classical guitars made with love & passion

VIKTOR FOGAS classical guitar maker


Testimonials


"Hi Viktor, I just want to say that this guitar is simply fantastic! It's so loud and has so many different beautiful tones. It's very easy to play and very responsive for the plucking hand position. It belongs to the top of European guitar making."
David Pavlovits
guitarist, composer - head of Guitar Faculty at University of Szeged, Hungary - pavlovits.com
guitar: Formentor, 2014, cedar top, 650 mm


"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
guitarist - professor at Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Hungary - csakiandras.hu
guitar: Formentor, 2014, cedar top, 650 mm


"My new Fogas guitar is an incredibly balanced and powerful instrument across all six strings, with magnificent playability as well. Its beauty of tone is uniquely vivid and lush, and its construction reminds one of the old Spanish luthiers. It is a fitting and worthy instrument to play the music of the great masters such as Bach, Tarrega, Paganini, Villa-Lobos and other composers who wrote brilliantly for the guitar."
Enrique Vélez
guitarist - San Juan, Puerto Rico
guitar: Formentor Antico, 2015, cedar top, 635 mm


"Hi Viktor, The guitar has arrived in perfect condition. As soon as I opened the case I got the beautiful smell of the wood. The finish and decoration are superb, but the Sound is what still has me in awe. It seems like you have ticked every box - Volume, Sweet Sweet tone, Beautiful Basses and Trebles, Lots of Sustain and so comfortable for the player. And the set up is perfect. I know I will get years of enjoyment from this guitar. You are a truly gifted craftsman Viktor. Thank you very much."
Martin McGuire
guitarist - Dublin, Ireland
guitar: Formentor Custom, 2016, cedar top, 650 mm


"I can't forget the moment I met and tried this instrument for the first time. I was immediately captivated by its strong outward appearance, and then, while starting to awaken it's sound, I found that its inner features were even stronger. Its sound characteristics closely resemble the classic Spanish sound, but completed with today's modern precision and loudness and with lots of different tone colours. The radiused fingerboard and the perfect neck thickness helps a lot for the left hand to move more freely and more relaxed, anything can be played on it easily. The added soundholes provide me more confidence on stage. Each concert and competition remains a memorable experience for me with this guitar. I love it very much."
Gergely Bozsóki
guitarist - 1st prize winner at the 2016 National Guitar Competition in Hungary
guitar: Formentor, 2014, cedar top, 650 mm


"What really important in my Formentor S guitar (made for me in 2015 with spruce top) is its exceptional responsiveness to the smallest changes in right hand position. Plucking over the fretboard with an almost perfect harp sound, or moving to the bridge for brilliance and sharpness, the guitar beautifully sings in all position with all different tone colours. I have tried several Viktor Fogas guitars and I must say that they all produce exactly the same sound characteristics typical to the maker. It melds the advantages of lattice bracing with a traditional classical guitar sound. A real masterpiece for the most demanding players. It's always a pleasure to play it."
Dénes Visky
guitarist - classical guitar teacher at Ernő Dohnányi Music School, Budapest
guitar: Formentor S, 2015, spruce top, 635 mm


"The craftsmanship is exquisite. Exactly like a guitar at a much higher price. Surprisingly light but still loud with a nice warm color."
André Blanc
Concert Classical Guitar salon, Paris, France - concert-classical-guitar.com
guitar: Formentor Rojo, 2016, cedar top, 650 mm