A Visit to Budapest Luthier Turcsak Tibor Gabor
When we travel tops on our list is working in a visit with a luthier in the area we are exploring. A high point from our recent travels was visiting acclaimed luthier Tibor Gabor in his shop in Budapest, Hungary. We knocked on his door unannounced one morning and he could not have been more gracious or welcoming. Though we were all challenged by the language barriers, the importance information got through. Somehow when you get two passionate luthiers in the same space the exchange happens on a level that transcends words.
What a thrill it was to see his amazing craftsmanship and to learn more about his contribution to the world of music.
Tibor is a talented musician, having played music since the age of seven. He was a part of one of the first Hungarian bands to tour beyond the eastern block and went on to tour internationally from 1972 to 1981.
Tibor is a master luthier who crafts a variety of instruments including violins, cellos and acoustic and electric guitars.
He is an expert in instrument forensics and provides professional evaluation for appraisal and authenticity documentation.
He is an expert in instrument repair and restoration and he has worked on some of the finest instruments in the world.
Tibor shares his love of the craft of building instruments by passing along his knowledge as an teacher.
It was our honor to spend time with him and to see, hear and experience his fine craftsmanship.
We invite you to learn more about Tibor Gabor