At the age of 16, I started training as a luthier at the International Luthiery School of Antwerp (ILSA). After graduating three years later, I also studied the restoration of musical instruments. At that time, I started to work independently on various instruments and to experiment with different techniques and methods in my student apartment in Belgium.
In 2016 I worked as an apprentice with Master Stephen Hill in La Herradura, Granada. One year after that inspiring experience, I returned to La Herradura to continue working and learning with Stephen. While I was there, I came up with the idea of starting my own workshop in Spain.
In October 2017, shortly after obtaining my diploma in instrument restoration, I moved all my equipment and tools to Andalusia to create my own workshop in Dúrcal, Granada.
About one year later I moved to the neighbouring village, Nigüelas and started an old house with the objective to install a new workshop there. By June 2019 the new workshop officially opened to the public.
Like many other guitar makers, I rely on Antonio De Torres’ method for the handcrafted construction of Classical and Flamenco guitars.With respect to the Spanish guitarmaking tradition, I make handcrafted guitars with a modern approach to the tradition. Each instrument has a unique sound and aesthetics. I am particularily interested in historical instruments and that has encouraged me to make a copy of a Luis Panormo guitar, and restored several interesting instruments of the past. On the side I’ve made several other other instruments, such as an acoustic bassguitar, several electric guitars, some percussive instruments, etc.