“Beauty must appeal to the senses, must provide us with immediate enjoyment, must impress us or insinuate itself into us without any effort on our part”

Claude Debussy

The soul of anything can be heard as the sum of everything

Kevin Hennig


Zachary Lefebvre

Sept. 07 2017  “The Spit”

“Blue Heron”


Soundboard Italian Spruce Cupressus sempervirens

  Back, Sides, Bindings Ziricote Cordia angiocarpa

Neck Sapele‎ Entandrophragma cylindricum

Bridge, Fretboard Ebony Diospyros

Rosette Wood Black Cherry
Headplate Greenrot Wood, African Ebony
Bone Nut 1 3/4″
String Spacing 2 1/4″
Price SOLD


1.Chordal Response: fast, lively, response, thick resilient chordal weight with crisp-responsive developed mids-highs,   4.8
𝑑1 = 4.8   ( 5-n) +1 =1.8 )
2.Individual note decay as well as blended in a chord:  14 secs  excellent note decay, wonderful balance, enlightening hues of colour over fast responsive balanced tone.
approx.  14 sec as note                              4.9
𝑑2 = 4.95 ( 5-n) +1 =1.90 )
3. Basic volume and presence: loud, powerful, interactive volume, focused energy, good head room, crisp -complex-developed mids-trebles, warm defined bass,     4.85
𝑑3 =4.85 ( 5-n) +1 =1.85 )
4. Individual note separation and focus: Excellent note separation, wet and dry notes possible, excellent balance and articulation     4.8
𝑑4 =4.8 ( 5-n) +1 =1.8)

5.Systematic sustain: warm sustain, wet and dry response , thick sustain, versatile sustain from flat picking to finger-style  4.8
𝑑5 =4.9 ( 5-n) +1 =1.9)
6. Response compliance: fast, energetic, interactive response, developed and balanced open sound, crisp full highs and mids    4.85
𝑑6 = 4.85 ( 4.85 -n) +1 =1.85 )
7. Balance and quality of tone: piano like balance with a crisp acoustic note, an enthusiastic-professional voice with powerful bottom end and rich spectrum of tone, vibrant, Chiming harmonics, bright responsive highs             4.85
𝑑7 = 4.9 ( 4.8-n) +1 =1.9 )
8. Even strength and balance of each string: strings are balanced and pronounced with a crisp focus, excellent articulation, thick and heavy mids and trebles, shimmery smooth highs, professional- versatile balance  4.85
𝑑8 = 4.9 ( 4.75-n) +1 =1.9 )
9. Tone projection: forward focused tone production, full radiated forward sound projection, deep tone breaths a sharp-responsive finish,      4.85
𝑑9 =4.9 ( 5-n) +1 =1.9)
10. A large dynamic range: an excellent array of dynamics, ranging from crisp raspy highs and lows to open sweet round notes, wonderful spectrum of tone offered    4.9
𝑑10 =4.9 ( 5-n) +1 = 1.9 )

11. Tonal bloom: full bloom cycles relished in sustain and crisp clear highs and mids and a balanced bottom end     4.80
𝑑11 =4.8 ( 5-n) +1 =1.8 )

Quality Of Tone

A persuasive response that swoons sweet crisp open notes from the decorative Blue Heron box. This instrument presents a diverse spectrum of tone deflecting in heaps of fundamental, backed in a very contemporary, energetic box. A high fidelity cathedral-like sound with a full bodied decay and finish.  An excellent array of dynamics, ranging from crisp raspy highs and lows to open sweet round notes, wonderful spectrum of tone offered. Truly an exceptional instrument as well as lifetime muse.



∑𝑑 = (𝑑1+𝑑2+𝑑3+𝑑4+𝑑5+𝑑6+𝑑7+𝑑8+𝑑9+𝑑10+𝑑11)= 20.6
𝐏= ∑ 𝐅 ∕ T ∑𝐅=∑𝑑⧹𝐀
P = 20.6 / T
𝐏= 19.8/ 22 ≅ /10 ≅ 90%

The Ecstatic Guitar Theorem


This is a Treehouse Guitars original body design, headstock design, rosette, bracing pattern and voice. It was crafted in 2017 by Zachary Lefebvre  in his shop in Hilton Beach, Ontario.

Notion of Design

 The OMZ design is my own take on an OM shape. All of my aesthetic details are made with sonic properties in mind as well as durability to last the test of time. The colour scheme of this guitar is such that it highlights the green fungus cherry wood (rosette and headstock inlay). My opinion is that nature has the ability to create works of art beyond any human ability therefore I try to use that to adorn my guitars. The binding and purfling follows a very simple theme with very few contrasting lines so as not to take away from the natural beauty of the featured green rot cherry pieces as well as the stunning ziricote back and sides. When choosing the animal that would work well with the colours and feel of the guitar I chose the Great Blue Heron because it just seemed fitting with the design’s simplicity and the colour scheme. I associate great blue herons with a sense of serenity and calmness, which I feel the simplicity of the guitar’s decorative features help portray.

Zachary Lefebvre

An exquisite guitar with a profound voice. Clean refined lines, historic wood, and carnal curves make this a very special instrument capable of being the ultimate muse.




Zachary Lefebvre

Sept. 07 2017  “The Spit”

“Blue Heron”