Based in Phoenix Arizona, luthier Jason Kostal set up independently following four years teaching at the prestigious Roberto-Venn School of Luthery and an extended three-year apprenticeship with Ervin Somogyi.
Jason Kostal’s rise to the upper echelons of the world lutherie scene has come through years of experience as a player, collector and latterly, builder, of some of the finest guitars available today.
His work reflects the pedigree of his mentor in attention to detail, finesse of line and responsive voicing.
Kostal Modified Dreadnought #31 in Madagascar Rosewood and German Spruce was the first North American luthier-built guitar to be awarded 5-stars in all categories in a review by Acoustic Magazine. That same guitar is currently on show at the Musical Instrument Museum in Arizona.
Kostal guitars have a characteristically “orchestral” sound with a full, warm bass response and rich trebles. They are supremely expressive instruments an immediate response and wide dynamic range that makes them perfect for the modern fingerstylist.
Jason offers four designs, a OO, an OM, a Modified Dreadnought and a Jumbo.