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Régis Floury

  • Luthier
  • Baiona, Spain
  • Master Artisan
Régis Floury Luthier
Contact
Spanish, English, French, Japanese
Hours:
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 14:00/15:00 - 20:00
Phone:
+34 611061557
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Preserving culture through his craft

  • • Régis builds his instruments wholly by hand
  • • He is inspired by baroque lutherie and art nouveau
  • • The first instrument he ever made was a flamenco guitar

Régis Floury, a Frenchman based in Galicia, defines himself as artisan, restorer and builder of string instruments. Thanks to his guitar studies at the Conservatory he knows how to play and listen, and his training as a cabinetmaker makes him a fine restorer and maker. Régis sees his craft not only as a manual process but also as a cultural tool, through which the memory and tradition of techniques of the past are preserved. His passion for wood and string instruments dates back to his childhood. He remembers the tale of a violin maker and an illustration of the disassembled instrument that inspired him to become who he is today.

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Works

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Baroque guitar inspired by Voboam

This guitar has a baroque inspiration and was made using the traditional lutherie techniques that Régis favours and masters. Walnut maple and ebony wood are employed to make the slightly curved box while the soundboard is in spruce. Marquetry decorations are in ebony and vegetable ivory.

Length 92 cm
Width 25 cm
Height 10 cm

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Small Renaissance-style guitar

This small guitar is a fanciful creation with its Renaissance-like proportions and baroque aesthetic. Its domed body is made of maple, cherry and ebony veneers, while the marquetry provides decorative elements.

Length 70 cm
Width 19 cm
Height 10 cm

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Guitarra clásica

This classic acoustic guitar is mostly made in maple wood and was inspired by the works of Antonio de Torres. Three different sections separated by rosewood fillets make up the back, while mother-of-pearl has been employed for inlays in different parts.

Length 98 cm
Width 35 cm
Height 9 cm

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Iberia-style hurdy-gurdy

Three singing strings and two drone strings characterise this Iberian-style hurdy-gurdy. Different materials were employed, combining different types of wood with ivory and brass. Decorations are made in marquetry, adding an embellished touch.

Length 73 cm
Width 29 cm
Height 28 cm

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Pacheco number 1

This electric guitar was made in collaboration with Diego Pacheco. As per other works by Régis it is entirely handmade and meets the composer and guitarist's acoustic and functional expectations. Besides different types of wood, materials include mother-of-pearl inlays and a copal varnishing.

Length 102 cm
Width 28.5 cm
Height 8 cm

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