will be part of the first 
Montreux International
Guitar Show

This is gonna be the very first guitar show I participate and I'm super happy that it happens in Montreux which is pretty closed from where I come from. I'll finally meet other builders like Martin Maudal which has been a huge inspiration in my early days of being a luthier. I'll bring some custom orders which are gonna be delivered to customers after the show but also two Columbia MKIV made especially for the occasion and a few aluminium necks for Fender Strat, Tele and Jazzmaster. If you are interested to come at the show to try some of my instruments, I can ad you on my private visitor guest list. I still have 5 available. See you all there.


Best. Alexandre


Aluminium Bolt on Neck Columbia MKIV

Hi everyone, 


I first hope that you all had a nice Christmas time and a great start in 2022. 


I've finally achieved what a lot of people asked for: the Aluminium Bolt On Neck version of the Columbia MKIV.     

I've played it a lot since it's done and the difference with the MKIV Aluminium neck through is huge. The character has changed a lot. It's not better or worst, just different. First, the MKIV Bolt On is about 600gr lighter than here big sister. It surprised me a lot the first time I hold it after the assembly. It seems that the rest of the bloc that has disappear had a bass influence the guitar. It's still super "Ballsy" but with a bit less of low end. The other point is and it was also a reason to make an aluminium Bolt On neck version, that it has more attack and sounds sharper than the Alu Neck through which is more a sustain-heavy-riff-machine.


I could try to discribe it all day long but I've got orders to take care of. I'll take some time to make a video to compare both Columbia MKIV as soon as my new interface has arrived. 

The Columbia MKIV Bolt On #001 is for sale. Because it's a prototype and I haven't take that much care to the finish (it has a few pokes and I didn't polished it high gloss) I'll drop down the price to 2.7K€ instead of 3.5K€. It's perfectly functional and setup with 12-54 strings. Send me an Email if you're interested or if you've got some questions about it. 




CMKIV Alu Bolt on sanding.jpg

by Lars Christopheren



Isabelle Heidehorn and Alexandre Gletty


"Isi and I met in Berlin four years ago where we were both bartenders at Soulcat. We had a similar passion about analog photography and I immediately felt in love with her work. There is a lot people who shoot films but a tiny hand of them have such a talent as Isi. I asked her if she wanted to document my work and she said yes. This book resumes pictures by pictures my last year in Berlin and our new life in the north countryside. It shows the magic atmosphere at the shop and also private moment with friends and family. It also includes a few thoughts and reflexions I have about the society and the difference between living in a city and the countryside. The book will be available in both E-book and printed version end of 2022.  


You can follow me on Instagram if you want to see the building process of your necks or full instrument. I post a lot on the stories to keep customers in touch.