This website is a treasure trove of instruction material for the aspiring fingerstyle guitarist as well as a wonderful source of archival films (Vestopol Videos).
The 1rst Acoustic Alaska Guitar Camp was quite a success. We get to make available some of the best guitar instruction in a beautiful setting. Instructors for the second camp are David Wilcox, Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart, and Doug Cox.
I stopped by the small shop, on a whim, several years ago for a tour. I knew on leaving that I had found the right team to make the guitar I wanted and needed. I play the Santa Cruz FS model, a guitar made specifically for fingerstyle playing â€¦ an amazing and sublime instrument.
I was looking for a guitar I could play both pickstyle and fingerstyle on. Having played many Lowden guitars I loved and being familiar with Jacques Stotzemâ€™s music, I had a sneaking suspicion this new company could deliver exactly what I was looking for. I play the Jacques Stotzem model from the Legacy Series â€¦ an outstanding instrument.
The Guitar Shop alaskaguitarshop.com
I love this little outfit. They love acoustic guitars and it shows. Iâ€™ve known Mike Fleck, who does the building and repairs, for over ten years. Heâ€™s the only person in Alaska Iâ€™ll let work on my guitars. The Guitar Shop has been around less than a year and already the demand has them looking for a new, larger location. Oh, and by the way, they now carry Santa Cruz Guitars!!!
I always keep finding my way back to Bertâ€™s music.
I got into Duckâ€™s music very early on. His eclecticism is astounding. He continues to be one of my favorites. Duckâ€™s web presence is almost nonexistent, but his recordings are well worth tracking down.
Tim is a fearless explorer of musics, from his North Carolina roots thru jazz and classical to South American, Balkan/East European, Middle Eastern and Jewish music, he never ceases to amaze me.
George Sikat put together the video on this site. He did an incredible job and I look forward to working with him again.
Whistling Swan Productions is a treasure. I am truly in awe & inspired by the work that Mike McCormick & co. does in bringing the best in acoustic music to Alaska.