Martin Bretscher first completed an apprenticeship as a cabinet maker before starting his second education as a plucked instrument maker with Armin Hanika in 2003 and gaining the master certificate in 2007. In addition, he was awarded the Master Craftsman Prize of the Bavarian State Government in the same year.
Soul Guitars was founded by Martin in 2020 in Bavaria to create and maintain unique, sustainable, and fair guitars, which are the main philosophies of Soul Guitars in the first place.
The flow cut model is a cutaway classical guitar that was developed for easy fingering and improved playability in the high registers. This guitar’s volume and tonal qualities are also ideal for demanding improvisations and jazz pieces. This beautiful instrument features a unique selection of woods: a beautiful spruce soundboard combined with smoked oak back and sides. Furthermore, the fingerboard has a 12″ radius, which makes this instrument exceptionally comfortable to play for the left hand. This brand-new guitar also features a Shadow SH4020 pickup system.
Watch the presentation video of this particular guitar below, where you will find a lot of additional information about its playability and sound.
|Back and sides:||Smoked oak|
|Air body frequency:||G#|
|Tuners:||Schaller Grand Tune|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|
|Case:||Hiscox Pro II|