"Since 2018 I've been trying to think where I want to go with guitar music. What kind of music I want to play and what kind of sound I want to make. As much as I love playing guitar I've felt that no matter how hard I try to compose and play Finnish folk music, guitar as an instrument alienates me from my own tradition. So I figured out a way to bring my guitar sound even closer to Finnish tradition. After two years of inventing, planning and building I finally have a new way to express my Finnish roots with guitar. GUITELE. New instrument that combines guitar and kantele into one instrument. One of the oldest traditions in Finnish folk music combined with one of the most popular instruments in the world. I've come home and at the same time I've no clue where I am with this instrument. But I've lost my heart to this instrument and my head is filled with new music. This is now the road to walk on."
J-P plays with Anders Liljeström custom made Modern elite jumbo guitar.
-Red cedar top
-Madagascar rosewood back and sides
-Scale length 26,2"
-Ebony angled binding
-Ziricote fretboard with bevels
-Liljeström two piece split bridge of ziricote and ebony
Strings: Martin flexible core SP, 12-54
Guitar mic: L.R.Baggs Anthem
Live gear: IK-Multimedia iRig Stomp I/O, Macbook Pro, Mainstage
Gear rundown 2019:
Elite Jumbo 4
Elite Jumbo 3
Elite Jumbo 2
Elite Jumbo 1
Elite Jumbo Bridge