The Barytone Fan Fret acoustic guitar by Franck Claise

Le July 22nd, 2013 par Joris K. | Guitares acoustiques | Lutheries

Franck Claise is a guitar maker located in Camphin-en-Pévèle, in the North region of France. He makes electric and acoustic guitars, but also basses. One of his last realisations is the Barytone Fan Fret, a wonderful acoustic guitar with an Adirondack Spruce top, a light colored wood which contrasts with the Cocobolo wooden wedge. The ebony binding relates this two different woods, and we can see a well integrated armrest on the top wedge. The bridge and the inlays are also in ebony, but the other parts of the neck are in mahogany, which brings more orange colors. The multiscale neck has a 28.5″ size in the bass and a 26″ in the treble. This kind of neck offers a great confort, and also deep and precise bass tones. With a price of about 3500€, this is the kind of order that could make great guitarists dream, for example Andy McKee, that you can discover in a video in the following post.


The Gperc concept, also for acoustic guitars

Le June 24th, 2013 par Joris K. | Acoustic guitars

Few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the Gperc concept in this post. First adapted on a Tom Launhardt guitar, I thought that this musical concept created by Frédéric Riedel was only intended to be used with electric guitars. My mistake because it has just been adapted on two acoustic guitars: a folk and a classic one. You can listen to the Gperc in the following video, or even try one if you are near the “Espace Broadway” in Paris on 28th of June. And if you enjoy it, you still have few days to participate in the project and preorder one from the crowdfunding site Ulule.


Loïc Le Pape électrise son Acousteel avec la Duocousteel Don Quichotte

Le September 4th, 2012 par Joris K. | Acoustic guitars

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Spécialisé dans la lutherie en acier, Loïc Le Pape vient de présenter la Duocousteel Don Quichotte, une électro-acoustique qui s’apparente à son modèle Acousteel. On retrouve d’ailleurs le même type de manche acajou en C Rounded 59, qui a été affiné pour répondre aux exigences de son heureux propriétaire. Et comme pour toutes les commandes Custom, elle possède bien sûr des caractéristiques uniques : Loïc a remplacé le micro de rosace EMG ACS/EV par un micro SP Custom Nach, souvent placé sur les Strat’, et a aussi installé un Piezo Graphtec Ghost. Les contrôles ont été placés sur le pickguard gravé. Ainsi, on peut apercevoir deux volumes dont un push/pull, une tonalité, et un switch trois positions. Toutes ces caractéristiques offrent des sonorités acoustiques très douces ou plus crunchy. Le prix de cette réalisation sur mesure est de 2290 €.

Epiphone signed Dave Navarro’s guitar

Le July 30th, 2010 par Joris K. | Acoustic guitars

The guitarist Dave Navarro played in some American Rock bands, like Red Hot Chili Peppers. But he is especially known thanks to Jane’s Addiction, which gives him his current success. Epiphone just signed his electroacoustic model. Its body in Sitka spruce host a Shadow NanoFlex pickup, pre-amplified by an eSonic system. The mahogany neck has a Slim-Taper D profile, a type neck launched by Gibson in the 60s to reduce player fatigue while promoting speed. Price: $999.

Les guitares Richard arrivent en France !

Le December 19th, 2009 par Joris K. | Acoustic guitars

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La lutherie Richard prépare son arrivée en France. Pour l’occasion, j’aimerais vous en dire plus sur ces guitares canadiennes haut de gamme. Avec une activité axée seulement sur des guitares acoustiques, leur nom vient de Richard Boucher, luthier depuis plus de 35 ans qui a un jour décidé de démarrer sa propre entreprise de fabrication…