Classical Guitar Luthier
Attracted by the tone of the guitar, Jean Rompré started making guitars as a teenager in the early 1980’s, a hobby that he pursued during his science studies until 1986, the year that he entered his first lutherie school in Montréal, Quebec. He then studied with Neil Hebert in Québec City in 1989 and finally with Micheal Dunn in Vancouver in 1990.
After two years of apprenticeship in a repair shop, he established his own workshop in 1992, in downtown Montreal, doing repairs, restorations and construction of traditional classical guitars. He was then invited in 1997 to teach guitar making and guitar repair at the École National de Lutherie in Québec City, a function that he kept until 2002 preferring to focus on construction.
The model created that year, an all solid wood carved back guitar with a raised fingerboard, became his main model and has been chosen by concertists, university teachers and other players of high level in Canada, the United States of America, Asia and Europe.
His one man shop is now located in a quiet country side in the province of Quebec, near Drummondville, where he currently produces around 10 guitars a year.
- Please contact Rich at: [email protected] to inquire about Jean’s Classical Guitar Inventory with us here at Savage Classical Guitar
- Jean’s guitars are superb. Craftsmanship matches musicality. They are, in my opinion, one of a kind, and should be highly desired by professionals as well as collectors.
- My current inventory of Jean Rompré’s guitars can be viewed here