07.04.2016 - 10.04.2016 — Hall: 8.0 Stand: E 75
At the conclusion of WWI a young soldier exited the fronts of Europe with his companion mandolin and earned an apprenticeship at the bench of the Markneukirchen masters.
He emerged among the league of master luthiers forged in that legendary German burg. That man – Dimitar Georgiev – returned home to Bulgaria, and in 1924, founded Kremona with his two entrepreneurial brothers.
Over time, the brothers welcomed other world-class master builders into the Kremona family. As Kremona instruments spread across Europe, discerning musicians everywhere became part of the extended family. Today, Kremona flourishes with that same family spirit. We chose to introduce our wares the way we’ve always done it, by putting our instruments in the hands of musicians, well-known distributors and caring shop owners, one guitar or violin love at a time.
We’re pleased to find our efforts have been well worth it. Every day we hear from our extended family, players and purveyors from all over the world who, trough their love of music and enthusiasm for participation, have become part of what we are today. As we invite you to peruse this representation of our work, we would like to thank YOU – our extended family of musicians, music educators and music professionals, for joining us in support of our commitment to the specialized craft and long tradition of guitar and violin building.
Thank you for sharing your lives with us!
Since the end of 1999 Kremona is again a privately owned and operated facility that employs about 120 people and craftsman. In a modern world Kremona continues with its rich traditional history of workmanship and excellence. Using only the finest in local materials as well as imported materials Kremona continues to improve the look, feel and playability of its instruments from the comprehensive line of guitars to the specialized master bowed instruments.
The guitar production is mainly advanced level classic guitars with solid top offered in 11 scales. A limited line of all solid guitars and cutaways is handcrafted, too.
Bowed instruments comprise violins, violas, violoncellos and doublebasses from student to master level. The company’s main goal is excellent quality, flexibility of production, custom projects!
Our first love at Kremona is to craft instruments that blossom fully with tonal colors and musicality. In the spirit of our mission, we now proudly introduce our first steel string acoustic guitars. We have built these dreadnoughts for balance, responsiveness, clarity and of course power. take time to play them. It might be love at first strum! Our first love at Kremona is to craft instruments that blossom fully with tonal colors and musicality. In the spirit of our mission, we now proudly introduce our first steel string acoustic guitars. We have built these dreadnoughts for balance, responsiveness, clarity and of course power. take time to play them. It might be love at first strum!
Our Artist Series Guitars are handcrafted entirely of solid, carefully selected tone woods from all over the world. Each guitar has a unique and striking timbre, ranging from the highly traditional to the tastefully exotic. Crafted by our most experienced luthiers, the guitars of our Artist Series are lively and extraodinary expressive...like the players they are designed for. EXPLORE!
Across a bevy of compelling tone wood choices both customary and fresh, each Flamenco Series guitar is replete with traditional build values, from our Andalusian Bracing Pattern to our expertly-set shallow/flat neck angle. ENJOY!
Our acoustic-electric Performer Series is designed for players demanding handcrafted tradition and the option to plug in and be heard from the stage. Each Performer ships with a Fishman Classic 3 or Prefix Pro Blend pick-up system - designed to capture the balance and warmth of a nylon-string guitar.
The perfect handcrafted student guitar lines are available in 65, 64, 63, 62, 61, 58, 56, 53, 51, 48, 44 cm scales. Our solid top guitars offer punch, projection and playability. Serious entry-level nylon string guitars, custom-sized for ages six to sixty. DISCOVER!
Great instruments come in all sizes. We’re pleased to announce the debut of our Ukulele Series, featuring the Coco and Mari tenors. Each honors the unique lineage of the ukulele, from its beginnings in Portugal to its refinements in Hawaii, clear through to its popularity in main land North America. Of course, our own ninety-year history of European craftsmanship plays the biggest role in the soulful tone and feel found in these very special musical instruments.