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 ++
Scale length : 25.125 inches neck pitch 0 Standard steel-string neck w/1.71 inches nut width and 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
Alaska yellow cedar top plate, American poplar back /body, african ebony f.board w/aluminum side dots and rosewood markers, spanish cypress and carbon fiber neck, hard morado hollow bridge w/ carbon saddle, camel bone nut, rosewood binding w/pearwood purfling blue/rust. Gotoh stealth tuners in cosmo black, handmade tailpiece and control box w/aluminum, rosewood, stainless steel, carbon and ebony.vol/blend cts pot w/ebony knobs, LR Baggs sealed output jack. pickups: Lindy Fralin split-blades, vintage output (sympathetic section) blues output (main 6 str.) Traditionnal nitro laquer on top plate, hand polished high gloss, .002" thin, graphite opalescent Satin epoxy/copal/tung oil varnish rubbed varnish on back, natural
Custom flight case w/lock and extra compartment Lifetime limited warranty to original owner, declaration of authenticity, serial number/label inside is : André Instruments- Thierry André no. 94 , 2016
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