When I started out in my career as a luthier I had hoped to build "anything with strings on it." However, in time I became more pragmatic and have narrowed my field, specializing in guitar and guitar-related instruments.
In my research on lute building I came across many makers who were building a vast array of the stringed instruments of their day. So today I put on my favourite lute CD and by the time I finish carving the lute rose I have traveled back in time and feel connected to the old masters and part of on ongoing tradition.
“Oskar builds works of art that sing. Each instrument is one of a kind, but each one maintains the same uncompromising quality”
Arthur McGegor: Proprietor, Ottawa Folklore Center Ltd.