About GSP Guitar
JOB AVAILABLE AT GUITAR SOLO
We are looking for someone who knows the classical guitar repertoire, who can take phone orders and help with processing and shipping, here in San Francisco. Some basic retail and computer skills are necessary. Please call if you are interested. 415 896 1922
Our mail order service has been one of the most comprehensive in the world since 1974 when much of the guitar repertoire was very difficult if not impossible to find. We stock over 12,000 titles of classical guitar methods, studies, sheet music and folios. We also stock a large selection of jazz, blues, pop, folk, country, and rock methods and songbooks for the guitar. Ukulele, mandolin, banjo, and harmonica methods, music and literature are also in abundance on our racks.
Our San Francisco Shop (Guitar Solo)
Guitar Solo was voted "Best Place to Buy a Guitar" in SF Weekly's and The Guardian's "Best of San Francisco" and "Best of The Bay Area" issues.
You will find everything on this website and much more on display at our retail shop in the SOMA district of San Francisco. We stock steel nylon and string acoustics in all price levels for students and enthusiasts to professionals.
Some of the guitars (new and used) you can expect to see and play at the shop include:
Marin-Montero, Ramirez, Contreras, Sakurai, Kohno, Bernabe, Baarslag, Raya-Pardo, Prenkert, Imai, Porter, Elwell, Plazuelo, Falkiner, Yamaha, Larrivee, Blueridge, Santa Cruz, Bristol, Martin, Gibson, Kremona, Alhambra, Sunlite, Cervantes, Aria and others
We also have mandolins, banjos, and ukeleles from Pohaku, Lanikai, Koaloha, Kala, Flyte, Makala, Fluke, Regal, Blueridge, Rover, etc.
Whatever you need for your acoustic guitar - we probably have it. We maintain a comprehensive selection of methods and songbooks for all levels and styles. Everyday accessories such as straps, picks, strings, cases, stands, pickups, polish, etc., are always in stock and on display.
Our expert repairmen can take care of all your maintenance needs, from basic set ups, the installation of pickups for the amplification of your acoustic instrument, to complete restorations.
We rent student guitars and maintain a SF Bay Area Teacher List.
Guitar Solo is located at:
230 Townsend Street
San Francisco, CA 94107-1720
(between 3rd and 4th Streets - near the AT&T/Giants Ball Park and the CalTrain Station)
Monday - Saturday: 11 - 6 Sunday: 12 - 5
GSP Editions & Recordings
GSP editions and recordings have gained worldwide recognition for integrity and quality of content - introducing important players, composers, and arrangers with unique talents and music to the guitar world.
Some of our artists include Roland Dyens, Dusan Bogdanovic, William Kanengiser, Paulo Bellinati, Marco Pereira, Martha Masters, Iliana Matos, Cristina Azuma, Xuefei Yang, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Thibault Cauvin, Michael Lorimer, Luiz Bonfa, Laurindo Almeida, Baden Powell, Dilermando Reis, Paulino Nogueira, Scott Tennant, and Eduardo Martin among many others.
GSP Strings & Accessories
Our own custom made classical guitar strings, are wound on a very unique multifilament nylon core. We were the first to market our unique nylon Super and Ultra Trebles - now used by several of the major brand string makers. We were also first to have Super and Ultra Hybrid Trebles (called Titanium by some) - a little brighter and more powerful than the Supers and Ultras.
Quality of sound and production, and consistency are what guitarists have come to expect from GSP Strings. Users include Kazuhito Yamashita, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Marco Pereira, Marc Regnier, Asturias Guitars, Kohno and Sakurai Guitars, among many others.
Other GSP products include: Diamond Nail File, Mirofiber Polish Cloth, 3 Grade Nail Buffer, and Nail Finishing Papers.