biography

Biography

Dennis Tolz Luthier

Dennis Tolz was born in 1985 and grew up in Berlin. He started playing the guitar at the age of fifteen and upon discovering the craft of guitar making his wish to become a guitar maker was born.

After finishing his A levels he decided to move to the United Kingdom, in order to study guitar making at the Newark School of Instrument Making. As the best student of his year he was awarded the Ashley Mark Publishing Prize of the Classical Guitar Magazine, U.K.

Returning to Germany in 2008, he decided to continue his instrument making studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Markneukirchen, graduating with the title of “Master” luthier. His work is influenced by, amongst others, the guitar maker Gernot Wagner who has shared with him his vast knowledge of double top guitars. Since 2012 Dennis has been continually developing his own double top guitar model and can count world renowned players including Giampaolo Bandini, John Dearman, Graham Devine, Rene Izquierdo,Thomas Kirchhoff, Ignacio Rodes, David Russell and Andrew Zohn among his customers.

Dennis currently lives and works in Kiel.