I am Sasha Radicic, I was born 1962 in the town of Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, I started making and repairing guitars in 1980 when I was 18 years old. I was a self taught guitar maker, when war broke out in 1992, my wife and I went to Belgrade, and then to the Czech Republic, and finally to Munich, Germany where we lived for six years. During our stay in Munich, I was very fortunate to find a job and work for Mr. Hartwig at Musik Hartwig, in the beautiful City of Munich in south Bavaria, Germany. There I was able to refine my guitar making skills to Master Builder's level. Wanting to immigrate to the U.S., my family with our newborn daughter, moved to St. Louis, Missouri, in 1998, where we now reside. I continue to explore the world of lutherie ( the origin of the word luthier is very,very old. It derives from the French speaking regions of Europe. It means building or repairing lutes and other stringed instruments, with or without frets.)
As a Master builder of fine guitars, my passion is to create and build a beautiful musical instrument with a unique sound. It is also very important to me that I preserve and deliver my European craftsmanship in to every instrument I build. I especially want this in my classical guitars. I want them to sound, feel and look like eighteen century guitars. What I have is a haunting desire to capture and create an instrument using the same approach and feel of the Great Masters like Antonio de Torres, Santos Hernandez, Manuel Ramirez, and so many more. No doubt, that there is something magical about that epoch, and I think most of the contemporary luthiers would agree on this, more or less. I see it as the driving force in all my colleagues all over the globe.