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Luis Motta da Silva
  • Male
  • Lisboa
  • Portugal
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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician, Guitar maker
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Bass guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
I make my own guitars (Portuguese guitars, classic, steel-string and others); this gives me the privilege of playing custom-made instruments...
What type of music do you like to play?
I use classic guitars mostly to play tangos, boleros, popular waltzes and some classics; I play blues and folk songs in the steel-string; In the portuguese guitar, I play Portuguese folk tunes, some fados and Beatle songs; and I make my own music for those instruments.
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I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar

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Luis Motta da Silva's Friends

  • Stewart Youngblutt
  • paul stokes
  • Tim Benware
  • 3 Bricks Shy
  • Reggie Witty
  • Rick Carlton
  • Eike Jung
  • Mau Lao
  • Johan Dahlberg
  • jon rubin
  • Manuel Magro da Silva Ribeiro
  • Rob Darby
  • Steve Frank
  • Vincent Vittoria
  • Sharon Peterson

Luis Motta da Silva's Groups

 

Luis Motta da Silva

Peace and quiet...

My workshop: a wooden cabin in the backyard. Here I am in a sunny spring afternoon, leveling the frets of my new guitar. Took me several months to get to this point. I still have some fretting job to do before sanding and varnishing.

For the time being it's all peace and quiet. But the day will come when I take this lady to a stage and make it sing for an audience...

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Stewart Youngblutt left a comment for Luis Motta da Silva
"Thanks for the friend request, I really enjoyed listening to your music and looking at all your beautiful guitars! I'd be very appreciative of any feedback or advice on any future videos I post! I've always been very interested in guitar…"
Mar 24
Luis Motta da Silva commented on Stewart Youngblutt's video
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Antoine Dufour - These Moments (Cover by Stewart Youngblutt)

"Congratulations! These are techniques I don't master and, to be honest, I don't think I will evolve to this direction. Nevertheless, I am amazed at your hi-class rendition and I think you resisted very well the temptation of pure…"
Mar 23
Luis Motta da Silva commented on Luis Motta da Silva's video
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Early Winds

"Paul, I just heard your song. I really like it, both the vocals and the instrumental parts. You know what? I'll trade a copy of my record for a copy of yours. Just let me know when it's ready, then we exchange addresses for that purpose.…"
Jan 14
Luis Motta da Silva commented on Luis Motta da Silva's video
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Early Winds

"Thanks, Paul! You know, we had only two days in studio (we couldn't afford more..); so, we decided to make a live recording, playing exactly as if we were playing live (all instruments recorded at the same time). We did four takes of each track…"
Jan 6

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At 4:58am on March 24, 2015, Stewart Youngblutt said…

Thanks for the friend request, I really enjoyed listening to your music and looking at all your beautiful guitars! I'd be very appreciative of any feedback or advice on any future videos I post! I've always been very interested in guitar construction and wanted to be a luthier but found it very difficult to get a start in. I'll be sure to keep an eye out for any new videos are guitars you post! 

Stewart. 

At 3:58pm on October 15, 2013, Vincent Vittoria said…

Beautiful Music Luis. As fate would have it I just returned from Lisboa last week. I really enjoyed the live music in Alfama and Barrio Alto and the high quality musicianship. Your video posts are great.

Muito Obrigado!

At 10:43am on May 6, 2013, Michael S. Jackson said…
I'm honored, Luis. Take care - m
 
 
 

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