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MunichLuthier

 

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Hello from Munich! 

Hi alle!

I am a luthier from Munich, Germany. I have the luck to live in the city where luthiers like Hauser I and his son Hauser II, Gert Esmyol, Fritz Ober, Sebastian Stenzel, Matthias Dammann (in his beginning) and many more have worked and still work. So maybe people do not know, but Munich is one of the major cities in guitar making. Not for flamencos, I know, but for classic guitars it is!

I am making guitars for 13 years now, learned it autodidactively and a few guitarrists are ordering my guitars and play them. I am making my living from another job, so guitar making is more like an art for me.

Intonation and the correction of intonation is one of my main areas of expertise and I have patented a fretboard calculation system, that show by far lee intonation issues than standard fretting. I am glad to share it with everyone interested in it! Besides that I build 7 string guitars, quint bass guitars and steelstrings.

Flamenco is something I love to listen to and even if we have a very specific way of making music in Bavaria, I would never dare to get into flamenco as a player and as a maker because this is in my opinion something one has to grow up with or one has to have in his heart and blood - you just can't learn it.

So I hope to have a good time her and speak to you soon!

Michael

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 20 2015 21:46:35
 
Thomas

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RE: Hello from Munich! (in reply to MunichLuthier

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I would never dare to get into flamenco as a player and as a maker because this is in my opinion something one has to grow up with or one has to have in his heart and blood - you just can't learn it.



nice way to introduce yourself to all the players here.....anyway, welcome to the foro.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 21 2015 5:08:32
 
MunichLuthier

 

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RE: Hello from Munich! (in reply to Thomas

Hi Thomas!

Hahaaa, oh my god, you read it this way?! Nooo was never meant this way, its just my own attitude and never ever written as an affront to others...

I tried flamenco and it always turned out to be some kind of romantic and spanish sounding crap, so I gave up because its not in my heat and not in my sould - I am a Bavarian and no Gypsy or Flamenco player.

So sorry for beeing mis-understandable!

Cheers - Michael
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 21 2015 9:35:32
 
Ruphus

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RE: Hello from Munich! (in reply to MunichLuthier

Hi Michael,

Decades ago, when I was looking for a flamenco teacher, the Spanish folks of Hanover´s flamenco scene recommended to me a German player named Bernd whom they fully accepted as one of theirs even though he had always lived in Germany.

And here is a clip posted by a German days ago: http://www.foroflamenco.com/tm.asp?m=277434&p=1&tmode=1&smode=1

We have pretty advanced players on the forum, some who went to Spain to learn the art (like Andy who in the same time is capable of building flamencas that sound as flamenco as it gets) or others who still live there and breath Andalusian life like Anders, and others who have never been there, yet play and understand the pulse of this music very well.
We have even one very good player who until some years ago used to play flamenco with a pic, making everybody respect it (reluctantly).

And last not least there is Grisha. A Russian guy whom some initially and superficially used to ridicule for his too well-behaved appearance in slip-overs while people who understand the art (including Paco de Lucia himself) had to pay him respect for that incredible talent (which he besides has just as well in classical guitar).

So, things went just like they did with e.g. Asian martial arts, where some of the best performers today come from the west.

Naturally, many who love flamenco just wished to have grown up in a gitano communiity where they would had consumed the art with breast milk, but people can get to proficiency without if they have the passion for it.

Great to have you on board!

Ruphus

PS:
Saw your reply after typing above. So, only count the last sentence.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 21 2015 9:49:22
 
Argaith

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RE: Hello from Munich! (in reply to MunichLuthier

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I tried flamenco and it always turned out to be some kind of romantic and spanish sounding crap, so I gave up because its not in my heat and not in my sould - I am a Bavarian and no Gypsy or Flamenco player.


Perhaps you didn't try hard enough my friend!
Learning Flamenco requires perseverance and you need a good teacher too. A lot of folks learn on their own but there's a lot of room for learning incorrectly.

Welcome to the Foro; don't give up learning. Try to learn a bit at a time, but correctly.

A

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 21 2015 12:48:23
 
Thomas

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RE: Hello from Munich! (in reply to MunichLuthier

quote:

Hi Thomas!

Hahaaa, oh my god, you read it this way?! Nooo was never meant this way, its just my own attitude and never ever written as an affront to others...

I tried flamenco and it always turned out to be some kind of romantic and spanish sounding crap, so I gave up because its not in my heat and not in my sould - I am a Bavarian and no Gypsy or Flamenco player.

So sorry for beeing mis-understandable!

Cheers - Michael


no problem, Michael....alles klar

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 21 2015 20:34:09
 
flaco

 

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RE: Hello from Munich! (in reply to MunichLuthier

Welcome :)

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 25 2015 15:52:17
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