Multi 2

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

2nd of a very unique series of 2.

Sound, craftsmanship, 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

 

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Photos: Anne-Marie Amyot
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Multi 2 -  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
 
 
 
 

Multi 2 played by Jean-Marc Hébert :

 

Improvised demo using John Zorn's - Kisofim - theme, from the Masada Guitars album, arr. by Bill Frisell.

                                                                             

" Hi Thierry, Congratulations! Multi #2 is stunning! A beautiful work of art! [...] Thrilled to have Multi 2! "

J.T.
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Picture courtesy of Deimel Guitarworks, from the Holy Grail guitar show 2016
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Beautiful Old-growth yellow cedar from Haida Gwaii B.C. (Canada) was used for the soundboard to Multi 2.
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Workshop views of the American Poplar to Multi's soundbox. Upper left picture shows the laminated -neck-wings- as part of the delicate shell-like soundbox. These buttressing supports meet with the neck to transfer its pull to the stiffer rim-area of the guitar. Lower-right is the completed instrument in it custom flight-case, made by Multi-Caisses
- Thierry André brought several examples of his unconventional work from his Canadian workshop -
at the Santa Barbara acoustic instrument celebration.

Built on an open rim, the 4-string Maya hybrid acoustic bass (right) has a carved cutaway, and its controls are mounted on the upper bout where they won’t interfere with the vibrating soundboard.

The stunning silver Multi No. 2 is a 6-string archtop guitar hot-rodded with 12 sympathetic drone strings and two bass strings.
-James M. Brill- Premier Guitar