The essential parts in luthier Lineu Bravo’s career: famous clients

Lineu Bravo describes some famous clients’ peculiarities.

Luthier Lineu Bravo has a unique way of working. He can, on his own way, understand the vibration of the wood intuitively, and that’s his main tool.

Lineu explains that the search for distinctive clients is very important to obtain a great outcome at his detailed work: “As time goes by, I carried on looking for demanding musicians, so my work always keeps evolving. It is very interesting how expectations and needs from different musicians can change according to the music style. This fact leads me to make extremely high quality instruments.”

Lineu Bravo luthier at his workshop, in Taubaté /Picture: Pedro Ivo Prates

Lineu Bravo luthier at his workshop, in Taubaté /Picture: Pedro Ivo Prates

We can understand, that way, that art can emerge from the perfect mix of all involved items: instrument construction, musician and music, audience.

Learn more about some Lineu Bravo’s clients, who have always been essential for the construction of his career.

Guinga

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Talented Guinga is one of the greatest Brazilian songwriter of all time, respected by all Brazilian musicians: he plays the guitar, composes and sings. “Guinga is brilliant”, compliments luthier Lineu Bravo.

João Lyra

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The musician was born in Brazil’s northeast and he knows all about all kinds of music. Lineu believes that his music is rich and great just because he has never abandoned his roots: “He knows all about universal music but he never left his roots behind.”

Chico Buarque

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This Lineu Bravo’s client needs no introduction. The luthier explains his great honor: “The guitar is his partner. He composes to the guitar and I consider a great honor the fact that he plays a guitar made by me”.

Marcus Tardelli

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Marcus is a guitar soloist that has reinvented the instrument. He has created a new way of playing it. Lineu Bravo explains it: “When the guitar is at his hands it turns into another instrument.”

Marco Pereira

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Known worldwide, he is one of the greatest international Brazilian guitar references. Lineu says that he can play a lot of music styles very well: “He can be popular and erudite at the same time with considerable domain.”

 Rogério Caetano

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He represents the Choro and he can play all the music genres: “Today, he is one of the most requested Brazilian musicians.”

Hamilton de Holanda

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Hamilton plays the mandolin and he has created a new instrument: the 10-string mandolin. He also plays other instruments such as the tenor guitar, just like the one Lineu has made for him. Nowadays, Hamilton plays all music genres.

Mauricio Carrilho and Luciana Rabello

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They have been music partners for a long time: Mauricio playing a 7-string guitar and Luciana the cavaco. Both of them have Lineu Bravo instruments. They own a record label named Acari and also a music school. “A lot of people have studied there, so they help to keep the Choro alive in Brazil”, says Lineu.

João Bosco

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João Bosco is one of the Brazilian Popular Music’s great names. He is reference not only as a singer and composer but also because of his peculiar way to play the guitar: “He has a unique way to play the guitar and he is very respected by all the musicians. He is a great composer and musician.”

Alessandro Penezzi

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Talented and creative musician: “He is virtuous and creative with a great sensitivity. He uses the guitar in an impossible way to use it.”, says the luthier.

 Fernando César

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Careful and drafted musician, he is also a teacher in Brasília, teaching beginner musicians. “He is a great teacher, supports a lot of people. That’s why he is one of the great Brazilian Music promoters.”

Learn more about their career:

- Guinga

- João Lyra

- Chico Buarque

- Marcus Tardelli 

- Marco Pereira 

- Rogério Caetano 

- Hamilton de Holanda 

- Luciana Rabello 

- Maurício Carrilho 

- João Bosco 

- Alessandro Penezzi

- Fernando César 

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.

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Elder Costa, musician, producer and violonist, plays Lineu Bravo guitar

Learn more about this musician’s career

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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).

Music Career

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.

Career News

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 Lineu Bravo guitar

Elder Costa 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.

Elder Costa and his Lineu Bravo guitar

Elder Costa and his Lineu Bravo guitar

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.

- Lineu Bravo Luthier Facebook Page

- Elder Costa Facebook Page

 

 

 

 

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

- SoundCloud

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