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Traditional craftsmanship combined with industrial precision: Thorsten Theis from Reichshof-Odenspiel began his professional career with training as a toolmaker specializing in moldmaking. His passion, however, was less for the cold metal than the natural beauty of wood. The smell and the feel had cast a spell over him. Combined with his predilection for music – and especially for string music – it led him to combine precision mold making and wood as a material. He graduated from a further craft training to violin maker and opened in 2002 his own workshop for fine stringed instruments, bows and cello making.

Thorsten Theis calls himself today as a mold maker, whose work begins with the exact shape of the body. The individual elements, whose construction material is carefully selected, are created in individual handicraft. They are traditionally associated with bone and hide glue. Each instrument from his workshop receives as high a musical as well as craft value.

Cellobauer has built up an excellent international reputation over the years. His clients come from all over the world and often travel by train. For this reason, he has also decided to open an additional studio in Gummersbach. From the 1st of January 2017, new sounds will be heard from the Old Town Hall Street. Appointments please only by appointment under telephone 02297 909410 or

Text: Anja Kuhn, pixabay / andreaschmitt


Exhibitions, master classes Rutesheim 2011

Pictures of the Cello Academy Rutesheim 2011

Berlin Philharmonic, Rudolf WeinsheimerA wonderful story



WDR video portrait
West German  TV at my studio and workshop


Kronberg Academy 
“Cello Master Classes 2010”


A Cello to say “Thank You”


Cello maker dontates instrument
with a value of 25 000 Euro


sound competition 

Laszlo Fenyö
with the winning cello of Thorsten Theis

Exhibiton – Master Classes
Rutesheim 2010