Guitars & Artists

Guitars & Artists

Atelier Jacky Walraet, luthier

All new guitars are made with a sustainable mindset, without the use of any tropical woods.

All wood species used are non-CITES listed.

CITES = Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species   / All new guitars are  LWC registred (see external link)


NEW WORK / Nouvelles œuvres

• The BEETLE, Flattop model

- Spruce top and braces

- Maple neck
- Bog oak fingerboard,

   back & sides,
- Bartolini floating pick up + K&K

- Hand rubed natural oil finish

- Size;  16 inch width


• The BEETLE, Archtop model

- 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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• 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 !


Prices:
• Beetle Archtop: 11.000 € / only on order

• Beetle Flattop:   9.000 € / only on order
• Little Sister: 2.800 €
• Anoa: 2.000 €


Contact for details, questions, order or simply for comments via this page



currently working on /  actuellement je travaille sur:


 Flattop Steel String Beetle

(just finnished)


a Anoa look-alike electric  hollow body guitar with F-holes: the Groove-Cat


Follow on:



planning to build / je prévoit de construire:

projects in 'nemawashi' phase 根回し:


- acoustic nylon string Beetle Model

- acoustic bass  Beetle Model
- new hollow body F-hole Model

- An archtop made out of recycled Cello 

  pieces !


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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