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In Stock - SKU: GUCLROH-07767 - Jean-Noel Rohe

2011 Jean-Noel Rohe SP/IN

Year 2011
Top Spruce
Back & Sides Indian Rosewood
Scale Length 650 mm
Nut width 52 mm
Finish French Polish
Country France
Condition Excellent
Exchange ExchangePlus
Luthier Jean-Noel Rohe
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$16,000.00

Description
This is an incredibly refined instrument in all ways. The craftsmanship is second to none, not only is it extremely tasteful but it is perfectly executed to the minutest of details. Sound is uniquely Rohé's but there are some influences that can be detected, such as the Friederich-like use of double-sides - rosewood on the exterior and cypress for the interior. For Rohé, this system of stiffening the sides re-enforces the box, providing a cathedral-like acoustic environment from which the sound proceeds. The bracing pattern is a symmetrical 5 fan system - with two criss-crossing, sculpted lower harmonic bars in an x-pattern just below the soundhole. This lightweight system is reinforced under the vibrating of the top (between bridge and soundhole) with a thin reinforcing plate, that would normally be found under the bridge in Hauser-styled instruments. This system seems to produce a sound that balanced and relaxed, with warm quality of sound that retains a firmness to the core of each note for definition. This unique sound has great style, all who hear and play are won over by its charm.

Rohé likes to compare the making of a guitar to wine-making, in that the vintner's personality is present in the final product in much the same way as the luthier's does. Grape varieties and scents blend in the similar fashion as do wooden framework and sound structure. One can appreciate the tonal qualities of the note as one can appreciate the complex taste of a particular wine. For the connoisseur of fine guitars, this maker's work does for the ears what the finest wines do the palates of the most discriminating wine aficionados.

Orfeo Magazine #7 - French School Luthiery

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2011 Jean-Noel Rohe SP/IN

John Cage's "Three Easy Pieces: Duo" performed by Aaron Larget-Caplan 2011 on a Jean-Noël Rohé

Description
This is an incredibly refined instrument in all ways. The craftsmanship is second to none, not only is it extremely tasteful but it is perfectly executed to the minutest of details. Sound is uniquely Rohé's but there are some influences that can be detected, such as the Friederich-like use of double-sides - rosewood on the exterior and cypress for the interior. For Rohé, this system of stiffening the sides re-enforces the box, providing a cathedral-like acoustic environment from which the sound proceeds. The bracing pattern is a symmetrical 5 fan system - with two criss-crossing, sculpted lower harmonic bars in an x-pattern just below the soundhole. This lightweight system is reinforced under the vibrating of the top (between bridge and soundhole) with a thin reinforcing plate, that would normally be found under the bridge in Hauser-styled instruments. This system seems to produce a sound that balanced and relaxed, with warm quality of sound that retains a firmness to the core of each note for definition. This unique sound has great style, all who hear and play are won over by its charm.

Rohé likes to compare the making of a guitar to wine-making, in that the vintner's personality is present in the final product in much the same way as the luthier's does. Grape varieties and scents blend in the similar fashion as do wooden framework and sound structure. One can appreciate the tonal qualities of the note as one can appreciate the complex taste of a particular wine. For the connoisseur of fine guitars, this maker's work does for the ears what the finest wines do the palates of the most discriminating wine aficionados.

Orfeo Magazine #7 - French School Luthiery
Background
Based in Strasbourg, France, Jean-Noël Rohé is considered to be the top French maker of his generation - not just by all those who see and play his instruments, but also by none other than Daniel Friederich and Dominique Field, who were among his most avid early supporters. We are delighted to represent this fine maker exclusively in the USA - bringing in one guitar per year, particularly since his private wait-list is now 8 years.

Feel free to contact us with any questions. It’s what we’re here for!

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