Gerold Hannabach was born in Schönbach, Czechoslovakia into a family with a long tradition in the building of music instruments. In 1948 he did his apprenticeship at the guitar manufacturer, Arnold Hoyer in Bubenreuth near Nürnberg and opened a workshop for fine classical guitars for resale in 1953. In later years Mr. Hannabach taught at the School for Music Instrument manufacture in Bubenreuth. He crafted many instruments for solo artists and began to focus solely on the manufacture of custom classical guitars and ukuleles.
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