design awards

design awards

Miss Blues
built by Framus, 2003

In 2002, Germanys leading guitar magazine Gitarre & bass arranged a design contest: „design your dream guitar”! My design „Miss Blues" was voted best design by the readers and a jury including luthiers, journalists, guitarists and guitar making companies. The guitar was handbuilt for me by the Framus custom shop.


off shark
built by Heinz Rebellius, 2006

In 2006 Gitarre & Bass magazine arranged a second „design your dream guitar” contest together with project partner Formentera Guitars . My design „off shark" was voted best design by the readers and a jury including luthiers, journalists, guitarists and guitar making companies. The guitar was handbuilt for me by Heinz Rebellius on Formentera Island – and I received this beautiful one-off at Frankfurt Musikmesse 2007.


Glamour Babe
built by the Washburn Custom Shop, 2008

In 2007, the third Gitarre & Bass design contest took place – together with project partner Washburn USA . My design „Glamour Babe” was voted best design by the readers and a jury including luthiers, journalists, guitarists and guitar making companies. The luthiers at Washburn Custom Shop built the guitar to my exact specifications and I was invited to Chicago, where the instrument was given to me by Washburn CEO Rudy Schlacher – what a thrill!