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2019 Annette Stephany CD/AS

in stock - SKU: GUCLSTE-07942
$ 7,500.00

  Specifications
Year
2019
Top
Cedar
Back & Sides
Ash
Scale Length
650 mm
Nut width
52 mm
Finish
French Polish
Country
Germany
Condition
New
Exchange
ExchangePlus
Luthier
ANNETTE STEPHANY
  Background

Annette Stephany became fascinated with luthery at the age of 14 when she met a violin maker, and her father who was very handy introduced her to working with wood. At the age of 21, after high school and some travel, she enrolled in the Luthier School in Mittenwald (Kathrin Hauser happens to have been there at the same time) and completed her course three years later. While at school she worked for the harp maker Eric Kleinmann, from Rangendingen near Stuttgart, and as soon as she finished school she went to apprentice with Italian luthier Lorenzo Frignani in Modena, Italy. She had met Frignani at the Frankfurt Music Fair while at school and had immediately fallen in love with his instruments. She worked out of Frignani’s shop until 2013 (with a one-year interruption, during which she did a restoration course in Bernhard Kresse’s workshop at Cologne). In 2014 she moved to Cologne where she shared a shop with Kresse. She now works on her own in Schweinfurt, Germany.

  Description

This is a very exciting instrument that we’ve just received from Annette. It’s our first cedar-top from her ever, and our first ever to be made with Ash for the back and sides – our “first” of this kind from any maker! To be,...

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