RED BIRD INSTRUMENTS

is a brand of cool custom guitars (and other string instruments) constructed and handmaded in the South Moravia (the Czech Republic).

Red Bird Instruments was founded by Jan Fic – musician and a luthier, making guitars since 2007. The first attempts are dated back to 2003, when he tried to build his first cigar box guitars. By the way – cigar box guitar is Jan’s lifetime passion, it’s been his main concert instrument and he’s still going on building them.

In 2019 Lucie joined Jan, first as a graphic designer and photographer, but since the beginning of 2020 we have been both working fully on the production of guitars.

Over the years production has expanded to include our own models, which we currently offer around seven – Deadman (CBG), Poison Bird, Nova7, Gemini, lapsteel, FFastback and JetFly. Our regular orders also include bass guitars, mini bass guitars, electric ukuleles and custom guitars.

We’ve been focusing on the production of guitars from reclaimed wood and relic guitars. We love connecting the modern construction guitars with raw and vintage look.

RED BIRD INSTRUMENTS

is a brand of cool custom guitars (and other string instruments) constructed and handmaded in the South Moravia (the Czech Republic).

Red Bird Instruments was founded by Jan Fic – musician and a luthier, making guitars since 2007. The first attempts are dated back to 2003, when he tried to build his first cigar box guitars. By the way – cigar box guitar is Jan’s lifetime passion, it’s been his main concert instrument and he’s still going on building them.

In 2019 Lucie joined Jan, first as a graphic designer and photographer, but since the beginning of 2020 we have been both working fully on the production of guitars.

Over the years production has expanded to include our own models, which we currently offer around seven – Deadman (CBG), Poison Bird, Nova7, Gemini, lapsteel, FFastback and JetFly. Our regular orders also include bass guitars, mini bass guitars, electric ukuleles and custom guitars.

We’ve been focusing on the production of guitars from reclaimed wood and relic guitars. We love connecting the modern construction guitars with raw and vintage look.

Our instruments are made mainly from reclaimed wood – old beams, old furniture, old constructions. Old wood is mature and stable, has a lower weight and resonates beautifully. Every piece that comes to us has its own unique story and history. Plus – it’s ecological! 

Our instruments are handmade – no CNC. Thanks to this, each piece is completely original made with love and patience. The big advantage is also the maximum customizability of each piece. Luthiers rules!

Our instruments have an original Red Bird Instruments design, which has been developed for many years and is constantly being improved. We have about seven models, but each individual piece can be customized.

We use handmade pickups from a local manufacturer – made especially for Red Bird Instruments. Each set of pickups can be customized, so each instrument has a completely unique sound.

We are fans of the re-use of old things and therefore we mainly use local raw materials – old wood, bones, mother-of-pearl, old coins, old ammunitions. Give us the trash and we’ll make a guitar for you!

Our instruments are made with special attention to details, every little detail has its meaning and everything is connected. Over the years, we have gained a skill for a realistic-looking relic style.

For the surface finish we use extra thin nitro without filler – thans to that our guitars resonate perfectly and the sound is rich for aliquotes.

We making mainly two pieces bodies using “book matching” method for the best wood stability and maximum resonance.

For the production of nuts we mainly use beef bones, which we process ourselves.

We also make necks with angled headstocks – without gluing (scarf joint) from one piece of wood, with a volute for maximum neck strength.