Raphael Gimenes, Brazilian musician and luthier Lineu Bravo’s client, is currently living in Denmark, and he is also a composer, guitarist and singer.
In August, the musician is going on a tour in Japan with the instrument made by the luthier Lineu Bravo: “This guitar that Lineu made for me makes me very happy here in Europe. I am also recording new songs with it that I will probably use in my next album”, said Raphael.
Raphael Gimenes purchased his Lineu Bravo guitar in July 2017, when he went to Taubaté, city where Lineu lives.
The musician said that he was looking for a new guitar in 2014: “I was spending some time in Brazil, in Belo Horizonte, and I heard that his guitars were the best. But, at that time, it was not possible, that’s why I had to wait a little bit until 2016, when I ordered the guitar.”
The musician left a testimonial about his Lineu Bravo guitar:
“Lineu Bravo guitar is masterful, the best I’ve ever had. The sound reverberates very well and the harmonics left by every note, every chord, which are crystal clear, echo in the ears and in the heart of those who listen to it for longer than in other guitars.”
Rapahel Gimenes Career
Rapahel Gimenes has been living in Scandinavia for over 10 years. His first album, “Raphael Gimenes & As Montanhas de Som”, can be found in Europe and Asia. His music mixes Brazilian folklore elements and modern chords, which take the listener to Brazil.
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.