The storyteller guitar project is now underway; the instruments are mostly drafted and building has begun. Details and pictures of the building process will be found on this website, and be regularly updated throughout the build. Below is the launch video, which gives you a pretty good impression of what the Storyteller Guitar Project is all about.
The storyteller guitar project is redefining the relationship between musician and luthier. Both are artists in their own domain and our intention is to focus on artistic collaboration that brings the two artists closer together, engaging the stories and skills of both in the creation of a custom-made instrument.
The traditional demands of custom instruments must be met, including setup, voicing and model design. However, collaboration between artists allows these instruments to grow beyond the average custom guitar build, and create instruments that stand alone as unique and meaningful works of art. Integral design elements are being complemented by aesthetic and acoustic components that incorporate the the story and experiences of the musician into the guitar’s construction and design.
This approach also comprises a different view on how musicians can afford instruments that are usually affordable only for a select few. We will use crowd-funding to provide musicians with instruments that match their skills and showcase the artist’s songs through a fundraising concert.
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This project is being realized with the friendly support of the Manitoba Arts Council.