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Brahman  2013-10-22 17:43:28, HIT: 2,009, VOTE: 395


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Brahman Guak was fascinated by classic music when he was in university and it brought him to classic guitar club. He was not only interested in playing the instrument, but also making his own instrument. His fascination and curiosity of guitar drew him to look for works which he could learn guitar building after university graduation. He entered guitar factory in 1986 and worked hard for 4 years to attain dream for lutherie. He also learned violin building for 1 year to understand structure of string instruments.  

He opened his own workshop in 1990 to make his own guitar. However, it was not easy to make fine guitar as he planned. He invited Robert Ruck, one of legendary American luthier, in 1992 to his workshop and learned construction method and skills. He also invited Thomas Humprey, another legendary American luthier to his workshop in the same year and got personal guitar building lesson. He was influenced by the uniformity and precision of their craftsmanship.

Even if he ran guitar shops making both of factory level guitar and concert level guitar both from 1990 to 1999, he had never abandoned dream to become world class master.

He stopped making factory level guitar in 2000 and, since then, he only concentrated on concert level guitar. His top model “Brahman” guitar was firstly introduced to the world in 2000. “Brahman” is philosophical terms which mean everything combining happiness and unhappiness, hope and frustration, and sweetness and bitterness. He wants to put every sound into his guitar entailing universe, so he named his top model guitar “Brahman”. Brahman guitar became one of the best guitars that Korean professional guitar musicians want to play in concert. Jang Dae Kun, worldly renowned classic guitarist, used Brahman guitar to record album. Bae Jang Heum and Hong Sang Ki who are also poplar Korean guitarist also used Brahman for their album recording.  

He kept seeking guitar building mentorship even after he was regarded to be a top builder in Korea. So he visited many European countries to meet world legendary luthiers.  He visited Hernandez, Hauser, Daniel Friederich, Gabriel Jr Fleta, Hauser II, and Dominique Field. He visited other contemporary masters in Japan, China, Brazil, and Argentina.

The experience to meet such great masters not only inspired the artistic design of his own guitars but also taught him how to build fine instruments that create remarkable sound. But most of all, the discussion with them has been driving force in defining his own style and own voice.

During 27 years of guitar building career, he has done lots of activities to organize guitar festivals, guitar music concerts, and guitar building master class. He tried to present guitar music and instrument to people through concert and festival. He opened guitar building master class of Marvi, Hauser Ⅱ, and Arturo Sanzano which other Korean maker attended to learn fine guitar building. However, most of all, he himself benefited from these activities because he could improve quality of his own guitar with accumulation of understanding of sound, wood tonal possibilities, and fine craftsmanship. He applies his own experience to every instrument he builds.

He thinks that the first and the most important step to make fine instruments are choice of tone woods. So he always selects best woods and makes them seasoned naturally in a very long time. He never uses wood materials that are seasoned for less than 10 years. Whenever he visited European masters, he bought woods that had stored and seasoned over 30 years. He even went to Brazil to get Brazilian rosewoods.

He likes to make multi-string instruments like 7, 8, and 10 string guitar. And special model like cantilever rising board guitar and cedar-spruce-mixed top guitar are also his favorite masterpiece.

His instruments are so internationally popular that customers wait years for them. His instruments are currently being played by some of the world's leading concert artists including Evgeny Yulievich Finkelstein, Aleksei Sokolov, Grigory Baranov from Russia, Remi Jousselme from France, and Samantha Wells from Italia.

His guitars have enormous dynamic range and tremendous power. The tone is very clear (counterpoint is an important concept for him) and yet very sweet and lyrical. The quality of sound, ease of playability and physical beauty have made his guitars extremely desirable to performers and collectors everywhere. According to expression‍ on official webpage of Italian guitar musician Samantha Wells, Brahman is very powerful and warm without being a double top or having lattice bracings.

One of his guitars characteristics is two button on the bridge like Torres guitar which he commemorate Torres with respect.


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No Subject Name Date   Vote Hit
Notice  딴지일보 기사 ^^*    Brahman 2017/01/24 114 673
Notice  브라만 콘써트 vs 아티스트 vs 임페리얼    Brahman 2015/05/13 203 1882
Notice  브라만 서울공방 오픈    Brahman 2016/03/30 123 1165
Notice  안내....... 브라만 기타.    Brahman 2016/10/24 114 993
129  김서인 초청연주회    Brahman 2017/03/01 107 443
128  양서원 초청연주회    Brahman 2017/03/01 107 403
127  핀켈슈타인 초청연주회    Brahman 2015/10/26 171 896
126  롭샨 마메두클리에프 초청연주회    Brahman 2015/10/15 180 1234
125  에브게니 핀켈슈타인 초청연주회    Brahman 2015/09/29 168 937
124  올드 악기의 리쎄팅    Brahman 2015/07/28 184 1271
123  10월 9,10 롭샨 초청연주회    Brahman 2015/07/13 186 1006
122  2015 모스크바국제기타공쿠르 일등 ..... 그리고리    Brahman 2015/05/13 197 1123
121  김희성 초청 독주회    Brahman 2015/05/08 172 1096
120  안톤 바라노프 초청연주회, 강화도 전등사.    Brahman 2015/02/02 202 2201
119  모스크바에서의 국제기타콩쿠르 심사    Brahman 2014/09/11 249 1417
118  2015 모스크바 국제기타콩쿠르    Brahman 2014/09/01 283 2585
117  요즘 공방............    Brahman 2014/06/27 274 1937
116  기타 사진........브라만 아티스트.(2005)    Brahman 2014/06/03 280 2094
115  하카란다숲    Brahman 2014/06/03 284 2510
114    [re] 하카란다    Brahman 2014/06/03 287 1864
113  카드사용안내.    Brahman 2014/05/29 291 1623
112  모스크바 출장    Brahman 2014/04/06 286 1634
111  profile in chinese    Brahman 2013/10/22 364 2009
 profile in english    Brahman 2013/10/22 395 2009
109  그리알 듀오 초청연주회,2013.    Brahman 2013/10/06 350 1813
108  ≪Golden age of the guitar≫...moscow guitar competition    Brahman 2013/09/29 461 10686
107  홍상기 콘써트    Brahman 2013/03/23 413 2115
106  브라만 곽 사진 2    Brahman 2013/03/19 424 2701
105  브라만 곽 사진    Brahman 2013/03/19 413 2445
104  new design for bridge (브리지 디자인)    Brahman 2013/03/01 412 2214
103  new design for guitar , ukulele    Brahman 2013/03/01 409 2027
102  그리알 듀오 초청연주회    Brahman 2012/09/12 422 2287
101  작업실사진    Brahman 2011/10/31 488 3761
100  작업실 사진    Brahman 2011/10/31 472 3377
99  알렌의 100년된 스프르스기타.    Brahman 2010/11/29 636 5451
98  wikipedia.    Brahman 2010/11/01 802 16626
97  3회 블라디보스톡 국제기타페스티발    Brahman 2010/07/21 648 4267
96  sul tasto paris 파리국제기타페스티발    Brahman 2010/02/02 694 4616
95  파리국제기타페스티발 ...sul tasto paris    Brahman 2009/10/25 806 5153
94  음원    Brahman 2009/10/03 801 5246
93  cantileve guitar    Brahman 2009/05/07 845 5821
92  파리에서의 연주회 주최.    Brahman 2009/02/24 864 5604
91  e. finkelstein in paris recital.    Brahman 2009/02/24 888 5429
90  하우저 스프르스    Brahman 2008/11/09 909 7067
89  hazel spruce (bear print)    Brahman 2008/11/04 869 6077
88  하우저가 가져온 독일스프르스    Brahman 2008/10/20 896 7018
87  Hermann Hauser masterclass    Brahman 2008/10/20 859 5921
86  2nd brahman international guitar concours    Brahman 2008/08/17 927 7122
85  grisha in vladivostok    Brahman 2008/08/11 902 5573
84  lena from habarobsk in russia    Brahman 2008/08/11 883 5937
83  제1회 블라디보스톡 브라만국제기타콩쿠르  [1]  Brahman 2008/07/15 932 6945
82  조대연 ( cho daeyeon) 기타리싸이틀    Brahman 2008/07/09 896 6365
81  paypal information.    Brahman 2008/06/28 939 5824
80  19 뒤판    Brahman 2008/05/23 936 5951
79  20넥    Brahman 2008/05/23 918 6295
78  33 브리지    Brahman 2008/05/23 905 5934
77  38 라이징    Brahman 2008/05/23 946 5962
76  b.34 헤드    Brahman 2008/05/23 965 5823
75  brahman.....2........ 브리지    Brahman 2008/05/23 953 6042
74  brahman....8.............앞면    Brahman 2008/05/23 971 6299

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