Listen to Looch: talking about 'Carmine Street Guitars'


Mary Lucia talks about a new documentary about a one-of-a-kind guitar shop in New York. (Luke Taylor | MPR)

Carmine Street Guitars is a new documentary from director Ron Mann. The film covers the week in the life of a unique guitar shop in New York City's West Village.

There, custom guitar maker Rick Kelly and his young apprentice Cindy Hulej, build handcrafted guitars out of reclaimed wood from old hotels, bars, churches and other local buildings. Nothing looks or sounds quite like a Rick Kelly guitar, which is the reason they are embraced by the likes of Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Nels Cline and Jim Jarmusch, just to name a few.

"You don't need to be a guitar nerd to appreciate it," Mary says. "It's a gentle, wonderful story."

Official Trailer

External Link

Carmine Street Guitars - official site