our shop we build traditional folk instruments such as bouzoukis
(all sizes from 2/4 to 4/4), lutes, tzoura (small bousouki - like
instrument with a characteristic sound), mandolines, tambouras,
classics and acoustics (for rebetica songs) guitars. All our instruments
are guaranteed for sound production, strength and ornamentation.
All instruments have an austere yet artistic line that makes them
special in every sense.
Georgios Karellas is one of the founder members of the Hellinic
Luthier Association "Terpandros" and as the first president made sure
that this association would gain status and cultural values. Among
his activities was the first ever exhibition of luthiers at the Cultural
Organisation of municipality of Athens; this effort had a goal of
recognition of Inthiers as artists by the Greek society. He also organized
special programs in interaction with the Ministry of Labor so that
luthiers could be trained according to their needs. He is one of the
founder members of the Hellenic Board of Delphi that promotes the
revival if the Pythian Games and a consultant at the Artcraft section.
He has participated in many conferences, galas and seminars having
allways a dynamic role giving releases and proposals. Some schools
and other organizations often visit his workshop so they meet all
the faces of folk instrument building and the vast tradition that
lies beneath. His experience and expertise as well as his multi-dimensional
action, make him one of the most skilled luthiers of our country.
He teaches the module of "Making and Conservation of folk instruments"
at the Higher School of Music Technology (Epirus T.E.I.)
Many well-known musicians are our customers, still we provide
special treatment and care to those young and promising musicians
who need a well-build instrument to help them develop their skill
and meet any artistic or professional challenges. Combining science
(Physics, Acoustics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Wood Technology,
History of Arts etc) with our research of new applications on
instrument building, we managed to reveal unknown until now "secrets"
concerning the building of the folk instruments of our country.