Nils Schebesta is a talented young guitar maker who started his apprenticeship as a luthier ten years ago. After finishing his apprenticeship, he studied guitar making in Markneukirchen and refined his skills during various internships and workshops. Before he moved into his workshop in Leipzig at the beginning of 2019, he worked for a violin maker for several years. From his workshop, he builds instruments inspired by both the German and French tradition.
This Nils Schebesta guitar, No. 29, is an avant-garde concert instrument designed with a fresh and inventive approach. Created with a dedication to innovation and quality, this guitar is built for the modern performer seeking a unique musical experience. The guitar’s body is constructed from spruce for the top and Indian rosewood for the back and sides, a traditional yet effective pairing of tonewoods. The spruce top delivers a vibrant, responsive tone, while the Indian rosewood back and sides add a warm, full-bodied resonance to the overall sound. This instrument bears the mark of masterful craftsmanship, with careful attention to detail visible in the beautifully crafted purfling and rosette. Each feature is meticulously designed and executed, adding a layer of visual sophistication complemented by the guitar’s tonal excellence. The sound produced by this Schebesta is a testament to its exceptional construction. The guitar delivers crisp, resonant basses that effortlessly contrast with the sweet, airy treble notes, making every note a delight for the ears. This auditory experience and the guitar’ make it a genuine pleasure to play. The guitar’s playability is further enhanced by a thoughtfully shaped neck designed for optimal comfort and ease of movement. This allows for smoother transitions and more precise articulation, satisfying the demands of the most discerning players. The guitar’s soundboard is reinforced with five fan braces, each meticulously tuned to ensure a balanced tone and facilitate right-hand playability. This bracing system helps control the vibration of the soundboard, influencing the guitar’s tone and response. These fan braces contribute to the instrument’s exceptional balance and playability by harmonizing the guitar’s structural stability and sonic properties.
In summary, Nils Schebesta’s guitar No. 29 is more than just a musical instrument; it’s a modern marvel of luthiery. Its exquisite craftsmanship, superior playability, and beautifully balanced tone offer an unparalleled musical experience. The No. 29 is a testament to Schebesta’s skill and creative vision, bridging tradition and innovation uniquely and excitingly.
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:||Indian rosewood|
|Air body frequency:||E/F|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|
|Case:||Hiscox Pro II|