Learn more about Hagai Rehavia, Lineu Bravo’s client

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Lineu Bravo, Brazilian luthier, makes instruments for clientes all over the world. One of his international clients is Hagai Rehavia: guitarist and composer who was born in Israel. His musical influences include Brazilian musicians such as Toninho Horta and Marco Pereira (who is also a Lineu Bravo’s client).
The musician got to know the luthier through Ulisses Rocha, a Brazilian guitarist. Hagai acquired a Lineu Bravo guitar in 2007: a 6-string Cedar guitar with Indian Jacaranda.

About Hagai Rehavia

The musician Hagai Rehavia was born in 1968 in Tel-Aviv, Israel, and started playing the guitar at the age of 15. He learned to play from books and friends. After he got in touch with important Israeli composers and musicians, such as
Matti Caspi, Yoni Rechter and Shlomo Gronich, he started to expand and develop his own musical vocabulary and technique, influenced by Brazilian bossa nova and jazz.

Delighted with Brazilian music, which he got to know from his Brazilian neighbors, he ended up visiting Brazil, and for many times he met important Brazilian musicians such as Marco Pereira, Ulisses Rocha, Toninho Horta and Raphael Rabello.

In 1998, he formed a band named “Tucan Trio”. They used to perform their own compositions as well as innovative arrangements of Brazilian music. The band members are: Amir Milstein (flute), Joca Perpignan (percussion) and Hagai (guitar).
The “Tucan Trio” launched an Album named “Tucan” in 1999 and performed at important music Festivals in Israel and all over the world. They also played in partnership with the Brazilian mandolin player Armandinho in Israel, USA and Brazil.

Hagai has also played in partnership with the renowned Brazilian composer Edu Lobo and the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra in 2002.
Hagai’s solo album named “Bebe”, was launched in 2005, with a Brazilian repertoire.
He is also an author of 4 guitar books, which contain guitar arrangements for Israeli famous classics.

About Lineu Bravo

Lineu Bravo is an autodidact luthier and fond of good music. From an early age he developed intimacy with wood at his father workshop. He built his first instrument when he was 14. Since then, his guitars, ‘cavacos’, mandolins and ‘violas’ have been purchased by respected musicians. Guinga, Marcus Tardelli, Zélia Duncan, Marco Pereira, João Bosco, Yamandú Costa, Chico Buarque, Ulisses Rocha, Hamilton de Holanda, Ângela Muner, Rogério Caetano, Maurício Carrilho, Luciana Rabello, João Lyra, Maurício Marques, Edson Lopes, Alessandro Penezzi, Juarez Moreira, Fernando César, Jayme Vignoli, Flávio Apro, Giacomo Bartoloni, Swami Jr, Rosa Passos, Ana Carolina, Zé Paulo Becker, and Douglas Lora are some of them.

Learn more about Ricardo Giuffrida, Lineu Bravo client

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Luthier Lineu Bravo has built a 7 string guitar for Ricardo Giuffruda. The musician is a guitarist, composer, arranger and also a record studio musician, soloist and writer at Guitar Player Magazine.

Ricardo Giuffrida’s Career

Ricardo Giuffrida, who was born in São Paulo, is considered one of the exponents of Brazilian guitar. He has a unique style with refinement and virtuosity. He has already performed in the USA and Europe.

Ricardo has created a lot of music methods and his last book is about the universe of the guitar from Pop Music to Jazz.

The musician has already played with Mozart Mello, Guinga, Conrado Paulino, André Martins and Duca Belintani.

Ricardo Giuffrida testimonial about his 7 strinf guitar built by the luthier Lineu Bravo

“Lineu is an artist. Had he not been a luthier, he would express himself through another type of art. But fortunately he chose the construction of guitars. As a luthier he is amazing. His instruments have a unique style. I’ve decide to purchase a 7 string guitar made by him because I think it is the best instrument ever. Lineu’s guitar is very special for me and it has a unique personality mainly at the Brazilian Music. Besides, he is one of the greatest luthiers in the world. His guitars are masterpieces that represent the Brazilian instrument.”

About Lineu Bravo

Lineu Bravo is an autodidact luthier and fond of good music. From an early age he developed intimacy with wood at his father workshop. He built his first instrument when he was 14. Since then, his guitars, ‘cavacos’, mandolins and ‘violas’ have been purchased by respected musicians. Guinga, Marcus Tardelli, Zélia Duncan, Marco Pereira, João Bosco, Yamandú Costa, Chico Buarque, Ulisses Rocha, Hamilton de Holanda, Ângela Muner, Rogério Caetano, Maurício Carrilho, Luciana Rabello, João Lyra, Maurício Marques, Edson Lopes, Alessandro Penezzi, Juarez Moreira, Fernando César, Jayme Vignoli, Flávio Apro, Giacomo Bartoloni, Swami Jr, Rosa Passos, Ana Carolina, Zé Paulo Becker, and Douglas Lora are some of them.

Musician Rafael Schimidt and his new guitar made by luthier Lineu Bravo

Rafael Schimidt

The musician Rafael Schimidt has recently purchased a 7-string guitar made by luthier Lineu Bravo. 9 years before that, he had acquired a 6-string one.

The guitarist, who started his career when he was 15 and has a unique musical style, left a testimonial about the instrument built by the luthier:

“I got to know Lineu’s work through my friend Alessandro Penezzi, who has a 6-string Lineu Bravo guitar. The guitar made by Lineu has a great playability, impressive workmanship and Brazilian pure sound.”

Rafael Schimidt career

The guitarist Rafael Schimidt started his career when he was 15 and nowadays he is establishing his own music style with a lot of different influences such as: Guinga, Dilermando Reis, Dino 7 Cordas, Raphael Rabello, Baden Powell, Paco de Lucia, Alessandro Penezzi, Pixinguinha, Jacob do Bandolim and Cartola.

His first “music teacher” was his father, the musician Jairo Ribeiro. When he was 10, the guitar was already a big interest. In 2005, he studied at Villa-Lobos Conservatorium, in São Paulo.

Nowadays, he plays in partnership with other musicians and also plays as a soloist.

About Lineu Bravo

Lineu Bravo is an autodidact luthier and fond of good music. From an early age he developed intimacy with wood at his father workshop. He built his first instrument when he was 14. Since then, his guitars, ‘cavacos’, mandolins and ‘violas’ have been purchased by respected musicians. Guinga, Marcus Tardelli, Zélia Duncan, Marco Pereira, João Bosco, Yamandú Costa, Chico Buarque, Ulisses Rocha, Hamilton de Holanda, Ângela Muner, Rogério Caetano, Maurício Carrilho, Luciana Rabello, João Lyra, Maurício Marques, Edson Lopes, Alessandro Penezzi, Juarez Moreira, Fernando César, Jayme Vignoli, Flávio Apro, Giacomo Bartoloni, Swami Jr, Rosa Passos, Ana Carolina, Zé Paulo Becker, and Douglas Lora are some of them.

Algerian musician Karim Tariket plays ‘mandole’ built by luthier Lineu Bravo

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Luthier Lineu Bravo built for the Algerian musician Karim Tariket a ‘mandole’, also known as ‘Algerian bandola’, with Canadian cedar top, Indian Jacaranda Back and ebony elevated fingerboard.

Karim reported how he got to know about Lineu’s job: “I brought to Brazil a ‘mandole’ from Algeria, however there was a problem with the fretboard. Then I started looking for a luthier on the internet and I found Lineu’s number. So I called him! Ever since he told me he didn’t do maintenance, I asked him if he could do a new one for me. I sent him pictures of my ‘mandole’. Lineu said he could and he did! I’ve seen some videos of him on Youtube and I really liked it.” The Algerian musician talked a little bit about his instrument: ‘The ‘mandole’ is a traditional instrument in Algeria. It has been widely used to play ‘chaabi’, the Popular Music from Algeria. Nowadays it is also used to play a lot of music genres.”

Karim used to play chaabi in the beginning of his career: “I’ve already played a mix of music genres in a group. Nowadays I am preparing a new album with my friend Rangel Cruz.”

About Lineu Bravo

Lineu Bravo is an autodidact luthier and fond of good music. From an early age he developed intimacy with wood at his father workshop. He built his first instrument when he was 14. Since then, his guitars, ‘cavacos’, mandolins and ‘violas’ have been purchased by respected musicians. Guinga, Marcus Tardelli, Zélia Duncan, Marco Pereira, João Bosco, Yamandú Costa, Chico Buarque, Ulisses Rocha, Hamilton de Holanda, Ângela Muner, Rogério Caetano, Maurício Carrilho, Luciana Rabello, João Lyra, Maurício Marques, Edson Lopes, Alessandro Penezzi, Juarez Moreira, Fernando César, Jayme Vignoli, Flávio Apro, Giacomo Bartoloni, Swami Jr, Rosa Passos, Ana Carolina, Zé Paulo Becker, and Douglas Lora are some of them.