This system combined to the top's building technique results in a powerful instrument and rich sounding which will surprise you.
Like the arching on our jazz guitars, Arch Bracing is the back wood shaping which allows to hold a bigger pressure for a thinner thickness of the bracing and back compared to most of acoustic instruments. With this technique we can obtain a wider frequency range and a bigger sound, while keeping a reliable built quality.
We call this technique Arch Bracing.
We sculpt the shape of the archtops like the traditional string instruments found in classical music. Within our acoustic concept, it allows to spread the top's string pressure on a greater surface and provides a better stability.
The shape of the arching on all of our guitars is handmade, by that process we can evaluate the homogeneity of the wood or the diversity of density within the same piece of wood. As a consequence of all the attention given in the previous step, we can analyse and workout precisely the thickness of the inside of the arching for an optimal result.
Off center top opening
We choose to place an off centered
opening on the top of our acoustics and archtops models.
On the archtops, it allows to obtain a bigger and optimal surface of vibration. Standards “F” holes tend to cut the surface of vibration and create two “dead zone” on the extremities. Our concept homogenize the frequency range and add some bass and trebble, therefore the sound will be fuller and soften the “snuffly” medium caracter of that type of instruments.
All our necks are made with double action truss rod and two reinforcement carbon bars. The benefit is a better stability due to the nearly perfect homogeneity of carbon unlike wood, it is also a guide to the truss rod action and allows a more precise set up.