Tradition und passion
The Guntram Wolf firm is located in the city of Kronach, a city over 1000 years old and the birthplace of Lucas Cranach. Kronach is in the dynamic center of the forests of Franconia, in a wonderful landscape, with a picturesque, historic City center, and with the Rosenberg fortress (which has never been conquered) overlooking it.
Through the personal involvement and the experience of Guntram Wolf, also due to his hands-on experience of woodwind instruments, the name of the north Bavarian city of Kronach is linked to the name Guntram Wolf by musicians worldwide.
No other factory has, in the past few years, brought such a fresh approach to the manufacture of woodwind instruments which is usually "set in tradition".
- New acoustic knowledge has been and will be continued to be brought to the development and improvement of modern woodwind instruments.
- Historical instruments are made with renewed techniques, in order that the sound world of the musical periods from the Renaissance to the High Romantic can be recreated without falsification.
- Wolf has developed a complete set of smaller orchestral instruments; oboe, clarinet and bassoon so that children from the impressionable ages of 5-10 can begin to take a solid place in the musical environment.
From a small, experimental workshop, in which Guntram Wolf worked alone, a considerable factory has developed, the continuation of which is assured by the entry of his son, Peter into the enterprise. His daughter, Claudia, also works there, installing computer technology for the construction of both the wooden parts and the keywork. The other workers come from the area around Kronach, and learn the various techniques of instrument manufacture at the factory itself