~ Fibenare Guitars ~
Fibenare Co. is the Guitar Manufactory of the Benedek Brothers, who’s parents have played a very important role as well. This is reflected in the name of the firm, which came from the words: "sons of Benedek and Clare".
Birth of the company
Fibenare Co. has it’s roots in Hungary in the 1980s. The Benedek Family was a family of musicians. All family members studied classical music for several years in their hometown Kecskemét. Kecskemét is a well-known town all over the world thanks to its tradition of musical education involving Zoltán KODÁLY (more than in 50 countries use his method of musical education).
When the three Benedek brothers: Attila, Csaba & Árpád grew older they were increasingly interested in rock, blues and jazz music, and electric guitars became the most important for them. But these musical instruments were very expensive at the time, and good ones were almost impossible to find (you probably know: in Hungary you could not get any Gibson or Fender guitars because of the iron curtain). Besides, three guitars were needed at the same time. This is why their father József Benedek urged them to start making their own guitars. This was in about 1990.
DAG REPRESENTS CUSTOM COMMISSIONS FOR THIS BUILDER!DAG represents custom commissions for Fibenare. We can only handle a limited amount per year and they are on a first come-first served basis with typical wait times ranging from 6 to 10 months. If interested please call for a preliminary discussion in regard to the guitar you'd like to have Fibenare build for you. If scheduling permits and it's an instrument that the brothers are interested in building, we will proceed to the next step and have you consulting directly with Fibenare to work out all the fine details, as well as pricing and deposits, before the build commences.
Manufacturing the guitars
As they played their self-made guitars interest focused on them. This ended up in making guitars not just for themselves but for other guitarists too. Guitar production resulted in a lot of experiments, some failures, but later, more and more success. The guitars were initially used by the friends, later also professional musicians bought them, and the guitars gained a very good reputation. The hobby activity became professional.
The quality of the guitars continuously improved, and the Benedek brothers worked out their production processes, technologies, and procurement resources, but manual fabrication remained. It was time to make a profession of this. Fibenare Guitars Co. was established in 1998.
Nowadays four people work on the guitars. Fibenare uses the latest technologies and use traditional manual techniques for rough and fine work too. Thus Fibenare models have an individual sound in a unique design. From the beginning of getting the most adequate wood untill the final step of the right strings, they take care of every little detail. The bridges, electronics and pickups are designed and produced by Fibenare itself.
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The company philosophy of Fibenare Guitars Co.
"Constructing and manufacturing
high-grade quality hand-crafted guitars
to create an individual world of sound."