Kouai
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

Materials:
 
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.

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