Felipe Coelho and his Lineu Bravo guitar

Erudite Composer got his guitar in 2013 and since then he has been building a brilliant career

Felipe Coelho com seu violão Lineu Bravo

Felipe Coelho

Felipe, one of the most important Brazilian guitarist of the new generation, entitled by Guitar Player magazine, got his Lineu Bravo guitar in 2013. He got to know about Lineu’s work through guitarist friends. His job as an erudite composer lead him to win a very important music prize in Brazil.

Felipe Coelho left a testimonial about his Lineu Bravo guitar

“The instrument produces an excellent response in its playability and projection, providing good conditions to execute high professional pattern”.

About Felipe Coelho’s career

Felipe was considered “one of the most important Brazilian guitarist of the new generation” by the Guitar Player magazine and “the face of the new Brazilian guitar” by the Violão Mais magazine. He is releasing his 7th album this year, produced by Hot Club Records. He already has 5 albums available.

He has participated in more than 40 music festivals and has already performed in New York, Chicago, Shangai, Buenos Aires and all over Brazil.

His job as an erudite composer lead him to win a very important music prize in Brazil.

He also worked as a columnist for a magazine called Violão Mais and he owns a Youtube Channel.

 

 

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.

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.

Lenine, a renowned Brazilian artist, plays a Lineu Bravo guitar

The musician, who was born in Recife, sings his own compositions made into verses that reflect topics about our generation

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The luthier Lineu Bravo was recently surprised by watching on television the show “Em Trânsito” by the musician Lenine. During the performance, Lenine sings along with his band and plays a lot of guitars. At one point, he plays, without his band, a Lineu Bravo guitar. The luthier immediately recognized the instrument and was staggered by that.

Lineu Bravo said that he does not know any more details about his discovery: “I recognized the instrument but I don’t know which one it could be, and I don’t’ know how he got it.” The mystery continues, and the luthier leaves a question: “Can anyone help me solve this mystery?”

About Lenine

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Lenine is a Brazilian artist who sings his own compositions and makes verses that explain our time. For him, word and music have always walked hand in hand.
He was born in Recife, on February 2nd, 1959, and his first music references are: Ângela Maria, Cyro Monteiro, Bach, Chopin, Jackson do Pandeiro, Miltinho, Ary Lobo and Dorival Caymmi.
About his music, Lenine explains: “They say I make music that mixes Brazilian culture with worldwide culture. Sounds that don’t fit in a unique genre and with no boundaries. I agree. At least, I try.”
Lenine went to Rio de Janeiro in the late 70s, searching for a career progression.
With composer friends, he followed his way composing and creating, trying to survive producing Brazilian Popular Music when everyone was playing Rock music: “It was not easy, but it certainly was essential for what I do today”.
He performed in partnership with a lot of talented musicians over his career, such as: Fernanda Abreu, O Rappa, Milton Nascimento, Maria Rita, Maria Bethânia and Elba Ramalho.
Lenine, who loves producing his own albums, has also produced for some friends such as Maria Rita, Chico César and Pedro Luis e a Parede.
About his albums: “I think “Olho de Peixe” is the most important album of my career. Because it helped me to find out that the music can take me wherever I want”.

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.