Tobias Braun was born in Holzminden, Germany in 1960. Shortly after, his family moved to Perchtoldsdorf near Vienna, Austria. In 1983 he built his first concert guitar and a year later he completed a course about guitar making taught by José Romanillos. A second course followed in 1988, and a third course in 1989. In the same year, he completed his master’s certificate in Vienna. Tobias Braun has dedicated himself to the traditional Spanish guitar building school. Many of his guitars are models of famous masters such as Santos Hernandez and Manuel Ramirez.
This guitar is strongly inspired by Luise Walker’s original 1924 Santos Hernandez. Her teacher, Miguel Llobet, personally brought her this guitar from Santos Hernández’s workshop to Vienna in 1924. This 2019 Santos model made by Tobias Braun has a gorgeous bear-claw spruce top. The basses have a wonderful warmth and the responsiveness is great. The trebles sing beautifully, and the middle range is rich and colourful. It is an excellent guitar for performers, collectors or aficionados.
|Top:||Thermo treated Spruce|
|Back and sides:||Indian rosewood|
|Air resonance frequency:||F#|