Cem Öcek

Cem Öcek was born in Izmir/Turkey, graduated from Computer Engineering Department of Ege University, Izmir/Turkey in 1992 and has been designing and making electric and bass guitars for 20 years.

He is the writer of two books in Turkish on electric guitars, amplifiers and effect devices of electric guitars. He has been writing articles to music technology magazine, “Sound” in Turkey since 2009 and to Luthiere Magazine, “Sustain” in Berlin/Germany since 2013 on new music technologies, unusual musical instruments and sound art & sculptures.


He has been support member of European Guitar Builders (EGB) since 2014. He gave lectures in 2016 in EGB symposium on "Defining Quality of a Guitar by Analyzing Physical Properties" and "Guitar Pickups and How Their Tones are Shaped"

Ejder Pamukçu

Ejder Pamukçu was born in Diyarbakır/Turkey, graduated from Turkish Music Conservatory Department of Musical Instrument Making at Ege University, Izmir/Turkey in 1995, where he studied making violin, traditional Turkish kemancha (small violin played like a cello), lute and zither. He has been working in the same department as lecturer since then. After studying traditional making methods of French, German and Spanish classical guitar makers like Romanilos, Hermann Hauser and Daniel Friederich, he focused on the traditional Spanish method. Currently he is working on a book on how to make handmade classical guitars in Turkish language. Since 2008, he has been giving lessons on how to make handmade classical, flamenco and fretless guitars to his students.