Guitar Muse has posted an excellent interview with Christian Hatstatt, a driving force behind the magnificent Magneto Guitars line. The piece traces Hatstatt’s career back to a time when the young luthier was a repairman in Basel, Switzerland. He says this work influenced his later design aesthetic.
(G)uitar repair is an art on its own but guitar design is a bit different. The recurring problems you see on mass produced instruments such as poor intonation or the use of unmusical materials give you clear indications of what to avoid.
Read technical details of Magneto construction and see some of the instruments at GM.