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If you build flamenco guitars the dream is to have Paco De Lucia play one of your guitars, and I imagine you try not to allow yourself to hope that he’ll like it enough to actually want one. But when Erez Perelman put a guitar in Paco’s hands Paco just kept playing it and saying how much he liked it, then how great it would be to record on, and now Paco’s manager has contacted Erez in order to get a guitar for Paco to record with! Not that we’re surprised, given the quality of the guitars that Erez has been sending us. My favorite comment that Paco makes in the videos is ‘it sounds old’.

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25 Responses to “Erez Perelman and Paco De Lucia”

 
  1. Palmer Hoovestal says:

    Parece nervioso, Erez . . . he looks like he’s sitting on pins and needles waiting for Paco to comment. But hey, talk about trial by fire!

  2. Darrell Styner says:

    Doesn’t get much better than that, hey Erez?
    Congratulations. You clearly impressed the master!

  3. Jerry says:

    Wow, first Tonino and now Paco De Lucia.. Congrats Erez. My guess is your wait time on your flamenco’s just skyrocketed ~ good for you!

  4. Edward Roberts says:

    MAGNIFICCO, BRAVO! To Paco, his Guitar playing colleague and Erez. My wife and I were in Malaga last year and missed Paco, who was playing in a little village 10kms from where we were staying. All the lights were turn off in the entire area and the concert stage was lit by candles. As a musician,I hope the bottle of Vino Tinto on the table was shared by all , with a toast to Erez.

  5. LAWRENCE says:

    It is no mean achievement to get Paco De Lucia to try one of your guitars .Well done to Erez . Paco probably owns lots of guitars .

  6. Mark says:

    What an honor to have Paco or Grisha play one of your specimens… Masters playing Masters…

  7. ronjazz says:

    Nice, wonderful to experience that few minutes. An excellent guitar, and very distinctive as well.

  8. Fernando says:

    Kol ha kabod Erez!!!

  9. Manuel says:

    I visited him a year ago and purchased a blanca and since then it has been my favorite instrument to play. He is a master at such a young age and I am very impressed. He also has a great website: http://www.erez-perelman.com and it is very educational about his building process. Good work Erez!

  10. joseph dow says:

    focus on music . do not delete yourself .

  11. Paco could play my 50 year old fruitwood Gianini made in Brazil and make it sound good!

    Paco is the man when it comes to flamenco in my opinion.

  12. Erez’s guitars are certainly dropping jaws and it is good to see Paco play different guitars from makers outside of Spain.

    When Grisha played this guitar style on the GSI site, I immediately knew that these guitars would find a permanent home for sales there.

    The odd thing about flamenco guitar and its music is that it is universal and knows no bounds with different ethenic groups. We are all in this together for the art’s sake, Ole!

  13. cuchares says:

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz noodle fest

  14. Fabio Moraes says:

    Ole Paco…aún estas muy bien!!

  15. cuchares says:

    Who knew that PDL and Erez Pearlman could solve the Palestinian tragedy?

  16. Kai says:

    People – this is not the place for a political fight and especially for any sort of name calling. I’m going to keep deleting any off-topic political comments and ad-hominen attacks. This is my call – if you read the blog you know I very rarely delete any comments, but I’m just not going to allow it here. There are plenty of places for that, but this is not one of them.
    Cheers,
    Kai

  17. Miguel Neiret says:

    that’s good to see the great Paco de Lucia and that emotion must feel to hear your guitar builder in the hands of this master, though this is a little misleading, since in the hands of Paco, to a poor quality guitar sounds great

  18. Lawrence says:

    Well done Kai , keep it clean and civilised .Love your neighbour like you love yourself ,we all need to realise this more. Music should bring people together in HARMONY , it should not do the opposite ,heaven forbid.The almighty created us all and he gave all of us the gift and joy of music for all our souls.

  19. David Beer says:

    The past summer I was able and welcome to visit Erez Perelman in Israel in his friendly workshop where he builds those fantastic guitars with many passion and love.

    Every single guitar and piece is built by hand, they are unique and he builds them very careful.
    Erez showed me many details about building his instruments.

    The guitars are amazing in look and sound and I’m very happy to be an owner of very nice blanca!

    Muchas gracias para el trabajo maravelloso Erez!!!

  20. Jonathan says:

    The sound comes from your heart and then your fingers. The guitar has a big place in making the sound but it is in your heart.I play Peter Tsiorba guitar that he built for me.I can tell you that this guitar is the best I heard and play and I play the guitar for 41 years.

  21. ThomaSER says:

    I recently tried 2 Perelman guitars. they were very light weight, to the point that I think the wood was thinned too much. the guitars had loud volume, but lacking in any character – you can hear that in the videos above also, they don’t have the richness in sound of a traditional flamenco, or the clarity, its all a bit 2 dimensional and I didn’t hear any of what paco said as “it sounds old” – maybe he meant it sounds played in, because the guitars are actually sort of open in sound (due to lightness I think). I found the trebles far too round. strumming, the guitars were loud, but not free and loose like a great flamenco. the guitars reminded me of lattice braced classical guitars – only as a flamenco equivalent.
    I would not buy one just because Paco played one – that is the reason I tried them, because Paco played them – but I wont fall for that, afterall Paco has played heaps of guitars over the years – too many better then this.
    They are a decent guitars overall, but there are many better offerings. I notice the price is rising since these videos, but I wouldn’t pay over $2000. they were about $3000 price for a while, but I now see $6000 plus. the sound reminds me of those Andalusia guitar that Ruben Diaz is a big spokesman for – yes Paco briefly tried those also, he has probably tried every flamenco guitar, but not all trials have been captured on video.

  22. Doublek, if you would like to take this off list and dialog with me direct, my e-mail is tguitars@texas.net and I’ll be happy to have a conversation about this.

    No offence but this public forum is for music enthusiasts and I personally would prefer that it be kept this way. And one thing should be said here; if a Palestinian built a fine flamenco guitar and Paco would choose to play the Palestinian’s art, then I would certainly give it a try.

  23. Doublek, I love you my friend and I say this truly as I love everybody, especially those who love people through their art. There are many causes we could get into but this is not the place.

    There is no hate in true art, otherwise the artist would not be true to himself or his art. Paco understands this and he knows his art is universal and he welcomes all people to enjoy his art.

    Paco sees this through a very wide perspective of bringing the world together in loving the art, and hopefully loving all people.

  24. Kai says:

    Tom – thank you for this. Very well said indeed.

    Cheers,
    Kai

  25. Kai, I think Erez is in a very good place to grow as a builder of fine flamenco guitars. He has the love for it and this is evident in the way he comes across with his enthusiasm in these videos.

    I first met Paco when he was about 13 years old, when he was with the Jose Greco Spanish Ballet in Dallas Texas. Paco was not on the printed program but after the show he approached me and wanted to sigh the program for me.

    I said, sure kid, have at it. So he signed his autograph “PACO LUCIA.” I think I still have that program around somewhere in one of my old music boxes.

 

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