Luthier Lineu Bravo has built a 7 string guitar for Ricardo Giuffruda. The musician is a guitarist, composer, arranger and also a record studio musician, soloist and writer at Guitar Player Magazine.
Ricardo Giuffrida’s Career
Ricardo Giuffrida, who was born in São Paulo, is considered one of the exponents of Brazilian guitar. He has a unique style with refinement and virtuosity. He has already performed in the USA and Europe.
Ricardo has created a lot of music methods and his last book is about the universe of the guitar from Pop Music to Jazz.
The musician has already played with Mozart Mello, Guinga, Conrado Paulino, André Martins and Duca Belintani.
Ricardo Giuffrida testimonial about his 7 strinf guitar built by the luthier Lineu Bravo
“Lineu is an artist. Had he not been a luthier, he would express himself through another type of art. But fortunately he chose the construction of guitars. As a luthier he is amazing. His instruments have a unique style. I’ve decide to purchase a 7 string guitar made by him because I think it is the best instrument ever. Lineu’s guitar is very special for me and it has a unique personality mainly at the Brazilian Music. Besides, he is one of the greatest luthiers in the world. His guitars are masterpieces that represent the Brazilian instrument.”
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.
Learn more about the album that will be released in March
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.
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.
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.
At the Colinas Theater, in São José dos Campos, in October, Hamilton de Holanda left a special testimonial on the blog about his Lineu Bravo tenor guitar
Hamilton de Holanda was born in Brasília and for 30 years he has been delighting everyone in a solid and brilliant career, as he has been performing since he was 6 years old.
Mandolinist and composer, Hamilton presents a flawless technique in his shows and surprises the audience with his meaningful performances with a lot of emotion.
The musician was surprised by a Lineu Bravo guitar, in 2010: “Few years ago, I came home, there was a big paperboard box. I wasn’t expecting anything so I thought that was weird. When I opened the box, it was a guitar case. When I opened the case and started playing that instrument, I went crazy!”.
Luthier Lineu Bravo, at that time, had the idea of building a 5-string nylon tenor guitar (that has the same side of a requinto one).
From a memory of a dream, Lineu decided that the perfect musician to play his new tenor guitar would be Hamilton de Holanda. So, after a handmade construction process, the luthier sent the gift to Hamilton.
Check out the testimonial that Hamilton de Holanda sent to Lineu Bravo, in october, about the gift:
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.