His love of blues music and remarkable interest in the metal-body resonator guitar, which is hard to find in his country, made Ivan Mulia start making his own in 2009.
His daily work in an aluminium casting workshop for more than 10 years has led to unusual techniques of guitar-making.
One of the iVee’s unique features is floral etching on the whole body, which generally uses Indonesian traditions such as ‘batik’ and ‘songket’.
A blend of technical calculations and artistic culture is a hallmark of his work.
I appreciate guitar as a sacred instrument and have no intention of producing it in mass quantities. iVee is a work produced in earnest. I want to participate in the HGGS to meet the great luthiers and humbly learn the art of making a guitar.