March 2017 Newsletter
GOL Back to School Edition
With new school year well underway we have just landed a new guitar shipment from Spain featuring a whole range of excellent entry level guitars such as the Alhambra Z Natural at 399.00 and the 1C at $599.00. These are the models most recommended by teachers when looking for a quality guitar that will go the distance in a rugged school environment.
Are you a School Guitar Teacher, a Parent or keen guitar player???
Perhaps you’d like to know more about our School Music Sponsorship Programme. email Pierre Herrero for details.
Guitarsonline Sponsorship opportunities are there to encourage guitar ensembles and the uptake of guitar in schools, so check out our website or contact us on 0410 708 338 to find out more. The concept of all sponsorships is simple: ‘You help us – We’ll help you in whatever way we can.’
Why is a good guitar so important?
A quality guitar starts with solid Cedar or Spruce tops as opposed to cheap plywood tops delivering tonal colour and projection characteristic of high grade tone woods found in hand made Spanish guitars
A good guitar offers ease of playing. The construction of a quality guitar starts with the Spanish heel crafted to careful standards by qualified luthiers, with testing to ensure each model meets the makers specifications. The Spanish heel also delivers much better tone and projection, and a more generous sound There can be no shortcuts!
Each guitar is then individually set up allowing you make faster progress and get more out of practice time. You also get a better return on $$ invested in lessons.
High grade tone woods, exacting craftsmanship. ease of playing at the same price as plywoodAsian guitars. In short you can choose a Spanish hand made solid top guitar starting from just $399.
It all adds up to value for money: a wise investment and better resale value.
GuitarsOnline offers you endless possibilities. We are fully stocked having just received our latest shipment. Give us a call 0410 708 338 and we can help you work through the considerations and options. Play through our extensive range we have selected to get the most out of your practice and playing.
Choosing a new guitar
To help you make the right choice, here are some considerations when evaluating guitars
- Technical set up and ease of playing
- Developing chromatic colour and musicality
- Improving power projection, obtaining string separation
Here are some ideas
- If you want a good, easy to play entry level guitar, try the Alhambra Z or 1C.
- If you want to bring the house down or busk and electro-acoustic, try the Z Cutaway.
- For ease of playing - a Senorita guitar anyone?
- For luxurious harmonics at a midrange price, select an Alhambra 5P
- If you want power and presence at a reasonable investment - Alhambra 50th Anniversary Ziricote
- or if again you want to go all the way to the concert models, a Paulino Bernabe or a Margarit and Mengual Ziricote.
- The ultimate of course is the Manuel Adalid Cathedral - double top presence, ease of playing, projection, harmonics. It puts you on the concert stage.
Upcoming Concerts: See the professionals in action
Z.o.o Guitar Duo - Peter Constant & Marion Schaap
Z.o.o Guitar Duo Weekend Ensemble Event
The much-anticipated is being put on by the Classical Guitar Society of Victoria (CGSV) this weekend!! Check them out at (www.cgsv.org.au).
This will be a rare chance to see the world-renowned Z.o.o Guitar Duo in action and also see an expanded CGSV Guitar Orchestra perform with Peter Constant at the helm! and Marion Schaap as soloist with the orchestra.
In addition, we will be treated to a short program of duets from Peter and Marion's latest touring program
Check the Z.o.o. Guitar Duo out here: http://www.zooguitarduo.com/
Come along to the fantastic final concert!
- Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
- Date: Sunday 5th March 2017
- Venue: St. Stephen's Anglican Church
- Address: 360 Church Street, Richmond, 3121
- Tickets: Adult $25, Concession: $20
- Tickets at the door or get tickets online at www.ticketbookings.com.au/book/classicalguitar/goconcert2017/506
Learn How to conduct
If you currently lead an ensemble or are planning to set one up. The conducting workshop on Sat 4th of March is a once only opportunity to develop you skills and learn from expert Ensemble conductor Peter Constant. Peter has been based for many years now in Holland and not only tours Ensembles but runs ensemble conducting workshops throughout Europe. Check Z.o.o. Guitar Duo here: http://www.zooguitarduo.com/
Join us for the Weekend March 4-5 for the full Ensemble Event (www.cgsv.org.au), or only the 2 hour conductor workshop. Not only will you be exposed to best practice and learn tips and techniques but this investment will be part of your professional development and as a professional teacher - tax deductible.The workshop will take place on Saturday 4th March 2017 at (St Stephens, Richmond). Fee: $50. Pay for the Conductors’ Workshop here.
This is a very rare opportunity to work and perform with such exceptional figures within the International guitar community, truly a weekend not to be missed!
Feel free to pass this invitationonto any friends of associates you think may be interested!! We hope to see you there.