Alain Johannes is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and producer.
He was a founding member of the influential alt rock band Eleven and has been heavily involved with a host of projects including Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, Chris Cornell, Arctic Monkeys, Mark Lanegan, and The Desert Sessions, both as a musician and as a producer.
Alain – “My Seth Baccus Nautilus is an amazing and inspiring guitar, it plays so effortlessly and sounds insane, I love it !”
Tõnu is an award winning composer from Estonia. His music has been performed all over the world by some of the most prestigious orchestras.
He is a multi instrumentalist himself and also works as an arranger of contemporary music in the classical idiom and lectures on composition and instrumentation.
Tõnu – “My instrument made by Seth is a really beautiful and subtle sounding instrument. If I had to describe the sound, then probably the words “warm and rich” would come to my mind first. It also has really long sustain.
If I play melodies I mostly use the neck pickup, the sound has a nice smooth attack and somehow melancholic colour. Playing chords I use the bridge pickup and the sound begins to “shine” and “flicker” with a lot of overtones. The sound can be really fascinating and has a real deep “life” in it. And of course, the guitar looks very cool and has been made with extraordinary craftsmanship.”
Best known as the founder of guitar pickup specialists Bare Knuckle, Tim started playing guitar professionally soon after leaving school performing with bands in the UK and Germany as well as teaching guitar and martial arts.
Tim has recorded and toured with legendary UK blues rock singer Elkie Brooks throughout the ‘90s and has also written and recorded with top US metal band Iced Earth. Having always enjoyed performing live, Tim founded the Bare Knuckle Blues Band, which gives him the opportunity to continually push Bare Knuckle forward whilst still being able to write and perform the music that got him into playing guitar in the first place. Tim says “From the first moment I held my Nautilus I knew it was a very special guitar. It not only looks stunning , it literally talks through you as you play. Notes bloom from under your fingers in such a dynamic way playing becomes totally free expression. A real ‘instrument’ crafted by a luthier at the top of his game.”
Jas is the frontman in Firekind who have just come back from LA after recording their debut album at Alain Johannes’ legendary studio 11AD. Former guitarist of the year UK winner Jas is undoubtedly a fantastic player who now has three Seth Baccus guitars in his arsenal.
He had this to say about his newest Nautilus:
“Plays like a dream!! So fluid and free, everything seems so easy. Neck feels great. Good weight. Of course it looks stunning, build quality absolutely impeccable, the aged white finish is gonna look cooler and cooler by the gig. Most importantly it sounds awesome! I can’t wait to get it down to rehearsal and crank it! These guitars need to be experienced by the world!!”