Showing posts from August, 2021

My Latest Guitar

Those of you who follow my blog may know that I am a sponsor of the Twisted Spruce Music Foundation Symposium and Competition, this symposium brings together composers and young guitarists to create new repertoire for the classical guitar. Again, I am donating to the Foundation a high end handcrafted classical guitar which will be presented to the winner of their 2021 Classical Guitar competition. This guitar's top is salvaged old growth redwood, the back and sides are East Indian rosewood that was milled in Milan, Italy twenty years ago, the neck is Honduran mahogany with a Macassar ebony fretboard, its string/scale length is 648mm/25.5inches, it sports Waverly Sloane tuning machines , the bindings are double thick ebony and the bridge is East Indian rosewood. I just started French polishing the guitar with blonde shellac and expect to have it completed by mid October. My young friend, Gwenyth, who is currently studying classical guitar with Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Instit