Acoustic Guitar

steel string

 
 
OUESSANT DESIGNS
The model and various forms

-The Spirit of the Ouessant -

From the head to the easel, through the vents, the principle of locking the handle are all components designed to function one from the other.

The optimal goal is that the finite instrument appears obvious, almost classical, despite a decidedly contemporary line.

MODEL OUESSANT
Osage
Osage

Ouessant double évents, fidèle à la série Ouessant, toute en bois non tropicaux, cette guitare a la particularité unique dans ma collection d'être agrémentée d'une touche en bois d'Osage, dit oranger des Osages, "Osage Orange" chez nos amis d'amerique du nord, où ce bois est connu comme le "Bow tree" très prisé par les indiens Osage pour fabriquer leurs arcs.

Flax Flower
Flax Flower

La caisse très sphérique en bio-composit, au delà du confort de jeu, apporte une belle et très homogène réverbération, une projection très équilibrée au timbre chaleureux.

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Osage
Osage

Ouessant double évents, fidèle à la série Ouessant, toute en bois non tropicaux, cette guitare a la particularité unique dans ma collection d'être agrémentée d'une touche en bois d'Osage, dit oranger des Osages, "Osage Orange" chez nos amis d'amerique du nord, où ce bois est connu comme le "Bow tree" très prisé par les indiens Osage pour fabriquer leurs arcs.

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Local Wood

Why flax? The use of composites in guitar making goes back a long time, but I wanted to get out of overusing carbon due to its numerous ecological drawbacks. Flax makes for a great alternative, it’s natural, welcoming and the same mechanical results can be achieved as with carbon, at least for a guitar !

 

Technology – Based on the Ouessant guitar concept, the body is laminated with bio-composites, flax fibre and resin selected for it’s mechanical performance.The position of the soundhole is an evolution that came about naturally to allow greater sound board flexibility. The spider bracing is innovative with it’s pre-stressed harmonic bars.

Various forms of the modele Ouessant

2010 - 2015
Ouessant Blast
Ouessant Blast

First Ouessant made according to new research on the position of the vent, with a fan-shaped dam that is the first version of the dam we applied later on the Kopo-dirac models.

Ouessant Blast
Ouessant Blast

Red-cedar table, rosewood back and sides, linden handle, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, maple net, rosewood-plated ring head.

Ouessant Blast
Ouessant Blast

Ouessant Blast
Ouessant Blast

First Ouessant made according to new research on the position of the vent, with a fan-shaped dam that is the first version of the dam we applied later on the Kopo-dirac models.

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Blast
Ouessant 2
Ouessant 2

This guitar is part of the first generation of Ouessant Insitu, a 12-necked version, this guitar is made with a Cedar table, ash base and slab, and the structural parts like the key, the easel, the nets are in Cormier, a regional wood I chose to replace the rosewood or ebony successfully, and which shows a great stability in addition to its resistance.

Ouessant 2
Ouessant 2

Ouessant 2
Ouessant 2

Ouessant 2
Ouessant 2

This guitar is part of the first generation of Ouessant Insitu, a 12-necked version, this guitar is made with a Cedar table, ash base and slab, and the structural parts like the key, the easel, the nets are in Cormier, a regional wood I chose to replace the rosewood or ebony successfully, and which shows a great stability in addition to its resistance.

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Ouessant 2
Insitu
Insitu

“Simplicate and add more lightness” William B. S, This is what I sought to do with this first version of the Ouessant insitu, ie in regional woods. I wanted it simple and synthetic, sober and efficient. I tried a systemic approach to the guitar, making sure that each technical innovation and each material integrate as logically as possible into the ensemble, without complicating the production methods or the line.

Insitu
Insitu

Ouessant Insitu, Version 1 - Sleeve 12 squares - Spruce top, ash box - 22 keys and cormier bridge - Diap 650 mm - Bindings en cormier ​ -The spirit of the Ouessant - From the head to the easel, through the vents, the principle of locking the handle,... are all components designed according to each other. The optimum goal is that the finished instrument appears as obvious, almost classical, despite a resolutely contemporary line.

Insitu
Insitu

Insitu
Insitu

“Simplicate and add more lightness” William B. S, This is what I sought to do with this first version of the Ouessant insitu, ie in regional woods. I wanted it simple and synthetic, sober and efficient. I tried a systemic approach to the guitar, making sure that each technical innovation and each material integrate as logically as possible into the ensemble, without complicating the production methods or the line.

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Ouessant insitu
Spider #2
Spider #2

The acoustic guitar strings steel Ouessant is the last model of the Kopo workshop, realized in collaboration with the luthier Gérard Audirac, for the dam of its soundboard. . This version "Insitu" is made of regional woods, ie European, French Ash for the case, Spruce for the table, and Cormier for the structural parts.

Spider #2
Spider #2

Table in Spruce. Ash back and sides. Handle in linden and cedar. Touch, easel & binding in cormier. Double vent on table and bottom. Mechanics wewerly Schaller. Diap: 650 mm. Frets 2.4.

Spider #2
Spider #2

Spider #2
Spider #2

The acoustic guitar strings steel Ouessant is the last model of the Kopo workshop, realized in collaboration with the luthier Gérard Audirac, for the dam of its soundboard. . This version "Insitu" is made of regional woods, ie European, French Ash for the case, Spruce for the table, and Cormier for the structural parts.

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Spider #2
Ouessant Spider
Ouessant Spider

New version of Ouessant insitu, featuring my last development of X-bracing with pre-stressed principals, called spider bracing. Spruce top, this guitar is also built with european wood, ash for back and sides, basswood for neck, wild pearwood for the fingerboard, bridge and bindings. As I was expecting, this new spider bracing gives more precision for a strumming use of the guitar, keeping the dynamic and bass harmonics that we could have before.

Ouessant Spider
Ouessant Spider

Back & ribs in french ash – engelman spruce top – - fingerboard, bridge and bindings out of Sorbius - scale : 650 mm – Frets 2mm –  cellulo satin varnish – total weith: 1620 g ​ +300€ for electro system

Ouessant Spider
Ouessant Spider

Ouessant Spider
Ouessant Spider

New version of Ouessant insitu, featuring my last development of X-bracing with pre-stressed principals, called spider bracing. Spruce top, this guitar is also built with european wood, ash for back and sides, basswood for neck, wild pearwood for the fingerboard, bridge and bindings. As I was expecting, this new spider bracing gives more precision for a strumming use of the guitar, keeping the dynamic and bass harmonics that we could have before.

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Spider #1
Africa
Africa

New addition to the range Ouessant (nov.2013), a more conventional proposal, with traditional spicies for acoustic guitar, a flat head, slightly perforated anyway. This guitar also has two vents, vent on the table increasing cut-away for access , and the other on the side for comfort of the guitarist.

Africa
Africa

Back & ribes, flamed mahogany – Red cedar top – Ebony 22 frets fingerboard – frets 2,5 mm –  Shaller tuners

Africa
Africa

Africa
Africa

New addition to the range Ouessant (nov.2013), a more conventional proposal, with traditional spicies for acoustic guitar, a flat head, slightly perforated anyway. This guitar also has two vents, vent on the table increasing cut-away for access , and the other on the side for comfort of the guitarist.

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Africa
Baryton
Baryton

Faned fretted baryton guitar , red cedar top, scales 680-710 mm, tuned in B-E-A-D-Gl-F#-B ​ Back and ribs with mahogany, red cedar sound board, mahogany and cedar neck, ebony fingerboard and brifge – faned fretting – scales : 710-680 mm

Baryton
Baryton

Baryton
Baryton

Baryton
Baryton

Faned fretted baryton guitar , red cedar top, scales 680-710 mm, tuned in B-E-A-D-Gl-F#-B ​ Back and ribs with mahogany, red cedar sound board, mahogany and cedar neck, ebony fingerboard and brifge – faned fretting – scales : 710-680 mm

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Baryton
2016 - 2018
L1 - 7 Cordes
L1 Talisman
Baryton 7 Cordes
Baryton 7 Cordes

Second edition of the Ouessant barytone and 7 strings, from the low B to the high E, with a fan-shaped hoop which allows the tension most adapted to each of the strings. Ash version of the Ouessant, always 100% non-tropical wood, composed of a red-cedar table, pre-stressed fan bar and a wavy ash bottom. Système éléctro en option: Ischell AirBagC = 320€ – Bband = 250€

Baryton 7 Cordes
Baryton 7 Cordes

Table red-cedar - PC fan barrier - Wavy ash bottom & sides Handle in linden & cedar - Key and easel in cormier - Fretting in fan Ring Head - Getoh Mechanics Some measures: Body Widths : 410-250-280 mm Depth of body : 112-98 mm Width of handle : 47mm nut - 57mm 12th Total weight: 1.65 kg Pitch 650-680 mm Price: 4200 € acoustic version Electrical system optional: Ischell AirBagC = 320 € - Bband = 250 €

Baryton 7 Cordes
Baryton 7 Cordes

Baryton 7 Cordes
Baryton 7 Cordes

Second edition of the Ouessant barytone and 7 strings, from the low B to the high E, with a fan-shaped hoop which allows the tension most adapted to each of the strings. Ash version of the Ouessant, always 100% non-tropical wood, composed of a red-cedar table, pre-stressed fan bar and a wavy ash bottom. Système éléctro en option: Ischell AirBagC = 320€ – Bband = 250€

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Baryton 7 cordes
Ouessant Sorbus
Ouessant Sorbus

My very last version of the Ouessant guitare, still 100% non tropical wood instrument ! The sorbus wood, for back and sides, a wild pear wood, is one of our stronger timber growing in Europe, with a 0,8 density rate. I could find a nice lot of this great wood by a very local supplier and am very happy with that !

Ouessant Sorbus
Ouessant Sorbus

Red cedar Top-  spider PC bracing Back & ribs : sorbus (cormier) density 0,8 Neck: Basswood and cedar Finger board & bridge: Sorbus Bindings : abalone & sorbus Head : Ring  – Pegs schaller “Da vinci” Electro: Ischell inside C Some measures : Width :  410-250-280 mm Depth : 112-98 mm Neck width : 44mm (nut) – 54mm (12th) Total weth: 1,65 kg22   –   frets: 2.4 –     scale: 650 mm Delivered into an Isscox case +300€ for electro system

Ouessant Sorbus
Ouessant Sorbus

Ouessant Sorbus
Ouessant Sorbus

My very last version of the Ouessant guitare, still 100% non tropical wood instrument ! The sorbus wood, for back and sides, a wild pear wood, is one of our stronger timber growing in Europe, with a 0,8 density rate. I could find a nice lot of this great wood by a very local supplier and am very happy with that !

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Sorbus
Cyclade
Cyclade

One more version of the Ouessant guitare, still 100% non tropical wood instrument, designed for the famous Soïg Siberil ! ​ The sorbus wood, for back and sides, a wild pear wood, is one of our stronger timber growing in Europe, with a 0,8 density rate. I could find a nice lot of this great wood by a very local supplier and am very happy with that ! ​ The spruce top and the spider bracing give a bright and strong sound, very dynamic as you will notice on the following video.

Cyclade
Cyclade

Spruce top from the french Jura - Spider pre-stressed bracing - Linen fiber bio-composite body - Basswood and cedar neck - Macassar ebony fingerboard - Ebony bridge - Ring headstock - Maple veneer - Maple bindings - Schaller Da Vinci - Jumbo  body 41 / 250 / 275 - Neck width 45 / 54 -  14 frets out of the body - Neck thickness 20,5 / 22,5 - 650 mm scale - 22 frets - Radius : 18’’ – 2,5  frets - Weight– 1780 g - Large sound hole + small side hole - Electro system on demand : Fishman, Bban

Cyclade
Cyclade

Cyclade
Cyclade

One more version of the Ouessant guitare, still 100% non tropical wood instrument, designed for the famous Soïg Siberil ! ​ The sorbus wood, for back and sides, a wild pear wood, is one of our stronger timber growing in Europe, with a 0,8 density rate. I could find a nice lot of this great wood by a very local supplier and am very happy with that ! ​ The spruce top and the spider bracing give a bright and strong sound, very dynamic as you will notice on the following video.

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Cyclade
Fraxinus
Fraxinus

This steel stringed acoustic guitar from the Ouessant series has been made with a pre-stressed “spider” brace. This version I call “Fraxinus”is made from regional wood as are all the Ouessant guitars : Curly Ash from the Ardennes for the body, a Cedar top, Corb for the structural parts and Curly Maple bindings.

Fraxinus
Fraxinus

Red Cedar top, Curly Ash back and sides, Lime-tree and Cedar Neck, Fretboard and bridge made of Corb, bindings made of Curly Maple. Two sound holes, one on back one on the side. Grover mechanics. Scale Length : 650 mm. Frets 2,0mm Electro-acoustic on demand: Ischell – Bband – Fishman …

Fraxinus
Fraxinus

Fraxinus
Fraxinus

This steel stringed acoustic guitar from the Ouessant series has been made with a pre-stressed “spider” brace. This version I call “Fraxinus”is made from regional wood as are all the Ouessant guitars : Curly Ash from the Ardennes for the body, a Cedar top, Corb for the structural parts and Curly Maple bindings.

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Fraxinus
L1
L1

Design –The flax fibre body is designed for ergonomic comfort and the laminated neck and hollowed head give more lightness. The soundhole placement allows for easy playing right up to the 21st fret. The second soundhole on the left shoulder gives a excellent perception of your tone when you play the guitar.

L1
L1

Écology – As with all versions of the Ouessant guitar, the timber has been selected from a choice of the most suitable local wood, one example is Sorbus used for the fingerboard. 100% of the wood is European, and the linen fibre comes from Normandy, where it was grown and transformed by a company named “Lineo”.

L1
L1

L1
L1

Design –The flax fibre body is designed for ergonomic comfort and the laminated neck and hollowed head give more lightness. The soundhole placement allows for easy playing right up to the 21st fret. The second soundhole on the left shoulder gives a excellent perception of your tone when you play the guitar.

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L1 Talisman
L1 Talisman

As the second version of the L1 Ouessant, I decided to offer it a precious aspect with some golden leaf covering the bridge and the bindings, plus a "galalythe" ivory color pick guard.

L1 Talisman
L1 Talisman

As the second version of the L1 Ouessant, I decided to offer it a precious aspect with some golden leaf covering the bridge and the bindings, plus a "galalythe" ivory color pick guard.

L1 Talisman
L1 Talisman

L1 Talisman
L1 Talisman

As the second version of the L1 Ouessant, I decided to offer it a precious aspect with some golden leaf covering the bridge and the bindings, plus a "galalythe" ivory color pick guard.

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Ouessant L1
L1 bleue 7c
L1 bleue 7c

Version 7 cordes de la Ouessant L1 Pour permettre au Si grave de sonner au mieux, j'ai opté pour un multi-diapason de 650 à 680mm, et donc un frettage en éventail léger, réparti entre le sillet de tête et le chevalet. La coque en lin apporte ici une bonne projection et favorise l'équilibre par sa stabilité mécanique. Bois locaux toujours pour le manche tilleul, la touche en cormier et la table en épicéa du jura.

L1 bleue 7c
L1 bleue 7c

Table épicéa du jura – barrage kopodirac Caisse en fibre de lin Touche et chevalet en cormier Manche en tilleul et cèdre Filets bleus et bindings en cormier Tête anneau – Méca Gotoh 21frettes 2mm – diapason 650/680 mm Frettage en éventail Système électro sur demande: Fishman Infinity ou Ischell inside C Quelques mesures : Largeurs de caisse, 410-250-280 mm Profondeur de caisse, 112-98 mm Largeur de manche, 47mm sillet- 56mm 12eme Poids total: 1,8 kg

L1 bleue 7c
L1 bleue 7c

L1 bleue 7c
L1 bleue 7c

Version 7 cordes de la Ouessant L1 Pour permettre au Si grave de sonner au mieux, j'ai opté pour un multi-diapason de 650 à 680mm, et donc un frettage en éventail léger, réparti entre le sillet de tête et le chevalet. La coque en lin apporte ici une bonne projection et favorise l'équilibre par sa stabilité mécanique. Bois locaux toujours pour le manche tilleul, la touche en cormier et la table en épicéa du jura.

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YouTube: Démo Soïg Siberil

Ouessant Flax Flower
Ouessant Flax Flower

Very ergonomic, the spherical body, made of organic linen fiber, produces a power full, dynamic and natural sounding instrument

Ouessant Flax Flower
Ouessant Flax Flower

4th version of the Ouessant L1, sitka sound-board, the walnut fingerboard featuring some galalythe flowers inlays, link to the linen body, and to the Woodstock Flower power !

Ouessant Flax Flower
Ouessant Flax Flower

Ouessant Flax Flower
Ouessant Flax Flower

Very ergonomic, the spherical body, made of organic linen fiber, produces a power full, dynamic and natural sounding instrument

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L1 Flax Flower
L1 Cyclade 03
L1 Cyclade 03

3rd version of my L1 serie, Linen body Ouessant, this model features a spruce top, Macassar fingerboard and Galalithe pick- guard.

L1 Cyclade 06
L1 Cyclade 06

Spruce top from the french Jura - Spider pre-stressed bracing - Linen fiber bio-composite body - Basswood and cedar neck - Macassar ebony fingerboard - Ebony bridge - Ring headstock - Maple veneer - Maple bindings - Schaller Da Vinci -

L1 Cyclade 02
L1 Cyclade 02

ring head stock

L1 Cyclade 03
L1 Cyclade 03

3rd version of my L1 serie, Linen body Ouessant, this model features a spruce top, Macassar fingerboard and Galalithe pick- guard.

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L1 Cyclade
Ouessant Osage
Ouessant Osage

Ouessant double évents, fidèle à la série Ouessant, toute en bois non tropicaux, cette guitare a la particularité unique dans ma collection d'être agrémentée d'une touche en bois d'Osage, dit oranger des Osages, "Osage Orange" chez nos amis d'amerique du nord, où ce bois est connu comme le "Bow tree" très prisé par les indiens Osage pour fabriquer leurs arcs.

Ouessant Osage
Ouessant Osage

Le chevalet est également en Osage, tous deux m'ont été offert par un luthier installé à Woodstock (NY), où ces arbres poussent en quantité. C'est bois dur, d'un jaune safran naturel, et bien évidemment très dynamique, résistant et d'une forte élasticité.

Ouessant Osage
Ouessant Osage

(...) Le principe d'avoir une coque fixe en lin et de travailler plus sur la table et les évents garantis une bonne maitrise des caractéristiques importantes de l'instrument. " David Millemann

Ouessant Osage
Ouessant Osage

Ouessant double évents, fidèle à la série Ouessant, toute en bois non tropicaux, cette guitare a la particularité unique dans ma collection d'être agrémentée d'une touche en bois d'Osage, dit oranger des Osages, "Osage Orange" chez nos amis d'amerique du nord, où ce bois est connu comme le "Bow tree" très prisé par les indiens Osage pour fabriquer leurs arcs.

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Ouessant Osage
The model

Molène is my new model of acoustic guitar strings steel.

The principle is for me to propose a model of traditional appearance, which brings together the evolutions and innovations that I developed on my model Ouessant for several years.

MODEL MOLENE
Molene
Molene

Le barrage, pour les tables en épicéa comme en red-cedar, est également dans la continuité du travail mené depuis presque dix ans sur les barrages pré-contraints, notamment avec le luthier Gérard Audirac. Je l'ai bien évidemment adapté à la présence d'une ouïe centrale, rosace traditionnelle, bien que de petite taille car elle est complétée par un évent latéral pour le confort du musicien.

Molene
Molene

Comme celui de la Ouessant, le manche est en tilleul renforcé d'une âme en cèdre, pour un rapport poids résistance optimisé, et la tête a été re-dessinée pour se rapprocher également d'une certaine tradition. Là aussi j'ai choisi le principe de l'enclavement à l'espagnol, le manche étant ainsi continu à l'intérieur de la caisse, le "truss-rod" opérant sur toute la longueur de la touche elle même collée sur l'intégralité du manche.

Molene
Molene

Molene
Molene

Le barrage, pour les tables en épicéa comme en red-cedar, est également dans la continuité du travail mené depuis presque dix ans sur les barrages pré-contraints, notamment avec le luthier Gérard Audirac. Je l'ai bien évidemment adapté à la présence d'une ouïe centrale, rosace traditionnelle, bien que de petite taille car elle est complétée par un évent latéral pour le confort du musicien.

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Efficiency and Ecologie

The eco-composite body in particular, shell molded in linen fiber and resin "green-epoxy", whose very rounded shape of the bottom and contours brings both a great ergonomic comfort, and a very interesting acoustic reproduction.

 

The linen fabric is transformed in Normandy, produced locally near the Lineo company, which is extremely satisfactory in terms of ecological impact.

The density, the weight of the hull that we stratified, is established in order to get closer to the mechanical behavior of the wood, but providing more resistance to shocks as to temperature and hygrometry variations.

 
 
AUTRES MODÈLES
Dublin
3200 €

Parlor guitar type 00, in the great tradition of small jumbo models, handle 12 cases, very powerful and stamped for the blues.

Composed table Spruce / cedar. Bottom and sides in cypress. Handle in linden and cedar. Touch 21 squares & easel in Macassar. Event on table and background. Schaller Mechanics - Diap: 650 mm - Frets 2 mm

Dublin5
Dublin5

Dublin-2_edited
Dublin-2_edited

Dublin3
Dublin3

Dublin5
Dublin5

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Caravane & other designs
Caravane
Caravane

Caravane
Caravane

CaravanHG1
CaravanHG1

Caravane
Caravane

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