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Atelier Jacky Walraet, luthier

Unique Master Instruments, designed and handcrafted with

Artistry, Expertise & Passion

—  since 1990  —

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In this clip you can see 4 of my guitars that would have been shown at the (canceled)

Holy Grail Guitar Show 2020 / Berlin. The MUSIC you hear is played by the great

Philip Catherine (on my acoustic BEETLE FLATTOP) and the very talented

Guillaume Muschalle (on the acoustic BEETLE ARCHTOP)

Great music (if you like a bit of jazz...) / and a 'world premiere'

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Hello ! Welcome to my website / I'm a professional one-man-shop-artisan-luthier based in Ghent, Belgium.
I design and make unique and particularly well sounding instruments: after all, some architectural elements and shapes  —   inspired by  bauhaus, minimalism, wabi sabi, by african and japanese art, by simple functionality and natural materials  —  do not stand alone but are mostly related to the intended sound properties of the different models. Hope you like the results !

On this home page you will find news about Guitar Shows and a few Music-Videos recorded with my instruments.  More about my new guitar models, see > this page <

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Créations  artistiques et uniques , construits à la main, avec de l’expertise et du passion

—  depuis 1990  —

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Bienvenue sur mon site / Je suis un luthier professionnel basé à Gand, en Belgique. Sur cette page d'accueil, vous trouverez des informations sur des salons de guitare et quelques vidéos enregistrées avec mes instruments. J'espère que vous apprécierez!

Pour en savoir plus sur mes nouveaux modèles, voir >cette page<

PRESENTATION: J'ai eu ma formation en lutherie à la célèbre école «CMB» en Belgique, où j'ai cumule en suite  25 ans d’expérience en tant que professeur de construction de guitares. J'avais très tôt eu la chance, l’honneur et le plaisir de travailler pour de grands noms dans le monde du jazz et rapidement établi une réputation solide. En tant que membre fondateur du projet >Leonardo Guitar Research< (LGRP), j'ai acquis une expérience considérable en matière d’utilisation de bois alternatifs locaux et non tropicaux dans la fabrication de guitares. Les dernieres années je me suis concentré sur la création de nouveaux designs, en fabriquant à la main un nombre limité d’instruments uniques, chacun possédant ses propres caractéristiques visuelles et sonores.

Ce site est principalement en Anglais. mais n'hésitez pas à demander plus d'info en français via la page contact, si vous le souhaitez


Hallo ! Ik ben professioneel luthier / gitaarbouwer gevestigd in Gent, (vlaanderen, belgië). Ik  bouw vooal mijn eigen unieke ontwerpen. Je kan mijn instrumenten uittesten in het atelier (op afspraak enkel). Deze website is hoofdzakelijk in het Engels maar  a
arzel niet om meer uitleg te vragen in het Nederlands via de contact pagina.


Guitar Shows / Salons de guitare

My guitars were exhibited and played at the Holy Grail Guitar Show (Berlin) / Musicora show (Paris) / Guitar Summit (Mannheim) / Salon de la Belle Guitare, Paris /    
 

Shows 2020:
All 2020 shows I planned to participate in are canceled;

Salon de La Belle Guitare, Paris / HOLY GRAIL GUITAR SHOW, Berlin / Guitar summit Mannheim /  Musicora , Paris.

Shows 2021:

PARIS GUITAR FESTIVAL / SALON DE LA BELLE GUITARE / 19, 20 & 21 MARS 2021

                             

Mes guitares ont été exposées et jouées au Holy Grail Guitar Show (Berlin) / Musicora et Salon de la Belle Guitare (Paris) / Internationale de la guitare (Toulouse) / Guitar Summit (Mannheim) /
PROCHE: GAB à Paris (Monrouge)

 

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Unplugged Jam Session with Guillaume Muschalle (left) &

Peter Hertmans (right) / "Estate",
very first piece of a very first Jam Session !

Both guitars (acoustic archtop "the Beetle" and the

FTCB flattop) made by myself.

Peter Hertmans playing Body and Soul

on The Beetle and on a FTCB model.

Peter Hertmans playing "Wise One" (Coltrane) 

on The Beetle and on a FTCB model.

Guillaume Muschalle fingerpicking a theme he called "For Thouv" ( it was improvised at the moment of recording). Mix of acoustic and electric recording / Paris 04.2019

UNPLUGGED / Singer/Songwriter, Composer and Fingerstyle Guitarist Jacky Bastek playing/singing 'Space and Time' on 'the Beetle'. Acoustic recording @ myworkshop using two cardioid Neumann KMi microphones. Recorded with a flat EQ, without any audio editing.

 

More

videos

on my

YouTube

channel

🔒 Lockdown_Home_Recordings #1 🔒
Me playing Django's Nuages  on my brand new Acoustic Flattop 'Beetle' Model. 🎧

Guillaume Muschalle / playing "Estate"
solo concert played on The Beetle

Guillaume Muschalle improvises around 'Round Midnight" (T. Monk) although it was around noon, on the freshly built "Little Sister", a semi acoustic archtop guitar designed and made by luthier Jacky Walraet.

Live concert @ the Salon De La Belle Guitare / Beffroi de Montrouge / Paris 23.03.2019 (sound captured with the cam-mic in the concert hall)



Guillaume Mushalle playing a short impro on "Little Sister",
Recorded @ the "Salon de la Belle Guitare", Beffroi de Montrouge, Paris 24.03.2019

UNPLUGGED / Part 1

10 min video recorded with a flat EQ, no  audio or video editing.

  Guitar player Hendrik Braeckman testing and commenting the new (not completely finished) Archtop Model named as "The Beetle", designed and made by Luthier Jacky Walraet. Stereo recording (X-Y technique) using two cardioid Neumann KMi microphones / D'Addario .011>.052 phosphor bronze strings Pure acoustic archtop unplugged sound !

Comments are welcome via this page

 

Part 2 and more  videos on my youtube channel


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Jacky Walraet

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