This hybrid archtop was developed for Christine Tassan, a Montreal jazzwoman who needed an acoustic jazz instrument capable of being amplified on stage without any feedback problem and which was ergonomically better suited to her.
I chose to use the laminating technique, which consists of gluing several thin layers of wood together to increase the rigidity of the surfaces of the instrument without adding weight.
I have also designed sound holes plugs for the instrument in order to cut the resonance of the guitar body in situations that require it, such as on stage at high volume.
The result is a light, handy and very precise instrument.
All my instruments are customizable on certain dimensional parameters as well as the choice of wood.
Several amplification options are also available.
Body length: 19,5 inches
Body width: 15 inches
Body depth: 2 1/2 inches
String length: 24,75 inches
String spacing at bridge: 2 3/16 inches
Nut width: 1 13/16 inches
Type of Wood
Top: laminated Lutz spruce/mahogany/Engelmann spruce
Back and sides : Flamed mapple/mahogany/Engelmann spruce
Neck : South-Amercian Mahogany
Bindings : Ebony
Headplate : Ebony
Bridge, fretboard and tailpiece : Ebony
Fretboard : Ebony
Truss rod : Dual action stainless steel
Frets : EVO Gold
Tuners : Gotoh 510 Cosmo Black
Nut and saddle : bone
Finish : natural oil
Electronic : Kent Armstrong Jazz Humbucker 12 poles adjustable