My love for classical guitars came to life almost 30 years ago by seeing the movie 'Jeux Interdits'.
When I was 18 years old, I joined the Air Force to become a flight technical engineer. Besides the days working as an engineer, my father taught me how to work with wood. He was a carpenter and worked in a construction company. Working with wood became more than a hobby: it became a real passion.

Everything changed about ten years ago, when I had a car accident. I was seriously injured on the neck and as a result I was partly paralyzed on my left arm and had muscle outburst at my arm and hand. I lost my jobs as flight engineer and cabinet maker.

Because my guitar was very hard to play, I tried building one myself which would be easier to handle. With guitar building I found a new occupation. One that was good for my ailments without the risk of becoming overloaded.    
When I started building classical guitars, I had no idea composite materials were being used in classical guitar building.
It was also thanks to Bart Aerts and Geert Claessens and through their guitars I decided to switch from traditional guitar building to the more modern way of building.
Both professional guitarists have a great technical knowledge of the modern classical guitar.
Thanks to their valuable tips and to my past as a flight technical engineer and a cabinet maker, I developed my own way of building guitars.

The most beautiful part of being an autodidact in guitar building is that you put all your technical knowledge, gathered in your lifetime, in a guitar, so that the quality of that guitar will automatically be a reflection of that knowledge, and by this of your own personality.
One of my last projects as a cabinet maker