The musician Julio Lemos is guitarist, arranger, and music teacher at UFG. He purchased his guitar in 2013, a 7-nylon string guitar with cedar top and elevated fingerboard. He got to know about Lineu Bravo through Rogério Caetano and Marco Pereira, Lineu’s clients.
Julio left a testimonial about his 7-string guitar made by the luthier: “The guitar that I play, made by Lineu, is a 7-nylon string guitar, with elevated fingerboard and cedar top. It is an instrument that has great quality in so many aspects. Talking about the timbre, the guitar has the ideal sonority to play Brazilian music because it brings about the timbre of guitars played by Rafael Rabelo, Baden Powell and Marco Pereira. It has a high sound intensity, which makes the right hand play more easily since we do not need to use a lot of strength to make a sound. The guitar has good mechanics which makes the technical part on the elevated fingerboard easier. I can see that the strings are very close to the fretboard and it makes the left hand’s playability easier. It works perfectly at solo performances and duo. Nowadays I use the “Carlos Juan” sensor, made in Germany and installed by Paulo Belinati that translates pretty well the original timbre of the acoustic guitar.”
Julio Lemos career
Julio Cesar Moreira Lemos, began his musical studies at the age of thirteen. Graduated in music at Veiga Valle school.
He has also been a music teacher since 2003.
He has already performed all over Brazil and also in Portugal, Spain, and Germany. He plays Brazilian Popular Music by great composers, such as Villa Lobos, Radamez Ganattali, Garoto, Guinga, Badem Powel, Asttor Piazzola and Marco Pereira.
The musician plays a lot of music genres, such as Samba, Choro and Bossa-Nova, playing along with singers and soloists.
He is a member of an instrumental group called “Brasil in Trio” composed by Everton Luiz and Diego Amaral. They play Choro Baião, Maracatu, Samba and Bossa Nova.
Julio Lemos is also a composer and arranger.
About Lineu Bravo
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.
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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.
The guitarist and composer Lucas Telles purchased in 2013 the first 7-steel string guitar Rogério Caetano model with pine top made by the luthier Lineu Bravo. Before that, in 2010, the luthier built him a 7-nylon string guitar.
Lucas describes how he got familiar with Lineu Bravo’s work: “I know his guitars since when he lived in Ouro Preto, when some friends from Minas Gerais purchased his instruments. I met him in person in 2008, in Belo Horizonte, when Lineu came to deliver a guitar to a friend of mine. On that occasion, I was very interested in his guitars but I couldn´t afford them yet. Then, in 2009, I met him in a music festival, in Ourinhos, and played the guitar he had brought to Maurício Carrilho. So, I decided to order my first Lineu Bravo guitar. The second one, a 7-steel string guitar, I ordered after I saw it in Rogério Caetano’s house.”
About Lucas Telles Career
The guitarist and composer, who is from Juiz de Fora, is graduated in Music at the University of Minas Gerais.
The musician also has a degree at the Promusic Music School.
He had already played in partnership with Marku Ribas, Toninho Carrasqueira, Nailor Proveta, Zé Nogueira, Waldir Silva, Mauro Zockratto and Leo Eymard.
Lucas Telles studies composition and has a group named “Toca de Tatu”.
Lucas Telles testimonial about his Lineu Bravo guitars
“Lineu Bravo guitar is amazing. I’ve taken it with me for 8 years during trips, shows and recordings. It has a beautiful timbre and a very active bass, apart from its unique playability. It is one of the most requested guitars in Brazil and I am honored to have two pieces with me.”
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