Brondel's ability to harness vintage vibe, sound, and feel with high-level modern playability is rarely contested in his "New Vintage" series.
Why We Love This
"I was born in Paris, France. As far as I can remember my life has been devoted to music. I went on a first tour at age 17. At that time I thought of enrolling at the renowned Mirecourt National School of Luthiery in the Vosges mountains. Life decided otherwise and the next 18 years were spent living as a professional musician. I also taught guitar, privately and in classes, for over 10 years. In the early 1990s I started working as a sound engineer and electronic musician, producing and mixing music for a handful of artists along my own. I moved to New-York City in 1999. Since 2003 I reside with my wife, video artist Virginia Valdes, in the western mountains of Maine.
Early on my love for the guitar led me to study how the instrument is built. In my search for the perfect acoustic steel-string guitar I purchased many vintage instruments and began to restore and resell them. After a few years, still searching and having gained much experience in luthiery, the thought of building my own steel-string acoustic & electric guitars came naturally. This was one of the most fulfilling experiences in my life and a true revelation. I came back full circle to my desire to be a luthier as a young man." ~ Laurent Brondel