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The Guitar Foundation of America Needs Your Help

Earlier today, GFA president Martha Masters sent out an email asking for some help. Dear GFA Members, In the past six months, GFA has begun dialogues with five school districts in Southern California about adding guitar programs throughout the district. These dialogues have all originated from personal connections with Superintendents, members of the Board of […]

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Hoyer Black Lady Deluxe HEG 320 Telecaster

guitarz.blogspot.com: Hoyer is a company with roots as far back as 1874 in Germany and is responsible for some of the cooler german offerings on this site. This Hoyer 320 telecaster style apparently has a sister called the white lady. I love the simple black on black design and the white/black binding adds just the […]

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2012 GFA Competition Winners

The Guitar Foundation of America convention, along with its international and youth competitions, just concluded last weekend. 2012 International Competition Winners First Place: Rovshan Mamedkuliev (Russia) Second Place: Celil Kaya (Turkey) Third Place: Silviu Ciulei (Romania/USA) Fourth Place: Ivan Sanchez Flores (Mexico) Watch Winner Rovshan Mamedkuliev Play Youth Competition Winners — Junior Division First Prize: […]

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Know Your Worth

With few exceptions, many professional classical guitarists derive their income from a variety of sources—including private lessons, wedding/corporate kinds of gigs, and of course concerts. All of these situation require the artist to act also as a negotiator, discussing compensation, logistics, and terms with a varied array of client types (that is, unless the musician […]

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[CD Review] Connie Sheu: The Woman’s Voice

Through the history of Western Classical music women have been dramatically underrepresented: consider that the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra has only been integrated from a gender standpoint for a whopping fifteen years. As far as composers go, historical surveys generally include but a handful—usually starting with Hildegard, maybe Barbara Strozzi, then skipping to Fanny Mendelssohn and […]

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Martin Model America Double Back Guitar from 1906

guitarz.blogspot.com: This 1906 Martin Model America is somewhat of a mystery to me. I’ve done some quick searches and have found mostly links to pinterest posts. That, and the page I got these pictures from. What I cannot find is the “why’. I have no idea what the advantage would be to having a double […]

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Hohner EGS Ergonomic Guitar from 2007

guitarz.blogspot.com: I must have missed when Mr. Wilson posted the Black Hawk version of the Hohner EGS guitar. I’m sure I would have remembered seeing something like this before. Though it’s not really to my taste, I can see this 2007 Hohner EGS being appealing to some players. It has a lot of decent hardware […]

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Gretsch 7506 Acoustic guitar from 1972 with an unusual bridge.

guitarz.blogspot.com: This Gretsch 7506 initially caught my eye as it was not what I think of when I see the words “Gretsch” and “Acoustic” together. I’m used to the more ubiquitous triangular sound-hole that I thought was common to all of their flattop offerings.  Again, I stand corrected. Here we have a very traditional folk […]

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Norma EG-200 Teisco Split pickup guitar from the 1960s

guitarz.blogspot.com: We’ve looked at this awesome made in Japan Norma before on Guitarz, but I thought it was worth another look since this one recently popped up on eBay. I love the pickup selector on this split pickup guitar. I think every option is there, including All Off. And that tremolo is, for lack of […]

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Gemelli. An Incredible original offset Italian guitar from 1964

guitarz.blogspot.com: This Italian beauty caught my eye. I feel Ive seen a similar guitar but I cannot quite recall where. Made by Gemelli ( Italian for “twins” as it was a company founded by twin brothers) in 1964 this offset 4 pickup wonder has all the elements of a vintage Italian guitar. Glitter finish and […]

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