Blog

 

This homepage is for the moment in a kind of open “work in progress” stage. Thank you for having patience with that!

 

 14/4-16 Walnut and maple, not just for ice-cream…

DSCF0776 DSCF0779 DSCF0782 DSCF0783 DSCF0789 DSCF0792 DSCF0803 DSCF0805

14/1-16 Some new guitars that is for sale at Gitarren Total in Zürich. All Swiss wood!

RunessonKirsch-5RunessonAhorn-2

RunessonKirsch-8RunessonAhorn-7RunessonAhorn-3RunessonAhorn-4

25/11-15 A videoclip with Thomas Sonderegger playing his song “The Red Moon” on his no75. The sound is all from the installed K&K trinity system that I mounted for him in the guitar.

 

25/11-15 Carving on a headstock….

DSCF0556 DSCF0557

 

28/7-15 Thomas Sonderegger picking up his new guitar.

DSCF0437

 

18/7-15 I now build my 75:th instrument, a 01-model special. It was meant to go for sale in the best guitar shop in the country but it didn´t last longer than 6 days before it was sold in my work shop…Some pics on the guitar, just swiss wood!

DSCF0371 DSCF0372 DSCF0374 DSCF0380 DSCF0382 DSCF0386

 

 

15/7-2015 A new 001 model ready and delivered. Just Swiss wood.

DSCF0387 DSCF0393 DSCF0415 DSCF0395DSCF0398DSCF0394

2/6-2015 FOR SALE A new Runesson Baritone guitar with slightly fanned frets and all Swiss wood. Contact me for more info, info@runessonguitars.com

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

2/6-2015 Perry Stenbäck on a Runesson 001-special

 

26/3-2015 The Irish duo Francis Scattergood & Brian Cleary playing a tune on their new Runesson instruments. Feels good to have some instruments in Ireland too, especially in the hands of two so fine musicians!

DSCF0087

 

20/4-2015 Runesson 001-special with its new owner Othmar. All build in Swiss wood and my new antique varnish.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

26/10-2014 Pictures of two new 01-special model that I finished some weeks ago.  All Swiss wood!

26/10-2014 A nice recording from Johannes Wennrich playing his Runesson OS-model in NDR, North German Broadcasting. See it here:  NDR.se

28/8-2014 The new owner of the reddish octave mandolin sent me a nice photo of her and the octavemandolin in the Swedish sunset.

3/8-2014 Two new octave mandolins have been finished. Both built from all Swiss wood, glued with hot hide glue and handbrushed with spirit varnish before the polishing with shellac.

 

 

17/5-2014 I´ve been updating the homesite. Among some other small things there are now a lot of new videos under “References/media”.

2/5-2014 The new guitar for Rolf with Swiss alpine spruce for the sound board and back/sides in walnut. The guitar feutere my adjustable neck angle to set the perfect string action. Also the bridge with adjustable intonation was a wish from Rolf.  A light and responsive guitar with a rich and sparkling tone.

 

2/5-2014 A new Runesson Concert ukulele build for Mathias Pap. All European wood, hand brushed spiritus laquer and hot hide glue.

 

 

23/3-2014 Johannes Wennrich plays on his new Runesson on German TV with Anett Louisan.

The music starts at about 12:46

 

2/2-2014 I do have some Runesson guitars and mandolins  for sale. Contact me for more info!

 

2/2-2014 Nice video with Oskar Reuter playing his Runesson mandolin/mandola in his band The woods:

 

2/2-2014 A folk and blues guitar that I build for Christoph Greuter.
Christoph picking it up and picking it….

To hear more and also see some photos from the building process, check out the video:

Build from mostly Swiss FSC-certified wood. Swiss alpine spruce top, Swiss alpine maple
back/sides and Swiss alpine maple neck. Fretboard and bridge made of Rosewood.

 

 

2/2-2014 Have been busy in my workshop with building and repairwork.
Here are some pics on one flamencoguitar that I recently finished.

 

Together with the new owner:

 

 

5/10-2013 Nice visit in the workshop when Werni picked up his new Runesson asymetric guitar today.

 

5/10-2013 A new totally asymetric guitar. Alpine spruce, alpine maple, cherry and plumwood.
Just fantastic Swiss wood. Feels good.

 

 

2/9-2013 Some months ago I also did a rennaissance inspired guitar. All Swiss and FSC-certified

wood. For sale.

 

2/9-2013 Finally some pictures of the Swiss Halszithern that I made some months ago.

All Swiss FSC-certified wood and decorated with pyrography. For sale!

 

 

2/9-2013 A photograph here in Winterthur, named Stefan Schaufelberger, have done a short film in my workshop.

You can see more of his brilliant work here:Facebook or here.

Tyko Runesson – Der Gitarrenbauer from Eine von Tausend on Vimeo.

 

16/4-2013 Just started to build a Swiss Halszithern from all local wood.

16/4-2013

Just stringed up a model 01 Special last week and today it was delivered to its new owner. Buld of all Swiss wood, all through not a piece of rainforest! A very light and responsive well articulated instrument. Hot hide glue and hand brushed on spirit varnish as on all my instruments.

 

 

15/4 2013

The first Runesson baritone guitar build and sold. Here is a demovideo for it:

 

2/1 2013

Just delivered a 10-stringed mandolin with fanned frets to Oskar Reuter, a fine Swedish musician.

 

9/9-2012

A customer wanted to have his old Tennis racket converted

into an instrument with four strings….

Here is some pictures from that project.

 

 

9/9 -2012

I got my sign up now, so look out for the golden guitar at Neustadtgasse 3!

 

21/7-2012

I am currently moving to a new workshop at Neustadtgasse 3 in Winterthur.

Here I will have much more space for building and  repairs. Plus more light and airy athmosphere thanks to the  big windows and open space.

Soon I will also have a small but fine selection of old and almost antique quality

instruments for sale. Restored and guaranteed by me.

I wish you all very welcome at the new

opening 17:th of august!

 

 

11/6-2012

I finally got a photo of Frank Playing his new Runesson Octavemandolin. Meanwhile I have almost

finished another similar Octavemandolin that will be ready for sale in a short time.

I am also working on

a 10-stringed Cittern that is a special custom order.

 

12/5-2012

Three days ago I strunged up the new octave mandolin and today it was bought by a fine musician!

So no octave mandolin to show on EWOB next week, sorry…

 

5/4-2012

Two new guitars ready and for sale right now!

 

9/2-2012

 
12/1-2012

I am currently working on Guitar No50 and No 49 in my work shop. No50 is a parlor guitar made in the same shape as No 25 – the R2-18 and it will  have some special features. For example a striking back made of 9 strips of Brazilian Rosewood with mahogany veneér between each strip. Sides Brazilian RW and the top of Swiss mountain Spruce. It will have a adjustable neck angle for easy adjustment of the string action and a sound hole inlay  made of square mother of pearl into a black background.

No49 is a 01 model built of Swiss alpine spruce and German Cherry.

Both guitars will be for sale probably in March.

 

 
 17/12-2011

Quirico Punzi picking up his new Runesson Octave mandolin in the work shop.

 

 
5/11 2011 A new sopranoukulele made with soundboard of Swiss alpine spruce,flamed Swiss alpine maple in back and sides and neck made of ash.
 
 
 Duncan James plays the new sopranoukulele:
15/10-2011Just finished a Romantic style guitar. Swiss alpine spruceand flamed Swiss alpine maple combined with some ebony and mother of pearl.
 
 
15/9-2911 Brett Davidson playing his Runesson 01 model with Captain Ludd.
 
 
31/8 2011 Bobby Vacant is picking up his new Custom OS model in
the workshop
 
 
 
And trying it out:

 

24/6 2011 New photos of “The flower”.10/6 2011 Delivered the new custom special Parlor guitar “The flower”.
2-4/6 2011 Have been showing my instruments on EWOB in Holland. Thanks to all of the nice musicians that have been  visiting my table!
8/3 2011 New Blogtext!8/3 2011 Site upgraded with new instrument pics, links and filmclips.
26/7 2010 Two new guitars and two new ukuleles in the blog.12/6 2010  Runessonguitars got it´s own  myspacesite.
1/6 2010 New homesite is under open contruction….
15/5 2010 The build of the ultimate folkmusicguitar started Read more…05
 

 

 Posted by at 5:39 pm