Samuca Muniz and his Lineu Bravo guitar

Samuca Diniz, who is from São Sebastião, is a guitarist, arranger, composer and owner of a channel on Youtube named “Um Violão em apuros”. About his instrument made by the luthier Lineu Bravo, he said: “This guitar was made by the luthier Lineu Bravo and it is a masterpiece.”

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Samuca Diniz and his Lineu Bravo guitar

Samuca purchased his Lineu Bravo guitar in 2011 and he got to know about the luthier through a Youtube video posted by his friend Rogerio Caetano: “I’ve researched about Lineu Bravo’s work and I found out that other talented musicians that I admired played instruments made by him, such as Marco Pereira.”

The musician tells a funny story that happened after he got his guitar: “I was in a music Festival playing with two musicians (Lucas Telles e Léo Eymard), and we joined three guitars made by the same luthier. The sonority was incredibly velvety.”

 Samuca Diniz left a testimonial about his Lineu Bravo guitar

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The first thing you notice when you see someone playing a Lineu Bravo guitar is the beauty of the instrument: the colors and the workmanship. Even after many years playing it, when I open the guitar case, I can still feel the wood aroma.

The thing I love most about the Lineu Bravo guitar is the velvety timbre, with perfect musical notes. It is excellent to play solo or in group. Sometimes people ask me about my guitar, whether I use plugins, etc. When it happens I just answer: It is just my guitar timbre.

I own a Youtube channel and I usually record a lot of videos, so I see that it is too easy to do the sound capture with the Lineu Bravo guitar. Apart from that, I can tell the difference between this guitar and the others. The Lineu Bravo guitar sound is clear, accurate. It is like recording the sound of a beautiful voice.”

About the Samuca Muniz career

Professional musician since 1999, he’s already played in partnership with a lot of talented Brazilian musicians, such as Humberto Araújo, Joel Nascimento, Jayme Vignoli, Nelson Sargento, Marquinhos Satan, Marquinhos PQD, Carla Casarim, Joyce Cândido.

He has already recorded Brazilian Music albums and worked as s columnist for a digital magazine named “Violão +”. Nowadays he gives online classes and owns a Youtube channel named: “Samuca Muniz” – antigo “Um violão em Apuros”.

 

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.

Lineu Bravo was interviewed by Oscar Ferreira, owner of Strings

The chat is available on Youtube, in a project named “Brazilian creativity on Luthierie”

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The luthier Lineu Bravo was interviewed by Oscar Ferreira, musician and owner of a company called Strings.

The chat is available on YouTube, in a project named “Brazilian Creativity on Luthierie”.

Lineu told Oscar Ferreira about his professional career and gave some advice to young luthiers: “Develop intimacy with the wood, take an established guitar design and try to do something like that the best you can. Then, find your own way.”

Lineu also said that he became a professional luthier when he was 36. He calls himself an intuitive luthier.

Check out the full video:  http://bit.ly/lineucriatividade

About the Strings
The company was opened in 1992. The owner is Oscar Ferreira, a musician who was in touch with talented luthiers and important suppliers such as Schaller, Gleissner, Hannabach, Pyramid, Pirastro, Shadow, Rubner, Teller and Zeeh.
Nowadays, Strings operates in Brazil with accessories for instruments.

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 Glauber Seixas’s career, composer, guitarist and Lineu Bravo’s client

Glauber Seixas/ Foto: Silvana Marques

Glauber Seixas/ Foto: Silvana Marques

Musician Glauber Seixas, who was born in Ourinhos, São Paulo, started playing the guitar at the age of 13. He is a guitarist and composer and also plays piano and sax.

In 2002, he studied guitar at a Music Festival in Ourinhos and in 2007 he moved to Rio de Janeiro, to study at a school called EPM, where he had Mauricio Carrilho as a guitar teacher.

He has already worked as a guitar instructor at EPM and nowadays he teaches guitar at a workshop.

n his career he played in partnership with a lot of artists, such as: Joel Nascimento, Maurício Carrilho, Paulo Aragão, Zé Menezes, Maria Bethânia,Teca Calazans and Amélia Rabello.

He is a member of a group called “Regional Carioca” with Rafael Mallmith, Ana Rabello, Marcus Thadeu and Tiago Souza. They released an album called “Regional Carioca Volume II” in 2010.

In 2011, with the group Camerata Brasilis (alongside with Pedro Aune, Maria Souto, Luís Barcellos, Aline Gonçalves, Vítor Macedo, Marcos Tannuri, João Gabriel Souto and Gabriel Leite) he released an album as a guitarist.

Glauber Seixas and Lineu Bravo guitar

Glauber Seixas ordered his 7-string Lineu Bravo guitar in 2009. The luthier left a testimonial about his client: “Another great musician that I am very honoured to make a guitar for. It is very rewarding to have a guitar in good hands.”

Curiosity

The guitarist Glauber Seixas composed in 2009 a song called “Lineu, cadê o meu?”, which means “Lineu, where is mine?” while he was waiting for his Lineu Bravo guitar.

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.

Algerian musician Karim Tariket plays ‘mandole’ built by luthier Lineu Bravo

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Luthier Lineu Bravo built for the Algerian musician Karim Tariket a ‘mandole’, also known as ‘Algerian bandola’, with Canadian cedar top, Indian Jacaranda Back and ebony elevated fingerboard.

Karim reported how he got to know about Lineu’s job: “I brought to Brazil a ‘mandole’ from Algeria, however there was a problem with the fretboard. Then I started looking for a luthier on the internet and I found Lineu’s number. So I called him! Ever since he told me he didn’t do maintenance, I asked him if he could do a new one for me. I sent him pictures of my ‘mandole’. Lineu said he could and he did! I’ve seen some videos of him on Youtube and I really liked it.” The Algerian musician talked a little bit about his instrument: ‘The ‘mandole’ is a traditional instrument in Algeria. It has been widely used to play ‘chaabi’, the Popular Music from Algeria. Nowadays it is also used to play a lot of music genres.”

Karim used to play chaabi in the beginning of his career: “I’ve already played a mix of music genres in a group. Nowadays I am preparing a new album with my friend Rangel Cruz.”

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.