Lionel Loueke is to tour the world with Herbie Hancock. The world-famous jazz guitarist has roots in West Africa but now lives in the USA. On the tour, he will play an electric guitar made by Relish Brothers AG.
According to a company statement, Loueke chose a custom-made Walnut Jane guitar, which the musician describes as an “incredible work of sound and art”. He also said the guitar was a “positive vision” that corresponds with his vision of music. Besides RelishBrothers AG, the jazz guitarist also has another connection to Switzerland: he teaches at the Musik Akademie Basel Jazzcampus.
RelishBrothers was founded in November 2013 and is headquartered in Neuenkirch. The startup’s electric guitars have interchangeable pickup and a patented bamboo fretboard that is reported to be 60 per cent harder than rosewood. The guitars also have optimized sound with a full, warm acoustic tone.