Category Luthiery & Design

Raphaella Smits Plays Elegie by Mertz

Raphaella Smits Plays Elegie by Mertz

Raphaella Smits performs Elegie by Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856) on a period instrument, Mirecourt 1827. From a recent concert in Drongen, Belgium. This comes via her sponsor Strings By Mail and their YouTube channel. Great playing by Smits and interesting to…

David Jacques Presents A Historical Guitar Collection Concert

Canadian guitarist David Jacques gives and concert and presentation of 25 historical guitars such as Torres, Lacote, pagés, Stauffer, Panormo and more in this great 65 minute video. He also discusses the guitars as intros to each video. Charming music…

Chris Hirst Plays The Romantic Lute (Mandora or Gallichon)

Chris Hirst from Quatrapuntal plays three pieces from Le Papillon by Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829). This comes via Quatrapuntal’s YouTube channel. The mandora, or gallichon, is a type of 18th century lute, with six to nine courses. Point of interest, the…

2019 Dominelli Classical Guitar

2019 Dominelli Classical Guitar Luthier Website: dominelliguitars.com YouTube Video Link I had a special treat this week when local luthier Marcus Dominelli dropped off a guitar for me to try out. Such a warm bell-like tone, great balance, and amazing…

Baranov and Kukhta Play Adam Darr Duo

Pavel Kukhta and Anton Baranov play Duo Concertant No.4 for two guitars by Adam Darr (1811-1866). I haven’t heard this duo before so I was glad to hear it pop up. Pavel is playing a Antonio Lorca replica built by A. Garcia Ruiz. Baranov…

Drew Henderson plays Lob der Tränen by Schubert

Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson plays Lob der Tränen by Franz Schubert (1797-1828) on an 1868 René Lacôte guitar. This comes via his fantastic YouTube channel. Wonderful playing as usual from Henderson. I’m assuming this is the period arrangement by Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856) in his…

Drew Henderson Plays Sor on a 1868 Lacôte

Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson plays Largo non tanto from Fantasie, Op. 7 by Fernando Sor (1778–1839) on an 1868 René Lacôte guitar. This comes via his fantastic YouTube channel. Fantasic playing as usual from Henderson. I love 19th century guitars for Sor…

Classical Guitar Amp: Roland AC-33 Acoustic Chorus

Roland AC-33 Acoustic Chorus Guitar Amplifier HD YouTube Link Buy or Learn More at Amazon.com: Roland AC-33 Amp Here’s my mini review of the Roland AC-33 Acoustic Chorus Guitar Amp designed for acoustic guitar but used here for classical guitar.…