Who we are
Rudolph Blazer started his career as a luthier in 1971 as an apprentice
with one of the well-established guitar manufacturers of Germany. After
gaining experience through years of repair work he opened his own shop
in Stuttgart. In 1980 he moved to the town of Tuebingen, concentrating
on the serial production of traditional steel string guitars.
Some years before joining Rudolph Blazer, Wilhelm Henkes started building fretted instruments and later acquired the traditional master certification as luthier. Together they built more than 400 guitars and mandolins in their first Tuebingen workshop.
Their new Tuebingen workshop opened in 1996. As aficionados of old American guitars, they have been creating many replicas of these wonderful instruments, authentic not only in their looks, but also in design and construction.
In addition to that, Blazer & Henkes are also specialists for the creation of modern guitar design, delicate pearl inlays as well as for restoration and repair work of vintage guitars.
Also, you will usually find an exquisite selection of vintage instruments in their shop.