Tobias Berg


Year: 2015 Top: Spruce
Back & Sides: African Rosewood Scale Length: 650 mm
Nut Width: 52 mm Finish: French Polish
Country: Germany Condition: Excellent
Case: Yes Exchange Policy: ExchangePlus


ITEM: 06449
Retail: $12,500
Web: $11,500.00


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 African rosewood, which features striking and exotic grain patterns and lovely reddish color which nicely complements the red highlights in the inlay work, particularly in the rosette and purfling. 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 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. Although used, it is in excellent condition with only minor signs of use. Overall, this is a fantastic concert guitar by all standards, with a bold and beautiful sound, and a unique and classy look.

20 years of Berg guitars, including a photo of this guitar taken near the completion of its construction.

Luthier Bio: Tobias Berg

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