Christof Hanusch

Gitarren-Atelier Berlin Mitte

  • Guitar lessons
  • Consulting / Service
  • Expertise / Certificates / Certificates of Authenticity
  • Assessment of damage
  • Searching for old guitars (especially from the 19th century)
  • Purchase of historical instruments (also of ones in need of repair!)

For me, both professionally and privately, (almost) everything revolves around the guitar. Since discovering the guitar, I have loved this instrument in all its forms and variations. Over the past forty years I have acquired a great deal of guitar playing experience, both musically and technically, in addition to gaining extensive knowledge regarding the construction and function of the instrument. At the heart of my musical experience lie my university studies in "classical guitar" with Thomas Offermann in Berlin, followed by a longtime concert career, several years of employment in a guitar shop, and the making of a guitar myself. The exploration of historical guitar making and the founding of a guitar archive are also important parts of my engagement with the instrument. I would like to share with you here my knowledge and experience surrounding the guitar.

If you have any questions or need advice - whether regarding special playing techniques, the search for the right instrument or an assessment of an attic discovery - please do not hesitate to contact me via phone or email.

I look forward to hearing from you!


Orfeo Magazine #14 Markneukirchen

Orfeo Magazine #14 is online. I invite you to visit Markneukirchen, a small, almost forgotten German town, where for the last 350 years all the orchestra instruments have been manufactured. The homeland of C.F.Martin and Richard Jacob “Weissgerber”. You can also visit three excellent workshops who follow the tradition: Gropp, Waltner and Schneider. Alberto Martinez […]

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Guitar Lessons Berlin Mitte

Fun rehearsing with my students Roderik, Nik, Johannes (11 and 12) and Lee (8) in preparation of our little student concert in the guitar shop Wolf & Lehmann, Berlin Amongst others we played songs from 21 Pilots and the Rolling Stones    

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Construction of a custom made electric guitar by Torsten Preuß, Markneukirchen

Torsten Preuss from Preussguitars will soon complete the Tele-Thinline with a vaulted top as a (absolutely) special custom made  guitar  for me. In the meantime, the hardware including the pickup is complete and we agree on the planning of most of the structural and decorative details (there were a surprising number of things to consider and decide!) The […]

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New publication: Gitarren 17. bis 19. Jahrhundert

Recommendation on the topic of historical guitars: A major work on the exploration of guitars from the middle of Germany.

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