and he specified that I have creative license. OK! As … Continue reading

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Jean-Hervé Paul.

A friend gave me the difficult news that Jean-Herve was killed in his home in Haiti in March of this year. He was 54 years young. I won’t go into the grisly details, preferring to recall a little about Jean-Hervé. … Continue reading

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Another rendition of Reflection

A few days ago, I posted about Ana Pietrzak playing Reflection on my guitar… Here’s another rendition of Ana playing Reflection. She stopped into GSI in Santa Monica on a recent trip (pre-stay-at-home) to record this video.

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Anna Pietrzak – Reflection

A few days ago I introduced Anna and her husband Carl Petersson. Today I want to have a closer look at Anna. First, check out her website: http://annapietrzak.com/en/anna-pietrzak . She has lots of information there, lots of biographical details, recordings, … Continue reading

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Anna Pietrzak and Carl Petersson

I met this amazing guitarist, Anna Pietrzak, at a picnic in Vancouver BC in 2018, or was it 2017… has it been that long ago? She’s from Poland, and her husband Carl Petersson is from Sweden. I immediately took a … Continue reading

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Mr. Dependable. Ganz Hauser model.

One of the most used, most reproduced, most beloved and dependable designs for classical guitars: Hauser 1937. If this one looks familiar, maybe it’s because it has appeared here on the blog before. That was about 10 years ago, when … Continue reading

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Breaking news: Guitar impacted by asteroid Ceres

Sort of… Here is a cutaway guitar. 640mm scale length. Channel top. Double sides. Ultra cutaway. Clear golpeadores. Same model as one I made for Pedro Cortes who is currently touring with that guitar. Contact me for more information

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