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: Bass Bar, Neck and Top Purfling

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve closed up the sound box, inlaid the top purfling, and carved the scroll and peg box. This instrument has an English-style open scroll, which lends an airier, more ornate quality when compared with scrolls of the violin family. Next comes the back purfling, which will feature a couple [...]

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