Kremona Guitars and Dimitar Georgiev Studio violins and bowed instruments are handcrafted by the luthier masters in Kremona, a small studio established in 1924 in Kazanluk Bulgaria. Kremona offers our guitars in the traditional European craftsmanship to many countries around the world. Recognized for superb build quality and expansive tone, Kremona musical instruments remain one of the industry's finest.
Will Brahm is a Los Angeles based guitarist and composer that has performed, recorded, and worked with artists such as Arturo Sandoval, the New West Guitar Group, Gordon Goodwin’s “Big Phat Band,” Kim Richmond, Otmaro Ruiz, Sara Gazarek, Jane Monheit, and Gretchen Parlato. Recent albums of his include the 2017 release of his world original music ensemble “Homenaje,” the 2018 release of his duet album “Will Brahm & Lia Booth,” and the 2019 release of his most recent album under his own name, “Venture Atlas.”
Lulo Reinhardt continues to explore fresh influences in pushing musical boundaries, all the while nodding to his Gypsy roots—he is the great-nephew of Jazz legend Django Reinhardt. Lulo’s new film/performance/recording project Desert Inspiration explores the Berber music and culture indigenous to southeastern Morocco.
Elliot Easton, long-celebrated guitarist of The Cars, has released a new album with the supergroup The Empty Hearts. “I really love this guitar and appreciate the workmanship that has gone into it. I like clean, modern lines and I love the design of the Tangra, the wood rosette and the geometrical shapes used for the center back strip, etc. Very stylish stuff! Oh yeah, and it sounds good too!” -Elliot Easton
Mark Ballas is a solo recording artist and award-winning competitive dancer on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars. Mark performed his flamenco-flavored single ‘She’ on TV with his beloved Rosa Negra model, which he has named Esmeralda. Mark is currently at work on his forthcoming EP 'Kicking Clouds'. “ I love my Kremona! It has great feel, great authenticity and intonation. It has a smooth yet aggressive feel which is exactly what I need for my live shows. -Mark Ballas
Roger Espinoza spent years mastering the Spanish nylon guitar before establishing himself as one of the Los Angeles area's leading practitioners, both as a session musician and solo artist. Born in Granada, Nicaragua, but raised in Los Angeles, where he continued to reside, Espinoza learned much about music from his father, who played piano. He enrolled in private lessons at a young age and first learned to play the trombone before eventually graduating to the Spanish nylon guitar. After years of practice, Espinoza studied with Costa Rican guitarist Jorge Strunz of Strunz & Farah fame and also studied with accomplished flamenco soloist Gino Di Auri. In addition to learning to play on his guitar such styles as rumba and flamenco, he learned to sing in these styles. Such talents led to work as a live performer and session musician. Some of his session work includes Luis Villegas' Cafe Ole and K.C.'s Aqui Estamos Todos. Next, Espinoza embarked on a solo career of his own with Café Fuego, his debut album. Released by New World Music, it showcases his command of the guitar along with many ethnic American instruments such as the cajon, dumbec, snake cocoon eggs, and more.