For every guitar Jean-Yves Alquier builds, each tells a story. Passion, grit and a good dose of philosophy find their way into Alquier’s electric and acoustic guitars, producing phenomenal sound. As a means to discharge, unfettered creativity, Alquier also builds mind-blowing concept guitars. France’s President Hollande recognized Alquier as a master guitar builder and bestowed him with the distinguished MOF award in 2014. Looking for a way to reduce the industry‘s carbon footprint, Alquier pioneered techniques to produce a CO2 neutral guitar. The result is the eco-responsible Ethiq guitar line built with bamboo. He only uses nonexotic wood.
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