Workshop

In my workshop I just do two to three instruments at the same time. So I can guarantee highly individual adjustments to the musicians needs, a feature not possible in mass production.

Do you have a special idea of the guitar you want?

No problem at all! I'd love to help you with the realisation of the guitar of your dreams, e.g. scale length, width of the fingerboard, selection of woods, inlays and bindings, finish, ...

Workshop for guitarmaking
Tonewood

Have a look at my storage room where well-chosen tonewoods are stacked with care for a good air circulation.

After many years of seasoning the wood is stored in my workshop at a constant humidity of 40 - 45%, now waiting to become a fine instrument.

Every top is individually thicknessed in accord with it's model, it's type of wood, and it's stiffness.

Also the bracing is adjusted to every single top.

This picture shows the planing and profiling of the fan struts and bars.

Guitartop
Guitarbody

Here you see a guitar built by the traditional spanish heel.

First the top is glued to the neck. Then the sides are inserted into special grooves in the heel. At last the back is fitted on.

The so called "German conjunction": At first the neck and the body are independently completed. Afterwards the neck is inserted into the finished body (often with a dovetail-conjunction).

I prefere the spanish neck-body conjunction, because I think it is the (more stable) stronger and acoustically better solution.

This picture shows the traditional way of glueing in the bindings.

For it a rabbet is routed at the edge of the body.

Then the binding and the pureflings (wooden stripes made of colored veneers) are glued in and fixed with a rope.

Binding
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