Nicholas Ioannou

nmarti31
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Nicholas Ioannou

Post by nmarti31 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:30 pm

Can anyone give me some info on Nicholas Ioannou and his guitars? I've been scouring the internet trying to find something about him to no avail. Any help??

waikuentsui
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Re: Nicholas Ioannou

Post by waikuentsui » Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:19 pm

nmarti31 wrote:Can anyone give me some info on Nicholas Ioannou and his guitars? I've been scouring the internet trying to find something about him to no avail. Any help??
I think Nicholas Ioannou is of Greek origin.
There was an article on interview of him by Greek music magazine TAR.
See article:
http://www.tar.gr/content/content.php?id=164
It was in Greek, but there was an English translation option.
The translation was a bit wonky, but you will get the idea.

I think Richard Savage of Savage Classical Guitar has one of Nicholas' guitar for sales.
Perhaps it is still available.
You can do a search on any search engine.

AlexScott

Re: Nicholas Ioannou

Post by AlexScott » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:09 pm

Hi.

I met Nicholas many years ago (1993?) when I was in college, and when I bought my guitar from him. My teacher, Terry Champlin, brought me to Nicholas' house for a long and fascinating afternoon that stretched into evening and dinner. I'd already heard almost an infinite amount of stories about Nicholas from Terry - they were very good friends - and I just sat there with my ears wide open. Nicholas is Greek, and one of the most interesting people I've ever met. He's the luthier they called in to work on Segovia's guitars when those guitars came to America. He's a polymath and he makes damn good coffee.

brian
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Re: Nicholas Ioannou

Post by brian » Mon May 01, 2017 7:16 pm

i had one in the early 90's.
at that time, my guitar teacher, Jerry Willard
had already been using an Ioannou for a while. still does for concerts I believe.
excellent quality of everything. i miss
that guitar.
if at first you don't succeed try again.
then quit.
there's no use being a damn fool about it.
-w.c. fields

Carey
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Re: Nicholas Ioannou

Post by Carey » Tue May 02, 2017 12:56 am

When I was first listening to Antonis Hatzinikolaou's very fine 'Music of Memory' CD from 2012 or so, I was struck right away by the excellent sounding instrument, enough that I contacted him to find out what he was playing on.
He kindly told me that it was an N. Ioannou spruce guitar, J46 strings.

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