Jean-Noël Rohé studied lutherie in Great Britain at the Sherwood College in Newark with Tony Johnson and Roy Courtnall. In 2004 he was awarded with the title “Un des Meilleur Ouvrier de France”, which is an award that honors the greatest craftsmanship in France of a certain field. Jean-Noël stands in the tradition of French guitar makers like Daniel Friederich and Dominique Field. Jean-Noël is without a doubt one of the most sought-after luthiers of this generation.
Crafted in 2017, this exquisite instrument by Jean-Noël showcases the luthier’s dedication to creating guitars with unparalleled sound quality. Featuring a spruce top complemented by Indian rosewood back and sides, it exemplifies the crystal-clear tone Jean-Noël’s guitars are renowned for, allowing players to sculpt the sound with their technique. The guitar achieves a harmonious balance between trebles that sing with long, lyrical sustain and firm, fundamental basses, elevating it to the zenith of concert guitars. This instrument is not merely a tool for music but a canvas for artists, enabling them to express the fullest range of their musical vision with clarity and depth.
Visually, the guitar is a marvel of craftsmanship, brimming with meticulously executed details that invite admiration. The rosette, with its complex and captivating pattern, is a testament to the luthier’s skill and attention to detail, embodying the essence of artistry in guitar construction. Jean-Noël’s inspiration for the head shape, drawn from a gothic arch in an ancient building in Strasbourg, infuses the instrument with a timeless elegance that transcends the ages. The hand-engraved Scheller tuners are not only aesthetically pleasing but also exemplify the highest standard of functionality, making every tuning adjustment a pleasure. Despite its status as a pre-loved instrument, it maintains great condition, bearing only minor signs of use—a testament to its enduring beauty and resilience.
|Jean Noel Rohé
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