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When Mikael builds a handmade guitar, it is the result of meticulously selecting tone woods, and testing components for what works best to his standards. From hardware, to pickups, to all the details that make his instruments stand on their own merit. And what about the intensive hand work that brings a great fit and finish to a build? He states his passion best when he says...

"I love building electric guitars as a combination of tons of things I love. First, because I am building tools for musicians. Also, I love working with my hands, it's a great sensation to look at your work after a day of labour, thinking that what's on the bench is the result of your hands. Guitar building has also a big creative and even artistic component which I love: imagining a functional guitar design, working on harmonious curves and shapes, and of course turning all this design into a real instrument. At the end of the day, everything has to be perfect, from an esthetical point of view, also regarding ergonomics, playability, and of course the tone."

The best guitar in the world is the one that is made for you - Mikael Springer

It is this passion that translates into Mikael's guitars that are lively and have personality. It also goes to show how early influences in our childhood stays with us throughout our lives. The bench he used with his grandfather is still with Mikael in his shop (pictured below).

Mikael's grandfather's workbench

"As a child, I remember playing on the old bench of my grandfather with his tools, shaping things out of scrap wood with his chisels and rasps, etc. The funny thing is, it's still the same workbench I'm working on today, and partly some of the same tools as well."  

Mikael talks about Wood

"I'm using quite traditional recipes for my guitars. Most of them are made of the typical mahogany/maple combination for the body, and mahogany/rosewood or mahogany/ebony for the neck. I am using an African mahogany species called Khaya that is fairly lightweight compared to most of the other mahoganies you can find these days. Weight has become an important feature to me. Of course, there are also other woods that are available and that I use from time to time like alder, ash, walnut, limba, etc. If available in good quality, I also try to use local woods like French alder, French walnut or European maple like used on the old violins."

Building a Springer instrument is the result of meticulous testing that leads to what works best to Mikael's standards on his instruments. From the hardware, to the pickups to the exacting setup, the attention to detail in all facets are helping to bring him international recognition. Beyond that, he is genuine about his love of being creative and working with his hands. He works closely with a player's build and customization to help ensure the result is a guitar that is useful to their goals. Beautiful form with function. It is the ideal.

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