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Casimi Guitars: Handcrafted guitars design sketches
Excellence in Craftsmanship
Excellence in Design
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Handbuilt guitar of the finest quality and design in the making
Based in Cape Town South Africa, Casimi Guitars cc specializes in high quality hand-crafted boutique guitars. Head Luthier Matthias Roux did his apprenticeship and has worked for 10 years at Maingard Guitars. He is a true master of his craft and has built over 200 and counting, of some of the world’s finest acoustic steel stringed and classical guitars. He is joined by Designer and Musician Matthew Rice with a background in jewellery and Graphic Design as well as Fine Arts. Matthew Rice has also worked in the Maingard shop, building alongside Matthias Roux and specializing in design and inlay work.

The two craftsmen have known each other since early childhood and have been building and collaborating on projects of all sizes and shapes since then. Together they are a groundbreaking team. Matthias’ experience and impeccable craftsmanship and his knowledge of wood and tone, together with Matthew’s fluid sense of line and sculptural form make every Casimi Guitar a work of art.

The aim is to produce something that takes guitars to a new level and this is pursued with passion and dedication. Quality and authenticity are the top priorities. Using only the very best tone woods, Casimi guitars puts 12 years of luthier’s experience into form. Woods such as Brazilian rose-wood, East Indian rose wood, Cocobolo, African Blackwood, Mahogany, Ebony, curly Maples, German and Italian spruce, Sitka spruce and Western Red cedar are used to build our fine acoustic guitars. Other materials include pearl, bone, shell, gold, silver and gemstones.

Both Matthias and Matthew are performing musicians and have built their personal guitars to match their musical demands for perfection in tone, sustain, balance and projection. All Casimi Guitars are made to these exacting standards. The team unites the disciplines of design, music and craftsmanship resulting in purpose-built instruments for maximum quality in all these spheres.

Balance of Form and Function, Balance of Chaos and Harmony, Balance of Beauty and Power, Balance of Movement and Stillness.

Click on the links below their photographs to view Matthias and Matthew's personal bios.
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