Stauffer

"Legnani model" with adjustable neck
Stauffer

Stauffer "Legnani model"

This is a Stauffer "Legnani" model with key adjustable neck and floating fingerboard. Soundboard is spruce, one piece maple back, maple sides. I regularly build two different models: one with 640mm string length and a smaller one with 610mm string length. The guitar can have Stauffer style head, metal tuners with custom engraved decorative back plate. Optionaly the head can be 8-shaped with traditional wooden pegs or "Pegheds" tuners.

Ries

8 & 9-stringed Viennese guitars
Ries

8 & 9-string Viennese guitars

Viennese guitars with extra basses: 8 or 9-string N. G. Ries model with adjustable neck. String length 625mm. This type of guitar with extra non-fingered basses was adopted by several other makers in the 19th century (eg. J. G. Stauffer, F. Schenk and F. Feilnreiter).

Scherzer

10-string Viennese guitars
Scherzer

N. G. Scherzer 10-string guitar

A replica of Scherzer 10-string guitar (Wien, 1858) with double back and steel tension rod reinforcing the body. Sides and back of the guitar are laminated (maple inside/rosewood outside). The neck is adjustable. String length 640mm.

Schenk

Bogengitarre
Schenk

F. Schenk "Bogengitarre"

Examples of this special guitar form were made by F. Schenk from cca 1840. Schenk's design was also copied by several German makers in the beginning of 20th century. More about the Bogengitarre project here.

Terz guitar

Terz

Terz guitars

Terz guitars are smaller sized instruments tuned a minor third higher with string length often around 560mm. They were used for ensemble music. I offer two models: A. Stauffer terz and A. Fischer which is slightly bigger.

Lacôte

6 & 7-string Parisian guitars, "Decacorde"
Lacôte

R. Lacôte guitars

I offer 6 & 7-string guitars after R. Lacôte and a special 10-string model (decacorde) for which we have a method by Carulli.

Panormo

"Fecit" model
Panormo

L. Panormo guitar

This Panormo replica has the usual 19th century ladder bracing under the top. Today Panormo is better known for his Spanish fan braced model.

Fabricatore

Early Neapolitan guitar
Fabricatore

G. Fabricatore guitar

Naples was one of the first places where our 6-string guitar appeared in the end of the 18th century. This is a copy after an 1806 guitar from the workshop of G. Fabricatore.

About...

I started building guitars professionally in 2005 and at that time I was just ending my studies of classical guitar (Academy of Performing Arts in Prague). My main interest is creating close copies or replicas of good original guitars from the 19th century (so called romantic or Biedermeier guitars) for contemporary players. I study old original guitars in private collections and museums, work on repairs of period guitars and I enjoy the tradional hand tool style of work. To this date (2017) I've made over 100 guitars for guitarists and institutions - music conservatories and academies.

Please contact me for price list and waiting time for my guitars.

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JT
  • Address: Mírové náměstí 332, 26301 Dobříš, Czech Republic
  • Telephone: +420732850677