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You wouldn’t guess from Dominic Xavier’s gentle, unassuming soft spokenness that he is an exceptionally gifted craftsman. Dominic is the founder of Arul Guitars, named for his son Arul who tragically died when still a teenager. Arul Guitars are custom-made instruments, each one a work of art, created with its intended owner in mind. These are built according to specific requirements of the person who will eventually play it.

If you visit his workshop in Bangalore, Dominic will show you around and explain the process of guitar building. This beautiful documentary short by Rajeev Thomas, gives us that glimpse into Dominic’s creative space.