Contact Me – Commissions

Period Instrument Luthier in Vienna, Austria, and La Coruña, Spain

As of August, 2015 I will be located A Coruña, Spain for the summer months.Taller de Luthier La Coruña

Musicians are welcome to visit the new workshop in the old city, try instruments as well as Spanish wines, and in general move at a slower pace in sync with my own.  In the winter months I can still be found in Vienna, hibernating, working, and enjoying the fairytale scenery powered with snow.

Please contact me by e-mail and start a conversation regarding your particular musical needs.

Austria +043 (0)681 201 61910       Spain (34) 622 206 135

In London instruments are available for trial at Bridgewood and Neizert

Bridgewood and Neizert London

 Instrument Commissions

Finished instruments on the gallery page can be sent by private courier for a period of two weeks to musicians located within the European Union or United Kingdom with a guarantee of satisfaction or all funds returned.  If however a musician requires a certain model or unique instrument,  commissioning  may perhaps be something to consider. If you happen to be located in Spain or Austria, home trials can be arranged without payment. In London trials of my instruments can be arranged through Bridgewood and Neizert.

I usually prefer to meet with the musician if at all possible, hear them play and attempt together to divine the exact kind of tone they are seeking. If this is not logistically possible communication through email and video, and a process of listening together to audio recordings of historic instruments can narrow down the tonal requirements and needs of the musician.  An astonishing variety of tonal pursuits can be achieved with the choice of wood and materials, arching, contour and width of outline and form, to in the end have a final sound exactly suited to a particular playing style.

I usually ask that a 25% deposit be made before starting work on a instrument commission. Final payment is due upon finishing. All my instruments are sold on approval, hence I offer 100% happiness or all funds returned.  In addition, if an instrument on the workbench page might suit your needs, a deposit payment will secure ownership of that particular instrument.

More often than not my instruments sell before reaching the varnish stage, however please contact me and start a conversation regarding your particular musical needs, as we may have a finished instrument in the workshop for trial.