Michel Pellerin

Moresby Island Bear Claw Sitka Spruce Top, Bird’s Eye / Curly Maple Back and Double Sides, Armrest, Multiscale Fan 25″ – 26″ with 12th Parallel,Ebony Fretboard, Bridge, Gotoh 510         $8500



The Ecstatic Guitar Theorem

1.Chordal Response: fast, lively, response, versatile chordal weight, dynamic, crisp response and definition    4.8
𝑑1 = 4.8   ( 5-n) +1 =1.8 )
2.Individual note decay as well as blended in a chord:  20 secs + (Drop D)  malleable sustain (push harder with your finger on the fret )
approx  18 sec as note            ~20 sec + with vibrato                   4.9
𝑑2 = 4.9 ( 5-n) +1 =1.9 )
3. Basic volume and presence: loud, soft, aggressive, powerful, interactive volume,     4.85
𝑑3 =4.9 ( 5-n) +1 =1.9 )
4. Individual note separation and focus: clear, good note separation, wet and dry notes possible,     4.7
𝑑4 =( 5-n) +1 =1.85 )

5.Systematic sustain:  trembling sustain, rich defined overtone series, interactive sustain, delay,  4.85
𝑑5 =4.9 ( 5-n) +1 =1.9 )
6. Response compliance: fast, energetic, interactive response, open full sound    4.85
𝑑6 =( 4.85 -n) +1 =1.85 )
7. Balance and quality of tone: balanced with a crisp acoustic note loaded in fundamental, an enthusiastic voice, vibrant, malleable tone, interactive, Chiming harmonics, bellowing harmonics,finger style balanced, aggressive              4.7
𝑑7 =( 4.8-n) +1 =1.8 )
8. Even strength and balance of each string: strings are balanced and pronounced with a crisp focus, thick and heavy mids and trebles, bass fundamental, rich highs    4.75
𝑑8 =( 4.75-n) +1 =1.75 )
9. Tone projection: aggressive tone production, LOUD full bodied sound,  a deep bellowing voice,      4.8
𝑑9 =4.9 ( 5-n) +1 =1.9)
10. A large dynamic range: a nice array of dynamics ranging from crisp raspy highs and lows to open sweet round notes    4.75
𝑑10 =4.85( 5-n) +1 = 1.85 )

11. Tonal bloom:  shorter bloom cycles loaded in sustain and fundamental      4.8
𝑑11 =4.8( 5-n) +1 =1.8 )

Quality Of Tone

Lyrical tone with almost supernatural strength, exuberant, dark, aggressive , rich, rings like a bell, cuts like a knife, soft , gritty, defined overtone series,  deep tap tone – snap to whoof, bright and warm, round bellowing deep voice.


∑𝑑 = (𝑑1+𝑑2+𝑑3+𝑑4+𝑑5+𝑑6+𝑑7+𝑑8+𝑑9+𝑑10+𝑑11)=
𝐏= ∑ 𝐅 ∕ T ∑𝐅=∑𝑑⧹𝐀
P = / T
𝐏= 19.7/ 22 ≅ 8.9/10 ≅ 89%


In 2015 Michel Pellerin crafted a guitar that put his tone onto a whole new level. Through my network of clients and luthiers word travelled fast that Michel Pellerin has got it. By got it, I mean he has breached a new level of tone that only very determined, tone focused luthiers with at least a decade of experience can draw from their instruments. I asked Michel to craft me a tone monster, a guitar that sonically is like a fairy tale beast, or destroyer of al guitars. A guitar that would without a doubt show the world that Michel Pellerin does have it. Now almost one year later the guitar has finally arrived. What Michel didn’t realize is that my favourite tone woods right now are Sitka and Maple.


This guitar features Sitka milled right on my island by my neighbour down the road and Michel a few summers ago. It was a massive salvaged tree and only a few cut blocks were taken. The picture above shows Maurice Roy from Roy Tonewood after taking off the first round. This tree naturally felled many years ago and some blocks were salvaged out of it by Maurice and Michel. This wood is very, very special and sounds incredible. I can see why Michel wanted to use it to show off his first guitar. A big thanks to team Roy and Michel Pellerin for making this guitars voice possible.




This is a Pellerin original body design, headstock design, rosette, bracing pattern and voice. Borrowed design details would be the arm rest and fan frets which have both been integrated on this piece with a Pellerin touch.


Super human voice paired with a solid upper body and a larger waist line. I believe this guitar to a have masculine vibe and a powerful guiding voice. This is a guitar that will lead and influence others everywhere it goes the instant it is played or heard.