René Baarslag was born in Heerlen (The Netherlands) in 1948. He studied mechanical engeniering as well as classical and flamenco playing. This is the reason why he decided to go to Spain and finally settle in Granada to build guitars after becoming friends with Antonio Marin Montero who introduced him in the world of guitar building. During the years he gave courses about guitar construction (U.S.A ) and gave several lectures with expositions about this item. Developing his own ideas together with the traditional guitar construction made it possible to get very hight quality instruments. Since 1990 he lives and works in Lanjarón (Granada, Spain).