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.
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.
Do you know how a luthier works? The construction of instruments is an art that demands time, talent and dedication. A single handmade instrument takes months to be built and, during this process, the art is born.
In the workshop, the luthier uses many tools to fit each component in its place, each string, each part of the guitar, cavaco or, maybe, mandolin.
There are molds, in different sizes and forms, for each instrument, that, after a long time of work, become artisanal music instruments: cavaquinho, mandolin, nylon guitar, tenor guitar, 7-string-steel guitar.
Some pieces are so delicate that, in order to be fit and shaped with precision, it is necessary to use a magnifying glass. The nut (little piece of bone made out of the shin of the ox) that holds the strings of the instrument, is one of them.
Another frequently used tool in the workshop is the clamp. There are a lot of sizes of clamps and they are helpful to fix the parts of the music instruments.
The handmade construction of instruments, as we see, is an art, and the artist, the luthier, molds, creates, invents and reinvents.
That’s how the Luthier Lineu Bravo explains it to the reporter Vinicius Valverde, in an interview for Papo Vanguarda (a Brazilian TV Show), his unique intuition and endless search for the perfect sound. Lineu Bravo was one of the stars of a TV Show broadcasted in December 2013. “I use to humorously copy Glauber Rocha, who says: ‘A photographic camera in the hand and an idea in the head’. Well, in my case, that would be: ’a piece of wood in the hand and a sound in the head’. “I chase this sound.” Says the luthier, referring to the importance of the sonority on the process of constructing handmade instruments. He also described the start of his career as a guitar maker and ‘cavaquinhos’. As a child, he would repeatedly ask his father, who was a woodworker, about the wood remains: “Is there anything left?”, as he was always searching for material to construct his wood inventions. Lineu also told the reporter when he pranked Chico Buarque and about a remarkable situation that he had with Yamandú Costa. Are you curious? Watch it!