Jacky Walraet acquired his skills at the renowned “Cmb” lutherie school in Belgium, where he subsequently amassed over 25 years of experience as a teacher of steel-string and archtop guitar building. Early on, he had the honour of working for several big names in the jazz world and quickly established a firm reputation. As researcher of the LGR-Project he has gained considerable experience regarding the use of non-tropical woods in guitar building. More recently Jacky has concentrated on creating innovative designs, hand crafting a limited number of unique instruments, each with its own one-of-a kind visual and sonic characteristics.
Participating as a dedicated guitar builder at the unique Holy Grail Guitar Show is a challenge that drives my imagination and skills to surprisingly evolving boundaries and beyond. Creating high-end boutique guitars and introducing innovative concepts to an interested public is hugely rewarding.