Florian Chauvet is a highly skilled luthier with a multi-faceted background in music. He is a self-taught craftsman who began his journey in lutherie in the early 2000s and has since honed his skills through hands-on experience and ongoing learning. In addition to his practical training, he holds a degree in musicology from university and has formal classical guitar training from the conservatory.
As a concert performer for over 15 years, both as a soloist and as part of chamber music ensembles, Florian has a unique understanding of the needs of musicians in performance situations. This has led him to specialize in creating “double top” classical guitars, which are prized for their superior projection and even tonal quality across all registers.
With over ten years of experience producing his highly sought-after double-top model, Florian’s work has been recognized by leading musicians in the field, including Tristan Manoukian, a professor at the prestigious CNSM in Paris. With his excellent craftsmanship, combined with his deep understanding of music and the needs of performers, Florian Chauvet is a truly promising luthier.
The sound of the Doubletop Model Nr. 52 is exceptional, offering a powerful and nuanced voice that sets it apart from other classical guitars. With its spruce soundboard and four-piece back construction, this guitar provides a sound that is both powerful and colorful, with clarity and transparency that is truly striking.
The back of the guitar is made from a four-piece construction, with Indian rosewood for the outer parts and Bosse (Guarea cedrata) for the inner parts. Indian rosewood is a prized material for guitar backs and sides due to its strong, clear tone and beautiful grain patterns. Bosse, a species of hardwood native to West and Central Africa, is known for its density, stability, and visually striking grain patterns. The combination of these materials provides a strong, clear, and balanced tonality for the guitar, resulting in a rich, warm sound with excellent projection. The first string, in particular, is noteworthy, with a singing quality that adds a special touch to any performance. Whether playing solo or as part of an ensemble, this guitar will provide a captivating voice that will inspire and impress.
A poem about Florian Chauvet and Doubletop guitar No. 052
Florian Chauvet, a luthier of renown,
With skills both learned and self-taught, he’s renowned.
Musicology degree and guitar training,
His background unique, it’s truly commanding.
A concert performer, with over fifteen years,
His understanding of musicians is clear.
Creating double-top guitars is his specialty,
Projection and tonal quality, a melody.
Ten years of experience, and much to show,
With Tristan Manoukian, recognizing his know.
Craftsmanship and music understanding combined,
Florian Chauvet is truly one of a kind.
The Doubletop Model Nr. 52 is a gem,
A powerful, nuanced voice, a truly stunning them.
Spruce soundboard, four-piece back, so strong,
Clarity and transparency, all day long.
With Indian rosewood and Bosse for the back,
The tonality is rich, strong, and on track.
The first string, singing, a special touch,
Whether solo or ensemble, it’s an extra crutch.
This guitar is a masterpiece, and inspiration to all,
A captivating voice, it will stand tall.
With Florian Chauvet’s skill and mastery,
It’s a work of art, truly, a gallery.
Watch the presentation video of this particular guitar below, where you will find a lot of additional information about its playability and sound.
|Back and sides:||Indian rosewood|
|Air body frequency:||G|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|
|Case:||Hiscox Pro II|