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Stankevičius Guitars Interview

 

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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

 

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Stankevičius Guitars Interview – Can you tell us what you consider to be the most important thing when you design a guitar ? What is your process of creation and how does it often start?

 

Motivation to build one, other things will be solved automatically.

 

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Stankevičius Guitars

 

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Stankevičius Guitars

 

 

Stankevičius Guitars Interview – Can you present us your flagship models ? and your company philosophy ?

 

My philosophy is to build only flagship models 😊 But maybe I‘ll vote for model “Stochelo Rosenberg“

 

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Stankevičius Guitars

 

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Stankevičius Guitars

 

Stankevičius Guitars Interview – According to you, what is the most impactful thing in the instument sound ? The woods ? the building technique ? what should a buyer ask for when he want to order an instrument when he was to be sure he is ordering the right instrument for him?

 

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.

 

Stankevičius Guitars
Stankevičius Guitars

 

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Stankevičius Guitars
Stankevičius Guitars
Stankevičius Guitars

 

 

Stankevičius Guitars Interview – For a custom instrument, can you explain your process? What are your average delays? And how do you advise your customer? What questions do you ask him so that his instrument is perfectly adapted to his expectations?

 

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.

 

Stankevičius Guitars
Stankevičius Guitars

 

Stankevičius Guitars
Stankevičius Guitars

 

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Stankevičius Guitars

 

 

Stankevičius Guitars Interview – Do you have famous musicians playing on your models ? If so, can you tell us who ??

 

I‘m quite lucky here, I think I have the best possible team !

Stochelo Rosenberg, Paulus Schafer, Wawau Adler, Bina Coquet etc.

 

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Stankevičius Guitars

 

 

Luthiers.com brings together luthiers from all over the world. According to you, how is your home country lutherie different?

 

Lithuania is super small and we have just a few builders. I think the level of quality is exceptional!

 

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Where can we buy your instruments? Can we try them somewhere? Will you participate to some guitar shows ?

 

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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Stankevičius Guitars

 

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You can contact Stankevičius Guitars
using the contact form on his personal page on Luthiers.com here
 :

https://luthiers.com/listing/stankevicius-guitars/

 

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Stankevičius Guitars Interview

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