Musician Raphael Gimenes left a testimonial about his Lineu Bravo guitar

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The musician Raphael Gimenes purchased his Lineu Bravo guitar in July 2017 when he went to Brazil. He got to know Lineu Bravo’s work on the internet and through other musicians. He met the guitarist Daniel Marques, also a Lineu Bravo client, who told him about the luthier. Besides Daniel, other musicians that he met at the University of Minas Gerais, where he studied in 2014, also suggested Lineu to him.

Raphael spent 5 months travelling around South America (Bolivia, Peru, Chile and Argentina) with the guitar, composing new songs for his second album. In 2018 and 2019, he went on several tours with his Lineu Bravo guitar.
Raphael left a testimonial about his Lineu Bravo Guitar

“My Lineu Bravo guitar has an impressive sound. Everybody says that. It has a clear sound. It sounds like water touching polished stones on a sunny morning. The guitar is beautiful, and I like it very much. I play it on all the songs in my second album.”

About Raphael Gimenes career

The musician was born in Recife and lived in The USA, Sweden, Salvador, Belo Horizonte and nowadays he lives in Denmark.

His first album named “Raphael Gimenes & As Montanhas de Som” was released in Europe and Asia, and was called a “masterpiece” in Japan. The album also won an award in 2016 on a website called Written in Music.

Nowadays, he is recording his second album, named “América do Sol”, with songs in Portuguese, Spanish and English. He recently went on a tour in Argentina and Brazil, where he made a partnership with Brazilian musicians, such as the singer Ilessi.

 

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.

Guilherme Lamas, Lineu Bravo’s client, is releasing new album in partnership with Rafael Thomaz

Learn more about the album that will be released in March

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Guilherme Lamas, Lineu Bravo’s client, is releasing a new album in March named “Idas e Vindas”, an original work with instrumental songs in honor of the Brazilian composer Garoto, Aníbal Augusto Sardinha.

The album is a guitar duo, in partnership with the musician Rafael Thomaz, one of the first Lineu Bravo’s clients. Nowadays, the guitar is no longer with him.

Guilherme plays a 7-steel string guitar Rogério Caetano model and, soon, he will debut his new instrument that the luthier is producing for him: a 7-nylon string guitar.

New album

The album “Idas e Vindas”, a guitar duo, develops an original work of instrumental songs in honor of the Brazilian composer Garoto’s centenary (Aníbal Augusto Sardinha).

The songs were arranged in 2015, all of them inspired on Garoto’s musicography.

The album repertoire contains some Choro variations (traditional and modern), with a lot of external influence.

The project started being developed in 2014 with the two musicians interactions: Guilherme Lamas and Rafael Thomaz, soloists of the following instruments: a 7-steel string guitar and a 6-nylon string guitar.

The release of the album is scheduled for March 22th, 2018.

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Guilherme Lamas is a musician and researcher at the University of Campinas. He is also a guitarist, arranger, composer, music producer and a teacher.

His work has been published at:  ViolaB, Discos do Brasil, Lineu Bravo, rádio USP, rádio Câmara, rádio Lora (Suíça), Spotify, Deezer, ITunes, Site, Youtube, FanPage, and SoundCloud.

Guilherme Lamas and his Lineu Bravo guitar

Guilherme Lamas plays a 7-steel string Lineu Bravo guitar, Rogério Caetano model that he purchased in 2016. Soon, he will debut his new instrument made by the luthier Lineu Bravo: a 7-nylon string guitar.

The musician got to know Lineu Bravo guitars in 2005, when he studied at Tatuí Conservatorium.

“The 7-steel string Lineu Bravo guitar is a masterpiece, I am very happy to have it in my everyday life. When I picked up my guitar at his workshop and played it for the first time, I was already very impressed by the instrument: timbre, volume, stability, playability, tuning”, said Guilherme about his guitar. You can check the complete testimonial that he left, here!

About Rafael Thomaz career

Rafael Thomaz has a Master’s degree at University of Campinas. He is a guitarist (popular and concert music).

He also is a teacher, sound technician and music producer.

 

A customized guitar for a famous singer and a piece of art on display at a hotel chain: projects in partnership

Luthier Lineu Bravo has got a piece of art with his portrait, made by his friend Felipe Rezende, a talented visual artist that tries to express people’s emotion when painting them. Lineu’s portrait was created after a photo session that they made together: “I gave it to him as a gift, on a piece of wood, which is the substance of his work”, says Felipe.

Felipe Rezende masterpiece

Felipe Rezende masterpiece

This piece of art with Lineu’s face is also on display at a famous hotel chain. Felipe started a partnership with “Hotel Ibis” in 2016, when he took part in a revitalization project in Taubaté, São Paulo, with two other professionals: architect Carol Miranda and a furniture restorer. On the occasion, the visual artist developed the wall painting there.

After this project, Felipe received an invitation to work in another hotel named “Ibis Styles”, in São Paulo. Felipe chose his friends’ portraits, such as Lineu Bravo piece of art, to put on the toilet doors of the hotel.

Lineu Bravo at Hotel Ibis, in São Paulo

Lineu Bravo at Hotel Ibis, in São Paulo

Felipe Rezende masterpiece

Felipe Rezende masterpiece

Felipe Rezende masterpiece

Felipe Rezende masterpiece

The visual artist Felipe Rezende

The visual artist Felipe Rezende

Felipe Rezende, Lineu Bravo and Zélia Duncan Guitar

Luthier and visual artist thinking together: Lineu Bravo and Felipe Rezende conceived a project to customize musical instruments for artists, such as Brazilian singer Zélia Duncan. The idea and the art for Zélia’s guitar were created by the luthier and the visual artist in 2015 and 2016.

Felipe Rezende said that the partnership with Lineu started when they got closed thanks to a graphite that he had painted at Lineu’s house. “We ended up becoming friends and one day he told me about this idea of customizing some instruments for artists”.

They worked for 6 months and, during this period, they thought about theme, image, concept, and researched a lot of facts about Zélia’s life. The artist tells how the process was: “We have found out that she was a Joni Mitchell fan, so we started the production: Me, at my atelier, and Lineu at his workshop. He handed me the guitar so I could draw and write poetry excerpts inside the box. When he finished the guitar, he gave it to me so I could paint outside, too. I painted Joni Mitchell portrait on the front side and decided to paint Zélia’s image on the back side, because I had found a beautiful picture of her in which she seems to hold a guitar as a gift. After that, Lineu finished the instrument with a varnish layer and gave me the case, so I splashed it with ink.”. In October 2016, Lineu Bravo went to Zélia’s concert and gave her the gift.

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On the front side of the instrument, Felipe painted Joni Mitchell image, a Canadian singer and visual artist:

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On the back side, there is a Zelia Duncan painting also made by the artist:

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Pictures: Pedro Ivo Prates

Felipe Rezende, (ifi)

Felipe is an architect and also teaches at a Brazilian University named “Anhanguera”, in Taubaté, city of São Paulo. He is also a researcher at University of Taubaté.

Felipe gives cultural workshops at schools and owns a workshop named “Casa Oficina”, in Taubaté, where he lives and develops his visual art projects.

The artist expresses his ideas through words, painting, walls, tissues, ground and canvas.

About Zelia Duncan

Zélia Duncan is a phenomenon as a high-selling singer/composer and has sold 160,000 copies of her Zélia Duncan album. Since 1994, she has been a major national success, touring through countries of Europe in 1996 and also winning awards from critics in 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, 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 Luthier Facebook Page

- Felipe Rezende Facebook Page

- Felipe Rezende Oficial Website

- Felipe Rezende Instagram

The musician, who has built a sucessful carreer, has been playing a Lineu Bravo guitar since 2010

Daniel Marques and his Lineu Bravo guitar/ Picture: Carol de Hollanda

Daniel Marques and his Lineu Bravo guitar/ Picture: Carol de Hollanda

The musician Daniel Marques, who has built an incredible career, makes all the Brazilians and luthier Lineu Bravo very proud. He has founded a Brazilian music program at Global Music Academy (Berlin, Germany), where he is a teacher. Apart from that, he is a producer at Brazilian Explorative Music Festival.

Daniel Marques collects important music awards – he was one of the best musicians of the year in Brazil, in 2015, and won the biggest music award as a producer at Brazilian Music Award, in 2010. Daniel also won The Akademia Music Awards, in L.A for the best instrumental composition, in 2016.

The musician has been playing and recording in partnership with renowned Brazilian artists, such as: Paulo Moura, Carlos Malta, Thiago Amud, Robertinho Silva, Zé Paulo Becker, Guinga, Yamandu Costa, Randy Brecker, Stanley Jordan, John Williams, Paco de Lucia and Charlie Hunter.

Daniel Marques and his Lineu Bravo Guitar

Daniel plays an instrument made by the luthier Lineu Bravo in 2010. The 7-string guitar has a Canadian cedar top and Jacaranda Back.

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, 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.

- Daniel Marques Website

- Daniel Marques Facebook Page

- Daniel Marques Instagram 

- Daniel Marques Youtube Channel 

- Lineu Bravo Luthier Facebook Page