Workshops

Frans geeft workshops, waarin je onder zijn professionele en gemoedelijke begeleiding, je eigen gitaar mag bouwen.

 

Er zijn er inmiddels velen die met enthousiasme zijn workshops gevolgd hebben en met met een prachtig eigen handgemaakt muziekinstrument de workshop hebben afgerond.

Bert en Mark hebben een klassieke gitaar gebouwd, naar kopie van Francisco Simplicio

 

Momenteel zijn er drie deelnemers die de bouw van hun instrument voltooid hebben en zijn er in 2020 en 2021 weer nieuwe deelnemers gestart. Foto's van workshops zie hieronder.

 

Voor info neem contact op met Frans.  Tel: 06-24204525 | mail fransvanoosterhout@live.nl 


Francisco Simplicio 1929, Barcelona

 

Trained as a cabinet maker, Francisco Simplicio (1874-1932) apprenticed in the Barcelona workshop of the great Enrique Garcia, who had spent time in the Manuel Ramirez workshop in Madrid before moving to Barcelona. After Garcia’s death in 1922, Simplicio took over his master’s workshop. Simplicio’s craftsmanship was extraordinary and his elaborate purflings and carved headstocks are the visual proof of his gift (and Catalonian taste) for ornamentation.

This particular Simplicio is No. 3 in a series of at least nine guitars in which Simplicio experimented with a divided sound hole. The theory was that dividing the sound hole on either side of the fret board would allow for an extended vibrating surface and longer fan braces, thus producing more base resonance.

The sides and back of the guitar are made of a rare and visually exquisite wood highly prized but seldom used, Satinwood.

In his article on this guitar in Acoustic Guitar magazine, luthier Alan Perlman, who made some masterful repairs to the guitar in 2010, describes the instrument as “…a guitar of great depth, power and charm, with sonorous basses and exceptionally clear, lyrical trebles.” Simplicios are performed on today by such guitarists as Pavel Steidl and Matteo Mela of Solo Duo.

Top: Spruce

Back & Sides: Satinwood 



Foto's van workshops

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