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  1. Colombia
  2. Cundinamarca
  3. Bogotá

From Bogota: Instrument Master Builders Experience

Product ID: 172164
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Get to know master instrument builder Nikolai Ceballos and learn about the instrument making process directly from an expert, in a specialized instrument workshop. Discover how an instrument is made from scratch and the processes and tools involved.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

We will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the musical instrument crafting process from an expert
  • Explore an instrument crafting workshop
  • Get involved in one part of the process and familiarize yourself with the materials and tools
  • Learn about violin crafting from a master luthier
Full description
Get to know instrument master builder Nikolai Ceballos and discover how an instrument is made from scratch, how different types of woods and shapes define an instrument's voice and familiarize yourself with the tools and processes related to this craft. 

Set in a beautiful English-styled house in Teusaquillo neighborhood, you will appreciate finalized violins, violas, cellos, and guitars as soon as you enter, understand the value of a hand-crafted instrument, and the history and tradition of luthiery. You will compare and comprehend the differences between a mass-produced instrument and one made by a luthier and experience the sounds of both instruments. After, you will be guided through the house and see the areas dedicated to instrument repair and crafting. As you walk through the second floor you will visit areas dedicated to brass, strings, and finally guitars on the third floor.  

From a real expert's narrative you will understand what a luthier does, and the details of their formation and expertise. You can ask as much as you want and go further into detail. As you get familiar with the workshop's areas for crafting, you will learn about the process and get involved in one part of it. Having contact with materials and tools, you will experience briefly what is like to craft one of these instruments.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Expert guide in the language of your preference
What’s Not Included
  • Food or drinks

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• You will not craft an entire instrument, this is a process that requires months of work
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