Raw Craft with Luthier Rachel Rosenkrantz

In this episode of Raw Craft Anthony Bourdain heads to Providence, Rhode Island to meet with luthier Rachel Rosenkrantz.

Enjoy and learn how she makes handcrafted custom guitars.

Rachel left a successful career in product design to start her own small business making tailored string instruments. Atelier Rosenkrantz creates originals for musicians of all kinds from her home studio. Rachel Rosenkrantz is introduced to Andy Rourke, bassist for The Smiths, to create an original electro acoustic bass guitar.

Rosenkrantz’ bass is later used for recording the Raw Craft score.  Composer Timothy O’Keefe makes an appearance during the studio recording footage.  Each Rosenkrantz instrument is thoughtfully designed and built to last a lifetime and highly collectable.  This episode is directed by filmmaker Rob Meyer.  Episode music is created by Tim O’Keefe & Andy Rourke.

The Balvenie Distillery alliance with craft is a result of the brand’s choice to embrace the old way.

Balvenie is dedicated to the process of using the five rare crafts of Scotch whisky making to create The Balvenie’s distinctive taste and exceptional quality. It is the only distillery that still grows its own barley, malts in its own traditional malting floor, employs coopers to tend every cask, a coppersmith to maintain the stills and a malt master to ensure the resulting spirit is consistently excellent.

Warehouse 24 offers its members access to exclusive events, early notice of new product releases and insight & knowledge from The Balvenie’s team of craftsmen.

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