Guitars & Artists

Guitars & Artists

Atelier Jacky Walraet, luthier

NEW WORK

• The BEETLE

- Acoustic archtop (with floating pick up)
- Spruce top and bridge (with lilac 'nut')
- Maple back/sides and neck
- Bog oak fingerboard
- Bartolini floating pick up
- Volume and tone controle under pickguard


videos of this guitar on my homepage

and youtube channel.

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IN THE MAKING / Nearly finnished

• LITTLE SISTER  (a jazzcat as well)

- Semi acoustic holow body
- 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

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Little Sister

The BEETLE & LITTLE SISTER
will be showed in Paris
22, 23, 24 March 2019, : SALON DE LA BELLE GUITARE
and

03, 04, 05 May 2019 : Musicora

Guillaume Muschalle will give a demo-concert at 2PM

the 23th of March, SALON DE LA BELLE GUITARE.
Hope to see you / Let me know if you will come


E A R L I E R   W O R K S

( history )

Me playing one of John Monteleone's arch tops in his workshop / Long island, New York 1994

 • Classic Archtop Jazz Guitars / 17 & 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 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.

John Abercrombie / CD recording
Peter Hertmans
Hendrik Breackman
Hendrik Breackman with BJO
Hendrik Breackman
Laurent Stelleman

4 youtubes ⬆︎ with Peter Hertmans playing the SH model.

John Abercrombie playing the SH model 

(Spotify)

Hendrik Breackman

playing a SH model / Melike