Although born in Sweden, luthier Tobias Berg
has followed the craft of guitar making through Canada, England, and the US. He finally settled in Germany where he has been a full-time guitar builder for many years. His guitars are light in weight, a bit more compact in build size and are therefore very comfortable, fun and easy to play. They have a beautiful, liquid quality to the tone, and are incredibly balanced. This guitar has a spruce top which has great clarity between voices and at the same time has a rich velvety texture in every note. Back and sides are pau ferro, also known as "iron wood" which is striking and exotic in appearance. This guitar has a unique and bold aesthetic - the headshape, rosette and bridge reveal a fondness for traditional Japanese architecture which Tobias admires for its understated elegance in its usage of perfect lines and sharp edges. He has seamlessly and delicately integrated elements of this into his unique and beautiful design.
This particular guitar features his double-sided construction method. Tobias has been perfecting this method in his own guitars for some time now, and we have been very pleased with several of these that have come through our doors. To see more on the technique, see our blog post
for the full story. For tone, the double-sides give the guitar a deeper, almost "cathedral-like" presence to the sound, a quality we've only heard before in modern Friederich guitars. Despite having been previously owned, the guitar is in excellent condition with only minor signs of prior use.
Photos of this guitar taken during construction.
Luthier Bio: Tobias Berg