Aesthetics and Guitar Design

Saturday 15:00-15:45 in Room Strassburg

by Michihiro Matsuda
Matsuda Guitars, USA


matsuda guitars-portrait photoA student of Ervin Somogyi, Matsuda has been one of influential luthiers in the acoustic guitar scene since opening his own shop in 2002. He is continuously pushing the boundaries of the contemporary guitar with his unique creations.
Michi combines traditional woodworking skills with an innovative approach to the design and aesthetics of the acoustic flat top guitar and the special projects he has built. But his instruments remain foremost musician’s tools, and ensuring excellent playability and tone are as important to Matsuda as their appearance. Michi will illuminate his philosophy and ideas in this lecture, and illustrate them with video and photographs.