Christos Tofas was born in Filia Morfu, Cyprus, in 1973 and came to Athens to study at the School of Philosophy of the National Capodistrian University of Athens in 1992.
While simultaneously working professionally as a musician, he tried his hand at repairing and making musical instruments for fellow musicians. Very soon, he realised that he would like instrument making to be his professional endeavour. Master instrument players encouraged him as they detected his talent from the very beginning.
Being a professional luthier for almost two decades now, he mainly makes bouzoukis (tzouras, baglamas), laoutos (mainland Greece and Cretan) and Greek folk guitars.