Wanting to add directing to his skills, offline editor Teun Rietveld asked if he could shoot some material of a guitar maker at work. in the old fashion way. Not on video, but analoge, on celluloid. Together with Gábor Deák on camera and Paul Damen as his camera assistent, he spent two pleasant days in my workshop. After the shooting it took a while before I heard from him. Last month he sent me a message. It had taken a little longer than planned. Below the nice result.
Otto Vowinkel is a household name in the classical guitar world; a renowned luthier with customers all over the world.
His instruments are physically light, easy to play, ultra-responsive and very powerful. His guitars have outstanding tonal qualities, evenness in sound colour and a perfect intonation.
Otto blogs about making guitars, guitarists who play his instruments, festivals he visits and ‘his’ guitar series Meesters op de Gitaar. He also writes about guitar maintenance.