Masterclass for acoustic guitar, classical and modern – Richard Hoover – Jason Kostal – Steve Klein

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WHERE: Masterclass I Room
WHEN: 
Everyday | From 10:00 am – 1:00 pm / 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
ORGANIZATION: 
Associazione Culturale Armadillo

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH AND SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH

Teachers: M° Richard Hoover (USA), M° Jason Kostal (USA)

Translation and coordination: Max Monterosso and Piero Guagliumi

Program:

  • From 10am to 1 pm: Jason Kostal: “A modern approach to traditional instrument making methods” (Changes and adaptations occurred to approach modern instrument making)
  • From 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm: Richard Hoover “ The art of excellence contemporary guitar making”

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1ST

Teachers: M° Richard Hoover (USA), M° Steve Klein (USA)

Translation and coordination: Max Monterosso and Piero Guagliumi

Program:

  • From 10am to 1 pm: Jason Kostal: “A modern approach to traditional instrument making methods” (Changes and adaptations occurred to approach modern instrument making)
  • From 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm: Steve Klein “ 50 years of non-conventional design in guitar-making”

Richard Hoover began his activity of instrument-making in the 60s and soon became very famous in his hometown, Santa Cruz, California. In 1976 he was asked to join Bruce Ross and William Davis to open a guitar company. So, they founded the “Santa Cruz Guitar Company”. Years later Hoover became single owner of the company. Among the great guitarists and artists owning Santa Cruz guitars: Eric Clapton, Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Warren Haynes, Elvis Costello and many others

Jason Kostal was introduced to the acoustic-guitar making world by Kent Everett from Everett Guitars while finishing his Master Degree in Economics at Emory University. He now works in his workshop in Phoenix, Arizona, and produces a limited number of custom guitars every year. His guitars are the result of a 30-year experience of fingerstyle guitar playing together with the desire of offering the best guitar possible to expert musicians who appreciate artisan work

Steve Klein is worldwide recognized as the most innovative designer of the last 200 years. He introduced many new techniques for acoustic guitars with steel-strings. Already from his earlier works he impressed everyone for his rare ability of combining an innovative design with traditional guitar-making. C.F. Martin IV says: “Steve is one of those rare persons who filled the gap between instrument-making intended as art and guitar-making intended as business activity”.