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Lineu Bravo, o luthier que faz violão de ouvido 

Chico Buarque, Ana Carolina, Yamandu Costa, Guinga, Marcus Tardelli, Marco Pereira, Ulisses Rocha, Hamilton de Holanda, Ângela Muner, Daniel Santiago, Rogério Caetano, Mauricio Carrilho, Luciana Rabello, João Lyra, Oscar Ferreira, Alessandro Penezzi, Juarez Moreira, Fernando César, Jayme Vignoli, Flávio Apro, Giacomo Bartoloni, Swami Jr., Rosa Passos, Zé Paulo Becker e todo o Quarteto Maogani têm mais em comum do que o fato de serem músicos: todos eles possuem um violão de Lineu Bravo, luthier de Sorocaba que vive desde 2008 em Taubaté.

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Franco Galvão and his Lineu Bravo guitar

The musician got to know about the luthier Lineu Bravo through teachers and musicians of a music school in Rio de Janeiro

 

Foto: Paula Poltronix

Foto: Paula Poltronix

Franco Galvão, who purchased a Lineu Bravo guitar in 2015, got to know about the luthier through musicians and teachers of a music school in Rio de Janeiro. Only then, he realised that João Bosco, Guinga, Marco Pereira and other important artists also had a Lineu guitar.

Franco left a testimonial about his guitar made by the luthier Lineu Bravo:

“The guitar made by Lineu rocks! I was recording at Rainbow Studio, one of the greatest jazz studios in the world, when the sound technician praised the guitar, saying that it had a lot of amazing information of strong bass tone. He said that the instrument was ‘high level’! He came to that conclusion by listening to the sound of the guitar on a very expensive Sony speaker. That means he was sure it was a good sound.”

About Franco Galvão Career

Franco was a percussionist, and then, a member of a group called “Bateria Alcalina” (2009-2013). Since 2009 he’s been a member of the group “Bloco Cultural União Altaneira”.

In 2014, he won a prize called Prêmio Nabor Pires (3rd place). In 2014 and 2015, he produced an event called “VII Encontro de Choro da Unicamp”. In 2019, he recorded an album named “Espera” in partnership with Fernando Sagawa. Franco also has a degree in Business Science.

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.

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

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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.

Lineu Bravo was interviewed by Oscar Ferreira, owner of Strings

The chat is available on Youtube, in a project named “Brazilian creativity on Luthierie”

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The luthier Lineu Bravo was interviewed by Oscar Ferreira, musician and owner of a company called Strings.

The chat is available on YouTube, in a project named “Brazilian Creativity on Luthierie”.

Lineu told Oscar Ferreira about his professional career and gave some advice to young luthiers: “Develop intimacy with the wood, take an established guitar design and try to do something like that the best you can. Then, find your own way.”

Lineu also said that he became a professional luthier when he was 36. He calls himself an intuitive luthier.

Check out the full video:  http://bit.ly/lineucriatividade

About the Strings
The company was opened in 1992. The owner is Oscar Ferreira, a musician who was in touch with talented luthiers and important suppliers such as Schaller, Gleissner, Hannabach, Pyramid, Pirastro, Shadow, Rubner, Teller and Zeeh.
Nowadays, Strings operates in Brazil with accessories for instruments.

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.

 

Maurício Marques and Lineu Bravo Guitar

The musician Mauricio Marques is a composer, music teacher, arranger and was a member of a Brazilian music group called “Quarteto Maogani”. He also performs in the music scene of Rio Grande do Sul. Nowadays, he composes on an 8-string guitar and performs in group and solo.

In the video above, Mauricio plays a song called “”Conversa de Botequim”, by Noel Rosa and Vadico, with a Lineu Bravo guitar!

Mauricio Marques career

Mauricio Marques is a composer, music teacher and arranger, focused on Brazilian music.
He is a winner of several music prizes and took part in a group called “Quarteto Maogani” between the years 2005 and 2013. He performs in the music scene of Rio Grande do Sul in partnership with Renato Borghetti, Luiz Carlos Borges and Celau Moreyra. He is an 8-string guitar expert.
Mauricio performs in group and solo, and his background is Brazilian music, with a lot of technique and great arrangements.

Learn more at: www.mauriciomarques.com.br

About Quarteto Maogani
O Quarteto Maogani destaca-se por sua produção fonográfica de alta qualidade e presença constante em concertos no Brasil e no exterior. Criado em 1995, o grupo explora formação instrumental pouco usual, unindo a delicadeza e os cuidados da música de câmera ao vigor e à espontaneidade da música popular.
The Quarteto Maogani band produces high quality music and performs in Brazil and worldwide. The group was founded in 1995 and explores the unusual instrumental development.

Members:
Maurício Marques – Requinto guitar and 8-string guitar

Carlos Chaves – 7-string guitar

Marcos Alves – 6-string guitar

Paulo Aragão – 8-string guitar

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.