Mike Sabre

Luthier

JOHN McLAUGHLIN'S MODEL

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  • John with Chick Corea
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  • John with Wayne Shorter
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John McLaughlin says on his website
I still have my historically favorite guitars:
Gibson J200. What a guitar…
My Abe Wechter ‘Notre Dame’ used on the ‘Thieves and Poets’ CD
I have two Gibson Johnny Smiths, both from the 1970’s
My Mike Sabre ‘Mini’ with a Johnny Smith Humbucker and Richard McClish’s great bridge hardware for the whammy bar and the piezo midi-captor,
A beautiful Paul Reed-Smith…

SPECIFICATIONS

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Cette guitare mesure 84 cm de de longueur, et a été conçue aussi pour voyager en cabine d’avion afin d’éviter les accidents de transport.
Elle est particulièrement équilibrée, et le musicien retrouvera encore plus de confort de jeu que sur un instrument ordinaire.
son diapason est de 25,562”.

Le manche, en acajou, est renforcé de palissandre, de fibre de carbone, et d’une tige de réglage à double direction.
La touche, en ébène, de 22 frettes, a un radius compensé de 12 à 16 inchs.
La tête, plus épaisse que d’ordinaire, renforcée d’une talonnette et de carbone, est plaquée dessous de palissandre de 2 mm. Il est vissé et collé au corps de la Guitare.

La base du corps est en acajou, et sa table est un assemblage d’érable ondé et de palissandre.
L’ensemble est sculpté à la main, la table "arch top" et le corps profilé lui donne une ergonomie parfaite.

Elle est montée d’un mini humbucker jazz en position grave, et le vibrato est équipé de pontets Midi "RMC", volume & tonalité pour le humbucker, et volume pour la sortie midi.

Fond dur & vernis polyuréthane.
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This guitar is 33 inches long and was conceived in order to travel in plane cockpits to avoid damage during flyght transports.
It is particulary well balanced, and you will find even more comfort and playability than a regular instrument .
It has a standart 24.562” scale lenght.

The neck is made of very old mohagony and is reinforced in its center by a piece of rosewood.
Two carbon rods are inserted against a double way adjustable truss rod.
The frettboard, made of ebony, has 22 frets and is
radiused from 12 to 16 inch.
The peg head is thicker than usual and is reinforced on its front and back faces by a thick veneer of rosewood,
with a hill on the back side. It is glued to the body, and bolted with four srews.

The base of the body is made of mohagony, and the top is an assemblage of curly mapple in the center and rosewood on the sides.
The overall is hand carved, arched on the top and curved on the back and gives a perfect comfort while beeind played.

It is equiped with a jazz mini humbbucker at neck position, and the tremolo bar is mounted with RMC midi saddles, controled by a volume and tone for the humbucker, and volume for the midi output.

The instrument is sealed and finished with polurethane.

John McLaughlin plays this guitar on :

- Carlos SANTANA dvd "Live at Montreux , Hymns for Peace" 2004
- Eric CLAPTON dvd "Crossroads Guitar Festival" 2004
- John McLAUGHLIN with SHAKTI

OPTIONS

Ces instruments étant fabriqués à l’unité de façon artisanale, je peux répondre à toutes demandes et options particulières.

En voici quelques exemples :

- Diapason
- Nombre de frettes
- Largeur sillet
- Épaisseur et profilé de manche
- Bois et matériaux
- Micros & électronique
- Accastillage
- Couleur & Vernis
- Vibrato ou non
- Midi ou non
- Version gaucher

Pour plus d’informations , contactez moi.
My guitars being individually hand crafted by myself alone, I can afford to let you have it be customized in many ways accordind to your musical needs ...

Here are some exemples of options you can pretend for :

- Scale lenght
- Number of frets
- Widht of nut
- Thickness of neck
- Materials & woods
- Microphones & electronics
- Hardware
- Color of finish
- Tremolo or not
- Right or left hand
- Midi or not...

Please contact me for further information
PHOTOS : THIERRY AMELLER
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