I had the great joy to witness Lara Seidel’s career from the very beginning because I was the first client that ordered a guitar from her. It was in 1992 when I learnt to know that there was young woman making guitars in Belgium.
At that time, I was working as classical Guitar teacher at the conservatory of Luxembourg. I went to visit her workshop in Mortsel and I just discovered that she was still a student at ILSA (International Lutherie School Antwerp) and some years later of Romanillos, however she impressed me not just a prominent talented Luthier but also as a very sensitive and refined human being. Immediately I ordered my first eight string classical guitar to Lara, followed a few months later, by two more orders of six string guitars for my students at the Conservatory of Luxembourg.
In 1995, she made for me a second eight string classical guitar which I played few years with great pleasure and contentment. My first attraction and pull to play Lara’s guitars was the fact that she is a woman.
As a spiritual seeker myself, I was related to TANTRA for many years, so I was incredibly attracted to feel the sound of a guitar made with the sensitive and tender YIN qualities of a woman.
Indeed, I found those feminine qualities I was looking for many years in a guitar, it's to say:
tenderness, softness, tone, purity and of course, amazing playability which gave me immense satisfaction.
I fully recommend Lara Seidel’s guitars as exquisite instruments,
which have all the qualities of refinement and professionalism.
Jef Goor, retired guitar teacher
Various qualities are indispensable for building a good-sounding concert guitar.
Technical skill, intuition, knowledge of the different woods to be used etc.
Only when these features are paired with relentless enthusiasm,
no-nonsense research and sensibility, does one get a Seidel guitar.
For the last 40 years or so I've had the possibility to examine a large amount of concert instruments,
some of them of great renown.
Lara Seidel stands the comparison quite favourably.
Jef Goor, oud-leraar gitaar
Veel kwaliteiten zijn onontbeerlijk om een voortreffelijk klinkende concertgitaar te bouwen:
technische competentie, intuïtie, materiaalkennis ed.
Maar alleen als zij ook gepaard gaan met niet aflatende toewijding,
no-nonsense research en sensibiliteit bekom je een Seidel gitaar.
In de loop der jaren kon ik een belangrijk aantal gerenommeerde concertinstrumenten testen.
Lara Seidel doorstaat de vergelijking glansrijk.