6-string, 12-string, classical and cutaway guitars

I offer the opportunity to purchase an instrument designed according to individual preferences and sound requirements.

You can choose between different body shapes. For example, jumbo models for blues or similar styles of music, A-style models for Irish folk, and smaller body shapes for intricate fingerpicking.

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Bouzoukis and guitar bouzoukis

The gbl Irish bouzoukis and gbl guitar bouzoukis are characterized by the highest transparency, enormous volume and fast swinging of the soundboard.

Careful finishing of the soundboard braces really make a difference here.

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Mandolins and mandolas
Mandolins and Mandolas

The sound of the gbl mandolins and mandolas is characterized by maximum transparency and enormous volume.

Selection of material, as well as careful construction of the soundboard braces are factors that influence the overall sound of the instrument.

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Materials and construction

For soundboards I usually use European and Caucasian spruce in my workshop. The body can be crafted out of maple, walnut, cherry, cypress and rosewood.
And the necks are mostly created using cedro or maple.
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Body shapes can be customized according to customer requirements. For the guitars there are, e.g. my own developments A-style and AA-style, OM-style (orchestra mode), Parlour Style and Jumbo.
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All instruments are handcrafted in the gbl workshop and are planned together with the customer. Only the best materials are used for construction and repairs. Visitors are always welcome to visit the workshop!



Gerhard Bode-Labusch
Alte Dorfstr. 1
D-31632 Husum-Bolsehle