12 Jan Magneto
Magneto Guitars, based in France, was born out of passion, friendship, and the dream to create a level of quality never before reached in guitar manufacturing. After 20 years of experience in the field of electric guitar design and manufacturing, Christian Hatstatt decided to create a new line of high calibre instruments that would appeal to the most discerning musicians.
The input of top guitar players and years of workshop repair helped to set a foundation for new ideas. The development of the first instruments was completed in September 2008. One month later, Christian joined forces with his old friend Kei San and a team of the world’s finest luthiers, and Magneto Guitars was born.
All instruments are designed and handbuilt in one and the same place, a place where luthiers and musicians meet to create the Magneto Artistry.
“At Magneto Guitars we believe that a superior instrument will create better connection to your musical sensitivity. A great guitar design is reached once aesthetics, functionality and tone come together, but great design is nothing without perfect execution in construction. In other words, we place equal importance on what lies beneath the surface. Each Magneto instrument is handmade by experienced luthiers using the highest-grade materials under very strict controls on quality and integrity of build. Magneto guitars are made for artists; arts shall speak the truth.”