What makes a truly exceptional hand made steel string guitar really 'sing' is how the sound box is worked by a master. Veteran luthier Ervin Somogyi is highlighted in this short film about his work and his new books, "The Responsive Guitar" and "Making The Responsive Guitar", available from Luthiers Press in June of 2009.
With more than 40 years experience in Berkeley, California as one of America's finest hand made steel string guitar builders, Somogyi is at his best -- in sound, finish and design. A rare musical glimpse into the workshop of one of America's most respected hand guitar builders, Ervin Somogyi.
Original music "If Dreams Could Dance" and "Under the Tuscan Sun" composed and performed on a Somogyi guitar by guitarist Steve Erquiaga, available from his album, Café Paradiso.
• Music Copyright Steve Erquiaga - Used with Permission of the Artist