For nearly 20 years, I have been making, restoring, researching and contemplating classical and flamenco guitars. I built my first guitar (classical) in 2001. With each passing year, my skills, and insights have grown and matured. Technical understanding, as well as musical and cultural appreciation for the instrument, had the time to fuse and steep deeply into my daily life. When you commission your own Tsiorba guitar, or entrust your instruments in my care for restoration work, you can rest assured that utmost attention and care are poured into every aspect of my work as a luthier. This is not just my gig–this is my life’s work.
I do not outsource any aspects of my guitar work or finish, and do not utilize pre-manufactured components (except for tuning machines, fretwire and strings). From lumber to the final coats of French polish, each guitar receives my individual attention. Every effort is made to highlight the natural beauty of each piece of wood, bring out the optimum sound characteristics, and achieve superb set-up and playability.
As a restorer, I approach projects with a delicate touch, being careful not to force any unnecessary “improvements” onto vintage instruments. I focus on preserving uniqueness in vintage guitars, while at the same time, restoring vitality and function, allowing them to be agile and comfortable music-making tools in the hands of musicians.
Do not hesitate to reach out to commission your own Tsiorba guitar, or to inquire about restoration work.
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