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A unique method between science and art

A sound adjusted to the type of wood

As a luthier, the quality and consistency of the sound of my instruments are my  priorities. Moreover, these are difficult challenges for any luthier, since two pieces of wood of the same species, with equal dimensions, can vary enormously in weight, rigidity and density . 

Rigidity is the parameter that most influences the acoustic performance of an instrument. Indeed, it is the vibrations of the top (and the back) of an instrument that make it possible to emit a sound.

So I developed a device to measure the rigidity of the soundboard when it is under tension. Thus, I can work on it during its manufacture, in order to optimize its power and tone.

Adjustable sleeve

The  handle of my instruments can be assembled with an adjustable mechanism (optional). The mechanism that I have developed and which I make myself is  partly inspired by the one created by the luthier  Ken Parker. It allows for a quick adjustment and better access to high notes.  

In addition, it facilitates the repair of the instrument and thus increases it's lifespan.   This addition allows me, at least for sculpted instruments, to assemble  the soundboard and the back in the same way as for stringed instruments which manage to  survive decades, even centuries. 


This option is available for jazz guitars, acoustic guitars and most other instruments.

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Your tool

Each manufacturing step is entirely  realized by hand with the greatest of care. Be  assured  that each of the elements that make up a Lavoie guitar  is the result of a long reflection and as for details, no stone was left unturned. 


Whether you play in standard tuning or alternate tuning, every parameter of your instrument will be adjusted  to get  the best acoustic performance.

Contact details

418 272-1755

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