Historical facts on our workshop


Master Luthier JOACHIM SCHNEIDER

Master Luthier Joachim Schneider

Master Joachim Schneider (born 1939 in Markneukirchen ) learnt the plucking instrument building work from his grandfather (Willy Blahowetz).
In 1961 he passed his final master exam.

Only one year later he became autonomous and took over his grandfathers workshop.

In 1970 he was recognized as artist.
International guitar makers awards followed later on.

It is since 1978 that his elder son Steffen works in the paternal workshop.
He passed his master exam in 1982 and tought his abilities in the vocational school.

In 1990 Master Schneider's youngest son, André, joined the tradition and began to work in the family company as well. He passed his assistant exam as best in his part of the country. In June 2000 he also passed his master exam as "Best of the Year".

 

Master Luthier WILLY BLAHOWETZ

Master Luthier Willy Blahowetz

In over one hundred years of tradition Master Schneider and his sons manufacture instruments ranging from the solid concert guitar up to the high class model with tops of finest Struce, hand-made French polish bearing a wide range of modulation.

Master Schneider puts a lot of emphasis on accurate workmanship and fullfilment of special desires. Individual figuration and the selection of finest wood for his instruments are a must.

An essential prerequisite for such a high quality is the carefully selected tonewood that has been seasoned for several decades.

Master Luthier STEFFEN SCHNEIDER

Master Luthier Steffen Schneider

 

Master Luthier ANDRÉ SCHNEIDER

Master Luthier André Schneider