I'm Thomas Fredholm and I've been in
to making guitars for almost 25 years. It was the best ever made Martin
D 45 that started it off. I just had to find out how to do it! Sweden
can not brag with a guitarmaking tradition so it had to be self studies.
The Western guitars I made I put (forced) in the hands of friends who
where in to music and then I turned towards professional guitarists. I
was really into folk music so I made some Irish bouzoukis and dulcimers
Over the years I've recived quite a few scholar ships and grants and thanks
to those I've been able to travel a lot and spending time with luthiers
such as Jonathan Hinves in Granada, Spain and restor Bernhard Kresse in
Köln, Germany. I've met colleges in Asia, America and Europe and
I've visited saw mills.
I went to the US on several occasions and met many guitar freaks and brilliant
luthiers and got to see a lot of fantastic guitars. It was during one
of those trips to the States that I came across the making of classical
guitars. It was very different from what I had been doing, much more complicated
and I got hooked.
I got this "thing" for clear tunes and an everlasting sustain
and it's one of my "triggers". I still keep in contact with
guitarists when it comes to the quality of tone and the aesthetic . Every
year I travel around Europe to visit different schools and festivals.
If you want to get in touch with me don't write an e- mail unless you're
not in a hurry! I'm absolutely useless when it comes to computers just
give me a call or write to me instead.
417 23 Göteborg
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