Rudy first met French-Canadian luthier Benoit Lavoie several years ago at the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase. The two immediately hit it off - both being eccentric guys with thick foreign accents and an insatiable passion for guitars - and we’ve been proud to carry Benoit’s works of art ever since.
This is Ben's "The Clovis" A classic 7-string archtop with a modern voice.
Top: German Spruce Back and Sides: Flame Yellow Birch Neck is yellow birch reinforced with 4 carbon rods and a dual action truss rod (hot rod)
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-The top and back are glued with hide glue, same as a violinfor do reparation easy -Lining is solid wood hand carved -Top and back are hand carved too. -Accessories are made with Ebony -Pick up is a Kent Armstrong -The neck is adjustable(pivot)