Monday 31 October 2011

Vintage & Rare guitar of the week: Dommenget Maththias Jabs Acoustic Explorer
This week our Guitar of the Week - chosen from the thousands of incredible instruments being sold via Vintage & Rare - is this quite stunning acoustic Explorer by Boris Dommenget as designed for Matthias Jabs of The Scorpions.

The guitar features a solid spruce top with back and sides of solid rosewood. Body binding on front and back is abalone and mother of pearl, and the intricate soundhole binding features stars and planets. The neck is Spanish cedar with ebony fretboard inlayed with star position markers. The headstock is the traditional Explorer shape and is fitted with Kluson tulip tuners. The scale length is a Fender-like 25.5" rather than the Gibson scale length of 24.75" that you might expect considering the design.

This guitar is being sold via Vintage & Rare priced at €7990.

Dommenget Guitars are based in Balje, Germany, and are best known for their various guitars built for German rock act The Scorpions. These have included acoustic Flying V guitars for Rudolf Schenker in 6-string, 12-string and doubleneck 12+6 models.

See also: Dommenget Guitars

G L Wilson

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1 comment:

  1. Love it! I have been doing fan-based adverts for MJ Guitars for over 7 years and recently interviewed Boris Dommenget, (see youtube) so this blog does my heart good. You can't imagine how many times I have reached out to internet mags and hard copy mags to profile Matthias'/Dommenget's guitars, to no avail. Except for one time, Vintage Guitars was interested. Sent them to Matthias and don't know what happened from there. So this is great and so appreciated. Thanks again.



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