Bertrand Ligier is a French luthier based in Connaux, near Avignon in the south of France. His guitars follow the French tradition and are crafted with great finesse. A particular attention is given to the French polish, and the sound qualities follow those of Dominique Field and Daniel Friederich’s guitars. Bertrand has adopted some aesthetic details from the history of guitar making and has made them his own with an outstanding refinement and taste. For instance, the shape of the head as well as the illuminations and the size of the label are reminiscent of those of Robert Bouchet. The rosette is of the utmost delicacy and the intricate mosaic pieces that compose it are assembled with a skillful precision.
This particular guitar was built in 2018 and is in excellent condition. It is one of his first guitars with double sides, much in the style of Jean-Noel Rohe and Daniel Friederich. Just like the top, the inside of the sides is made of spruce, which give them more stability and favor the vibration of the top. Sound wise this guitar has it all, power, sustain and playability. When playing it, you immediately notice how responsive it is and changing tone colors is very easy. The elegant Scheller tuning machines shows once again that Bertrand Ligier’s guitars are always pieces of art with exquisite details.
|Back and sides:||Indian rosewood|
|Air resonance frequency:||G#|