Our history starts near the beginning of the 20-th century with a man named Dimitar Georgiev.
Mr. Georgiev began his career as a travelling gunsmith. He soon became a master, designing and building his own machine guns that he felt were mechanical art pieces. As the First World War began, Dimitar was compelled to join his country’s military and test his accomplishments in weaponry design and manufacture. He soon realized that this art form was a horrific tool against humanity, and turned his back on the pursuit. While still on the war fronts of Europe, he found solace and happiness playing his mandolin and gifting others with his music. The hostile war environment proved to be hard on his beloved instrument and he was forced to repair it himself on numerous occasions. This unfortunate series of events gave him good training and the opportunity to lay the foundation of his emerging luthier skills and love for bowed instruments.
Returning home to Bulgaria after the end of the war, Dimitar continued to focus on hand-carving string music instruments and further developing his skills. He began with mandolins, violins, and later guitars. These initial instruments proved his talent and gained him an apprenticeship with a luthier in the famous town of Markneukirchen, Germany. There, he excelled at his studies and returned to Bulgaria in 1924, to start his own workshop with the help of his two brothers, and later on two German master instrument craftsmen.
Since the fall of Communism, in 1998, Dimitar Georgiev Studio is again a privately owned and operated facility that employs about 8 luthiers and craftsman. In the modern world, we continue to rely on our nearly 100 year long luthier tradition and rich history of workmanship and excellence, while at the same time we also skillfully incorporate the newest developments in the music industry. At the Dimitar Georgiev Studio, we only use the finest local and imported materials, and produce with pride and love beautiful boutique and specialized master bowed instruments with incredible look, feel and playability.