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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Treble Viol in the Style of John Rose

Here are a few shots of my little John Rose treble before I shipped it out last month. Varnishing the instrument was especially satisfying, as the varnish itself was a product of a lot of research and experimentation. Fellow luthier Asa Bradford and I began with a kilo of Greek pitch, (raw sap from the [...]

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