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JM 7

Photos: Benoit Hébert

Electro-acoustic 7 string nylon guitar

2013-14  -
Andre Instruments no.75
Dimensions: 102 x 38 x 9 cm
Scale length:660mm
Neck width @ nut 52mm
String spacing @ bridge 69mm
Body length total: 46.5 cm



  • Soundboard: Alaska red cedar

  • Bracing materials: Sitka spruce, padauk, and balsa 

  • Back&sides: Spalted sugar maple, Canadian birch, with ebony center inlay

  • Neck: American willow, with carbon fiber reinforcements

  • Fretboard: Macassar ebony, with bleached cow bone inlay

  • Headstock: Indian rosewood, American willow, with bleached cow bone logo inlay

  • Bridge: Honduran rosewood (replaced w/ cow bone 2014)

  • Tuning machines: Gotoh classical

  • Nut: bleached cow bone

  • Finish: Epoxy hard base, Copal varnish hand-rubbed, Tung oil, Linseed oil

  • Pickups: K&K pure classic, Mi-Si acoustic trio

  • Strings: Savarez alliance

For Composer Jean-Marc Hebert, Montreal, Canada

Jean-Marc Hébert is a guitarist and composer. Originally trained in classical guitar, he has recorded a dozen albums with formations in various styles, as a performer and sometimes as a co-composer. His career is marked by explorations outside of jazz culture, in particular through Indian music (Ragleela, Catherine Potter, Lavanya Narasiah) and African music (Ernesto Dabo, Lilison, Saïd Mesnaoui, Labess).
Since the co-foundation of the Skalène group, which began his career, he has performed with various projects across Quebec and has also given concerts in the United States, France, Mexico, Romania and Western Canada. His record L’Attente (2018), produced with the help of Marianne Trudel, Rémi-Jean Leblanc and Pierre Tanguay, is his second project as leader, after L’Autre (2007).
His deep music combines sensitivity and precision. Rich in nuances, it is sometimes intense and dynamic, sometimes subtle and poetic.


Jean-Marc Hébert discovering the JM7 in my Montreal workshop in 2014. 




See Kouai here, Jean-Marc's 2nd guitar by Thierry.

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