I designed this guitar to achieve the sound of both the Oval hole Selmer guitar and also the D hole Macaferri guitar in one guitar depending on the strength with which the strings are played.
This also allows the Montpellier guitar to be versatile for other jazz styles.
The guitar has a modern feel with a comfotable "C" profile neck and is equipped with 24 frets joining the body at the 14th. The offset elliptical soundhole combined with the open bracing system gives this guitar a tremendous volume and tone. The guitar produces clear ringing trebles with a sharp attack, smooth balanced bass and also a great sustain when required.
The Montpellier guitar is played and also endorsed by John Etheridge (Sweet Chorus) and Blake Wilner (the Puppini Sisters and Blake Wilner Group). You can hear the Montpellier guitar on the album "Small Hotel" by John Etheridge - Sweet Chorus
- selected European Spruce
- Laminated Indian Rosewood back and sides
- rosette with rosewood and BWB purflings
- rosewood bindings
- high gloss finish
- macasser ebony fingerboard with bound edges
- macasser ebony headplate wit inlaid "toon" logo
- bi-directional truss rod
- bone nut and saddle
- Gotoh 510 tuners
- scale length 660mm
- nut width 46mm
Please enquire if you have special requirements