Guitars Offered by GFI
Famed luthier R.E. Bruné (www.rebrune.com) recently wrote about José Oribe some words that I can’t improve upon. He said, “José Oribe began making guitars in 1962, and from the beginning his guitars were masterpieces of technical execution, artistic design and flawless workmanship combined with spectacular wood selection and flawless finishing.” The only thing we can add to that is that the sound of the guitars is powerful and beautiful at the same time. I have known José and his wife Juanita, who works alongside him, for over forty years. I am always amazed at his knowledge of guitar making. Every detail is thought out and researched before he begins. Every guitar is documented step by step in the building process. No detail goes unnoticed. These guitars are built to last and they have lasted now over forty years.
When I met Tim McCoy and saw his guitars I immediately wanted to represent him. Like many excellent luthiers, Tim began his career as a cabinet maker and graduated to the guitar building craft. For more than twenty-five years he has studied and perfected his art learning from other master luthiers including the renowned John Gilbert. Inspired by John Gilbert, Tim’s guitars incorporate a number of Gilbert’s innovations including a special bridge design and a modified bracing system for enhanced power and tone.
Tim uses woods of the highest quality and caliber of materials. His spruce comes from the same Val di Fiemme forest in the Italian Dolomite mountain range that was the source of woods used in violins of the Stradivari family. The tuning machines are Nicolo Alessi Machines from Italy known for their quality and precision.
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