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Some special Gerald Sheppard Guitars events from the past.

6/1/13

Acoustic Guitar Magazine
June 2013 Issue
SHOPTALK: Gerald Sheppard Guitars: Tennessee luthier draws on his own playing
experience to create individualized custom instruments. By Teja Gerkin

     


4/13/10

Gerald Sheppard Guitars receives a 5 star review from the United Kingdom's "Acoustic Magazine."

This is a great honor for me. I very much appreciate the results of this review and the magazine for posting it!

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


What they said about the
Sheppard Grand Auditorium:

"...Beautiful aesthetics do not always translate into an equivalent quality of tone, in my experience, but the Sheppard did not disappoint in this respect...one is immediately struck by how light this guitar is, and just how comfortable it is to play… I found the guitar so easy to play  that at one point I checked the scale length to make sure it actually was the the 25.4” recorded in the specification. …the low mids add warmth to the sound, and the trebles sing out with a delightful combination both strength and sweetness. There’s no shortage of volume from this instrument, but it’s capable of great subtlety, too, and I can only describe it as very much a player’s instrument. I found it inspiring to play, as it responded so well to playing dynamics, and captured perfectly the nuances of expression in the player’s touch...It’s been my privilege to play some truly wonderful instruments during the time I’ve been writing for Acoustic, and this Sheppard Grand Auditorium is right up there with the best of them."  

Richard Thomas - Acoustic Magazine

Acoustic Magazines's Ratings Explained
5 Stars: Superb, almost faultless.
4 Stars: excellent, hard to beat.
3 Stars: Good, covers all bases well.
2 or 1 Stars: Below average, poor.

Sheppard Grand Auditorium

BUILD QUALITY - 5 stars

SOUND QUALITY - 5 stars

VALUE FOR MONEY - 5 stars


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4/10/10
See Gerald's guitars at Florida's Newport Guitar 
Festival, April 16-19, 2010.

 

 

9/21/07

Sheppard/Wingert collaboration "Wildrose" guitar on exhibit at the DeVos Art Museum, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI

September 7 - October 14. 

Don't miss this opportunity to see and hear these instruments made by some of the finest guitar makers in the word. What an honor to be invited to participate in this exhibit!

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5/08/07

Gerald releases CD featuring his solo
fingerstyle technique and his guitars.

Click on the photo to find out more about this CD.

 

 

3/08/07

Gerald and his guitars featured in Acoustic
Guitar Magazine.

 

8/08/06

WOODCRAFT Magazine profiles Gerald and
his guitars in the September 2006 issue.   

7/01/06:

Sheppard Guitars is preparing for the
Newport Guitar Festival
August 4-6, 2006.



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5/08/06:

Gerald will again be guest luthier at world renowned
Swannanoa Gathering Guitar Week - July 30 - August 5, 2006

Warren Wilson College, near Asheville, NC 
www.swangathering.org.

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3/03/06:
Sheppard Guitars chosen for "Highlights" Sampler Number 5 by Solid Air Records

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8/03/05: Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine "Luthier Spotlight" profiles
Sheppard Guitars. See page 74 of the issue #58, on news stands
in August 2005.

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6/23/05:  Preparing for the Healdsburg Guitar Festival. 


Left to right: African Blackwood, Brazilian Rosewood, Ziricote, Brazilian Rosewood

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5/10/05:  New for Summer 2005 -  radiused end graft design! 
This will be the standard end graft shape. Of course the old 
design is still available as well.

 


Shown with Brazilian Rosewood Sides, African Blackwood
End Graft and Binding, Mitered Side Purfling, Bosnian Spruce Top

 

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1/29/05:  New Rosebud Logo design available! This 
new design is the result of a collaboration between
Gerald and Emily Ellis of Precision Pearl Inlay.
                        Click on the photo:

 

 

 

 

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11/04/04:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheppard Headstock Logo was redesigned in 2004

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2/7/05: "Pink Guitar" CD wins Grammy! 

The new Henry Mancini Tribute CD released by Solid Air Records

has won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album. While
you are listening check out the "pink" Sheppard Ave Maria 
Grand Concert on the CD cover.

 

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Gerald to be guest luthier at world renowned Swannanoa Gathering Guitar Week - July 24-30, 2005 at Warren Wilson College Asheville, North Carolina. www.swangathering.org.


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Sheppard Ave Maria Chosen by Fingerpick Magazine 
for Profile with Video and Audio
(Click above for article)

Click below to see the Video
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Click on logo for magazine home
page.


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8/27/04: Sheppard Grand Concert chosen for cover of "Pink Guitar" CD.
Check out the new Henry Mancini Tribute CD just released by
Solid Air Records
which sports Gerald's Ave Maria on the cover. 

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