Renaud Galabert is a luthier based in a picturesque Provencal village, nestled by the Sorgue river and watched over by Mont Ventoux. He has been designing and creating unique guitars for over 20 years. His background in applied technical electronics has given him the precision and understanding of materials and physics necessary for guitar making.
Galabert takes excellent care in selecting the wood for his guitars, knowing that it will significantly affect the sound and quality of the instrument. Each step of the guitar-making process is meticulously documented so that he can recreate or come close to the sound of a previously made instrument.
The latest guitar crafted by Renaud Galabert is a true masterpiece of lutherie. Built in 2023 and bearing the number 116, this guitar boasts a stunning combination of cedar double-top and cocobolo back and sides. The result is an instrument that is visually breathtaking, sonically powerful, and versatile.
The cedar double-top provides a warm tone that balances the cocobolo’s bright and lively character. Combining these two kinds of wood results in a guitar that is easy to play, comfortable and responsive, and has exceptional sound. The projection of sound is impressive, making it ideal for concert performances and for playing at home.
The attention to detail and craftsmanship that Renaud Galabert is known for is evident in every aspect of this guitar. From the precise joinery to the careful selection of wood, every part of this guitar has been crafted to the highest standard. The resulting instrument is not just a musical tool but a work of art that will be cherished for years. This is the guitar for you if you are looking for an exceptional guitar that can deliver a unique sound.
A poem about Renaud Galabert and his guitar No. 116
Renaud Galabert, a luthier so fair,
In Provencal village, a man with a flair.
Nestled by the Sorgue, and watched by the peak,
Of Mont Ventoux, his guitars unique.
With over twenty years of skill and design,
Creating guitars, his true art divine.
With a background in electronics applied,
Precision and understanding, his guitars will always abide.
Wood selection, a task he does with care,
Knowing it affects the guitar’s sound and repair.
Each step in the process, meticulously recorded,
To recreate the sound, he has always afforded.
The latest creation, a masterpiece indeed,
Built in 2023, with number 116, its breed.
A stunning combination of cedar double-top and cocobolo too,
Visually breathtaking, sonically powerful, versatile, it shines anew.
The cedar’s warm tone, balanced by the cocobolo’s lively grace,
Together they make a guitar that’s easy to play and trace.
The projection of sound, so impressive, it’s clear,
For concerts and homes, it’s the perfect sound to hear.
Detail and craftsmanship, Renaud’s known to bring,
In every aspect, it’s evident in his guitar, a unique string.
Precise joinery and careful wood selection, with care,
A musical tool, a work of art, for generations to share.
If you’re searching for an exceptional guitar with a unique sound,
Renaud Galabert’s creation, is the one to be found.
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:||Cocobolo|
|Air body frequency:||G#/A|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|