Meet Providence Guitars, a luthier building unique designs that bring together the best – and sometimes contrasting – parts of classic guitars. Started in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, Providence Guitars is run by Kevin Williams, who cut his teeth working for the celebrated Monty's Guitars; and Reuben Gotto, who has worked as a touring backline tech for artists such as Robert Plant, Foals, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Pixies, Alt-J, Lianne La Havas, Nile Rodgers, and many more.
The music in this film was recorded with instruments built by Providence Guitars and strung with Rotosound Roto electric guitar strings.
Each episode of Builders Brew takes a behind-the-scenes look at the workshops and working practices of luthiers; we explore why they do what they do; and we find out why Rotosound strings are the choice of expert instrument makers.
00:26 About Providence Guitars
00:50 The Zephyr and the Fairlane models
02:11 Quality parts, materials, and high-end appointments
03:08 Advantages of using Rotosound strings on guitars
03:49 Kevin and Reuben's experience
04:45 Bowen from IDLES' guitar "Stinky"
05:55 How and why Providence Guitars formed
06:22 What the future looks like for Providence Guitars
• About Rotosound:
Rotosound are manufacturers of the World’s Finest Music Strings - a legacy which goes back to the birth of Rock n’ Roll itself. Since 1958 Rotosound strings have been an ever-present on some of the most famous recordings ever heard.
Developed in conjunction with some of the world's top artists, Rotosound strings are synonymous with unbeatable tone and longevity and are manufactured in Great Britain.