The chat is available on Youtube, in a project named “Brazilian creativity on Luthierie”
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.
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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.
Lineu has talked about all the trajectory of his solid career and has revealed a fifteen-month waiting list for ordering his instruments.
Last August, Lineu Bravo gave an interview to a pilot Project about Culture, organized by Vana Campos and Doca Corbett. He received the group in his workshop, in Taubaté, a city of São Paulo, and talked about lutherie, music, career, etc.
Highlight: queue and clients
Lineu told the writer Vana Campos about his solid career and revealed a fifteen-month waiting list for ordering his instruments, confirming the satisfaction of his great list of notable clients (Chico Buarque, João Bosco, Ana Carolina, Yamandu Costa, Guinga, Gabriel Sater are some of the artists with Lineu Bravo guitar.)
Mr. Bravo, who organizes his own routine at work, revealed how the contact with clients happens, normally by word of mouths and by the social media.
Chat on TV soon
During the interview, Lineu Bravo showed his workshop and explained all the instrument construction process, giving details about all the kinds of wood that composes the guitar, the characteristics of each part and, still, the personality of the instruments.
The conversation also approached the luthier relationship with music, his preferences and musical ear. Soon, news about the program organized by Vana Campos, Doca Corbett and team.