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 the 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 instrument displays exceptional artistry of Tobias Braun, a distinguished luthier who boasts a deep-rooted relationship with the esteemed Jose L. Romanillos. This guitar is a testament to Braun’s profound understanding and appreciation of Jose L. Romanillos’s craftsmanship, having been significantly influenced by the 2012 Jose L. Romanillos model.
Braun’s interpretation stands as an impressive tribute to Romanillos’s design, reflecting an expert level of craftsmanship. The captivating spruce soundboard, adorned in a manner reminiscent of Jose’s designs, enhances the guitar’s visual charm while showcasing Braun’s dedication to detail.
Further elevating its aesthetic appeal, the guitar features an alluring Indian Rosewood back and sides. This tasteful choice of materials not only contributes to the guitar’s physical beauty but also amplifies its acoustic quality.
Acoustically, this Tobias Braun guitar mirrors the versatile tonal spectrum inherent in a Jose L. Romanillos masterpiece. It captures the essence and the overall feel of the original, offering musicians the opportunity to delve into the resonant, profound soundscapes that define Romanillos’s iconic sound. Experience the rich auditory journey this Tobias Braun creation has to offer, serving as an inspiration for your musical exploration.
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:||F#|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|
|Case:||Hiscox Pro II|