To Live. To Create.
Vassilis Lazarides has been building musical instruments since 1990. At first he constructed traditional instruments such as bouzoukis, oud, pontic and Istanbul liras and renaissance lutes. Since 1995 he has been making classical and flamenco guitars. He has been a member of the “friends of artistic musical instruments’ construction” club, which was a group of people whose the love for musical instrument building brought the together for sometime. Within the functioning framework of this club it’s friend and members demonstrated specimens of their work and attended seminars on aspect that clarify the construction as well the maintenance of musical instruments. Vassilis Lazarides has participated in guitar exhibitions and festivals in many places of Greek (Vyssani in Ioannina, Veria, Ermoupoli in Syros, Trikala, and Kavala). Having met Giorgos Papathanasiou a great flamenco guitar collector, he saw the art of many great luthiers. By taking up the maintenance and functional repair of many instruments of this immense collection he had the opportunity to watch from within, how some of the most important instrument builders work. Thus, Vassilis Lazarides’ guitars have travelled to many European countries and now they are part of important collectors and flamenco guitar soloist musical assets.