Guitars & Artists
Atelier Jacky Walraet, luthier
• The Beetle ...
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See videos of this guitar on my homepage
and on my channel
Variations on the Beetle are in the making:
• 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.
• 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
playing a SH model / Melike