A glimp of my thoughts. 

 I see myself as a guitar maker giving the guitar player a "voice".  

Whatever the musician is able to shape in terms of sound – dynamics, timbres, load-bearing capacity and power –its acoustic sources are found in the resonances of the instrument. They are the work of the guitar maker. The actual work of Art is not the apparent shape but the sound sculpture we hear. It arises in the encounter between the musician and the resonances with which he "plays" musically.

  

My artistic passion is driven by turning the tonal wood into resonances.

The research of wood and its refinement, the varnish and material compositions, the model development and elaboration, the further development of radiance and dynamics – all serve this one goal: to create quality resonances. Only in this way will the instrument become a strong partner. The resonance profile is the acoustic subtlety and variety, power and radiance of the instrument. It gives the sound its softness and warmth, the openness of the singing vocal formats, the radiant body resonances, the brilliance and load-bearing capacity, the core of the sound and the necessary beam, the high plate resonances in their manifold vibratory and nodal lines. The deeper I penetrated the acoustic exploration of the guitar, the greater the respect I have for its mystery.


Archtop- Theo Scharpach
Archtop- Theo Scharpach

Elegant, craftsmanship and

quality of tone. 

Classical - Theo Scharpach
Classical - Theo Scharpach

Perfect simplicity is the highest

abstraction of universal beauty. 

 

Flamenco - Theo Scharpach
Flamenco - Theo Scharpach

There is a small need to perform on  a nylon string guitar with superior acoustics , not classical.