Guitars & Artists

Guitars & Artists

Atelier Jacky Walraet, luthier

All new guitars are made with a sustainable mindset, without the use of any exotic or tropical woods. All wood species used are non-CITES listed.

CITES = Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species


NEW WORK / Nouvelles œuvres

exclusive & one of a kind design guitars

• The BEETLE / Le Scarabée

- Acoustic archtop
- 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.

Contact me for price or order via this page

• LITTLE SISTER  / Petite Soeur

- 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
- Hand rubed natural oil finish

- Size: 13,4 inch width

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Little Sister
Guillaume Muschalle

• ANOA  / Anoa

- One piece maple solid 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 inch width / 28mm thick !


currently working on /  actuellement je travaille sur:


 Flattop Steel String Beetle

#Beetle_FT_1


and an Anoa look-alike electric guitar; Groove_Cat


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planning to build / je prévoit de construire:

projects in 'nemawashi' phase 根回し:


- acoustic nylon string Beetle

- acoustic bass  Beetle
- hollow body F-hole guitar

- something different

E A R L Y   W O R K
(from the archives)

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.

 • Classic Archtop Jazz Guitars. 17"/18" models

Hendrik Breackman with an early 18" archtop (photo 2020)

• 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 the  SH model with Melike

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