The Modern Collection
consists a combination of three kinds of timbers.
At its core, the back, sides, bridge, and fingerboard are crafted from Wenge, an African wood renowned for its exceptional properties. Wenge, with its impressive mass, impeccable tone, and understated elegance, forms the foundation of my creations. It's more than just wood; it's the soul of the guitar, resonating with the spirit of the earth.
The neck and neck block, meticulously carved from Mahogany, contribute to the guitar's stability, resonance, and aesthetic allure. Mahogany's innate ability to blend durability with grace enhances the instrument's playability, ensuring it withstands the test of time.
Within the neck, a core of carbon fiber is embedded, serving as a guardian of its lifespan. This modern addition not only imparts strength, guarding against the caprices of humidity, but also enriches the transmission of sound, allowing every note to reverberate with clarity and depth.
To preserve the guitar's natural beauty, I employ the time-honoured technique of French Polish. Through the application of numerous delicate coats of shellac, dissolved in denatured alcohol and applied with a rubbing pad, the guitar emerges with a surface of exquisite gloss. This meticulous process not only protects the wood but also enhances its colour, resulting in a finish that reflects light like a dance of stars in the night sky.
For the neck and fingerboard, I use oil, imparting a smooth, sensitive, and utterly natural touch. The strings respond to the gentlest caress, each note flowing effortlessly under the fingertips. It's more than a guitar; it's an extension of the musician's soul, a conduit through which passion and melody find their voice.
In this fusion of art and craftsmanship, my guitars become more than instruments; they are living, breathing entities, resonating with the dreams and aspirations of those who bring them to life. Each chord struck, each melody woven, becomes a testament to the harmonious marriage of tradition and innovation, creating a masterpiece that sings with the very essence of the artist.
German spruce is commonly the reference tonewood for the finest soundboards and architectural inner structures.
Wenge is an African wood, and I use it as my standard for the back, sides, bridge, and fingerboard. It has excellent properties in mass, tone, and sobriety.
Mahogany neck and neck block for its stability, resonance, and look. Brings ease to playability and is long-lasting.
Carbon fiber is installed inside the neck to secure its lifespan, provide strength for any humidity changes, and contribute to the transmission of sound.
Shellac applied as a varnish protection, also known as "French Polsih," is a wood finishing technique that results in a very high gloss surface with a deep color and chatoyancy. French polishing consists of applying many thin coats of shellac dissolved in denatured alcohol using a rubbing pad lubricated with one of a variety of oils.
Oil is used for the neck and fingerboard for a smooth, sensitive, and natural touch.
Other materials are also available, from exotic and tropical timber, for custom build guitar ! Please do not hesitate to contact me personally.
Exotic and Tropical wood like :
Rosewood family like Kingwood, Santos, Indian, Madagascar, also ebony, Macasar Ebony, Klaro Walnut, Mahogany...
to Local European timbers:
Maple, Ash, Oak, Spruce, Yew, Cherry, Poplar, and Cedar