V&R demoes of the Teuffel Antonio
V&R demoes the Teuffel Antonio built by German luthier Ulrich Teuffel.
The Antonio model is Ulrich´s own quote to a part of the guitar history. A breed between an Antonio Torres and Antonio Stradivari.
The Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin has been the highlight of the year for any guitar aficionado since 2012. On the 5.-6. May 2018, the show opens its doors to yet another fantastic show with an impressive line up of hand built instruments made by the most dedicated builders in the world.
Once again, Vintage & Rare is proud to be Official Premium Sponsor of the show. We will for sure be there to see, learn and talk about some of the world’s finest hand made instruments and of course, to meet the makers. Continue reading
Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin marks an annual highlight for hand built guitars & basses from luthiers from all over the world. And this year was no exception.
It has been on our scope for years to get an interview with Fred on camera – and this year we finally managed to sit down with him and talk guitars and guitar building.
We couldn´t take our eyes of “Multi No.2”, when we first laid our eyes on it. It´s a very unique creation made by canadian luthier Thierry Andre aka André Instruments.
We sat down with German luthier Frank Deimel from Deimel Guitars to have a chat around a few of the guitars brought to Holy Grail Guitar Show 2016.
On this clip Frank shows us 2 variations of their Firestar model. The Firestar model is a crossover between a Jazzmaster, Jaguar and Non reverse Firebird and is their interpretation of a new offset style guitar.
We met up with Irish luthier, Chris Larkin, on Holy Grail Guitar Show for a little chat.
On this clip Chris talks about his opinion about using local woods versus tropical woods in guitar building and the responsibility of saving the planet.
Holy Grail Guitar Show 2016 pulled off an amazing show this year. Like always actually…
Huge thumbs up to the HGGS 2016 team. Very well organized and executed. This show has an amazing atmosphere and there are hundreds af super beautiful, unique and spectacular creations from some of the world´s top luthiers.
Below is some of the instruments we photographed this year. It´s not to say it´s be best, cause there were so many fantastic instruments on display. This is selected outtakes from what caught our lenses during to great days at Holy Grail Guitar Show 2016 in Berlin.
Vintage Vibe, Master Built Magic, and Cheap Cool
By Sophie Dockx
Three to go
At one time I had three Strats in my workshop: a 1963 sunburst worth 9.000 Euros, A 2001 white Custom Shop, master-built by John English, worth 5600 Euros, a 2004 Mexican ‘Buddy Guy’ signature strat, worth 600 Euros.
They all needed a fret leveling job, and they all needed new strings and a proper set-up.
All three are built to exactly the same design, and they all had alder bodies, and Maple necks. They were all fitted with three single coil pickups each, and sported a vintage-style Fender Synchronized tremolo bridge The Buddy Guy had a maple fretboard, the two others had rosewood fretboards.
Which one did I like the most? Not an easy question to answer, since I am four ‘I’s.
I like listening to guitar playing, I like playing guitar myself, I like teaching guitar, and I like working on guitars. To each guitar, I am audience, user, instructor, and caregiver.
Each guitar that comes in, gets plugged into the dry channel of my Roland Jazz Chorus.
It is not the most musical of amps, but it is plain honest. Tube amps are instruments in their own right, that is why I find it difficult to distinguish between the sound of the guitar, and that of the amp. It is like tasting a Frankfurter, wrapped in a bun, embedded in tasty Sauerkraut and with French mustard on top. You can say you had a great hotdog, but you can’t really say much about the Frankfurter inside it, that way, right?
We had the pleasure of meeting up with luthier, Cristian Mirabella, of Mirabella Guitars from New York in Berlin during Holy Grail Guitar Show 2015. On this video Cristian tells us a little bit about the history around him as a builder and also tells us a bit about one of this unique creations that he brought to the show. Guitarplayer, Ratko Zjaca, was kind to lend his time to demo the guitar.
“Mirabella Guitars and Restorations specializes in the creation of fine stringed instruments, the recreation of exact reproduction vintage pick guards and parts, as well as custom one of a kind parts and inlay work.”