- not of this world...................
instruments are built from wood of the botanical family
of Pinaceae. Which one we take depends on the sound features
we want to create.
instruments - how it all began
In the beginning there was a customer's
demand: "Couldn't you build a guitar like the one
Leo created - you know, the one made of this amp housing
And in the beginning there were many requests concerning
LIGHT instruments, without losing overtones, without
indifferent bass frequencies aso....
And moreover there was the curiosity, the luthier's
taking delight to experiment.
But let we talk Gregor Olbrich himself:
many requests - so I began to search for a sort
of wood that had to make many grades:
I wanted European wood to be independent from
Next: Leo had to deal with pitch pockets, his
guitars became very sticky. I needed light confer
wood without pitch pockets, solid enough for making
electric guitar bodies.
found it at the tonewood dealer I absolutrely
First he was vanishing in the deeps of his old
stock, frowning, rubbing his chin. Finally he
appeared, radiant, dusty, handing over 2 pieces
of wood, originally made for another purpose...
into the car, back home, immediately shaping. The handling
was okay - so the moment of truth came nearer and nearer:
When I stringed, I heard crystal vital signs. I had thought
to knew anything about electric guitars - but that was
And then I had finished my first Tellus made of AngelPine.
to an amp I was confronted to a new universe: Everything
was better - respectively more intensive.........
Compared to guitars made of Alder or Swamp Ash you
have much more frequencies in both directions, deepths
and heights without any overemphasizing or break-ins.
You get a clearly faster attac (rise time) - Twang
Empirically the tone should die off faster (known
from many semi-acoustics).
NO! Never ending sustain..........!!
Absolutely stunned I switched on my overdrive -
and the way the guitar communicated also was more
intensive and more versatile. Amp and guitar seemed
to form a whole that offered a neverending variety
Bit by bit I explored new sound areas.
I had to detect that I had to turn back the overdrive
for more than 50%, I didn't need that much distortion!
The most stunning fact was that it was pure fun to celebrate
the guitar with a pure amp. I never had clean sounds
that never made you feel like missing distortion.
Of course you have some things to attend:
As playing our Korinas you tend to turn on your amp
while playing an AngelPine. The sound simply is tooooo
great and swinging...........
I prefer listening to guitars being played via an old
4 x 12 box with Greenbacks and an old 65 Blackface Bandmaster
( guitar - amp - box ).
you put your volume control on 5, your power amp crunches
- get a move on!!
Your ears will make fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffft
and certainley its unhealthy - but simply awesome!
Such high resonant instruments don't need that much
overdrive respectively quit overdoing immediately with
feedbacks of the whole guitar, noticeable in bad uuuuuiiiiiii´s
So please use it with feeling!!
Also please teach your strap buttons not to make any
noise - everything is heard via amp....!
last but certainly not least: My spinal discs are absolutely
happy about an average weight of 2,95 kg and are now
willing to bear longer and voluptuously