Ergon Guitars, Portugal
HANDCRAFTED AND PASSION MADE
My interest in the technical side of guitars was sparked when I grew increasingly unsatisfied with my life as a bass player. After spending most of the 1990’s accompanying other artists and being involved in original projects, by the end of the decade I gradually began fixing instruments more rather than playing them.
The life on the road as an international guitar technician since then brought me in close contact with many of the classic models we all know, as well as the real needs of the working and touring musician. By 2005, this gathered experience was materialized in Guitar Rehab Lisbon, the musical instrument repair, restoration and construction workshop where Ergon guitars are designed and crafted. Some years later, our team has slowly gathered to include Hugo Domingos, Luís Alves and Sónia Santos working alongside me.
The impetus to begin building guitars was sparked by the requests of close clients, who were searching for an instrument that embodied their preferences of tone and comfort of use.
I believe the combination of all of my professional experience with a lifelong interest in art and design are inevitably reflected in the aesthetical aspect and ergonomic touch of Ergon guitars. The instruments are made to be a beautiful extension of the musicians body, as to grant a more fluid channel through which expression can be manifested.
IMG_2841After all, I felt a passion for crafting since I remember seeing my father working with wood and metal as a hobby. When I was 5 or 6 years old, he gave me a set of woodworking tools, two of which still help me when I am creating the next instrument.
I hope that one day you might try one out, and tell me what you think and feel.
Terms & conditions
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN ERGON GUITARS.
The value of each instrument will vary according to specific requests and details. The commissioning of an instrument is made following a 60% down-payment of the total for the project at hand.
You are always welcome to come by and visit the workshop so that we may discuss what you are searching for in a guitar. Also, you will be able to see the place where the instruments take shape, our stock of woods and the sketches and prototype carvings of other designs already built.
And maybe find a moment to savour a glass of portuguese wine or a stroll by the seaside in the sun.If you have further questions about the guitars or the building and order process, please feel free to send me a message.