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A Hang with Nicholas Veinolgou


A week or two after I put the new Amati up to tension, I had the great privilege of hanging out with Nicholas Veinoglou for an afternoon in my shop. I have followed Nicholas for some time on social media. Immediately after we met face to face, I had the feeling that I had known him for a long time, like we had some kind of deep childhood history. I think this is partly because he is such a warm, kind and humble person, and I have no doubt that this has a lot to do with his amazing talent and the wonderful success he has in the music industry.


“Nicholas is working as a musical director, songwriter, educator, producer, and guitarist in Los Angeles. He tours both nationally and internationally working with artists such as Bazzi, Jordan Fisher, Dove Cameron, Cimo Frankel, and many more.”


Sitting a few feet away from him as he got lost in the Blue Line and Amati was a religious experience for me. Being almost 10 months into the pandemic, this was maybe the first time for both of us to have a live performance of such intimacy. I think the entirety of his playing was improvisation, having the guitars take him to places that were new and magical.

I’m anxiously looking forward to many more hangs with Nicholas!


Click here for specs and detail pictures of Blue Line (#071)







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