Fibenare Guitars, Hungary
Manufacturing the guitars
As we played our self-made guitars interest focused on them. This ended up in making guitars not just for ourselves but for other guitarists too. Guitar production resulted in a lot of experiments, some failures, but later more and more success. The guitars were initially used by the friends, later also professional musicians bought them, and the guitars gained a very good reputation. The hobby activity became professional.
Parallelly with this the quality of the guitars continuously improved, and we worked out our production processes, technologies, procurement resources, but manual fabrication remained. It was time to make a profession of this. Fibenare Guitars Co. was established in 1998.
Nowadays four people work on the guitars, we use the latest technologies and keep traditional manual working for rough and fine work too. Thus Fibenare models have an individual sound in a unique design. From the beginning of getting the most adequate wood till the final step of the right strings, we take care of every little detail. The bridges, electronics and pickups are designed and produced by Fibenare itself.
Birth of the company
We have to go back to the 80's in Hungary. The Benedek Family is a family of musicians. All family members have studied classical music for several years in their hometown Kecskemét. Kecskemét is a well-known town all over the world thanks to its tradition of musical education and Zoltán KODÁLY (more than in 50 countries use his method of musical education).
When we (the three brothers: Attila, Csaba & Árpád) grew older we were increasingly interested in rock, blues and jazz music, and electric guitars became the most important for us. But these musical instruments were very expensive at that time, and good ones were almost impossible to find (you probably know: in Hungary you could not get any Gibson or Fender guitars because of the iron curtain) – besides, three guitars were needed at the same time. This is why our father József Benedek urged us to start making our own guitars. This was about in 1990.