Goldorak
Photos: Pierre Longtin
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Goldorak is a hollow-body electric guitar, featuring african padauk, honduran mahogany, and camphor burl.

Its layered construction was suggested by client Kirk Labelle. He presented a photoshop mock-up of
what he envisioned as possible for his guitar.

 

It took time to make everything right, and that the tonal result came out just right.

Kirk requested a central electronic compartment, in a shielded box, accessible via the padauk wedged-piece on the back.
 
This hollow-body construction gave a solid basis for the making of the Kouai hollow-body.

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Quartered, honduras mahogany back.
The -V- shape opening accepts its
padauk counter-part in a locking action.

Just below the back plate is the cedar electronic shielded box (seen above).

This instrument features both magnetic and piezo pickups, wired to an onboard preamp.
Kirk Labelle on delivery day, Montreal, 2006.