Watch as Renaud Sauzedde, the man behind the extraordinary “One-Piece Master” guitar explains the inspiration for the one-of-a-kind instrument, and the meticulous process of building it. Also, watch and listen as artist Jay Wud lays down a few licks on this masterpiece of a guitar!
A one-piece guitar crafted from a selected piece of ash olive burl, a very special wood that deserves unique treatment. To get the best from this outstanding wood, the “One-Piece Master” is carved out in one single piece. The uncompromising construction method has been pushed to its limits with a “through body” fingerboard that literally becomes the soundboard of the instrument. The concave body and soundboard of the “One-Piece Master” create a reverberation chamber that gives the instrument unequaled sustain and a unique resonance.
Olive ash burl is a relatively lightweight wood, and sonically it delivers a very pleasing balance of brightness and warmth. The flamed maple wood of the “through body” fingerboard is prized for its bright tone and great sustain. The neck is reinforced with 4 titanium rods ensuring neck stability and superior playing comfort. The titanium is lighter, stronger and resonates better than a classic steel truss rod for richer tones across the frequency spectrum.
The “One-Piece Master” breaks with convention at every step of the construction process: the neck angle has never been seen before on a one-piece instrument, making the “One-Piece Master” an astonishing engineering achievement. It’s no understatement to call the first Sauvage Guitars’ instrument a masterpiece. Scroll below for to get a closer look at this one-of-a-kind instrument!
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The One-Piece Master also comes with a luxurious leather case to compliment it’s high-class looks.
Photos by Walter Bryant