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Craft in Focus New York 2017
June 3 & 4, 2017
Industry City, Brooklyn

masterclasses | Guitar building techniques

Flip Scipio - Saturday June 3 & Sunday June 4
LOCATION:
Creative Workshops 4th Floor (assemble at ticket counter)
LENGTH:
3 hours
PRICE:
$ 75
START TIME:
 
Saturday June 3
15:00
Sunday June 4
15:00

Flip Scipio is a renowned master luthier based in Brooklyn, New York. He has fixed up or custom-built guitars for artists such as David Bowie, Carly Simon, Jackson Browne, Paul Simon, Ry Cooder, Rosanne Cash and many more.

 

Scipio – originally from The Netherlands – moved to Madrid in 1979 to study with Paulino Bernabe. He crossed borders after finding out that the Spanish are not very open in teaching to total strangers. In the spring of 1980 Scipio moved to San Diego to learn from master luthier Božo Podunavac. In 1984 Scipio graduated from the prestigious London College of Furniture. Two years later Scipio moved to the United States to work as an in-house repairman at the Guild Guitar Company and later on at Mandolin Brothers.

 

In 1997 he switched gears and started Scipio Guitars on Staten Island. Nowadays he still does what he loves most. Repairing and designing guitars, old and new. In the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, New York.

 

At the Craft In Focus Festival you can join an exclusive masterclass. Scipio will guide you through many of his techniques and experiences. So bring your own guitar for tips, tricks and feedback!

 

On Saturday June 3 Scipio will teach a master class on Guitar Restoration and Repair (with a very special private performance by Marc Ribot, who will play solo on one of Flip’s acoustic guitars!).
On Sunday June 4 Scipio will teach a master class on the design and construction of acoustic and electric guitars.

 

These master classes are interesting for guitar builders, guitarists, musicians, woodworkers and other interested people.

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