Marshall Dixon wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:19 am
Here is another by Juan Calderon. From his Preludes and Etudes for the Guitar:
Hi Marshall thank you for posting and replying! I like the second "The Shepherd" a lot, beautiful!
As you asked me what comes next I will explain:
About 6 or 7 years ago a young guy stepped by in my workshop, his name is Bruno Teixeira, and asked my to give him guitar building classes - I told him that I had no time for this and that there are anyway too many luthiers on the market and it is too hard to make a serious living from it and that I see no point in teaching him.
But he insisted and found another luthier who showed him the basics and built his first guitar as a kind of "traveling salesman",basically he went to all the worshops he could, to have built for him part of the instrument, one thicknessed the top on the sander, another routet out a nice rosette with a cnc router, another did bend the sides for him etc.and in the end he went to a place to get it finshed. So little by little he became more serious about it and must be meanwhile at his nº 8 perhaps. I bought some amazone rosewood with him and we found a guy who cuts it into backs and sides for us and we have been in touch sometimes.
Happens that he studied classcial guitar at Conservatory of Póvoa de Stº Adrião with André Gross until the diplome and he is a guitar teacher in Odivelas, a suburb of Lisbon. He has a few compositions of his own, played by him self and I do post here one of these. I like it a lot. The guitar in the video is one of his own, not bad at all. He is what we call here a "fura vida", which means a guy who drills holes throu the troubles of life to get where he needs to go to, and I find this a fantastic attitude.
So have fun