John Weissenrieder / Canarios / Guitar For Sale
The Canarios is a guitar that synthesizes the needs, tasts and preferences of the musician with the evolving ideas and current inspirations of the luthier. Johns knowledge and experience in the classic and modern thutherie opens up in the way for the development of a highly personalized range from indevidually styled guitars based on traditional models, to studio, to flamenco, to 8 or 10 string guitars.
JW Lutherie, Italy
John Weissenrieder was born in pennsylvania, USA, in 1964. After his university studies and a 12 year career as a top professional cyclist, he dedicated himself to lutherie, combining cultivated love of wood and working with his hands with a passion for music. Shortly therafter, in 1998, his formal studies began in the workshop of great guitar maker, Andrea Tacchi, in Florence, Italy. During his apprenticeship he studied intensvely to the works of Enrique Garcia, Francesco Simplicio and Robert Bouchet, traveling to Spain and France with the scope of investigating more deeply into the works of past masters. John Weissenrieder constructs instruments in his own atelier in Florence, in the style of these luthiers and in a personal style paying maximum attention to selection of wood and other materials. He uses a discerning combonation of traditional and modern working methods and techniques, producing guitars of optimum sonoric and aesthestic qualities.