Since 2011 Hans Custom Guitars is situated in the picturesque old town of Tübingen. In his workshop Thorsten Hans maintains an amicable and professional atmosphere with his customers. He aims to appreciate and comprehend the ideas, requirements and playing styles that make each player unique. Based on that analysis and the deep appreciation for the history of the electric guitar, Thorsten crafts instruments that perfectly fit the player. For him, a guitar completely customised to the player, built with the best parts and components available, a guitar that enhances the playing and brings sheer joy, is a job well done.
I grew up with three things fascinating me: music, electric guitars and the carpenter’s workshop of my father. Just add up these three, and you know why I have to build and repair guitars. After years of enriching experiences, apprenticeship (carpenter) and academic studies (cultural studies) my view has evolved. The electric guitar is not only an object. You ‘wear’ it and thereby you make a statement. I want to help the player discovering their personal statement. I participate in the show to meet new customers and colleagues, and to add my part to this living and vibrant part of popular culture.