Ivan Melo, Lineu Bravo's client, left a testimonial about his guitar

Ivan remembered the day he went to pick his guitar up at Lineu Bravo’s workshop, in Taubaté, São Paulo


The musician Ivan Melo, Brazilian who lives in London, has recently released his first album named “Caboclo”. He published an old picture to remember the day he went to pick his guitar up at Lineu Bravo’s workshop, in 2016.

Ivan left a testimonial about his instrument made by the luthier from Taubaté: “To be honest, I’ve never thought I could own a Lineu Bravo guitar. He made the instruments for great Brazilian artists such as Guinga, Marcus Tardelli and Yamandu Costa. When we talked, I felt like we were old friends. Despite the long waiting list, he made my guitar in record time.”

About Ivan Melo

The guitarist Ivan Melo was born in Brazil and, since 2011 he’s lived in London, where he’s already performed in great places like QueenElizabeth Hall and Richmond Theatre. He has already played in partnership with Iron Maiden and the Grammy winner Snarky Puppy. Nowadays, he teaches guitar lessons and plays at solo performances and with the group Hans Prya. Ivan plays a 7-string guitar made by the luthier Lineu Bravo in 2016.

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.