|Bruunari||2003 to present||I started to play guitar when I was 12 which is 50 years ago now.
I started to fix guitars for myself and others 6 years ago but I decided to start my education at the same time because I wanted to know more about guitar building.
It took three years in total to become a master. A degree I received in April 2008.
In the mean time I had over 500 guitars in my hands of which 250 worldwide were sold.
All my “sellable” instruments have a “Artistic Lutheri Bruunari” label inside with an unique number, the date it was originally built and the date it was restored or repaired.
I have 5 standard photo’s of each guitar and if it is a complicated repair or restoration I make a photo report of the whole process.
I live and work in Wervershoof which is a small town 50 km north from Amsterdam.” [Source: Bruno Merks, email, 18/4/2009]