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.”
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 this musician’s career
Elder Costa is post graduated in “Canção Popular”, bachelor in Guitar, by Mozarteum University of São Paulo (SP) and has a degree in Music from the University of Três Corações (MG).
His musical career began at the Conservatory of Pouso Alegre, Minas Gerais, where he participated in various musical groups. He also taught guitar at the Conservatory of Pouso Alegre, (MG) and Souza Lima in São Paulo.
In the early 90’s, he formed the band “Toque de Midas”, with whom he recorded three albums, toured throughout the country and received, in 1996, a nomination for “Best Band” at the Sharp Prize, alongside “Titãs” and “Paralamas do Sucesso”.
From 1999 to 2003, Elder joined, as guitarist, the band of the singer Ana Carolina. He participated in the DVD “Ana Rita Joana Iracema Carolina”, sharing the guitars with producer “Liminha”.
In 2002, Elder Costa released his first solo album, “Lindas e Benditas”, with participation of Milton Nascimento and Ana Carolina. Bringing an attractive fusion of pop and MPB. This work reached a significant sales mark in the independent market, bringing an attractive fusion of pop and MPB.
Elder still toured with Milton Nascimento in the “Telemig Celular de Cultura” project; and took part in the project “Novas Caras da Música Brasileira”, with Ivan Lins, Marina Lima, Zeca Baleiro, Chico Cesar and Rita Ribeiro; launched by Abril Music.
Elder also had the opportunity to perform with musicians such as Toninho Horta, Beto Guedes, Samuel Rosa, Maria Bethania, Marina Lima, Adriana Calcanhoto, Daniela Mercury and Alcione.
Elder Costa is also a producer of the “Festival de Artes da Mantiqueira” in Gonçalves, city of Minas Gerais and has already performed in many different countries with the group “Trio Mocotó”.
The talented musician moves freely in various styles, from music of Minas Gerais to pop music, passing through many other styles. His music carries the influence of his origins, but with a great vision towards the world.
The musician prepares a new disc, with songs and instrumental tracks. The album also will have some guitar pieces.
Elder Costa and the Lineu Bravo guitar
Elder Costa, talented musician, producer and guitarist, has purchased a Lineu Bravo guitar with Canadian Cedar top and Indian Jacaranda back, made in 2014. Recently, he debuted the instrument at a studio, to record his new album that will be launched soon and will contain instrumental tracks.
Elder got to know Lineu’s work through a friend, the violonist Marco Elizeo, from Três Pontas, Minas Gerais. Marco has made a lot of compliments about Lineu’s work and told the musician that the luthier lived in a nearby town. At that time, Lineu lived in Paraisópolis, Minas Gerais and Elder, in Gonçalves.
Check out the testimonial that Elder Costa left about his Lineu Bravo Guitar:
“Lineu Bravo guitar is a masterpiece! I feel that every time I am going to play it I have to ask for its blessing. The instrument imposes itself. A person who does not play very well will not be able to play it.”
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.