Guitars & Artists
Atelier Jacky Walraet, luthier
• LITTLE SISTER
- Semi acoustic holow body (floating pick up)
- One piece arched (and figured) ash top
- Alder body
- Maple neck & bridge (with lilac 'nut')
- Bog oak fingerboard
- Bartolini floating pick up
- Volume and tone controle in pickguard
- Hand rubed natural oil finish
- Size: 13,4 inch width
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The BEETLE & LITTLE SISTER will be showed in:
22, 23, 24 March 2019, : Salon de la Belle Guitare
03, 04, 05 May 2019 : Musicora
St Aubin d'Aubigné:
14, 15, 16 Juin 2019 Festival 6ème sense
currently working on
a super slim one piece solid body.
concept growing while working /
it still will be a Beetle family member
and her name will be Ano.
planning to build
- a flat top steel string Beetle
- an acoustic nylon string archtop Beetle
- an acoustic bass archtop Beetle
- something different
E A R L Y W O R K
( history )
• Classic Archtop Jazz Guitars. 17"/18" 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 arched 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.
• 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.
Peter Hertmans playing the FTCB model
• Solid Hollow model (SH)
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 with Peter Hertmans
playing the SH model.
playing the SH model with Melike