Multi no.2

Arch top guitar w/ 12 sympathetic strings and 2 sub-bass.

2nd of a very unique series of 2.

Stunning craftmanship, design, functionality and art-factor ++

 

 

Geometry  

 

 

Scale length : 25.125 inches  neck pitch 0

 

Standard steel-string neck w/1.71 inches nut width 

 

12 inches radius board @ 5th fret

 

Raised fingerboard, 20 EVO Gold frets medium crown

 

String spacing at bridge: 2.125 inches

 

16 inches low bout,

 

body thickness at mid-point 4 inches / 2.5 inches under right arm

 

Photos: Anne-Marie Amyot
Multi 2 /// (black background) - photos credits: Darren Martin, Dazma
photography
Multi 2 /// (nature background)-  photos credit: Anne-Marie Amyot

-Archtop guitar w/12 sympathetic strings and 2 sub-bass -2016 - Andre
Instruments no.94

Dimensions: 108 x 41 x 10 cm
Scale length: 638mm
Neck width @ nut 43mm
String spacing @ bridge 56mm
Body length total: 107 cm

Materials:

Soundboard: Alska yellow cedar, with altitude Red spruce bracings
Back&sides: American poplar, monocoque
Neck: Spanish cypress, with carbon fiber reinforcements, and steel
adjustable truss-rod
Fretboard: West african ebony, with indian rosewood markers and
aluminium side dots inlay
Headstock: Spanish cypress, Indian rosewood, with bleached cow bone logo inlay
Bridge: Morado and carbon fiber
Tailpiece: Indian rosewood, ebony, aluminium, steel, carbon fiber
Tuning machines: Gotoh stealth, black chrome
Nut: Camel bone
Saddle: carbon fiber graphite
Finish: Linseed oil, tung oil, and copal varnish (neck, back & sides)
Graphite dust and hand-polished nitrocellulose laquer (soundboard)

Pickups: Lindy Fralin split-blades, vintage output
 
Strings: D'addario EXP16, phosphor bronze and steel
 
 
 
Collection Teti, New Hampshire, USA

Jean-Marc Hébert is playing a mostly improvised demo, using John Zorn's - Kisofim - (Masada Guitars album, arr. and performed by Bill Frisell)

as a canvas.

Part one : Warming up and sympathetic strings effect demonstrated
Part two : Improvisation on Zorn's theme.

                                                                                            --  Jean-Marc Hébert's music can be heard here  -- 

                                                                             

Multi no.2  by Thierry André played by Kinloch Nelson

Santa Barbara Acoustic Instruments Celebration, 2016

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