The Luthier

"Being a musician , I understand the importance of having an instrument that not only feels comfortable but also inspires you to play your best. Paying attention to both sound and aesthetics I strive to create a guitar that would please all my senses before anyone else’s. I am trying to give birth to my ideal musical sound and I hope that I will live long enough to achieve it."

Apart from his music making , performing and teaching, Antonis Hatzinikolaou has spend a number of years developing his skills making fine classical guitars. Antonis has been fortunate to learn the craft next the Greek Master guitar maker Nicholas Ioannou (New York) and George Pandelias (Athens). His work has been inspired by the  Hermann Hauser -  Robert Bouchet tradition and influenced by a number of great luthiers of our time such as Dominique Field and Jeffrey Elliot.
Antonis builds mainly traditional fan braced classical guitars using the best quality of tonewoods available at hand. For the tops Alpine Spruce or Red Cedar is used. For the back and sides Indian Rosewood and other exotic rosewoods available upon request. For the neck Spanish Cedar or Genuine Mahogany along with African Ebony for his fretboards. All instruments are French Polished or by Antonis's Hatzinikolaou own handmade  Oil Amber Varnish, a recipe that he learned from Nicholas Ioannou.
At present, Antonis Hatzinikolaou divides his time building guitars and being a guitar professor at the Phillipos Nakas Conservatory in Athens.
Below you will find a selection of photos representing Antonis's work.  To keep track of his most recent work, please visit Antonis's instagram page that updates on a regular basis. For more information on pricing, placing an order or to discuss different custom options for your instrument, please feel free to contact Antonis via email or by phone.