Simon Marty Guitars

Simon Marty Guitars are played by many fine and elite musicians including:

Nutavut Ratanakarn
Mak Grgic
Jose Antonio Escobar
Anthony Garcia
Slava Grigoryan
Franz Halasz
Gareth Koch
Karin Schaupp
Scott Tennant
Robert Wetzel
Zagreb Guitar Quartet

In 1984, Simon Marty was given an Australian Government grant to use advanced research methods (laser holography and computer finite-element analysis) to explore and further develop his design innovations. Simon began building guitars in 1982 because as a player he became interested in exploring new approachs to guitar design that could produce performance improvements. He has a doctorate in electrical engineering and science majors in physics and mathematics. 

Commencing a detailed investigation of the physics and construction of stringed instruments in general, he applied his ideas to the construction of non-traditional (i.e Torres based) designs. The fruits of these endeavours were loud, responsive, well-balanced instruments.

An obsessive and consuming interest led to Simon departing from his career as a research scientist to build guitars full-time (engineering now being a spare-time activity) and continue their evolution. While Simon is not interested in building fully traditional instruments, the aesthetics and fundamental Mediterranean quality that attracted him to the guitar in the first place remain the guiding principle of his work.

For more information regarding Simon Marty Guitars please phone or email via the contact details below.

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Simon Marty Guitars | 240 The Gap Road, Woodburn N.S.W. 2472 Australia | Telephone +61 2 668 222 65 | Email