Sustainable & fair sound art

Martin Bretscher soul- guitars

Guitar building and repair in the heart of franconian switzerland

Close to Bamberg –  Forchheim – Bayreuth

                                                                                                                                                                               Sustainable & fair sound art

…is the guiding concept at soul-guitars.

We live and love guitars, wood, music and people and believe that everyone (including soul guitars ;-)
can contribute to a better world.
Repairing, lending or designing your own, lovingly coordinated instrument with the new components of
ecology and sustainability?
For us, your guitar is not a disposable item but rather a unique companion – your soulmate – on your musical journey!

… and now enjoy reading on!

best regards


… do you already have your guitar soulmate at home? Or does it not even exist yet?

We offer you…


Plum or Ziricote

…difficult decision!! But in the end it became the Lattice plum. The beautiful project is now finished and the Lattice Ziricote is looking for a new home :-)

Plum or Ziricote

Difficult question, because they are two different woods, with different acoustic properties and different great visual appeal.

Both floor woods really appealed to my customer, during the wood selection in the workshop. Which one should he now use for his Soulmate.
Actually, he prefers plum, but maybe the ziricote!

So that he can really make a good decision, I offered him to make two identical instruments with the two selected woods.

…guitar test

… finish & setup

… varnish

…neck shaping