Gallagher Featured Artist of the month
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Juan M Soria
Juan’s Gallagher Guitar: SG-50 sunburst (mahogany slope-shoulder dreadnought, 2016)
Juan Soria first visited the Gallagher shop in July 2016. Less than two months later, a Gallagher guitar became one of the singer-songwriter’s main touring instruments. Juan discovered Gallagher Guitar serendipitously while playing a gig in Harlem, New York. Juan was part of a line-up that included the Tennessee-based band Reed Turchi and the Caterwauls. Playing electric guitar for the Caterwauls was Joey Fletcher, a long-time friend of the shop and electric Gallagher player.
“The first note that he played during sound check caught my attention,” says Juan, of Joey’s guitar. Joey introduced Juan to his Gallagher, and a few months later, brought him to visit the shop. Juan played every guitar on the premises. “There was one that stood out to me,” he says. “I played it and fell in love.”
“My main reason for wanting to play a Gallagher, aside from the sound and quality, is the fact that they are handmade and each instrument is unique. I think a guitar is an extension of your body, and my Gallagher fit with me in such a manner.”