R.I.P. Andrea Rivolta, Master of the woods

n385-gAndrea Rivolta is died after a short battle against cancer.

With his brother and sister he founded “Riwoods”, the paradise of luthiers: every kind of woods from all over the world, every “Machi Cigar Box Guitar” is built with his woods, and I’d like to think that in all my guitars it will be a little bit of his soul.

He used to say:”Ah! Do you need woods for your shit guitars?” lol!

R.I.P.  thank you and fight the woodworms from the sky!

Machi

https://www.riwoods.com/default.aspx

 

“Ramon Allones”

Hi Friends!

Today I’ve finished a prototype of a CBG with violin elements, it’s name is “Ramon Allones”.

I’ve put tuning pegs and tailpiece in mahogany neck, the amplification is a piezo trasducer under the bridge, without volume pot.

The sound is very cool and similar to a Banjo.

Tuning this instruments and change the strings is an hard work, but when you are “around” your tone (for example, you want a “D” but you are in “Eb”) you can use fine regulation on tail bridge.

So, it’s a prototype, a good prototype and it’s very cheap.

I suggest it for a “pro” guitarist.

Machi

“Steampunk Woods”

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Ladies & Gentlemen,

Welcome to Victorian Era, where steam, locomotives and other amazing innovations become true!

I’m proud to introduce you “Steampunk Woods”, an enesemble of rare woods to create a precious box for this guitar: Rosewood, Amaranth and ebony are the root of this instrument.

A magnetic pickup gives it sound and power.

for info: machicbg@gmail.com

Machi

“Sangue Blues”

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(la prima chitarra di mio padre e il libro di Giulio)

 

“Sentimentalmente a pezzi, ossessionato dalla musica che gli risuona in testa ventiquattr’ore al giorno, Cappa viene travolto da una sanguinosa vicenda di violenza e odio, che affonda le radici in Africa Occidentale e si ramifica fino al Delta del Missisipi dove il blues è nato.

Qui, assieme all’amico Zero e all’incantevole Rosebud Rosie, tra anziani musicisti superstiziosi, sconvolgenti incontri notturni, visioni terrificanti, piante magiche, alligatori e zanzare, scoprirà che un vecchio blues di Screamin’ Jay Hawkins nasconde un segreto spaventoso. Ma niente è come appare. O forse sì.”

Non solo chitarre, ma anche libri e questo è l’ultimo dell’amico Giulio Cancelliere che potrete acquistare seguendo questo link:

Grazie!

Machi