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Instrument making is an art, a craft and a science, especially when it comes to building a guitar.

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In artistic instrument making, from the first stage of the construction of a musical instrument, the building on the solera,till the last one when the mouneca will spread the varnish on the wood, there is one skilled hand that has done the job, that of the instrument maker. Instrument making is an art, a craft and a science, especially when it comes to building a guitar. It is the makers skilled hand that anticipates through experience and intuition, the elasticity of the wood and the way it is to be wrought, as well as the modern means of a scientific measurements that will allow him to estimate with punctuality the coordination of the air volume of the hole or the successive coordinations of the level of harmony. Not only should matters of aesthetic perfection should be fulfilled but also those ones that have to do with the sound and the delicate sentiments it can cause. All these aspects along with the able functionality (ergonomy) will enable the musician and the listener to touch and be touched.

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Lazarides

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Vassilis Lazarides has been building musical instruments since 1990.At first he constructed traditional instruments such as bouzoukis, oud, pontic and Istanbul liras.

~The Guitar Maker

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The Workshop


The first stage of the construction of a musical instrument, the building on the solera,till the last one when the mouneca will spread the varnish on the wood.

~ The Guitar Craft

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