Norman Treitl

Norman Treitl’s grandfather was Otto Josef Klier, who established the Klira company to be the third largest music instrument production during Bubenreuth’s boom years. Norman Treitl can tell how Klira started out producing violins, soon thereafter adding guitars and electric guitars to their portfolio. When the grandfather died in 1961 his wife Rosa took over. She lead the company through good times and slower days when the production had to switch to making wooden badminton rackets to keep Klira's employees going. When the Framus company went bankrupt Klira bought the building and moved their production to the facilities. In 2000 Rosa Klier died and five years after her departure the Klira company had to close its doors for good.

Interview Date:
August 6, 2019
Job Title:
Klira Company

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