As a fully trained carpenter, I came to Armin Hanika in Baiersdorf in May 2003 and began my second apprenticeship as a plucked instrument maker there.
With soul-guitars we realize a concept that works with a lot of love and meticulousness to develop a suitable instrument with the principles of sustainable & fair sound art for you.
We can also live sustainability with your instrument. Because we work with valuable woods and materials from all over the world and are therefore consciously involved in determining the conditions under which we want to do this.
In the first place for soul-guitars are the points sustainable forestry and fair working and trading conditions. A challenge – but doable!
Once we have found the right wood (maybe even from your neighbour’s garden?) For your personal acoustic idea, it’s about building your soulmate: Music and the way you play the guitar have a huge impact here!
We work fairly with soul guitars in our own company context. What we want for ourselves, we want to live with our fellow human beings. We therefore act on an equal footing with colleagues, partners, suppliers and customers and want to create a pleasant, open and honest working atmosphere.
Founded in 2020 in the unique Franconian Switzerland, our goal is:
To maintain or create your own unique, sustainable and fair soulmate with you and for you!
“With soul-guitars I combine my passion and excellent competence as a plucked instrument maker in harmony with my family, work and my personal living conditions.
With my very effective way of working and many years of practical experience as a master guitar builder, also in a managerial position at Hanika-Guitars, I was able to achieve the agreed goals in the past consistently cost-efficiently and quickly. Often even outperform. That’s what I stand for with your soulmate.
I am convinced that a good working atmosphere is reflected in the results of work performance. Therefore it is a matter of course for soul-guitars – for everyone in the company – to create appropriate freedom. For me, openness, trust and appreciation are the key. With this I lay an essential foundation for your personal quality standards.
I look forward to your wishes and ideas! ”
In mid-2005, after passing my exam, I was allowed to call myself a plucked instrument maker.
I took the next step in 2007 with my training as a master plucked instrument maker.
The master prize of the Bavarian state government is awarded annually and is intended to motivate young master craftsmen to keep going!
It was with great pride that I received it in Munich in 2007.
In 2010 I did a further education as a business economist HWK