Although born in Sweden, luthier Tobias Berg
has followed the craft of guitar making through Canada, England, and the US. He now lives and works in Germany as a full-time guitar builder. Berg has gathered plenty of experience for his young age, having worked 6 years at Lakewood guitars as well as taken numerous courses in classical guitar making. In 2004 he attained the German Master title after a successful examination. Meetings with notable luthiers like Robert Ruck and Jeffrey Elliot have been another source of inspiration to him, especially when it comes to quality of sound and their level of workmanship.
This particular guitar was built to celebrate the completion of his fiftieth instrument since setting up shop on his own. For this special instrument, Berg used his finest quality materials, including a beautiful set of African rosewood for the back and sides. There are some striking elements in the design including sapwood highlights in the head veneer and tie block, and a beautiful set of Rodgers tuners. He has also done additional inlay work in the rosette. The final result is a beautiful and charming instrument from this maker. Tobias wrote a commentary on this instrument which is being featured on the Rodgers website. Click here
to view the article.
His guitars are light in weight and are therefore very comfortable and fun to play. They have a beautiful, liquid quality to the tone, and are incredibly balanced. The spruce top guitar has fantastic clarity, with a rich, woody texture to the sound. His guitars are quickly gaining recognition among classical guitarists, and the concert artist Scott Tennant recently purchased one of his instruments. Along with a bold and unique appearance, Berg's guitars are very impressive overall, and we are excited to be representing this very promising luthier here at GSI.
Luthier Bio: Tobias Berg