After 37 years of lutherie and more than 2.000 guitars, Christian can rightfully be called an expert. His focus is and always was on tone, which he achieved by thinking out of the box, resulting in instruments like The Legendary Acoustic Bass, Double Fun, the reversible double neck guitar or the STOLL Curved Double A Bracing, which allows for more sound in a smaller body.
Since 2012 he has been accompanied by Bastian Ortner, who will soon become his partner and later on his successor. The 2020 show will be managed by him, whereas Christian will be with the volunteers.
I studied electrical engineering, but after I got the chance to work with Christian I wouldn’t want to do anything else. Finding new resources like cider barrels and building guitars of them is challenging and very satisfying. I’m looking forward to meeting so many skilled colleagues and highly interested guitarists. – Bastian Ortner