Rzepka Strings


Toby Rzepka began making string instruments in 2001 after studying lutherie at Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts. He went on to apprentice with guitar maker Stephan Connor on Cape Cod, helping build Connor Guitars’ early portal and raised-fingerboard models alongside traditional Spanish style instruments.

After assistant teaching the SMFA’s Guitar and Dulcimer making course, Toby spent two years in England studying Baroque and Renaissance lutherie under Roger Rose at West Dean College, earning a distinction in addition to the College’s President’s Prize in 2008. His workshop is now located in Portland, Maine, where he lives with his wife and two daughters.

Toby Rzepka, Luthier