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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.
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar



Luis Motta da Silva's Friends

  • Margaret Galbraith
  • paul stokes
  • Tim Benware
  • 3 Bricks Shy
  • Reggie Witty
  • Robert Williamson
  • Rick Carlton
  • Eike Jung
  • Jean Banwarth
  • Mau Lao
  • Johan Dahlberg
  • jon rubin
  • Manuel M. S. Ribeiro
  • Rob Darby
  • Steve Frank

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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Latest Activity

Luis Motta da Silva commented on Susan Palmer of Lead Cat Press's video

Sonny Stitt's "Tri-Horn Blues" played on guitar by Susan Palmer

" Susan, Thanks for posting! And congratulations for the brilliant, flawless performance!"
Luis Motta da Silva commented on Rob Bourassa's group UKULELE PLAYERS
"Jim, I can't help you: of course, you can find double-stringed cavaquinhos here, but this one is different. However, I'd like to emphasize  the patchwork blanket: a true beauty! My sincere congratulations for both things!"
Nov 23
Luis Motta da Silva commented on Patrick Dodd's video

The Verdict

" Just watched this video. I noticed it was posted 3 years ago. 15 people viewed it until today. I am the first one to leave a comment. My comment is: how come nobody commented this video before?"
Nov 16
Luis Motta da Silva commented on maplebaby's video
Oct 7

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At 8:40am on July 13, 2015, Robert Williamson said…

Its not my Norwegian Wood video.

You can find that couple on youtube and facebook

At 10:33am on April 10, 2015, Paul Stoddard said…

Hi Luis

Thanks for asking.  I have experimented a bit with the suggestions I was given, but for a variety of reasons I have not had time to really work at it.

The music on your page is really nice!



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!


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