Eyestone-guitars are handmade and outstanding
acoustic guitars made by
designer Leonhard Augenstein. With
the body, the dipl. designer and self-taught
guitar maker shapes also the sound of his guitars and focuses on the
harmony of design
and tone of an acoustic guitar. The main interest on every
instrument is to bring tone, playability and design of the guitar to a
The development and building of unique models in engagment with the
individual items of a guitar is always the priority of Leonhard
Augenstein. But also guitars following the traditional patterns like
Dreadnaught, OM-Modell or Tripple-O are built by him on the highest
The application of the best woods and materials is obvious like their
professional technical use. The claim of Augenstein is very simple:
every guitar has to be at highest quality and unique.
The models A and the models B are his own
designs. Details and forms of traditional guitar bodys were modificated
for the development of stand-alone and new corpus shapes. The most
significant change has been done to the traditional bridge designs,
which has become the new eyestone-bridge. The world
famous German professor in acoustics Mr. Juergen Meyer found out in the 80`s, in extensive testings, that
this kind of bridge would be very positive for the overall sound of
This bridge is distinguished through a striking and independent shape.
The eyestone-bridge rises, by the simultaneously
modification of other details, the sound quality of the guitar. Through
this, the sound is a special characteristic of the eyestone-guitars.
More details and considerations that are basic for the building of a
eyestone-guitar can be found in design basics.