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Joel Michaud

OOR: Engelmann Spruce, Scale, Back and Sides:High Elevation  Flamed Koa, Fingerboard: Ebony, Neck: Honduran Mahogany, Trussrod: Double action, carbon fiber reinforced, Bridge: Macassar Ebony, Bridge Pins: Ebony, Nut/Saddle: Bone, Rosette: Wenge/Koa, Binding: Wenge, Back Strip: Wenge/ Koa, Headplate: Flamed Koa, Headstock inlay: Wenge/Koa, Purfling: Ebony/Maple/Ebony, Back strap: Wenge, End Graft: Wenge/ Koa, Side Markers: Hollow Sterling Silver, 25”, Nut Width:1 13/16”,  String Spacing: 2 1/4”, Body Length: 19 5/8”, Upper Bout: 10 7/8”, Lower Bout: 14 1/2”, Depth at Neck: 3 1/2”, Depth at Tail: 4 1/8”, 14 Frets to Body, Custom Made Ameritage Case     SOLD

 


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Critical Tone Analysis

 

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1. Chordal Response: fast energetic and lively response          4.75

2. Individual note decay, as well as blended in a chord: rich note decay full of overtones in layers of swells                 4.5

~ approx 11.5 sec as note ~ 12- 14 sec with vibrato

3. Basic volume and presence: focused projection, loud and aggressive, confident voice, energizing, up lifting presence                 4.75

4. Individual note separation and focus: clear fundamental and overtone series, excellent note articulation as well as projection, excellent focus   4.25

5.Systematic sustain: ~ approx 13.5 sec         4.75

6. Quality of sound: big, fundamental, thick, even bass, sweet, open yet focused, crystal clear intonation, cello/ grand piano, pretty, lush, responsive, energetic,

7. Response compliance: very lively guitar, responds quickly to your touch with focused projection      4.5

8. Balance and quality of tone: Even Balance from bass to trebles, very pleasing bass presence and resonance with mids and trebles that are easy to focus on and project with a light touch                     4.25

9. Even strength and balance of each string: all strings and notes are well pronounced as well as evenly balanced            4

10. Wolf tones : nothing to report

11. Tone projection: focused and even projection, fills the room with a warm embrace, lush and thick to dark and dirty to velvety smooth      4.25

12. A large dynamic range: vast dynamic range from a light to hard attack, the range seems to increase when driven harder, expressive timbre           4.5

13. Tonal bloom: the sound comes out immediately at full volume, long decay in loud rich swells

 

 


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In The Beginning There Was Only Wood

 

Symphontree Music is very excited to represent Joel Michaud’s fine instruments to the world. Joel has incredible talent when it comes to working with wood. This talent paired with Joel’s positive attitude and modern approach to guitar design makes him one of the most exciting young Canadian luthiers.

Michaud OO Revisited: Engelmann Top, Koa Back and Sides, more info coming soon

 

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[blockquote cite=Michaud]I find that my design philosophy lately focuses on the combination of sharp/clean architectural lines complimented with organic textures[/blockquote]

 

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