The challenge for me lies in developing an instrument together with the musician, which, once completed, will become part of him and best enable him to put his musical ideas into practice.

Wood is a naturally grown material which can, even within the same species, feature different acoustic properties. The daily contact with my tools and woods is, without romanticizing it, a  sensual experience for me. 

My working materials originate from and grow on every continent.  The effort of collecting the “ingredients” for an instrument from around the world triggers an awareness of its vastness and the difficulties involved in procuring them.

The most important aspect for me is the communication with the customer and the dialogue between my experience and intuition and his needs, as well as my joy in developing and building the final instrument.

I find that sensitivity and taste as well as empathy for the musician are prerequisites for planning and making a guitar.

20 years of experience have taught me that the best materials and tools are just the beginning as far as the creation of a great instrument is concerned.

Andi am E-Bass