The golden-era archtop guitars made by John D’Angelico remain some of the most beautiful and ornate instruments ever made, but in the last decade, the company that bears his name has been reborn as a thoroughly modern guitar brand.
Doesn’t it really feel to you like it’s a whole story? It’s the real deal, it’s what should be happening to this guitar. And the value was always there, I don’t care if it was worth $1,000 or $100,000, to me it’s a complete story… You’re probably one of the few people your age who have an interest in classic [pieces] where you would actually move forward and buy something. I work in car restorations, tile fitting, and mason work and it’s a dying trade. You see generations pass and you tell someone this guitar was built by a luthier and I don’t think they know what it even means. – Mike Lettera
Leo Goh may seem like a relatively new face in Singapore’s music scene, but that’s only because the Musicians Institute graduate has been in LA for the past 6 years — first as a student and then a working musician. The young producer and guitar extraordinaire has been keeping himself busy since his return to Singapore last year. Leo runs his own studio, Soul Dot, joined funk outfit fingerfunk who took part in this year’s edition of the Noise Music Mentorship, and most recently became a member of the TENG Ensemble.