Rescued guitars

The description of this one tells of the work undertaken to restore guitars that are have been abandoned or neglected… to someone who has a slowly growing collection of such instruments, this (which is part of a series of) video(s) inspires in multiple ways:

Alain’s Guitars – Impro #1: Ouverture from Josue Febles on Vimeo.

Guitar: "MUNDIA-MUSIC" West Germany (1960/65)

EN: Some years ago my friend Alain decided he wanted to do something to rescue the lives of the poor, beaten, badly mistreated and often broken guitars he sees at street markets. He's become a self taught luthier since then. Alain always asks me to test his rescued guitars and tell him what I think. Some of the instruments he saves end up having a pretty good sound.
I love the principle of bringing those poor guitars back to life – I made 2 entire albums with one that only cost him 2 Euros -and a lot of work! The last time I saw Alain, I thought it would be good to do something else with his guitars. I spent an evening improvising on the ones that had the most appealing sound to me. We would've loved to film it outdoors, but it felt like Autumn in July! So we stayed at his place instead. These videos are the result. I'm calling this series: Alain's Guitars.

FR: Il ya quelques années, mon ami Alain a décidé qu'il voulait faire quelque chose pour sauver la vie des pauvres, et souvent maltraitées guitares qu'il voit sur les marchés de rue. Il est devenu un luthier autodidacte depuis. Alain me demande toujours de tester ses guitares et lui dire ce que j'en pense. Certains de ces instruments finissent par avoir un très bon son.
J'aime le principe de redonner de la vie a ces pauvres guitares – j'ai fait deux albums entiers avec une que lui a coûté seulement 2 euros (et pas mal de travail ) .La dernière fois que j'ai vu Alain, j'ai pensé qu'il serait bon de faire autre chose. J'ai passé une soirée a improviser sur celles qui avaient le son le plus attrayant pour moi. Nous aurions aimé filmer à l'extérieur, mais c'était l' Automne en Juillet! Donc nous sommes restés chez lui. Ces vidéos en sont le résultat.

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