Teye, born as Teije Wijnterp, is a Dutch guitarist, best known for his flamenco guitar work with the Joe Ely band between 1994 and 2000. After his musical career, Teye began building exclusive handmade guitars. After a certain turmoil in the company and after taking over agein the control, Teye has built 9 new Master guitars in 2015: Cliff Williams ‘La Mora’ bass; a Gypsy Queen in Hieronimus Bosch theme; the ‘Nautilus’ – a La Mora with ebony mosaic on rim and center; three Gypsy Arrows ‘El Flechazo’, ‘Don Quixote’ and the as of yet untitled ebony Arrow; then the ‘Knights Templar’; the ‘Tiburon’ AKA ‘Shark’; and the ‘Cordoba’.
There are few objects that can compete for attention with a Teye Master guitar. The Teye Master instruments are befitting a Maharadja, a Sultan, a King. These represent the ultimate in Teye’s guitar construction, and they reside at the top of the boutique guitar market.
Teye Master-series guitars and basses are widely acclaimed and they routinely win direct A/B comparisons with the most prized vintage instruments. Their presence as exquisite works of Art and Old-World craftsmanship is obvious at a single glance.
Only eight of the Teye Master guitars are available each year. The ultimate exclusivity for the discerning player and collector.
This guitar is the Teye Master El Tiburon, or The Shark, completely designed and build by Teye.
‘Timentis Tempestates Navigare Non’
‘He who is afraid of the storm, should not go to sea’. It sounds like Teye’s motto. According to Teye, ‘opportunity’ is an open door on a moving train: you can either go home to pack a suitcase, or you can just jump aboard.
This was the inspiration for the ‘Tiburon’ or ‘Shark’ guitar.