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31.07.15 Make way for young talents! Close of season, guitar presentation ...

30.07.15 Pictures from the last event ...

22.06.15 Guitar presentation in Alexey Kozlov club ...

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31.07.15

Closing another season. Sunday, Aug 2, meet you in our workshop for presentation. Start at 11:30.

My pleasure to introduce future owner of the new guitar.

Sergey Gudelev (the city of Vladimir) – very young musician, nevertheless gained amount of awards on number of various competitions. Thanks to own talent and work and supervision of his teacher, Alexandr Markov, of course.

Good guitar is necessary deposit to evolution of musician, which importance may hardly be overestimated. It's really joyful to make it in the very beginning of Sergey creative way.

Good luck!

30.07.15

Thanks Pavel Batalin for excellent pictures from last presentation.

22.06.15

I invite guitarists to visit traditional presentation of my new guitar

Meet you tomorrow June 23 in Alexey Kozlov club.

Olimpiyskiy prospekt 16, building 2, small hall on second floor. Start at 18.

Driving directions.

02.06.15

Another guitar is closed today. The work is near its end.

22.05.15

Apr 16 in Frankfurt we had a meeting with representatives of Guitar Salon International (California, USA). GSI – is first-string destributor of classical guitar, presenting works of the most respected and demanded makers of the world for more then 30 years.

We spent about hour and half talking and playing guitar.

I was impressed by David and JohnPaul exceptional professionalism, attentiveness, observation, awareness of guitar history and luthiery questions and, of course, by really unique experience of communication with number of the greatest historical instruments.

Few days ago I've accepted an order to make my first guitar for GSI.

Go on pushing the borders. Next season – from North America to Kamchatka.

10.05.15

My new workshop setting for this summer. It's nice to be away from big city at last. New guitar is on the go.

24.04.15

After last presentation. Vladislav Domogatsky, Tatiana Kurenchakova, Pavel Batalin.

16.04.15

Another guitar is finished. I invite musicians to visit our workshop for traditional presentation. We start at 16. Please contact me if you decide to come.

April 16-17 – several meetings in Germany. Moving the route Frankfurt-Karlsruhe.

April 25-26 – visit to Belgium. I conduct small seminar during the BIG festival in Brussels, meet musicians. The instrument stays in Brussels.

12.02.15

I gladly invite guitarists to take part in presentation of my new guitar next week. Meet you 17:00 Feb 18 in ``La Guitarreria'' salon, 5 Rue d'Edimbourg, 75008 Paris, France.

These events are traditional for our workshop in Moscow and it's a pleasure to take it out. We'll talk, play and listen the guitar in a relaxed atmosphere. See you soon!

I conduct ``home'' presentation in our workshop Sunday, Feb 15 at 17.

20.12.14

Another guitar is closed. Between this and then it's time to tell about some nearest plans.

I continue to push the borders. This guitar will go to Tyumen'. I make presentation in Novosibirsk Conservatory, January 10th.

February 17-20 I visit Belgium and France. Several appointments, presentation in Paris. The guitar will go South of France. I go on deepen cooperation with Europe.

More news later soon.

26.11.14

Small photo-report from my last event. Thanks everyone for coming these days. Great music and communication, I appreciate your attention very much. These meetings give plenty of information and emotions, that really help to go on. Salut!

20.11.14

The season is going to be hot. Many things to tell about, watch the news.

I invite guitarists to play my new ``Hauser'' construction guitar next Sunday at 17. Meet you in our workshop. Please contact me before coming. Welcome!

12.10.14

Next Tuesday, October 14-th I make seminar in Gnesin Academy of Music. We'll talk about Classical Guitar and listen to the instruments.

I invite students and everyone interested to participate. If you don't have a pass, write me to be added to admission list.

We start at 12.

28.07.14

Dear Siberians! I'll spend the rest of the summer in Novosibirsk. Let me know and I'll gladly meet with you!

My contact number here is +7 (913) 740-4721. Moscow number is also available.

See you! My best regards!

24.07.14

I'm pleased to present the new album of Vladislav Domogatsky and Maksim Fedorov ``4 guitar concerts''. The original transcriptions of Vivaldi, Rodrigo and Castelnuovo-Tedesco for guitar and button accordion.

Joyful listening, the music is beautiful. Highly recommended!

All tracks are recorded on one of my guitars. The ``Herman Hauser'' design instrument owned by Vlad since 2013.

Don't hesitate to ask authors for your copy of the CD. the book of transcriptions is also available.

14.07.14

Another season comes to its end! Tomorrow at 19:00 in our Liuteria workshop I will present my new guitar. I invite everyone to come and see the instrument.

01.07.14

I've headed a very non-typical art-project. One of a ``weird gifts'' kind. In spite of all the craziness of the job, the result is – beautiful!

29.05.14

The first student model guitar is almost finished. The traditional presentation is scheduled 17:00, Sunday June 1st. I invite everyone interested in playing the new instrument. Meet you in our Liuteria workshop.

Please repost! Call for details.

22.05.14

What is the first step in making a guitar? Well, you can't start working without the wood anyway!

Selecting woods for guitar soundboard and for all its parts is one of the most important steps of instrument construction as the ceiling of guitar sound qualities is determined by the properties of wood.

In the pictures you can see ebony wood for fretboards, ceder for necks and back bracing, madagascar, indian rosewood for backs and sides, red ceder for tops. One can purchase blanks of material from a specialized wood supplier.

I've checked the whole stock of top category material to select my several sets, picking out, roughly speaking, 10 sets from 100. A number of criteria allows to select the best of the best.

In the workshop the material is sorted and stacked interlaid with thin wooden rods. That allows the fresh wood to dry evenly.

10.05.14

I've returned from a business trip visiting Kazan, Paris, Brussels and Madrid.

In Kazan I gave a master-class during ``The Cup of Five'' festival-competition. Thanks to the organizers for their hospitality!

In France and Belgium we had several business meetings as well as meetings with musicians, students and professors of conservatories. Finally the guitar I took with me stayed in Brussels. The next trip is scheduled on autumn.

Visited Madrid on my way back to fulfill the wood supplies. The catch is delivered to the workshop – three boxes of excellent materials. ¡Viva España!

21.04.14

On Thursday, April 24 at 19:00 there will be a presentation of my new ``Herman Hauser Ⅰ'' design guitar. Everyone is invited to see the instrument. It is my pleasure to meet you in our Liuteria workshop!

I plan a small expansion with that instrument:

-April 26 I'll present it after my master-class on ``The Cup of Five'' festival-competition in Kazan.

-April 29 and May 2 I'll present it in two Paris conservatories.

See you on the road!

12.03.14

Small photo-report from the last event. Thanks everyone for music and support!

06.03.14

I started varnishing my new guitar. The work is close to its finish. I invite guitar players to test the new instrument!

The presentation is scheduled 19:00 Tuesday March 11. Please contact me if you decide to come.

March 12 the guitar will leave to Novosibirsk. Siberians! If you feel interested seeing it, let me know and I'll help to arrange this.

``Miguel Rodriguez'' design, ceder top, madagascar rosewood back & sides.

27.02.14

The parcel with premium class tuning machines for my future guitars has arrived from Japan. So beautiful it's hard to tear your eyes off it. And if you just touch it...

22.01.14

The fragment of January 19th presentation. Dmitry Nilov plays Bach. ``Herman Hauser'' design guitar.

16.01.14

The final stage of guitar construction before applying the varnish is finish cut of the head, neck, beveling corners.

The main instrument used for finish cut is knife. To obtain a clear flowing line the sharpest edge and firm hand are required!

Traditional French polish varnishing process is complex. You'll need the shellac varnish, tripoli, oil, various sized tampons to proceed.

Presentation of the new guitar will be held on Sunday, Jan. 19, 18:00 at our Liuteria workshop.

I invite musicians to play and listen the new ``Hauser'' design guitar.

28.12.13

Another recording from 24 December concert. Vladislav Domogatskiy – Francisco Tarrega ``Carnival of Venice''

Guitar by Vladimir Druzhinin, "Herman Hauser" design, 2013.

26.12.13

The recording from 24 December concert. Vladislav Domogatsky, Maksim Fedorov, Rodrigo – Adagio from Aranjuez concert (arrangement by Fedorov).

Guitar by Vladimir Druzhinin, "Herman Hauser" design, 2013.

06.12.2013

Dear friends! We have finally moved our workshop Liuteria to the new address. We are even closer now – a 5 minute walk from the subway station Mayakovskaya.

I have finished some redecoration, equipped my workplace and started construction of the new guitar, which presentation is scheduled for early January.

27.10.13

October 25 we had my new seven-string guitar presentation in Liuteria workshop. What an unforgettable event! We participated in a heartfelt communication and listened to an excellent live music from our guests: Grigory Sturov, Pavel Batalin, Maksim Lukin, Sergey Rudnev, Yuri Kamanin, Alexey Stepanov, Vladimir Markushevich, Vladimir Sumin.

On the photo you see Grigory Sturov – young and talented musician with his beautiful new instrument. See the small photo-report by reference.

29.08.13

As a logical step in my guitar product line extension I'm launching small-batch production of 100% handmade new student model. Student guitars will be produced in close collaboration with Liuteria's specialists and will become more affordable alternative to professional models. We consider educational institutions (music schools, colleges, etc.) and students as target customers for the new model.

Our experts will assemble student models only by hand in full compliance with technologies employed in professional guitar construction. I personally will supervise and be responsible for all stages of construction and acoustic tuning of EACH instrument.

We will be able to construct more affordable student models without quality compromise due to following reasons:

  • First – small-batch production (from 4 instruments) allows huge labor-time savings on the preparatory stage of the construction.
  • Second – involving Luiteria's professionals will allow to parallel guitar construction, which also will lead to labor-time savings without quality losses.
  • Third – careful choice of materials. I personally select all the woods for my instruments from the top-notch suppliers from Spain. Professional models are assembled from the top-grade wood. That is the most expensive wood of outstanding aesthetic qualities (among others). Careful selection of the best wood from the ``second-best'' category allows construction of more affordable guitars with top-level acoustic qualities.

There is a huge demand for great sounding high quality student guitars. Unfortunately you may find it almost impossible to get one at a reasonable price. I intend to change that situation allowing kids and students not to fight a factory-made stuff, but to make music on a high-class handmade guitars, possessing the sonic qualities range of a professional instrument.

19.08.13

The next season is coming. This autumn I am in two rather uncommon works. The first one – seven string guitar. And that means the meeting with russian-seven-string-guitar players and their specific repertoire which is very impressive. The second – Theorbo. The sequel to baroque lute last year work. I develop the studies in early musical instruments of the lute family.

Both projects are provoking new fascinating meetings, acquaintances and impressions. Watch the news!

18.06.13

June 14, there was a presentation of my new guitar in our Liuteria workshop. These events are our old tradition that bring together a public fascinated with guitar and music.

The evening took off well. The instrument was played and listened. Congratulations to the new owner!

Many thanks everyone for coming, I appreciate your attention very much!

01.05.13

April 26-28 in Shadrinsk town, Kurgan region, ``The Cup of Five'' internacional festival-contest have been held. The chief manager and organizer of the annual event is guitarist and guitar teacher Stanislav Savelyev. During the festival I've conducted the masterclass on ``The Classical Guitar. Design. Acoustics. Sound.''

I'd like to highlight the superb organization of festival events, sincere atmosphere, interesting communication and great concert program. I've had a pleasure to meet fine musicians: Sergey Rudnev, Alexander Vinitsky, Lucas Imbiriba, Danis Sherbakov as well as guitar teachers and students from all around Russia.

Topics of my masterclass have had a great responce from the public. I've received plenty of positive opinions, and have answered on numerous questions. I plan to carry out the classes like that regularly as it appears to be interesting and informative for everyone.

28.03.13

We've had a somewhat special presentation in our workshop on March 24. I've presented two new guitars of various designs that I've constructed simultaneously. The designs in question are ``Herman Hauser I'' and ``Miguel Rodrigues''. Each instrument has its very own timbre, character dynamics and attack. We've had the rare opportunity to hear two distinct instruments at once.

Our guests were Sergey Nikitin, Pavel Batalin, Dmitry Tatarkin, Vasily Antipov, Yuri Nugmanov, as well as guitar students and friends of our workshop.

26.12.12

December 25, on the New Years eve we've had the prersentation of my guitar. I thank everybody who have come to play the new instrument. I appreciate your attention very much! Special thanks to friends of our workshop who permanently track our work and add a sense to it.

I have recorded the concert part of the event almost completely. There were many interesting things. I'm working on the video clip and will upload it as soon as it's prepared.

02.09.12

The new site by guitarist and composer Kirill Volzhanin is available with variety of his pieces, editions, ensembles and arrangements. All the sheet music is edited by Dmitry Tatarkin. Every piece is supported with short annotation and available for listening and downloading. Kirills music is melodious and full of grace and beauty. It brings much joy to performers and listners. Undoubtedly!

18.07.12

July 17 my new “Hauser” guitar presentation have been held in the workshop. Our guests was: Dmitry Tatarkin, Pavel Batalin, Kirill Volzhanin, Anna Kolosova, Vladimir Gapontsev, Yuri Aleshnikov and student-musicians. Guitar classics, flamenco music, original compositions, variations and arrangements have been performed on the new instrument.

29.04.12

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We invite guitarists and all interested public to participate in the presentation of my new “Hauser” guitar. The event will be held in our workshop on May 5th. Please contact me if you'd like to come.

10.04.12

My new web-site VD-Guitars.com is now functional in a test-mode. Please do not hesitate to write your comments and wishes regarding pages design and contents.

6.04.12

The next regular trip to Spain is being prepared. I plan to restock my wood supplies, meet spanish guitar dealers, to go on travels and get a respite.

18.03.12

On sunday, march 18th in Liuteria workshop, we had a presentation of my new seven-stringed Rodriguez-design custom guitar.

Such events are traditional for our workshop. We invite musicians and people interested in guitar, guitar music and luthier craft to take part in our new instruments presentations.

The event have been held in friendly atmosphere. The new guitar listening alternated with informal communication. We've had guest seven-string guitar players Anastacia Bardina, Vladimir Sumin, Vladimir Markushevich and more.

You may see the pictures of the new instrument in the Gallery section.