“I was born and raised in Japan.
I began making guitars in 1996 when I was working as an electrical engineer in a Japanese company.
In the beginning of 2004, I quit the company to master a higher level guitar making and started my new career as an apprentice of master luthier Ervin Somogyi.
For the next 18 months I studied under him, especially how to voice a guitar.
After this apprenticeship, I returned to Japan and opened my own shop in the Tokyo area.
Now I make my own style guitars based on Somogyi’s voicing theory and am working to make musical instruments of the highest quality.
I hope that my guitars inspire players to create and/or play the best music they canto make their audiences feel emotional.” – Hiro Ebata