Guitars & Artists

Guitars & Artists

Atelier Jacky Walraet, luthier



- 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

- Hand rubed natural oil finish

- Size;  16.5 inch width

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See music-videos with this models on my homepage

and youtube channel.


- 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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Little Sister
Guillaume Muschalle

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

Toulouse ( in company of 'Ano')

21, 22 september 2019 Salon International de la Lutherie, 

currently working on

a super slim one piece solid body.
concept  growing while working / (Nemawashi)

it still will be a Beetle family member

and her name will be Ano.

planning to build

projects in 'nemawashi' phase 根回し:

- flat top steel string Beetle

- acoustic nylon string archtop Beetle

- 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.

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.

Hendrik Breackman

playing the  SH model with Melike

John Abercrombie playing the SH model  (Spotify)