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Atelier Jacky Walraet, luthier

Fine handmade guitars

— since 1990 —

JW with FTCB model


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The Beetle, Back

My guitars were recently exhibited and played at the Holy Grail Guitar Show (Berlin) and the Musicora show (Paris).. More photo's of the shows are coming soon.

Next show: Guitar Summit, Mannheim 7, 8, 9 Sept 2018

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Some video:


10 min video recorded with a flat EQ, no added audio effects , no video editing.

Guitar player Hendrik Braeckman testing and commenting the new (not completely finished) Archtop Model named as "The Beetle", designed and made by Luthier Jacky Walraet.

Stereo recording (X-Y technique) using two cardioid Neumann KMi microphones /

D'Addario .011>.052 phosphor bronze string set.

Pure acoustic archtop unplugged sound !

Comments are welcome via this page


More videos on my youtube channel

Peter Hertmans plays "Body and Soul" and "Wise One" on

"The Beetle" and on a FTCB model.

Guillaume Muschalle playing around "isn't she lovely" (Stevie Wonder)

@ the Musicora Show, Paris 2018.

Sound recorded with the intern camera mic.

Sorry for the festival noises !

Thank you for your visit !


Jacky Walraet