In this Ted Talks video, watch and listen to contemporary master, Bill Frisell, performing on his custom Yanuziello guitar.
This a video of my daughter Carmen Elle with drummer Andy Smith. They have a two piece band called "Army Girls". This video was shot by Mitch Fillion on Sunnyside beach in Toronto a couple of years ago.
I made Carmen's electric guitar.."George" in 2002, Carmen would have been 14 at the time. It started off with hot rod flames painted all over the black back and top. As she got a bit older, I think the flames had less appeal...so the inevitable happened...." dad, do you think we could paint George turquoise and ivory white"...
Since then, she's charmed me into making her a couple more guitars....and as one of her biggest fans, I'm probably not done yet.
Jin Hi Kim In Concert
Some years ago, I was contacted by Jin Hi Kim, a musician who plays a traditional Korean instrument called a Komungo. In essence, its a multi stringed acoustic zither, plucked with a bamboo rod and fretted overhand, much like a dulcimer. It also has some drone strings with moveable bridges to alter the tuning. She wanted an eight string electric version, so she could run the signal through her computer.
That was probably one of the most challenging projects that I've taken on. I was designing and building an instrument that I knew very little about, and by the end of that journey, I really felt like I had an understanding of the instrument.
Here is a video of Jin Hi Kim playing her electric komungo in concert.
Kevin Breit with Hugh Laurie
Kevin plays his Yanuziello electric mandola with Hugh Laurie and the band in this video performance.
hugh laurie playing a yanuziello resophonic guitar
Morgan has been one of Canada's most distinguished roots blues musicians for over four decades. His style and delivery is immediately recognizable...a few notes in and you know who you're listening to. I made this short scale electric guitar for him in 1997. it has a bit of a Duosonic/Danelectro vibe to it. For years Morgan only played Duosonics. With this new guitar, he was very specific about the ergonomics, the feel of it, and of course the maple fingerboard.
Here is a sound bite of My friend Vincent playing his Yanuziello square neck reso "Black Beauty" on his composition "Joe's Guitar" Vincent has just released his latest recording "The Voice Is Mine" Check him out here