Focus on tonal colors, knowledge of the historical practices, use of nature’s materials, and consciousness about providence of timber; these are the fundamental principles behind Omang guitars. Since his apprenticeship with Esteban Gonzalez in Buenos Aires, Simen Omang has gained 15 years of experience as an independent guitarmaker in Norway. He has been researching the obvious and the hidden secrets of guitar making traditions from the 17th to 20th century, and his guitars incorporate ideas and techniques of the historical craft, while adding his personal ideas about what richness of tone is, and where it comes from.
The meaning of guitars. Looking forward to exchanging ideas with both makers and musicians at the Holy Grail in Berlin in May.