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Kostas Kakaniaris

Kostas Kakaniaris was born in a suburb of Athens, Greece, called Ilion. He continues to live and work there. In 1984 he abandoned the Agricultural University of Athens so as to start his own workshop where he finished and repaired musical instruments. Since then, he has a professional co-operation with music stores and many professional and amateur luthiers. In 2000, after years of repairing instruments, he decided to launch his own brand of hand-crafted stringed instruments which are mainly steel string guitars from fine tonewoods. He designs and builds his instruments having as his guidance the past master luthiers.

By participating in the HGGS, I will have the opportunity to meet people who share the same passion with me, to exhibit my work and to admire the work of other fellow luthiers.