On his web page the Master luthier Paolo Bianchi has launched a KICKSTARTER Campaign, because he had the need to collect some money to officialy start his brand WAIZ Banjo Ukuleles.
The rewards that Paolo Bianchi luthier offered helped him to start his working project. Just a few words spent about Kickstarter.
First question: Why did you choose Kickstarter?
Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform: here everybody can show his creations.
Thanks to this web source people around the world can help the project creator to increase his opportunities to realize his goal and can directly support his project just through a donation.
Each campaign offers rewards that the supporter can choose and recieve at home once the champaign is ended.
The goal is that my presentation about banjo ukuleles and rewards I offered, will let musicians and handcraft music lovers to enjoy my banjo ukuleles and support my project WAIZ Banjo Ukuleles.
WAIZ Banjo Ukuleles Kickstarter campaign began the 1st of April and ended succesfully the 25th of April
I’d also offered cheaper rewards, such as WAIZ keychains, piezo-systems and T-shirts.
Second question: WHY TO CHOOSE WAIZ BANJO UKULELE?
Waiz Banjo Ukulele is a four stringed musical instrument
It has a powerful sound given by the fish leather of which its soundboard is made of.
The model I’ve designed is inspired by the mountain banjo, thus a special type of banjo, and it is built in two pieces, with a neckthrough body.
The key aspect of Waiz Banjo Ukulele: the lightness and the sweet sound of this banjo ukulele makes this musical plucked instrument special and unique in his category.
I decided to make Banjo Ukulele the protagonist of my Kickstarter campaign, because of its following characteristics:
- Powerful sound: the Waiz Banjo Ukulele’s sound is loud, more than the usual ukulele. However, it mantains its tipical sweet sound, especially if it is played with fingertips.
- Strength: The Waiz Banjo Ukulele is a very strong musical instrument. It is built in two 18mm thick chunks of spanish cedar, which is a very stable type of wood, and in a fish leather soundboard, which provides resistance.
- Unique design: the aesthetic of the Waiz Banjo Ukulele is unique and simple, aiming at having a light and comfortable instrument.
Quality: precision and accuracy are on of the main drivers in creating each instrument.
I select the best materials at my disposal.
Economic price: I became quite efficient in making the Waiz Banjo Ukulele.
Hence, I am able to keep the price low, making each instrument more affordable.
There are many ways to practice the craft of lutherie
Waiz BanjoUkuleles by Master Luthier Paolo Bianchi cooperates together with other well known italian professionals in Lutherie as Liuteria Cocopelli, Liuteria Gabrielli and Liuteria Bertucci.