Gideon Whitehead Releases “Russian Romance”

Gideon Whitehead’s “Russian Romance” is now out on CD and available for purchase. Spanning three centuries of Russian repertoire, this album is Gideon’s debut recording and represents the culmination of three years of research, performance, and investigation into the little-known corners of Russian guitar music. Performing on his 2011 Rzepka cedar and Indian rosewood guitar, [...]

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Guitars 25-27: Soundboards, Heads, and a New Toy!

This week I’ve been working on a few different things in the shop, including building myself a vacuum press system for gluing braces. The lid of the press closes like a copy machine, and a vacuum pump sucks the vinyl membrane down onto the work. This creates perfectly even pressure everywhere, and does not require [...]

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