In 1997, Tino started his education in woodwork as cabinet maker, as there were’nt any musical instrument making school around. Patiently working and developping his new skills for several years and travelling overseas for 2 years, then the ultimate opportunity, becaming a guitar Maker (Luthier). From 2004, step by step he works and studies the Art of guitar making beside the Master guitar Maker Kazuo Sato. The dream becomes reality! Three years later, Tino lives the dream by opening his own company in Rehlingen-Siersburg and finally building his very own guitars.
Very quickly, guitarists recognized the meaningful value of Tino’s craftsmanship. Playability and acoustic properties are the main ingredients, for Tino, to compose the customer’s wishes. The authentic Battiston’s energy remains in every guitars!
The finely selected and maturely seasonned wood are inevitably a big part of the sound quality. But the true art is to give a soul to the instrument ! Love of the craft and the attention to details have the major role. Then, up to the guitar players to bring this soul to life.
„It's always very exciting when I finally elicit the first sounds from one of my guitars and it begins to live in my hands.“