Harald Lorenz

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Harald Lorenz Tuning Pegs

Harald Lorenz is the fourth generation of peg turners originating from a traditional farming community named Ursprung/ Počátky in the Czech Republic. The family looks back on 125 years of producing tuning pegs. Father Emil and his brother Alfred Lorenz resettled to Bubenreuth after 1945 to provide pegs for the booming production of stringed instruments during the 1950s and 1960s. Harald decided he did not want to continue the tradition of making tuning pegs when he started his career as a dental technician. In 1987, Harald changed his mind and joined his father Emil's company. He modernized the production and now custom designs are a specialty of the company. Harald focuses on working closely with his clients to produce products according to their wishes, which now include shoulder rests and tail pieces.