Thomas and Klaus

Thomas Guitars is a custom and repair shop in Bolzano (Italy) run by Thomas Orgler (pictured right) and Nikolaus Eilken (Pictured Left).

They met in luthier school in Mittenwald (Germany) where they studied together for three years. Thomas, a former cabinetmaker from Bolzano started building acoustic basses.

With an admiration for the craft of building acoustic instruments, Thomas dives deep into the trade while playing in his band Graveworm, a metal band with international experience. So in the winter of 2006, Thomas enrolls in the luthier school in Milano, which is immediately followed by a trip to Mittenwald, Germany where he meets Nikolaus (Klaus).

Nikolaus was studying wood technology and industrial engineering in Rosenheim, Germany when he decided to go the luthier school in September 2005. During his education he built mostly classical guitars, so after finishing his studies in the field of Lutherie, he went to Verona as an apprentice for Roberto Fontanot (Liuteria per Amore) to learn more about modern instruments, such as the electric guitar, bass, Steel string acoustics etc.

The idea of Thomas Guitars is to build each and every instrument for the needs of its player; there is only one off custom guitars coming out of the Thomas custom shop.
Every part of it is well thought out and chosen from the best materials.

We see the instrument as what it is: a tool to create sound, a connection between musician and music. All instruments are custom made using modern techniques and fine handcraft. is the exclusive US dealer for all guitars coming out of the Thomas custom shop. Please contact us for a quote