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.

Luthier Lineu Bravo and the art of building ‘cavaquinhos’

Guitar making is not Luthier Lineu Bravo’s only art. Another instrument that he makes with a lot of joy is the ‘cavaquinho’. The process is similar; however, it takes some special care because of the small pieces of the instrument. The luthier has to pay close attention to the details so that he can reach the perfect balance.

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The ‘cavaquinho’ has a special meaning to the luthier: “I really appreciate this instrument since it was the first one that I started playing when I was 10 and also the first one that I made when I was a teenager”, explains the luthier.

The construction of cavaquinho was a milestone in the luthier’s career, who asserts the importance of this experience: “The first instrument that I built was the cavaquinho. I used to play it so I ended up building other cavaquinhos. I used to make it as a hobby, and that’s how I got familiar with this art.”

For the luthier, building cavaquinhos was a big learning: “The cavaquinho is smaller and has a smaller speaker sound, so it demands much more attention to reach the balance and the perfection I need. You have to be much more careful when building cavaquinhos, that’s why it is easier to make bigger instruments”, explains Lineu.

Lineu Bravo admits how hard it is to obtain the perfect tuning on an instrument like this: “The cavaquinho is much more delicate, so it is harder to build it with a perfect tuning.”

When you master the art of making cavaquinhos, you master the art of building all the others: “When I found out the secret of how to have the perfect tuning on the cavaquinho, it became easier to build other 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.

Henry Burnett and his Lineu Bravo guitar

Musician, singer and composer, from Belém, purchased, in July, an instrument made by luthier Lineu Bravo

Lineu Bravo luthier delivers the order to his newest client, the musician Henry Burnett

Lineu Bravo luthier delivers the order to his newest client, the musician Henry Burnett

Lineu Bravo was chosen to make Henry Burnett’s new instrument; a singer, composer and teacher from Belém, city in Brazil.

Henry, who plays Brazilian Popular Music and works for Mudiando Music Label, is graduated in Philosophy. He also teaches at University.

In his career, he has already recorded in partnership with the singer Florencia Bernales and with the poets Edson Coelho, Paulo Vieira and Julio Luchesi. He has performed all over Brazil and also in Buenos Aires and Berlin. His new album is called “Belém Incidental” and it was launched in 2017.

Burnett has also made a lot of poems into music written by many authors, such as: Friedrich Nietzsche, Fernando Pessoa and Hilda Hilst.

Apart from his work as a singer and composer, Henry Burnett is a Philosophy teacher at UNIFESP, where he develops research projects about music and popular songs. He has published a lot of articles about masterpieces written by Friedrich Nietzsche, Theodor Adorno and Mário de Andrade. He is also the author of 3 books.

Henry Burnett and the Lineu Bravo guitar

Henry Burnett has recently purchased a guitar made by the luthier Lineu Bravo. The instrument is a 6-string nylon guitar with a Canadian cedar top, Indian Jacaranda Back and ebony elevated fingerboard.

Henry describes how he learned about Lineu: “I decided to choose Lineu after many years of research. I wanted to try a guitar made by a luthier, so I started reading the book “Violões do Brasil”, written by Myriam Taubkin. At the end of the book there is a very long list with luthier’s names. So, I started to look for sound references and guitarrists’ ratings. Then I saw a video of Guinga playing Lineu’s guitar. After that, I heard the story about Chico Buarque and his guitar, Arthur Nestrovski, Marco Pereira, and so many others. The more I heard, the more I knew that Lineu’s guitar had the most suitable sound for my work because it was classic and extremely Brazilian”.

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.

- Henry Burnett Facebook Page

- Henry Burnett Instagram

- Henry Burnett Youtube Channel

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The musician, who is releasing a new album named ‘O Alvorecer’ in partnership with Sai Conde, also left a testimonial about Lineu Bravo guitar

Guilherme Lamas and his Lineu Bravo guitar

Guilherme Lamas and his Lineu Bravo guitar

Playing a Lineu Bravo guitar, the musician Guilherme Lamas is releasing, this year, his new album named “O Alvorecer”, in honor of the Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth. Guilherme, since 2015, has been playing in a duo with the Colombian Sai Conde, who plays a mandolin made by the luthier Diego Valencia.

They started playing together when Guilherme and Sai Conde met each other in Barão Geraldo, near Unicamp (University of Campinas), where both do a master’s degree.

Sai Conde and Guilherme Lamas, with his Lineu Bravo guitar

Sai Conde and Guilherme Lamas, with his Lineu Bravo guitar

In this new album, the mandolin is the soloist and the 7-string steel guitar made by Lineu Bravo plays the support and also the melodies of the lowest-sounding timbres of the instrument.

The musicians are performing the release show in a different way, playing unknown music. The idea is to play the material that has been studied at the university. For this reason, Guilherme is playing his Lineu Bravo guitar all over Brazil.

– 19/05: Espaço Cultural Dodecafônico, Jundiaí-SP, 20h

– 21/05: Conservatório Pro Música, Campinas-SP, 17h

– 25/05: Clube Hípica, Centro Cultural Senzala, 21h

– 26/05: Adunicamp Unicamp, Campinas-SP, 20h

– 03/06: Teatro do Sesc Campinas-SP, 16h30

– 10/06: Projeto Pontes Musicais, Campinas- SP, 11h

– 10/06: Espaço 91 SP, São Paulo-SP, 20h

 Guilherme Lamas and his Lineu Bravo guitar

Guilherme Lamas, musician and researcher at University of Campinas, plays a 7-string steel Lineu Bravo Guitar Rogério Caetano model that he purchased in 2016.

The musician got to know some nylon Lineu Bravo guitars in 2005, when he studied at Tatuí Conservatorium. Back then, he played some renowned artists instruments: Rafael Thomaz, Alessandro Penezzi, Maurício Carrilho, Paulo Aragão.

Guilherme found everything he was looking for: “In 2010, I started studying more the 7-string steel guitar and I was looking for the perfect instrument for me regarding timbre, volume, stability, playability and tuning. Lineu Bravo guitar had everything that I wanted since I like to play at the highest-sounding timbres.”

Take a look at the testimonial Guilherme left about luthier Lineu Bravo instrument: “The 7-string steel 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…It is an instrument that can be used to play not only at the lowest-sounding timbres but also at the highest. I really want to say that Lineu Bravo work is absolutely trustworthy. Congratulations and thank you very much.”

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.

- Guilherme Lamas Oficial Website 

 – Guilherme Lamas Facebook Page 

 – Guilherme Lamas Youtube channel 

- Lineu Bravo Luthier Facebook Page