Luthier

Pellerin Guitars

Luthier
Michel Pellerin
Location
Quebec

Having been building guitars for over 20 years, Michel Pellerin is a master of what he does. Pellerin Guitars encapsulate rich textural tones, subtle nuances, not to mention the stunning, mind-blowing aesthetics. 

Michel Pellerin's lutherie journey began aged 17 when at college studying jazz and classical music and being part of a guitar ensemble class. The goal of Pellerin Guitars is to create a well balanced and rounded instrument. Defined bass notes, an even midrange, yet with sparkling trebles. Of course this can be adapted depending on the desire of the individual musician - but this is a necessity of a versatile instrument which Michel incorporates and notes the importance of.

“I don't have a common day job… I make musician's dreams come true”

In 2011 Michel Pellerin took Ervin Somogyi's voicing class, which he believes greatly improved the tone of his instruments. Through learning techniques when refining the bracing, reducing energy loss, voicing tops and tuning backs to a specific note, he's able to manipulate the sonic qualities to his desired outcome.

His consistency in the evolution of his guitars and harp-guitars is recognized by his mentors and now allows him to frequently exchange conceptual ideas with renowned luthiers as Mario Beauregard and Linda Manzer.

I have always been captivated by the warm welcome and professionalism of Ben and his TNAG team. Whenever I have to build a guitar for them or one of their client,the experience is enjoyable from start to finish.

Michel Pellerin

The Guitars

Pellerin Guitars currently offer 5 (six string) models. Find out more below.

Models

Folk

Hybrid size between a 000 an OM, the “Folk” model is an ideal choice for the fingerpicking style. It has great projection due to the size of the body: good lows, very rich in mid and high frequencies. Excellent note definition, quick response, lightness, and comfort.

*Please note, the specifications provided below are the standard specs included in the base price. Specifications are customizable upon request*

Dimensions
Body length
478 mm / 18,819’’
Upper bout width
285 mm / 11,220’’
Waist width
234 mm / 9,213’’
Lower bout width (maximum)
373 mm / 14,685’’
Standard specifications
Top
Sitka Spruce or Western Red Cedar
Back & Sides
Mahogany, Maple or Indian Rosewood (sides laminated)
Bindings
Wenge or Flame Maple
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Fingerboard
Ebony
Bridge
Ebony
Pins
Ebony
Finish
Polyurethane High Gloss
Neck Finish
Low Friction Satin
Case
Hiscox Flight Case
String spacing at bridge
57,15 mm / 2,250’’
Scale length (Signature Series)
647,7mm / 25,5’’
Neck width at nut (Signature Series)
45,75 mm / 1,800’’
Michel's notes

We want each note that is played to be well defined and balanced. Responsive lows, clear mids, and resonant highs, as well as harmonious and solid orchestration at both high and low volume are the features that make a guitar exceptional. This is what you can expect from every guitar bearing the Pellerin name.

Dreadnought

Very rich in lows while enabling high frequencies to vibrate clearly. Powerful with room left over for the sensitivity of the player.

*Please note, the specifications provided below are the standard specs included in the base price. Specifications are customizable upon request*

Dimensions
Body length
508 mm / 20,000″
Upper bout width
292 mm / 11,496″
Waist width
266 mm / 10,472″
Lower bout width (maximum)
399 mm / 15,709″
Standard specifications
Top
Sitka Spruce or Western Red Cedar
Back & Sides
Mahogany, Maple or Indian Rosewood (sides laminated)
Bindings
Wenge or Flame Maple
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Fingerboard
Ebony
Bridge
Ebony
Pins
Ebony
Finish
Polyurethane High Gloss
Neck Finish
Low Friction Satin
Case
Hiscox Flight Case
Neck width at nut (Signature Series)
45,70 mm / 1,800″
Scale length (Signature Series)
647,7mm / 25,5″
String spacing at bridge
57,15 mm / 2,250
Michel's Notes

We want each note that is played to be well defined and balanced. Responsive lows, clear mids, and resonant highs, as well as harmonious and solid orchestration at both high and low volume are the features that make a guitar exceptional. This is what you can expect from every guitar bearing the Pellerin name.

Grand Auditorium

Powerful volume, perfect balance between low and high frequencies. Flexible and versatile with excellent projection.

*Please note, the specifications provided below are the standard specs included in the base price. Specifications are customizable upon request*

Dimensions
Body length
508 mm / 20,000″
Upper bout width
300 mm / 11,810″
Waist width
250 mm / 9,843″
Lower bout width (maximum)
407 mm / 16,000″
Standard specifications
Top
Sitka Spruce or Western Red Cedar
Back & Sides
Mahogany, Maple or Indian Rosewood (sides laminated)
Bindings
Wenge or Flame Maple
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Fingerboard
Ebony
Bridge
Ebony
Pins
Ebony
Finish
Polyurethane High Gloss
Neck Finish
Low Friction Satin
Case
Hiscox Flight Case
Michel's Notes

We want each note that is played to be well defined and balanced. Responsive lows, clear mids, and resonant highs, as well as harmonious and solid orchestration at both high and low volume are the features that make a guitar exceptional. This is what you can expect from every guitar bearing the Pellerin name.

Small Jumbo

Similar to the Pellerin Jumbo (17 inches wide) but a smaller 16 inches version. Powerful volume, perfect balance between low and high frequencies. As flexible and versatile as the Grand auditorium model.

*Please note, the specifications provided below are the standard specs included in the base price. Specifications are customizable upon request*

Dimensions
Body length
505 mm / 19,875″
Upper bout width
290 mm / 11,415″
Waist width
243 mm / 9,565″
Lower bout width (maximum)
406 mm / 16,000″
Standard specifications
Top
Sitka Spruce or Western Red Cedar
Back & Sides
Mahogany, Maple or Indian Rosewood (sides laminated)
Bindings
Wenge or Flame Maple
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Fingerboard
Ebony
Bridge
Ebony
Pins
Ebony
Finish
Polyurethane High Gloss
Neck Finish
Low Friction Satin
Case
Hiscox Flight Case
Neck width at nut (Signature Series)
45,70 mm / 1,800″
String spacing at bridge
57,0 mm / 2,250″
Scale length (Signature Series)
647,7 mm / 25,5″
Michel's notes

We want each note that is played to be well defined and balanced. Responsive lows, clear mids, and resonnant highs, as well as harmonious and solid orchestration at both high and low volume are the features that make a guitar exceptional. This is what you can expect from every guitar bearing the Pellerin name.

Jumbo

Large body resulting in better lows and a richer accompaniment. This type of body delivers the most low end response. The best size for a baritone or 12 string guitar.

*Please note, the specifications provided below are the standard specs included in the base price. Specifications are customizable upon request*

Dimensions
Body length
532 mm / 20,944″
Upper bout width
307 mm / 12,087″
Waist width
258 mm / 10,157″
Lower bout width (maximum)
432 mm / 17,000″
Standard specifications
Top
Sitka Spruce or Western Red Cedar
Back & Sides
Mahogany, Maple or Indian Rosewood (sides laminated)
Bindings
Wenge or Flame Maple
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Fingerboard
Ebony
Bridge
Ebony
Pins
Ebony
Finish
Polyurethane High Gloss
Neck Finish
Low Friction Satin
Case
Hiscox Flight Case
Neck width at nut (Signature Series)
45,70 mm / 1,800″
String spacing at bridge
57,15 mm / 2,250″
Scale length (Signature Series)
647,7mm / 25,5″
Michel's notes

We want each note that is played to be well defined and balanced. Responsive lows, clear mids, and resonant highs, as well as harmonious and solid orchestration at both high and low volume are the features that make a guitar exceptional. This is what you can expect from every guitar bearing the Pellerin name.

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