Thomas Ochs

product types: 

  • acoustic guitars
  • bass guitars
  • classical guitars
  • electric guitars


Thomas Ochs is a German luthier who specialises in making classical guitars based on the principles of Michael Kasha. Ochs also makes a variety of other instruments including electric basses and guitars. He learned guitar making from 1996 to 1999 as an apprentice at Hanika. A seminar with Boaz Elkayam inspired him as to the benefits of Kasha construction. He then studied from 2000-2004 at the University of Applied Sciences for Music Instrument Making in Markneukirchen, before opening his own workshop in Kemmern, near Bamberg. Ochs also publishes research into instrument design and construction as well as teaching music instrument making in Markneukirchen at the West Saxon University of Applied Sciences in Zwickau.

Source: Thomas Ochs website (12 July 2023)


Thomas Ochs Gitarrenbau
Mittelstra├če 6
96164 Kemmern