Category Hot Links & News

Joachim Tielke Guitar ca. 1695–99

I have to remember to follow the tagline of the site and explore classical guitar through multimedia. Images of guitars need to be up on my list. Guitar, ca. 1695–99 Joachim Tielke (German, 1641–1719) Wood, ivory, ebony The Baroque guitar…

Wooden Footstool for Classical Guitar

Cordoba Folding Wood Folding Footstool I get a great deal of emails and search engine requests regarding wood foot stools for classical guitar. Sooo, here’s a nice wooden foot-stool via amazon. Classic. I think the security we feel with a foot-stool…

In Memoriam – Gabriel Fleta

Some sad news via GSI: The guitar world lost one of its most important figures this month with the passing of Gabriel Fleta Sr., son of Ignacio Fleta and father to Gabriel Jr. Though not as well known as his…

Engage Classical Guitar Nails

I was playing scrabble while watching the classic Star Trek episode “timescape” yesterday and this (unfortunately?) appeared in my head. #dork  

New John Williams Biography by William Starling

New Biography of classical guitarist John Williams by William Starling. I love the down-to-Earth opinions that Williams interview give. He is very realistic about music study and regarding the importance of students experiencing music for themselves rather than enlisting in the musical military…

Interview with guitarist Jorge Caballero

Interview with the amazing Jorge Caballero! Apparently the awesome Austin Classical Guitar Society is starting a website (fretbuzz.org – not running yet) which will offer interviews with guitarists. This is perfect because they bring in so many guitarists already. They are…

Ferdinando Carulli – Best Sideburns Award

Carulli is good. If you think he’s boring then I think you’re boring. His music works very well on the guitar and is very effective period music and THAT is why he is freaking awesome. Plus, many of the duo…

Interview with Rovshan Mamedkuliev, guitarist

Rob Reid interviews guitarist Rovshan Mamedkuliev who just won the 2012 GFA competition. How about influences when you were younger? Teachers, Composers, Players? Of course, at first the greatest influence on me is my parents and my guitar teacher Alexey…

Harpo-lyre – three neck guitar

Three neck guitar hey? Jimmy Page is so jealous right now. Harpo-lyre, ca. 1830 André Augustin Chevrier (French, active 1820–42) Mirecourt (France) Wood This three-necked instrument features a central neck tuned like a conventional guitar (E-A-d-g-b-e’), plus a neck on the…

Johann Anton Stauffer Guitar ca. 1835–40

  another beauty from the Met Guitar, ca. 1835–40 Johann Anton Stauffer (Austrian, ca. 1805–after 1851) Vienna Wood, various materials (via Johann Anton Stauffer: Guitar (1979.390) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art) Source: metmuseum.org