Most of his guitar components are crafted by hand, using classic materials, at his Bavarian atelier and is very precise with every aspect of the making – a time consuming process – explaining why only 10 birdfish guitars are created each year. The Birdfish follows an unorthodox form, getting its name from two central elements – the ‘bird’ and the ‘fish’; the guitar is based on a solid block of acoustically-optimal aluminum while the control unit comes with a five-way switch like that of a classic 1950s guitar.
The model in MB&F’s M.A.D. Gallery is a Rhodium Prodigy Birdfish (maple-wood tone bars, aged bird’s eye maple neck) is priced at approx. $20,000 including Swiss VAT.