Acclaimed luthier makes work available to public, donates models 20-Dec-10
Here's the press release that we have been sent...
George Gorodnitski's name may not be a household word, but it's a familiar one to professional guitarists and collectors. For more than 30 years, the Latvian native has been hand-crafting some of the world's finest acoustic and electric guitars, counting among his fans some of the music industry's best-known players. Gorodnitski's unique designs and his penchant for selecting the finest woods and hardware have made his instruments a must-have for stars in rock, jazz and classical music.
In March of 2010, Oak Park, CA-based Early Bird International was appointed as the exclusive world wide distributor of Master Guitars, providing an opportunity to bring Gorodnitski's craftsmanship to a wider audience. More importantly, Early Bird partners Ray Kennedy and Jon Tamiyasu are active proponents of giving back to their community, from feeding the hungry to promoting the gifts of music to those less fortunate. In addition to distributing Master Guitars, Early Bird International will make it a policy to donate guitars to youth centers, assisted living centers, music schools, public & private schools, hospitals and families on a regular basis.
"We truly believe that Master Guitars are some of the finest instruments available, and of course we want to get them into the hands of professional musicians," says Early Bird's Ray Kennedy. "But equally important to us is the idea of making it possible for anyone who has an interest in playing the guitar to have access to one. I've spent my adult life in the music business, and have experienced first-hand the joy that playing music can bring to people."
"Somewhere out there, there's a kid who could grow up to be the next Django Reinhardt, the next Jimi Hendrix, the next Andres Segovia," adds Early Bird's Jon Tamiyasu. "If we can make a difference in that kid's life by making sure they get a chance to realize their passion and develop their talent, we're not just enriching one life - we're enriching many." Pricing and Availability:
Master Guitars will be introduced to the public at the upcoming NAMM Convention in Anaheim, California, on January 13-16, 2011. Visit them at booth 1119. More information: