My instruments are played by many excellent performing artists. I will list just a few of them as I am limited on web space:

Jiri Jimral

Soloist, Internationally recognized professor, Composer Author of famous Guitar Textbooks.
I have played 1969 Jose Ramirez, which I purchased new directly from the master. Great instrument, but recently it started to show signs of aging. I started to look for a new instrument at the same level, but I could not find any.

Until, by a lucky chance, I came across a concert instrument by young luthier Petr Matousek from Luby u Chebu. This guitar spoke to me immediately with beautiful and full tone, sounding great in all registers and reacting very sensitively to different needs of interpretation - as legato, staccato, piano forte, vibrato! All these musical/technical interpretations were accomplished immediately with a minimum physical output! The guitar was inspiring and inviting to high artistic performance.

Petr Matousek then built for me a Concert Master Double Top guitar, and I am happy to own it! This guitar confirmed all positive qualities of Matousek Guitars and I can strongly recomend them!

Jiri Jirmal - Prague

Michael Erni


Michael Erni - Switzerland

Swiss top guitar soloist, composer, professor&recording artist. Studied with Miguel Rubio and Pepe Romero.

"I’m absolutely thrilled by my Matousek Double Top Concert Master. The guitar is very balanced with a strong sound and projection through all registers. The dynamic palette gives me the possibility to play the guitar like a piano with all the dynamic shadings and enables me to express my musical ideas in a new way".

Michael Erni


Carlos Jaramillo - Spain

Professor at Conservatory Jose Iturbi of Valencia - SPAIN
*Winner of Velez Malaga International
*Gold metal of the Academy Europeene Des Arts

"I am really impressed by the projection, quality of sound and ease of playing of Petr Matousek´s guitars. Just after playing the first chord I felt that was the guitar I had been looking for.Its power, its clear yet mellow sound, its incredible sustain in all registers and its versatility in the interpretation of all styles, make this one of the best guitars in the world right now".


Vladimir Mikulka

In Paris, February 2011

My new Matousek guitar surprised me already with its first notes. They were full of huge vitality, and I noticed right away that I have available a huge range of dynamic shades connected with deep expressive colors. These I can mix without any effort as if they were coming from an artist’s magic palette. The range of colors of this instrument has become my every day fascinating pleasure and it inspires me to unexpected guitar adventures.

Vladimir Mikulka


Carlos Jaramillo - Spain

Professor at Conservatory Jose Iturbi of Valencia - SPAIN
*Winner of Velez Malaga International
*Gold metal of the Academy Europeene Des Arts

"I am really impressed by the projection, quality of sound and ease of playing of Petr Matousek´s guitars. Just after playing the first chord I felt that was the guitar I had been looking for.Its power, its clear yet mellow sound, its incredible sustain in all registers and its versatility in the interpretation of all styles, make this one of the best guitars in the world right now".


Martin Wesely - Austria

www.martinwesely.com/
www.stringtango.com/

The very well balanced sound, strong and clear tone (even in very high positions on all strings), rich colours and comfortable handling makes my guitar build by Petr Matousek my absolute favourite one for all kind of playing situations. It does not matter if on stage or recording, as a soloist or in different chamber music settings.
His guitar just makes me a better musician.

Martin Wesely



Zoran Dukic

"It is a great pleasure to play guitar by Petr Matousek. It is one of the best Double Top guitars I've played".

Zoran Dukic


Prof. Gerry Saulter

Director of P.I. Five Towns College, Dix Hills, NY
Co-Founder, Serenade duo for flute &guitar
www.serenadeduo.com

"The guitars built by Petr Matousek are true works of art. They blend the best of old world craftsmanship with new world style. From the moment I open the case I was struck by his guitar, as the esthetic is absolutely beautiful. As I tuned the instrument and began to play, I noticed several wonderful qualities. The elevated fingerboard complemented the left hand, making the instrument very easy to play. The body contour was elegant and comfortable. And most impressive was the sound, simply sublime & exquisite, with magnificent presence. A truly beautiful voice.
An added bonus is the personal approach of Matousek Guitars USA rep. who is more than happy to help with the purchase of his guitar. Through him, Petr Matousek essentially becomes your personal luthier, a rare and beautiful quality in today's day and age.



Martin Schwarz - GUITAR4MATION - Austria

"I play instruments made by Petr Matousek for the last 2 years and I closely follow their development. I was very satisfied from beginning but the new guitar he built for me quite exceeds all expectations. It's projection and volume is equal to four guitars without any sacrifice of tone quality. It is also very comfortable and easy to play guitar. I am elated".



 

Pert Saidl - Czech Republic

"In my opinion Petr Matousek is the best Czech guitar builder. I am honored  to record with and play his guitars in concerts. I could describe his instruments in superlatives only". 



 

Costas Costiolis - Greece

"Matousek guitars have very clear, strong and balanced sound. I have a very good experience with them. Thank you ".



 

Jaroslav Kormunda - Czech Republic

"I have been following the development of Czech luthiers for more than 30 years. I played hundreds of guitars but could not find an instrument of a world class. But after I was introduced to Mr.Matousek guitars, I am convinced that his instruments compare with the world's best".



 

Thomas Offermann - Germany

  "I have had the pleasure to play Mr.Matousek  guitars and I have to say  that they are remarkably responsive and perfectly balanced. Such qualities enable masterful performances with rich colorful nuances".



Dr. Richard P. Leach M.D. - New York - USA

Musician and collector.

"I am the delighted owner of two Matousek double top guitars, one cedar and one spruce. They are extraordinary guitars in many ways, beautiful to look at, beautifully crafted, and most importantly beautiful sounding. The cedar top has a clear and yet very colorful voice with a touch of Spanish throatiness. It has great projection, yet it sounds like an intimate instrument. The spruce top has similar bass qualities but unbelievable treble energy To play it is to drive a sports car. I have several other guitars, including two that I have built. These Matouseks are beyond compare. I am eagerly awaiting my third".

Dr. Richard P. Leach