In 2002 I set out to develop a classical guitar tuning machine that would make tuning truly a pleasure. Giving performers the confidence that they could quickly and precisely adjust the tuning, even in mid performance.
Carefully analysing methods of construction developed in the days of Torres and still widely used today, I concluded a fresh approach was needed.
The invention of the "Independent Floating Gear Housing" was the answer. (more here)
Together with High-Tech manufacturing technologies it provides the unmatched precision and smoothness Graf Tuners are noted for today.
After more than 1,000 sets, many in the hands of the worlds top guitarists, I can state with confidence that I succeded in providing the Classical Guitarist with the Ultimate Tuning Machine setting a new standard for "the best tuning machine in the world"
Lately, with the technical development largely completed, I enjoy developing my artistic side especially in the field of hand engraving and jewelry design.
Happy Tuning Jorg W. Graf