When making a classical guitar, a craftsman must employ several skills at once to transform it from an ordinary musical instrument into a visual and aural work of art.

Only those who possess a hand-made musical instrument can appreciate its longevity and value when compared to a mass-produced instrument.
Personal contact with the instrument-maker as well as the originality and individuality of hand-made work, have almost entirely disappeared. As a result, musical instruments became mass-produced and the purchase of one is no longer an experience but a consumer process.

The desire to continue in a tradition, which presupposes a personal relationship with the instrument as well as with the owner , provides the opportunity to embark on this challenging and magical journey within the harmonious world of sound and wood.

Lefteris Kalantonis