Beautiful & Unusual Classical Guitars - Episode 4: 'Newark' Christian Koehn
Christian Koehn - a luthier from Germany has been making guitars professionally since he graduated at the top of the International Guitar Making School course in 2006 in Newark at the Newark College. Interestingly, the guitar featured in this article is named after the college and area that offers the guitar making course. Koehn was the recipient of the prestigious Ashley Mark Publishing Prize for being the best of the best in his graduation class.
Since that time Christian has gone on to setup his own workshop back in his birthplace - Berlin.
The guitar featured in this article is a custom order. Not too much is revealed about the woods used in its construction but all I can say is that the result is breathtaking to say the least.
- Stunning aged tonewoods
- Hand-carved rosettes and headstocks
- Beveled cutaway
- French polish with shellac
- Traditional tooling used in construction
- Traditional Antonio Torres design
How to get one for yourself?!?!
Christian has a 12 to 18 month waiting time which isn't too bad considering some luthiers have waiting lists of almost a decade! I reckon get in quick before Christian's guitar list fills up! Here's how:
Christian has easy payment terms of just 10% to secure a guitar with a further 10% payable when he starts the build (30% for custom builds).
Here's where Christian studied guitar-making if you're keen to have a go for yourself:
Check out my other articles of beautiful & unusual classical guitars here.
Let your fingers fly!