R.I.P. Fritz Ober (1955 – 2020)

We are extremely saddened to hear that Munich guitar-maker Fritz Ober passed away after a period of illness. He was not just one of the finest luthiers of our generation but also a warm-hearted, reliable friend. I feel honoured to have visited him many times to collect his wonderful instruments and to have enjoyed his company over many a lunch or evening meal. The world needs more people like Fritz … a friendly, generous and caring human being.


  • Love, poetry, art, are the things with which men give meaning to life. Fritz Ober with his 2011 Leona changed my way of playing and paved the way for a new research. I think in heaven they will still let him build his. guitars

    Gerardo BisignanoPosted on October 16th, 2020 - 8:58pm
  • So very sad to hear of Mr. Ober’s passing. I still own and enjoy the 2018 Fritz Ober spruce/maple that Miles so very carefully packed and shipped to me in Tennessee, USA. A wonderful guitar with a pure and old soul. No doubt an embodiment of the gifted luthier who crafted it. RIP Herr Ober.

    Loong YongPosted on September 26th, 2020 - 1:52am
  • This is heartbreaking. I thought his guitars were off the charts, great. He looks so sweet in this photo.

    Dave MundayPosted on September 13th, 2020 - 1:17pm
  • As you know, he was a tall, masculine man but with a smile and a warmth of personality that was very endearing. I am very upset about his passing and that there was no chance to say Thank you and Goodbye.

    Miles RobertsPosted on September 8th, 2020 - 7:28pm
  • Wonderful words about our friend Fritz! Thanks, Miles.

    Thomas KöthePosted on September 8th, 2020 - 7:07pm


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