Exhibitors 2014

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ROZAWOOD_RomanZajicek
Rozawood, a.s.
Roman Zajicek

The ROZAWOOD workshop is the vision of luthier Roman Zajicek, considered among the “top 5” guitar makers worldwide. All production (acoustic flattop and archtop guitars, resophonic guitars, octave mandolins, mandocellos, bouzoukies and specialty guitars – tenor, terz, baritone and drop) is made only from selected solid tonewoods and is purely handmade in every detail. His instruments are known for their impressive tone and impeccable workmanship. His quest for beauty of acoustic tone led him to building instruments himself. Roman built his first instruments in 1979.

 

Roman is part of the impressive history of Bohemian instrument making, which is considered to be the longest in the world. A nice example is C.F. Martin who originates from the town Markneukirchen, not so far from where Roman lives and works. This region is still the cradle of many high-end instrument makers, mostly working in small shops. Although the professionally marketed American luthiers are better known, some of these Bohemian luthiers are impressive instrument makers equal and sometimes better craftsmen than their American colleagues. Roman’s knowledge of traditional violin construction combined with his technical insight and experience as guitar maker made him one of the finest luthiers of Europe. His unique construction design resulted over the years in a wide range of fine high-end acoustic instruments of highest quality and impressive acoustic sound.

 

ROZAWOOD is not a factory or a manufacture, but an art workshop where only skilled and trained luthiers put their best efforts into every unique ROZAWOOD instrument. Roman is a member of the Guild of Prague Luthiers.