FP Guitars by Flavio Poratelli Interview
NAME: Flavio Poratelli
NICK NAME : Liuteria FP
LIVING IN : BOVISIO ITALY
TRAINING & BACKGROUND: I am self-taught, I have followed various stages with established luthiers.
LUTHIER YOU ADMIRE THE MOST: Matsuda
INSTRUMENT YOU DREAM TO HAVE ONE DAY: Matsuda
LAST ALBUM YOU BOUGHT : Gillian Welch
LAST MUSIC SONG YOU PUT IN YOUR CAR: John Barleycorn must die Traffic
LAST SHOW YOU WENT TO : The Rocky Horror picture show
MOST IMPRESSIVE INSTRUMENT YOU EVER HAD IN HAND: Martin 0-18 1936
MOST STRANGE RESTORATION OR REPAIR YOU HAD TO DO : Monzino guitar from 1941, I found inside the writings of various luthiers.
It is difficult to say, it may be a figure of the wood that suggests a certain format to me, or starting from the type of instrument I search for materials to achieve a homogeneous aesthetic vision.
I do not have a top model, all instruments are built with the same care.
The most important element is the construction technique, followed by the choice of wood to direct the sound.
I don’t like to spend on fancy woods that don’t to the quality of the instrument.
I try to listen to the wood and many times what ‘sounds’ best is not necessarily the most aesthetically pleasing.
I ask for the genre that is usually played, although I have noticed that those who know how to play are able to ‘pull’ their sound out of any instrument..
I start with the measurements and the type of genre played.
My construction time is about a year.
I don’t have any particular questions, I try to understand a person’s taste by talking. This is also facilitated for me by my studies (art institute, interior design).
No, I have some great musicians but none ‘famous’
I do not consider Italian lutherie to be any different from that of other countries.
Now with the possibilities that the web gives, everything has been standardised a bit, both from an aesthetic and technical construction point of view.
Besides contacting me personally, my instruments can be found on various online sales sites.
I participate in various small local exhibitions, where you can find the best test conditions for acoustic instruments, I post on my page where I exhibit.
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