Our encounters with Masters of Wood give us the opportunity to hear from some great craftsmen and fascinating characters. People who have developed their skills over many decades to the point where the work they produce is not only astonishing in its level of expertise but also unique in its style and individual design. Marc has built custom wooden acoustic guitars for the likes of Crosby, Stills and Nash and has a global reputation for being one of the best guitar makers in the world. Maingard, who’s workshop is based in South Africa’s beautiful Eastern Cape, has 40 years experience as a guitar player and maker.
Marc has honed his craft over many years; working with very precious, exotic timbers, he creates beautiful works of art that happen to be musically very fine acoustic guitars. We caught up with Marc at the Working with Wood Festival in October 2014 in Knsyna in South Africa.