Prelude

“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart”

Vincent van Gogh

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

Leonardo Da Vinci

Exposition

 

Joel Michaud

Oct 21 2018  “Shingle Bay”

“Inga”

 

 

OM-R

Soundboard European Spruce Picea abies

  Back, Sides,  East Indian Rosewood  Dalbergia latifolia

Neck Honduran Mahogany Swietenia macrophylla

Bridge, Fretboard Ebony Diospyros

 

 

SCALE LENGTH 25″
LOWER BOUT 15 1/2 “
NECK DEPTH 3.5″
UPPER BOUT 11.75″
TAIL DEPTH 4.5″
NUT WIDTH 1 3/4″
STRING SPACING 1 1/4″
FRETS TO BODY 14
PRICE

$6250

 

Complication

1.Chordal Response:  a fast-warm energetic-lively response, balanced- thick chordal weight with crisp developed spectrum, warm productive, intimate bass  4.95
𝑑1 = 4.95   ( 5-n) +1 =1.95 )
2.Individual note decay as well as blended in a chord:  14 secs  superb sustain with upper/ lower partials,    4.95
𝑑2 = 4.95 ( 5-n) +1 =1.95 )
3. Basic volume and presence: a loud intimate, dynamic and rich voice, rewarding and balanced blend of “open” responsive tone     4.9
𝑑3 =4.9 ( 5-n) +1 =1.9 )
4. Individual note separation and focus: excellent note separation and focus, full bodied  -rich highs, airy and decadent bass, wet and dry notes, possible, excellent balance and articulation     4.9
𝑑4 =4.9 ( 5-n) +1 =1.9)

5.Systematic sustain: warm full bodied sustain, wet and dry response possible, versatile sustain from flat picking to finger-style, toasty malleable sustain, capable of building amplitude  4.9
𝑑5 =4.9 ( 5-n) +1 =1.9)
6. Response compliance: energetic, lively response with balanced finish, active and balanced spectrum, intimate, pleasing      4.9
𝑑6 = 4.9 ( 4.85 -n) +1 =1.9 )
7. Balance and quality of tone: very well balanced with a crisp acoustic note , an enthusiastic fun voice, inviting vibrant, Chirping harmonics, effortless playability, intimate, pleasing, rich            4.9
𝑑7 = 4.9 ( 4.8-n) +1 =1.9 )
8. Even strength and balance of each string: strings are very well balanced, refined sound with expert articulation, great fundamental  4.9
𝑑8 = 4.9 ( 4.75-n) +1 =1.9 )
9. Tone projection: nervous box, feel it purr as you play, forward intimate. concert, focused tone production, radiated sound full box breaths, crisp-sharp-radiant-highs      4.95
𝑑9 =4.95 ( 5-n) +1 =1.95)
10. A large dynamic range: a superb array of “electrifying” dynamics, soft, open, sweet, honey dipped classical spectrum of tone wrapped in a powerful responsive steel string box  4.9
𝑑10 =4.9 ( 5-n) +1 = 1.9 )

11. Tonal bloom: full bloom cycles, almost unnoticeable due to electrifying brine of pleasing-intimate tone   4.9
𝑑11 =4.9 ( 5-n) +1 =1.9 )

 

Quality Of Tone

An enthusiastic response to even the slightest of touch paired with sweet dark takings of Brazilian Rosewood. This instrument presents a colourful spectrum of traditional nuances enriched with clear defined flavours from the classical realm.  Servings of cathedral-like sound swimming in overtones, capable of inspiring an emotional connection with listeners and players.  This OO-R presents a full bodied sound with an even concert balance, full of rich overtones and strong supportive fundamental.. Truly an exquisite instrument with tremendous musical potential.

Power

∑𝑑 = (𝑑1+𝑑2+𝑑3+𝑑4+𝑑5+𝑑6+𝑑7+𝑑8+𝑑9+𝑑10+𝑑11)= 20.05
𝐏= ∑ 𝐅 ∕ T ∑𝐅=∑𝑑⧹𝐀
P = 21.05 / T
𝐏= 21.05/ 22 ≅ /10 ≅ 92%

The Ecstatic Guitar Theorem

Sincerity

This is a Michaud Made original design. The concept was to design a quintessential OM -R utilizing some of Joel’s finest materials. This guitar was crafted in Joel Michaud’s shop in Calgary, Alberta.

Notion of Design

OM Revisited, A modern take on the traditional OM. Built as a tonally complex instrument with full bass and focused trebles. A sound that is full and rich with lush overtones and quick response. —Joel Michaud

A gorgeous guitar with a profound warm, deep voice. Clean refined lines, high quality woods and carnal curves make this a very special instrument capable of being the ultimate muse as well as musical partner.

Peripetie

Retardement

Finale

Oct 21 2018  Pea Soup House

“Naomi”

Great art picks up where nature ends

Marc Chagall

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