Frisina Design by Guido Frisina Interview
NAME: Guido Frisina
NICK NAME : Guido
LIVING IN : Viena – Barcelona, SPAIN
TRAINING & BACKGROUND: Autodidact from 1994.
PLAYING: I feel better doing than dreaming. But I play guitar and bass. But actually I’m a professional percussionist
LUTHIER YOU ADMIRE THE MOST: Michael Spalt, Ezequiel Galasso, Di Donato
INSTRUMENT YOU DREAM TO HAVE ONE DAY: Same of Luthiers I ment before !
LAST ALBUM YOU BOUGHT : Calle 54 (latin jazz)
LAST MUSIC SONG YOU PUT IN YOUR CAR: ¨SO¨ Peter Gabriel
LAST SHOW YOU WENT TO : Luis Salinas (Theater Cervantes of Buenos Aires- Argentina)
MOST IMPRESSIVE INSTRUMENT YOU EVER HAD IN HAND: I can’t say one and always appear some new, and many times are no brands .
MOST STRANGE RESTORATION OR REPAIR YOU HAD TO DO : Travis bean Bass , but same answer than before , I always can remember something new than I forgot now.
When designing, I base myself on personal tastes that are often instruments from the 50s, 60s and 80s, but I merge them with points of view and comforts that represent me.
Concerning my process of creation, it usually starts with my imagination, then the pencil and then the rasp.
The models are:
– LucAran : a rounder and softer format with two formats. One 100% recycled skateboards and others with conventional wood bodies and recycled skateboard necks.
– JanKov : which is a straighter and more aggressive model, and like the previous one, its compositions are the same in terms of woods and concepts.
Both models also in basses, although the necks are made with Skateboards-Longboards.
If I would have to define my sound, I would have to base myself on an order.
First the style of wood Maple for me is important for necks because of its resistance to warping, its strength and its bright tonal benefit (the skateboards and longboards I use are Maple and since it is laminated the resistance is greater).
The second important point is still the Neck and its position on the instrument, how far out or inside it is, will give us more or less sustain and, on the contrary, a greater or lesser range of bass sounds as opposed to the above.
As for what a client can ask me, he can ask me whatever he wants, since I consider myself tenacious and daring with constructions.
I made all kinds of replicas in my life to learn all possible techniques (Classic, archtop, Hollow, semihollow, etc)
The first thing is to understand and interpret the client as much as possible, ask, ask and ask until the search for him is clear.
The following is the search for materials in aesthetic and tonal coincidence with the client’s taste.
As a personal fact, good sound is not hard to find, but a good finish and a good light weight is much more important to me.
Famous in their countries yes.
There are no differences by country, but rather by musical tastes and often by access to materials that many times in some countries are more expensive or even impossible (this condition often fuels ingenuity and that makes me admire them).
Contacting me on my website https://www.frisinadesign.com, or on my Instagram account.
Being alone many times I cannot attend these events, but soon I will start going to greet colleagues and friends.
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