I began studying guitar at the age of 16 in my hometown, Seoul. I suddenly realised that this instrument would accompany me for the rest of my life.
After concluding my Bachelor’s degree in Korea, I decided to move to Spain in order to continue with my studies at the Conservatorio Superior de Música Óscar Esplá, in Alicante, where I graduated with a second Bachelor’s Degree under the guidance of Nacho Rodes.
Subsequently, I moved to Madrid, where I learnt the guitar-maker job. My apprenticeship wore on from the very beginning and in the traditional way, under the tutelage of Maestro Ángel Benito Aguado. I began these training years by studying the labour of the greatest Spanish guitar-makers from the first decades of the 20th century, until I was able to repair instruments, design plans and templates for new systems and, finally, build my own guitars.
The conception of my guitars regards the idea of a full, far-reaching sound, with a focus on the needs of today’s performers but without neglecting the colour of those Spanish guitars which totally charmed me as I was making my first steps into the guitar world. It is my aim to combine the colour of Spanish classical guitars with comfortable fingerboards, deep basses, and bright and flexible phrasing. I am convinced that faithfulness to traditional sound is not to be a limitation to the search of new sound possibilities for large halls.
My instruments are manufactured with the best selection of woods, accurately chosen by paying special attention to their aesthetic qualities, their elasticity, and, particularly, their sound benefits. Every detail of every instrument is personally handmade by me.