Bogdan Tesla is related to the physicist Nikola Tesla, who was born in the village of Smiljan, Austrian Empire (today that area is part of Croatia). Bogdan was in the military but found that during the civil war he was being asked to fight against his own family. He left the service and established Tesla Tonewood Serbia to provide the best Woods for musical instruments. He developed an expertise in the craft of cutting and drying woods so they retain a brilliant tonal quality. Bogdan is proud that his son Marinko has joined him in business and has the same passion and drive to produce the highest quality wood possible.