The story behind Canna Guitars

I first started playing the guitar when I was fifteen, which is also when I started drawing of my own guitar designs, as I never wanted to simply buy one. Thus, my first guitar simply had to be one that I made myself.

When I later studied Industrial Design at the University of Pforzheim, I had the opportunity to practice my passion yet again and I was able to create the first acoustic guitar made of the unique material Hempstone. Exploring the possibilities and boundaries of this remarkable material, I had to reinvent the design of my hempstone guitars several times along the way.

Although the first experiments were promising, it was still a long way to go. The design and construction needed refinement, but even more importantly the guitars also had to produce a unique and impressive sound. The journey towards the perfection of design and sound is, of course, a never-ending task, but it’s a journey I’m willing to make.

It is my strong belief, that I can only get the very best out of my guitars through continuous innovation and progressive thinking.

The Canna guitar is a cooperation between the Hempstone expert Norbert Schmid from, the guitar builder Konrad Sauer from Sauer Guitars, who accompanied the development of the guitar and myself, the Designer and guitar builder Jakob Frank.