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• Flat-Top-Carved-Back Model / FTCB
The acoustic FTCB model is standing out particularly through his uncommon use of a carved and arched back as it is in archtop jazz guitars. This has the effect of projecting the vibrations more directly towards the sound hole and outside the guitar. Combined with a specific designed bracing pattern this results in a clear and precisely articulated voice.
• Archtop Jazz Guitars / 17 and 18 inch models
My first archtop guitars were largely inspired by the work of Jimmy D'Aquisto and John Monteleone.
I visited John several times in his workshop on Long Island (NY). He became spontaneously a kind of mentor just by talking ideas about archtops and musical instruments in general
The tops and backs are all precisely hand carved to ensure a typical responsive acoustic 'archtop-sound'.
All guitars are equipped with a floating magnetic pick-up that doesn't disturb the vibrations of the top.
New designs are in the making, see left.
2 youtubes ⬆︎ // Paolo Loveri 17" arch-top
• Solid Hollow model (SH)
YouTube // Hendrik Breackman 18" arch-top,
This model of electric solid body guitar is based on the classic, ergonomic design of the Strat. However, the incorporation of internal resonance chambers gives it an own distinctively unique sound.
4 youtubes ⬆︎ / Peter Hertmans playing the
playing a SH model / Melike