Bernd Holzgruber from Velden at Wörthersee (Carinthia) in Austria was born in 1939, studied guitar with Karl Scheit in Vienna and played his final examination in 1968 on a self-constructed instrument. Since then, he took care of Scheit’s instrument collection which gave him the possibility to study master guitars, for example by Hermann Hauser I and Robert Bouchet, as well as historical lutes. He is a pioneer in the construction of historical instruments and a creative luthier, who had constantly continued developing his models during his 50-year career. The top of this guitar is made of cedar in Doubletop-construction (Aramid). Back and ribs are made of Indian roseweood with the the sides and back veneered with Amazonas rosewood. The machine heads are by Klaus Scheller.
|Back and ribs:||Indian Rosewood|