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
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.