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: Ribs and Belly

A lot has happened since I last posted, and the viol body is ready to be closed up. These photos encompass some of my favorite parts of making bent-front viols without a mould. There is a certain freedom in building an instrument right off the back, and bending the staves for the arching of the [...]

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