Stankevičius Guitars Interview
NAME: Vadim Stankevičius
LIVING IN : Vilnius, Lithuania
TRAINING & BACKGROUND: Youtube, forums, chats and coworking
PLAYING: #1 Model „Anastasija“ (and 6 other guitars 😀 )
NAME OF YOUR HIGH SCHOOL BAND : The Gypsons, Swing Cats, The Ditties
LUTHIER YOU ADMIRE THE MOST: Beau Hannam
INSTRUMENT YOU DREAM TO HAVE ONE DAY: CNC 😀
LAST ALBUM YOU BOUGHT : Limp Bizkit – Chocolate Starfish
LAST MUSIC SONG YOU PUT IN YOUR CAR: Just a random playlist
LAST SHOW YOU WENT TO : Whitesnake!
MOST IMPRESSIVE INSTRUMENT YOU EVER HAD IN HAND: Jersey Girls
MOST STRANGE RESTORATION OR REPAIR YOU HAD TO DO : Changing strings on Harpsichord
Motivation to build one, other things will be solved automatically.
My philosophy is to build only flagship models 😊 But maybe I‘ll vote for model “Stochelo Rosenberg“
Just have the proper deflection\stiffness tests on the top, have a nice wood and build everything as accurate, as possible.
Nature will solve other things.
I say to each customer, that ordering a custom guitar is a big risk, cause you never know how it will sound in the end. So the buyer should ask for controlled specs of the instruments.
I‘m really nerdy about all the details, my custom order list is a 3 pages of questions.
Sometimes planing guitar could take up to half a year and usually some accidental ideas are coming during the building.
I advise customers to dream and pick up different pictures on the internet to explain their expectations.
So the average delay (also because of running a fulltime repair shop) is around 6-9 month.
I‘m quite lucky here, I think I have the best possible team !
Stochelo Rosenberg, Paulus Schafer, Wawau Adler, Bina Coquet etc.
Lithuania is super small and we have just a few builders. I think the level of quality is exceptional!
And the moment I have the last stock instrument at Mundo Luthier (Zaragoza, Spain) all other guitars are custom ordered. I‘ve switched a little more on the repair shop at the moment, so probably no shows for upcoming year. But for sure I‘m not going to leave it like that 😊
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