It is not about giving life more days, but rather give the days more life.Cicely Saunders 1918 – 2005
I was born in the Bregenzer Wald (Vorarlberg, Austria) in 1977 as the second child to a musically oriented family. I was surrounded by music from birth. Each of my siblings learned to play an instrument and I chose the flute and the guitar.
During my years in music school, I focussed on the guitar. Because of my special relationship with this instrument, I decided to take up an apprenticeship at a technical college, which specialized in woodwork, after my graduation.
There I learned so much about the use of different materials and the construction of string instruments.
The world-renowned name of Bubenreuth and it’s instrument builders finally lured me to Germany.
This was a good decision as I was able to absorb all the abilities that are of utmost importance for a luthier. Furthermore, I was able to build up more knowledge, test it in my work and further refine and perfect my skills.
The sabbatical year in Mexico where I lived, worked and learned different ways of life was a real blessing. I renewed my decision to dedicate my life to the guitar and continued my education with a Master´s degree.
I developed my designs and new instruments.
After 17 years of working at in my craft, I decided to open my own workshop in order to have the necessary space and time to develop my own ideas. I also became a proud father for the first time in 2006 and it was time to stand on my own two feet.
Since the opening of my workshop at the beginning of 2008, I have been able to concentrate on design concepts for my own guitars, and to realise my own visions and dreams.