Tonfuchs Guitars 2005 to present Germany

“I built my first bass in 1994, started a three year education as a guitar builder (stringed-instrument-maker in Germany) at Schack guitars. I’ve been  building guitars professionally since 1996.

Between 2001 and 2005 I worked for Nik Huber and shared my know how in manufacturing guitars. In this time, we pushed the production with 2 and 1/2 people making 2-3 instruments per week to 9 instruments with 3 and 1/2 people.

In the year 2004 I made the first prototype of the Bulldog model. and in 2005 I worked under the Tonfuchs brand.

I´ve changed my workshop two times. and now I finished the first step of restoration of an old barn in a small city near Heidelberg, called Eberbach.  It is owned by myself and constantly growing.

Dating Tonfuchs Guitars
The serial numbers are written on the headstock. it is a system with  eigt numbers. for example: 05076513 the first two numbers(05) are the month, the next two numnbers(07) are the year, the next (65) is the  number of instruments, and the last two numbers the number of the model.
so, 05076513 means it is build in may 2007, is 65th Tonfuchs instrument  and the 13th instrument of the series, a Sportbass for example.”

[Source: Uwe Scholch, Tonfuchs, email 25/4/2009]

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Tonfuchs guitar headstock