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Luthier Otto D'Ambrosio
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Guitar #1711

Part art film and part tutorial on virtuoso woodworking, Guy Benoit’s Guitar #1711 follows master luthier Otto D’Ambrosio through the eight-month-long process of handcrafting one of his prized acoustic archtops. Fans of minimalist, quietly visual filmmaking will love this 24-minute short: Save for gentle bits of dialogue and sparse picking by Julian Lage, who plays a concert using the finished instrument to close the film, the soundtrack relies on the meditative whirs, hums and scrapes of a woodshop.

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