Günter Lobe

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Luthier

Günter Lobe is a violin maker who is known for his faithful copies of Stradivari and other famous violins. He was an apprentice from 1977 to 1980 in the Ernst Heinrich Roth workshop in Bubenreuth, Germany and in 2008 Günter became master of the guild of string instrument makers with about 50 members in the area. He organizes group exhibits with his colleagues at trade shows and has been appointed to the jury for the masters’ examination. Günter received many outstanding awards for his artistry throughout his career and can pride himself to count the Sultan of Oman as one of his customers.