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Information below is abbreviated from the luthier’s web site
Tobias was born in Holzminden/Weser, Germany in 1960. The following year moved to Perchtoldsdorf, Vienna, Austria. After finishing school in 1980 he started studying German and Journalism.
Made his first classical guitar in 1983 and in the following year attended a three week guitar-making course under the tutelage of José Luis Romanillose.
1988 completed second course with José Romanillos in Aalst, Belgium.
1989 received my Master Craftsman’s Certificate in Vienna, and attended a third course with José Romanillos, in Córdoba, Spain.
1990, in addition to studio work, contributed to the translation of José Romanillos’ book “Antonio de Torres. GuitarMaker – His Life and Work” (published by Bochinsky).
1992 fourth course with José Romanillos in Cordoba.
1993 week-long training course at Gibson in Nashville, Tennessee and in the summer worked as J. Romanillos’ assistant during his Guitar Makers’ Course in Córdoba. Since the autumn of that year has regularly worked together with the Japanese Guitar Dealer Eisuke Ozaki (in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka).
1998 moved to my house and workshop in Gaaden, situated near Vienna in the Vienna Woods.
Since 2000 working with the American Guitar Dealer, Miklaucic (Guitar Salon International) in Santa Monica, California.
Autumn of 2000 travelled to Japan on a lecture tour (“The Santos Hernández Guitar of Luise Walker”).
Since 2001 worked as a founder member of “N.I.C.E. – Neufeldner Instrumentenbauer Congress und Erlebnistage“ (“The Neufeld Instrument Makers’ Congress and Event”), an association for the continuing education/professional development of makers of musical instruments.