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Photos: Jean Fitzgerald

Kouai /// (photos credit: Jean Fitzgerald)

Holow-body electric guitar- 2013-14   -Andre Instruments no. 80

Dimensions: 102 x 36 x 10 cm
Scale length:647mm
Neck width @ nut 43mm
String spacing @ bridge 52.5mm
Body length total: 42.5 cm

Soundboard: Indian rosewood
Back&sides: Honduran mahogany, with indian rosewood inlay
Neck: Honduran mahogany with carbon fiber reinforcements, and steel adjustable truss-rod
Fretboard: Macassar ebony, with bleached cow bone and indian rosewood markers
Headstock: Indian rosewood, Honduran mahogany, bleached cow bone inlay
Bridge: Gotoh 510
Tuning machines: Gotoh 510 with black Buffalo horn buttons
Nut: bleached cow bone
Finish: hand polished nitrocellulose laquer

Pickups: Gibson 57 classics
Strings: D'addario EXL110, nickel and steel
For Composer Jean-Marc Hebert, Montreal, Canada

Photo : Anne-Marie Amyot

Working both halves of Kouai prior to assembly, enabled the possibility of integral sound ports/sound chamber.

The guitar uses -pillar- construction pointing at bridge area, and going around the pickup cavities.

Kouai is used on Jean-Marc Hebert new album:


Featuring Pierre Tanguay on drums, Marianne Trudel on piano, and Rémi Jean Leblanc on double-bass.


See Goldorak here, an early hollow-body guitar construction by Thierry. 

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