Exploring Three Centuries of Guitar

In the fall of 2023, the Austin-Marie Collection of historical guitars sponsored an evening of wine and music with curator Jeff Wells. Jeff introduced the collection and was joined by guitarists Jon Mendle, Christopher Mallett, Carolyn Smith, and Richard Savino. The artists performed period music on selected instruments from the collection including seventeenth century guitars […]

Guitar Making in Nineteenth-Century London

Guitar Making in Nineteenth-Century London by Dr. James Westbrook is now available! https://www.classicalguitar.co.uk/shop/guitar-making-in-nineteenth-century-london/ Guitar Making In Nineteenth-Century London  

Christopher Page performs Progressive Study by Fernando Sor

In late September 2021, I traveled to Cambridge, England to attend a 3-day symposium held by the Cambridge Consortium for Guitar Research. During my stay, I videoed Dr. Christopher Page performing Fernando Sor’s, Progressive Study at Sidney Sussex Chapel.


The guitar craze that began with the Folk Revival Movement in the late 1940s and transitioned into the rock and roll bands of the 1950s-’70s is familiar to most everyone old enough to remember. But there was another craze for the guitar born in Western Europe over two centuries ago at the dawn of the […]