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January 4, 2018

Sèbastien Llinares from Paris, a renowned concert guitarist has recorded three CD's, featuring the Graham Caldersmith concert guitar. Including a recording of the Bach Goldberg Variations with his colleague Nicolas Lestoquoy, also playing a Graham Caldersmith concert g...

July 3, 2017

When did you make your first guitar? 
 When I was in secondary school (about 17 years old), I was fascinated by a semi-acoustic guitar I saw at a friend’s place. I dismantled an old plywood door at home and made a dreadful guitar painted red and reinforced with a tyre...

July 3, 2017

 The essential and acoustic design of the violin has not changed since the mid 16th  century when Andrea Amati in Cremona, Paolo Maggini in Brescia and Jacob Steiner in Absam  produced superb instruments in sufficient numbers to establish the violin , viola and violonc...

June 29, 2017

Here is the latest video from Holland. It shows you the the power and beauty of the little Caldersmith octave guitar providing a harpsichord like tinkle-tinkle amidst 108 standard guitars.

June 29, 2017

Paulownia is native to China and cultivated extensively across Eastern Asia, but is also now being used for reforestation programmes in other countries, including Australia - many of the hippies in our area had the foresight to plant paulownias 15 - 20 years ago so the...

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