Posts Tagged ‘review’
Last year I wrote a bit about what a snob I am when it comes to pickups for my guitars in my review of the Kremona pickup, and I’m still pretty much as snobby as ever. But I’m also an optimist (I guess) and every year or two I ask around and see if anything new has come along that might make me consider plugging in, if only for rehearsals and such. After all, I love the sound of my guitars, and not the sound of pickups. But I’m always mic’ed when I play live, so to that extent it’s never the actual sound of my guitar in a room that I’m hearing, and I should probably admit that it’s the extent of the compromise that has always bothered me with pickups. Read the review…
The senior editor at Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Teja Gerken, has just selected Valseana as one of his ten ‘Acoustic Essential Albums‘ of 2011, and we couldn’t be more proud! This on top of a very nice review in the magazine from earlier in the year.
We’re particularly happy to hear this news as we gear up for our January 29th concert at the GSI showroom in Santa Monica featuring Marc playing selections from Valseana, as well some other material, on guitars by Torres, Hauser I, Fleta, Esteso, and more. Don’t miss your chance to see these amazing guitars played by one of the country’s top virtuosi. For more info and tickets click here.
Julian Bream’s 50th Anniversary Concert
Wigmore Hall – November 26, 1951 / 2001
A Special GSI Review David Collett, our head of Sales, recently flew to London where he met with several luthiers including Brian Cohen and Liam Romanillos. He also attended Julian Bream’s 50-year anniversary concert commemorating his premiere at Wigmore Hall in London in 1951. Here is his review.
I was fortunate enough to get a ticket at the last minute for the Julian Bream recital in London, England this past November 26. Rumor had it it was to be Bream’s last public performance, so having never seen him before, I figured this may be my last chance. Backstage, after the recital, he was himself indicating that he is hanging up his hat to his “life on the road?” Nothing was mentioned about possible future recording projects either. However, given that he premiered a couple of pieces that evening (more on this later), I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
Acoustic Guitar magazine features Kenny Hill’s Performance Series guitar on the cover of its November issue and concludes that it’s a ‘modern classic’. Check out the full review here.