Every single one of Philipp’s guitars is the product of a long, intensive process. All his knowledge and experience are integrated in the production of his high-quality instruments. This is why he never builds more than two guitars at the same time, so that he can concentrate on every detail. Since the sound of the instrument depends greatly on the type of material that is used, he uses only the best quality tone woods and no prefabricated parts at all. A guitar is not finished until it completely satisfies his demands for a clear and open sound with full, round basses, velvety facials, clear brilliant trebles, moduled timbre, a singing, sustained tone and responsiveness. Only when all these criteria have been met in the finished guitar he is satisfied. The results are melodious, unique pieces and professional instruments for guitarists. His work is based on the Spanish Granada tradition of guitar making using time-tested techniques. The methods incorporate an analysis of historic guitars and modern insights into acoustic processes and the wishes of today’s musicians. Whilst he’s very traditional, he is also open to experiments. He tries to combine traditional instrument building skills with modern methods in order to develop the sound of the guitar for the future. This guitar has three sound holes, two near the sides on the soundboard and one at the end of the fretboard. It has a double-soundboard that is made of cedar. Back and sides are made of Indian Rosewood. The tuning machines are made by Sloane. The pickup system (piezo and microphone) in made by AER. You can see light signs of repair on the top. A hard-shell case is included.
|Back and sides:||Indian Rosewood|