By Ulrich Teuffel
My great-grandfather was engineer, my grandfather was an engineer, my father is an engineer, my second grandfather was a cabinetmaker, my uncle is a cabinetmaker, my granduncle was a painter, so what can I say: becoming an accountant has never been my ambition. An inventor is a bit more my style.
If you asked me about my most formative experience in guitar making, I’d have to say it was my study of industrial design from 1992 until 1996.
In the year before I started I was dissatisfied with my guitar work. The series had been developed completely, the results were good instruments, and today they are even collectable guitars. But I had been looking for a wider challenge which I couldn’t find in the realm of traditional guitar building.
From the distance of my design study I learned to look at my guitar work from the distance. At the end I resumed work structuring it with themes and concepts and came back with the birdfish guitar. Two years later I created the coco series, then the tesla series and late 2007 the niwa.
Location : Neu-Ulm, Germany
Website : teuffel.com
The Teuffel Collection
The Teuffel collection includes some unique, world-class instruments
exhibited with the boutique guitar showcase, Curated by Jamie Gale