Stuart Ryan Demos Bouchereau Guitars
Last month we received our first new guitars from French-born, Canada-based luthier Loïc Bortot, aka Bouchereau Guitars, and we just couldn't pass up the opportunity to put them into the hands of the sensational Stuart Ryan.
Stuart played both our Bouchereau Mistral and MJ.C models, and these videos from Stuart expertly demonstrate the differences between these stunning models.
This MJ.C jumbo model features a wonderful straight-grained Cocobolo set for the back and sides, with a Swiss Moon Spruce top. The Honduran Mahogany neck is topped by an Indian Ebony raised fingerboard. The body has a clear gloss polyurethane finish while the neck has a satin finish.
Loïc gave us his thoughts on this gorgeous build:
"The MJ.C (Mini-jumbo) model comes in quite a fancy spec, with a stunning set of tightly grained Cocobolo Rosewood, paired with high grade Swiss Moon Spruce. It features a Florentine cutaway and a "squared" arm bevel. I think the back didn't need any back strip addition, as the beauty of the wood speaks for itself. The binding for the guitar is black Ebony with thin Maple purfling."
The Mistral is Loïc's OM model and this guitar is made with a gorgeous set of Indian Rosewood for the back and sides, with the sides lined with laminated Spanish Cedar, and a German Spruce top. The Honduran Mahogany neck features a Carbon reinforced, double acting truss rod, and the Indian Ebony fingerboard is raised over the guitar's top.
Bouchereau's Loïc Bortot gives his thoughts on this Mistral model:
"The Mistral model is basically my version of the OM model, the typical fingerstyle and soloist guitar. It produces a reactive response with complex overtones and harmonics, which allows a very nuanced playing. This guitar is a valuable tool that can feature many ergonomic and aesthetic options. A very versatile instrument that represents the essential pillar of my product lineup. I decided to go with Indian Rosewood for the binding as well, underlined with a subtle maple veneer purfling (as you can see on the back strip)."
If you'd like to know more about these wonderful Bouchereau guitars, then please don't hesitate to reach out by calling us on +1 615-383-8947 or +44 (0) 207 835 5597, or by emailing us here.