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VIKTOR FOGAS luthier

concert classical guitars

Welcome to the website of my handmade double-top and lattice bracing concert guitars!

Hi, I'm Viktor Fogas, a Hungarian luthier and classical guitar maker. I build modern double-top and lattice braced classical concert guitars with big volume, excellent playability, great responsiveness, and with a wide range of exceptionally beautiful tonecolours. My guitars are used by many professional guitarists worldwide.

concert classical guitars

I build my instruments with a lot of love and passion. I work alone and I create about 8 guitars a year as a full time luthier. The construction of one of my guitars takes more than 200 working hours, plus the drying times of glues and finish. The tremendous work invested into each instrument ensures the outstanding quality and value of my guitars.

concert classical guitars

My most recent project has been the development of two completely different types of double-top soundboards. The first one is a very special combination of a Nomex based double-top board with my renowned asymmetric lattice bracing. This is the new favourite of guitarists who actively participate in guitar competitions and many concerts, where quicker response and uncompromising precision is needed. The other type is a Nomex based double-top board again, but combined with a variation of a Spanish/Torres style bracing. This construction sounds like one of the finest traditional Spanish guitars plugged into an amp.

concert classical guitars

Cedar Double Top guitar with asymmetric lattice bracing and elevated neck, in concert:

 


"This guitar by Viktor Fogas is the guitarist's real friend: it's easy to play and extra comfortable for the left hand. The instrument is rich in volume and tone and undoubtedly belongs to the forefront of international guitar making. I strongly recommend it."

András Csáki
guitar professor of Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Hungary - csakiandras.hu


 

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For prices and actual waiting time please inquire in e-mail.
(Updated in February 2021: The waiting list is about 1,5 - 2 years...)

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