- Ervin Somogyi
- Oakland, Calfornia
Ervin Somogyi is widely regarded as the Godfather of Modern Lutherie, and his guitars are seen as some of the very best ever made. Mentor to many of the greatest luthiers on the scene, Ervin's work is highly regarded by luthiers, guitarists and collectors alike.
Born in Hungary in 1944, Ervin moved to the US at the age of fifteen and, while he has lived in a number of other countries across the continents over the years, is now based in Oakland, California, USA.