Guitarist and custom guitar builder from Balje (Germany) born in 1960. He studied with master luthier Dieter Hopf and in 1980 he started his own workshop. In 1985 he moved to London (UK) and became a professional musician and played among other with The Bollock Brothers. A broken hand made an end to his career as musician and moved in 1991 back to Germany to concentrate on building guitars for professional musicians together with his wife. He is one of the very few who makes the whole guitar by himself.