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Making Acoustic Steel-string Guitars
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Meet Michael Greenfield, a musician who began tuning, repairing, restoring, and making guitars in the 70s and since then has become a seasoned luthier of bespoke guitars. Having experience with vintage and antique guitar repair and restoration, he brings a unique insight to his craft, creating personalized musical instruments and functional works of art for artists, collectors and those who deserve the very best.

His workshop is based in Montreal, where we visited over a period of 5 months, filming as he and his apprentice, Julien, transformed slices of spruce, ebony, mahogany, and other tree species into glistening guitars. It was all of our collective vision to present the process in the most candid, down-to-earth fashion, so in this hour-long documentary you will see all the glue, smudges, shavings, dust, and callouses. His guitars feature Florentine cutaways with spalted beech rosettes, violin-style body purflings and simple decorative purflings along edges, Laskin style arm rests and rib rests, amongst other features.

This documentary follows several different steel-string guitars from beginning to finish. As Michael puts it, the guitar still thinks it’s a tree until it receives its first set of strings and that is when the instrument is born. After many months of work, the magical moment when we hear a guitar’s first notes is like hearing a child’s first words.

Visit Greenfield Guitars on the web ~
Official website: http://greenfieldguitars.com
Michael’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/GreenfieldGuitars
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Greenfield-Guitars-152000994906532

Amazon Links ~
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We shot this video on a Panasonic GH3: http://amzn.to/2cOoMmK
Using a Benro tripod: http://amzn.to/2clpEd2

Subtitle Credits ~
Laos: Daosavanh Bannavong
Thai: Varatit Kiratikit, of Kirati Guitars
Visit Kirati Guitars on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kiratiguitars/

Additional Subtitle Contributors ~
Enzo Mendez, Ivo Cabrera

Music Credits ~
The music featured in this film is by musicians using only Greenfield guitars and used with their permission. If you enjoyed the music, please check out the links below:

“Mountain Air” composed & performed by Scott A. McAllister
Listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBWnZFPwoHI
“Prelude to cello suite No. 1” Bach - cover by Scott A. McAllister
Listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn2nIIw34RU

“Impossible Story” written, arranged & performed by Brooke Miller
Listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEaHFZJxBRw
Official site: http://www.brookemiller.ca
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/BrookeMillerMusic
Her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/brookie.miller

“V’la L’bon Vent” arranged and performed by Lizzy Hoyt
Listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aeC2fvYQJc
Visit her site at: http://lizzyhoyt.com
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCITTLxMXyMFoiP4UAnWtydA
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lizzyhoytmusic
On Amazon, “New Lady on the Prairie” album, featuring the track “V’la L’bon Vent”: http://amzn.to/2cNAC0p

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