By Robin Stummvoll
The electric guitar has accompanied me since I was six years old. In 2003, when I was 15, I build my first guitar, an electric Weissenborn. Today I am glad that my love for creating and writing music, my longstanding interest in instrument building and my diverse know-how in design, production techniques and materials, which I was able to acquire through my product design studies, all come together in my workshop.
It is crucial for me to take a big step back and ask questions that are essential but often overlooked or ignored due to tradition or expectations. In order to ensure that local instrument manufacturing remains competitive against low-cost mass production, it makes sense to simplify processes, reduce components and concentrate on the internal production of almost all individual parts.
By using “unheard” materials and implement new usage, the expectations of and about guitarists can be changed – creating instruments that create a new space for ideas. Verso means the back of the paper – and this is how I see my instruments: inspiring for players who want to create something new.
Location : kassel, Germany
Website : versoinstruments.com