»Tradition is not the worship of ashes,

but the preservation of fire.«


Gustav Mahler

I was born in Helsingborg, Sweden in 1972,
and I grew up in the fisherman village of Viken. After having built my first classical guitar in 1995, I eagerly set out to learn the art and craft of guitar making. My following studies took me to Canada, England and the U.S.A. In 1998, I settled down in Germany.

Since then I've been working as a full time guitar maker. First for six years as an   a at "Lakewood Guitars" where the active work on more then 4500 guitars helped me to hone my woodworking skills. In 2004, I successfully achieved my goal of becoming a German Master Craftsman after passing the three day Master examination in Mittenwald.

Since 2004, I run my own shop where I mainly build new instruments but I also do occasional repair work on classical guitars if time allows for it.


Certificates and Diplomas


2004

Accredited "Master Craftsman",

after examination in Mittenwald, Germany.

2000

"Gesellenbrief/Journeyman",

after examination in Mittenwald, Germany.

1998

Diploma „Guitarmaking“ from "The City & Guilds of London"

1998

College diploma in "Classical Guitar Making" with the note "Distinction"

from Newark & Sherwood College, England.

1997

Diploma from course in "How to make wooden handplanes", Sweden.

1996

"Certificate of Lutherie", Timeless Instruments, Canada.

1995

Diploma "Acoustic Guitar Construction"

Folkuniversitetet, Sweden.

1995

Diploma from evening course in Cabinet making,

Folksuniversitetet, Sweden.