Check out some testimonials on my instruments presented by musicians below:
It was on a classical guitar-web site that I saw for the first time the work of Luthier. It’s beauty was first surprised me. I was able to understand the high degree of guitar at a glance although the site photo. If we do not try to play and we do not understand its value… thing called musical instrument. The thing about e-mail exchange with Rafal ,I was able to understand, but there was a shade of anxiety until the instrument arrived at hand. Arrived instrument was a degree of perfection beyond the prediction. Such as Hauser, Bouchet,and Fleta, I have played other excellent instruments ,They are made in the traditional method of construction. In recent years, Guitarists have increased ,who use the instrument of represented by theSmoallman guitar of the lattice bracing and Dammann guitar of the double top, The first reason would be volume. Rafal guitar had already surpassed in the construction method of Wave Rezonator. His guitars had original elements of composition. Also, there are many original construction methods. It has given rise to very ingenious structure.Richly echoing the low-frequency, high frequency of great elongation, good balance in all positions, and beautiful tone these are features of his instrument. Day by day, while there are musical instruments of traditional instruments and modern Europe.his instrument is a top-level definitely in the world. His guitar has beauty and unparalleled sound quality, like the jewelry, which is really amazing thing.Guitarist Hiroshi Miura in Japan Read more “Hiroshi Miura”
Rafal Turkowiak’s guitars have not yet received world renown as most who know of him reside in areas that are a bit off the beaten track in the guitar world. Once the world learns more of him, I am sure many will be beating a path to his Luthiery no matter where in the world… they are…I have played many classical guitars, from the vintage to the modern, many of them from the best makers in the world. This includes the top modern Spanish, American and Japanese builders, and vintage guitars ranging from Domingo Esteso to Ignacio Fleta. In my opinion, you can expect a Turkowiak guitar to be at least equal to any of these, and BETTER than the MAJORITY of them. And to be considered too, are Mr. Turkowiak’s modern technological innovations and outstanding aesthetic beauty of his guitars in appearance. My suggestion to all is to buy a Turkowiak NOW, because I suspect that soon, Mr. Turkowiak’s waiting lists will extend so far in to the future, one will spend a lifetime waiting! — Walter T. Downs, Florida, USA Read more “Walter Downs”
I have been the lucky owner of this wonderful classical guitar for a month now. The wood is of excellent quality and only the best cuts are used. I chose the guitar with sides and back in Kauri wood (a wood 45,000 years old, certified) and top in Fir from Tyrol. The inlays are made… of Ebony and Mammoth bones with anti-static paint (to avoid dust). This guitar is a jewel, even looking at it you have the feeling of something extremely valuable. The sound is even better than the looks, with the innovations patented by the ingenious Turkowiak the guitar sound is utterly unbelievable. The sustain notes are much better compared to any other guitar that I ever heard or tried. When playing bass notes it seems almost to play on the Pink Floyd’s pad; this characteristic applied to classical pieces can give the impression of playing multiple instruments together. The sound is so malleable, wonderful, crystal clear and round that is possible to make it sound like a harp or to render the melodies dark or bright, depending on how you feel. All of this happens very naturally and it’s very easy to play this guitar. The sound is always very, very easy to control; The loudness is homogenous on all the strings and also when playing full chords it’s possible to hear every single note, without any of them prevailing on the others. Before this guitar I have played for 18 years a Ramirez Concierto (the top instrument in the Ramirez brand), but from now on I won’t use it anymore; my first choice is Turkowiak’s guitar, that for me is the Ferrari of the guitars. Read more “Antonio Barresi”
An instrument’s inherent function is to offer a musician the opportunity to comfortably produce a beautiful sound. Rafal Turkowiak has intermingled the fullness of sound with luxurious craftsmanship. This is truly a classical guitar for a lifetime. – Jonathan Marshall
Rafal Turkowiak’s guitar is an instrument like no other, very interesting sound, visually attractive, an interesting alternative worth considering
Hi to all that reads this review. My name is John Shaw from Scotland. I have just received my custom built guitar from Rafal Turkowiak a luthier from Poland. I can honestly say this is the most beautiful and sounding guitar I have ever heard it’s absolutely stunning. The workmanship is amazing I’m so honoured… to own one of his guitars. My advice to anyone out there that is looking to buy a guitar is buy a Turkowiak Guitar. You will love it. I honestly can’t praise it high enough. Thank you RafalRegards
John Shaw Read more “John Shaw”
Rafal Turkowiak’s guitars are fantastic instruments. The quality, attention to every detail, and most of all, the sound of the instrument make the most important features of his masterly work. I strongly believe that the future guitars will be as perfect as the present ones and the consultation with famous artists will help him produce… even better instruments. I do recommend. Slawomir Dolatito Dolata President of Duende Flamenco Foundation – a guitarist Read more “Slawomir Dolata”
I have been playing my new Turkowiak Luthier’s jazz guitar no. 47 for two weeks now and my enthusiasm for this highly impressive instrument has continued to grow during this period.This nylon-string guitar has an incredible bell-like sustain, while every note retains its own clearly distinguishable voice in chords or arpeggios. The unconventionally shaped neck… plays beautifully, while still allowing for correct classical guitar technique. The unusual cut-away allows for precise and relaxed playing in the instrument’s highest registers. Despite the fairly large body (almost as large as Dreadnought), the guitar’s ergonomic construction makes it extraordinarily comfortable to play. The unconventional body-construction and the integrated armrest contribute to this very balanced character of the instrument. With its premium quality parts and workmanship, the Turkowiak Luthier’s jazz guitar no. 47 is a splendid instrument, a perfect marriage of tradition and innovation. For me, it is the ideal instrument for early 21st century fusion music. It is indeed a ‘Queen of guitars’ built by a King amongst luthiers.” Conrad Bruch Luxembourg composer, singer-songwriter and guitarist Read more “Conrad Bruch”
Hi, I am a jazz guitarist. I have been looking for an instrument which would sound perfect both on stage and in the studio. An instrument with a warm sound and high dynamics. Rafal Turkowiak’s guitar has turned out to be far better than my expectations. Each sound gives you inspiration and the music evolves… on its own. It is not a guitar -it is a masterpiece. Many jazz guitarists would like to have a classical guitar that Pat Metheny plays but now I wouldn’t swap mine for theirs. I recommend Rafal Turkowiak’s guitars to all guitarists, not only classical ones. Marek Jakubowicz Read more “Marek Jakubowicz”
I have been playing a guitar for over 30 years. The friend of mine has one of Rafal’s guitar and invited me for trials. I have to admit I have never heard such a sweet and strong sound and huge instrument cohesion. There are not too many differences between the Turkowiak guitars model what can indicate greatness… of the luthier.
I would also like to add that Rafal is a wonderful person which is very interested in learning need of every customer and offering him guitar which fulfills musician requirements.Thank you Rafal for everything – Antionio Vitorio Read more “Antonio Vitoro”
My name is Vadim Gavva and I’m 43 years old. I have been playing the guitar since I was 8. Withing the last 35 years I have played a lot of instruments It was sheer destiny that Rafal Turkowiak and I met. Our first meeting lasted a few hours. I kept playing the guitar on… and on and couldn’t stop enjoying its amazing sound. I finally bought a guitar from him. It’s a fantastic instrument. However, Rafal is most important to me – he puts his heart in his guitars and that’s why they have a soul, they are top quality instruments with a warm sound. I do recommend. Read more “Vadim Gavva”
George Phillips M.D, J.D.
Amazingly, in a mere 8 days I received a beautiful classical guitar crafted by Rafal Turkowiak from his shop in Poland to my business address in the State of Georgia, USA.
Rafal was a pleasure to deal with and promptly answered any question I had regarding price, construction, and shipping. The instrument was well… packed in a very nice hardcase and its appearance and quality exceeded my already high expectations.
I have played acoustic guitar for several years, but I am relatively a novice when it comes to classical guitar with nylon strings. I must say that this instrument has much more volume and sustain with great sound quality when compared to my Cordoba Hauser model that I am currently playing.
I highly recommend guitars crafted by Rafal. Read more “George Phillips M.D, J.D.”