Guitars International (GI) is the world’s premiere retailer of fine classical guitars. Their concert guitars are sought after for their refined sound, musical flexibility, clarity, projection, easy playability, old master grade materials, and immaculate workmanship: concert instruments which mature with responsible care and loving use. The classical guitars they commission result from ongoing discussi…ons with internationally renowned concert artists (many of whom have performed on their Concert Series), the world’s most gifted guitar makers, and prominent teachers.
Guitars International (GI) offers a wide selection of individually handmade concert guitars by the world’s finest makers: Simon Ambridge, Kevin Aram, Geza Burghardt, Gregory Byers, Daniele Chiesa, Jeremy Clark, Joshia de Jonge, Christopher Dean, Jeffrey R. Elliott, Olivier Fanton d’Andon, Paul Fischer, Thomas Fredholm, Achim Peter Gropius, Thomas Holt, Bernhard Kresse, Antonio Marin, Paco Santiago… Marin, Robert and Orville Milburn, Eric Monrad, Kolya Panhuyzen, Robert Ruck, Gary Southwell, German Vazquez Rubio, Manuel and Alfredo Velazquez, Gernot Wagner, Luca Waldner, and Woodley White.They are the exclusive dealer for Rodgers tuning machines (the finest machine heads in the world), and maintain large inventories of Bam 8002XL Hightech classical guitar cases and TKL 9100 double arched hard shell cases.
They sponsor annually, in cooperation with the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival, one of North America’s oldest, most respected classical guitar events.