Ciro Lo Pinto

Bluegrass • Traditional Scottish • Irish • Appalachian • Cajun • Vocals

ciro's gear


Martin CEO7

Reminiscent of models from the “Golden Era” of guitars.  The CEO7 has a sunburst finish on an Adirondack spruce top, mahogany back and sides, “00” sized body, with sloped shoulders.  A very big sound from a small bodied guitar.


Bellows blown Scottish Smallpipes made by Chris Pinchbeck of Hope, Maine.  The pipes are made of cocobolo, with moose antler and gold plating.  The pipes are complete with a full set of four different key chanters and extended range of drones.  The smallpipes are played in the same fashion as the larger Great Highland Pipes, but kinder and gentler to the ear.  Ciro is also on the Board of Directors of the Pipers’ Gathering , which is a whole world of alternate bagpipe types and styles. 

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Stelling Superstar 5 string Banjo – gold plated, Late 1970s.  There were probably only about 140 made, nicely figured maple.

CAJUN Accordion

I play a Cajun Accordion in the key of C.  Made by Paul Guidry, 91, who passed away peacefully on June 5, 2011 at 8:35 pm at his residence.  The accordion was also "worked on" by Ward Lormand of the Cajun band FILE, while in apprenticeship with Mr. Guidry.  A resident of Carencro, LA.  Prior to his retirement, Mr. Guidry was employed by Celeron Oil and Gas Corp. as an Engineer and Land Surveyor for 25 years. He retired on March 1, 1985. He was a member of V.F.W. Post 9822 of Judice. He was a Justice of the Peace for Ward 8 of Lafayette Parish from 1980-1990. He also was an accordion builder of Creole Accordions, which he started in 1979.

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