Be involved if you want to make things the right way.
Hozen, the owner and head luthier of Maestro, is spearheading all aspects of production. From designing all the models down to the minute details, selecting and purchasing all raw materials to ensure only the finest material and original components are used, innovating construction techniques like Ultra-bracing, double top, carbon-fibre reinforced necks and even personally tap-tunes all custom series to ensure they are balanced, full, and responsive even to the lightest touch.
Only makers know how.
With the increasing popularity of outsourcing production, more and more brands are riding the bandwagon to lessen costs and increase their profit margins. We are committed in building quality instruments that is why all our guitars and ukuleles are handcrafted in our own facility by Maestro-trained luthiers who has at least 10 years of instrument-building experience. This gives us total control of the entire production process, allowing us internalize quality assurance measures and have comprehensive understanding on building instruments that gives us the capacity to continuously improve, develop, and innovate.
Building process is more important than specifications.
Instrument building is not just gluing prefabricated parts together. That is why if you compare two guitars with same specifications, the difference in sound and feel will be very evident. This is the reason why we carefully build each instrument, to see that it will respond how it is built. Try comparing our solid tops to some other brands’ full solids, you will know what we mean.
It is better to make a good few than to make a lot of mediocre instruments
In ensuring that we make each of our instrument is built to its fullest potential, we carefully build each instrument by hand, allowing us to implement quality control measures throughout the entire process. To maintain our high standard of quality, we only build 60 to 80 instruments a month, giving our team an ample time to focus on every instrument. It is better to have one good instrument that you will adore than to have a lot which you will not play, right?
Wood is the life of the instrument.
Wood, as we all know, contributes to the tonal character of an instrument. But choosing a good guitar does not end in choosing the wood combination. We procure our wood from FSC certified dealers and make sure it has the right moisture content by air-drying it for 12-18 months before we use it for building instruments. All our instruments are built in our humidity controlled facility under 50% RH to ensure its stability. Prior to manufacturing, each of our soundboard undergoes a strict Flex-Test to ensure its strength and responsiveness in accordance to the type of instrument we wish to build.
The littlest details count.
Our instruments are furnished with patented carbon-fibre reinforced necks, wooden body binding, wooden soundhole binding, spruce bracing, Indian handcrafted bridge pins, and Grover Machine Heads; wood are fastened using animal hide glue and Titebond from the USA ; unnoticeable yet necessary details that some makers forego to cut cost and decrease production time.
Sounds, Looks, and Plays more than what you paid for.
We believe that you do not need to pay much to get the finer things in life. Try playing a Maestro against a factory-made instrument, you will know that you are getting more with a Maestro. Our desire to give everyone an opportunity to own a boutique instrument is evident in some of our instruments that are furnished with custom options such beveled armrest, soundport, florentine cutaway; options that are available on instruments that are at least double of our price.
We take pride on our instruments.
We value our instruments as much as we value you. That is why all Maestro guitars and ukuleles comes with a Lifetime Warranty, assuring owners that they are able to enjoy the instrument when proper care is exercised.