Posts Tagged ‘Studio Series’
Through the end of the year we’re offering a free case upgrade with the purchase of any GSI ‘Studio Series’ guitar. Just buy any classical or flamenco ‘Studio Series’ guitar and we’ll throw in a free Guardian Deluxe archtop hardshell case, a $99.99 value. We’re thrilled with how good these guitars are and we believe that they’re the best value out there for under $1000, and we currently have all models in stock.
A lot of great guitarists have converged on New York this week for the annual New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes College for a week of guitar music, workshops and Jason Vieaux, Dale Kavanagh, the Newman and Oltman Guitar Duo, Mario Silva, Denis Azabagic, The Amadeus Guitar Duo and more.
GSI has been a sponsor of of NYGS for a couple of years – last year we gave away a GSI Studio Series guitar and we’re giving another one away this year. The photo below is of last year’s winner.
I didn’t set out to make each video exactly 33 seconds long, but that’s how it turned out. I got some emails last week asking about the various student model flamencos under $1,000, so I thought I should do some videos of them. I did some demos last week that were a bit longer and this week I was playing around with the idea of the shortest possible video to give an idea of the guitar. The result turns out to be the 33 second video. Feel free to let me know if this gives you guys enough of an idea to form an opinion of the guitars, or if they’re just too short.
Our friend (and amazing guitarist) Almer Imamovic came by with his wife, flutist Jessica Pierce (together they’re AlmaNova), to record some duets for us from they’re upcoming CD. I’ll have videos of those soon, but in the meantime I also asked Almer to play a couple of solo pieces, so here they are:
I mentioned that we had donated a guitar to the Sacramento CG Society to help them raise money to cover some expenses for last week’s West Coast guitar society roundtable discussion. The winner of the guitar, Craig Austin, sent us a photo and an email that I thought was a great story. I’ll use his words to tell it:
“Since I don’t play, I wanted it to find a good home with someone who will appreciate it and more importantly use it. The young man in the photo is my best friend’s son, Sean Williams, an up and coming guitarist from Davis. His specialty is jazz/blues electric guitar, but he spent 2 years at Berklee College of Music in Boston and just completed his Bachelor’s degree from Hayward State. He currently has 38 students in Alameda and teaches mostly on the acoustic so it definitely found a good home. Thanks again for a wonderful concert and a chance to win the guitar.”
Here’s more of Ben Woods playing the GSI Studio Series Flamenco model. I’ve had that Tango stuck in my head since Friday when we recorded it (not a bad thing). And while I’m clearly biased, I think that’s an awesome guitar for the money. I’m thinking of getting one and putting a MIDI pickup in it, since I don’t really want to put holes in my other guitars. Any MIDI guitar gurus out there? Last time I messed with that stuff I had mixed results, probably as a result of my impatience, but it may be time to give it another whirl. Has the state of the art (I guess I use the term ‘art’ loosely when it comes to MIDI) advanced at all?