D’Clair comes for the word “Declare” which portrays their declaration towards the dedication for world class quality instrument.
It is building a bridge to connect and strengthen the relationship between international Luthiers and Musicians.
Not only educating musicians on the process of crafting world class instruments, musicians could also understand the type of instruments suitable for them.
Under the guidance of Jeffrey Yong (an internationally renowned Luthier) and Marc Lamaq (a Luthier all the way from England), D’Clair learnt the art of crafting world’s most fantastic and delicate instruments.
Luthier Master Jeffrey Yong is a two-time World Class Luthier Champion for The World Most Beautiful Sound Handmade Acoustic Guitar Award and Classical Guitar Award. His skill in luthiery has been mostly self-taught. In 2006, his full Monkeypod OM Guitar won the Blind Listening Test at the Guild of American Luthier’s convention as the best sounding guitar in terms of tonality, timbre and sustain.
Marc Lamaq is a Luthier that specializes in crafting high quality, fully handmade guitars specially designed for international musicians and brands.
Other than than manufacturing, D’Clair also serve to cultivate new talented Luthiers. They provide classes that allows musician and music lovers to fully understand the art of crafting wood into instruments that produces beautiful sound. D’clair also provides the DIY tools and materials for instrument lovers to craft their own instruments.
D’Clair is recognized and currently an official member of the Guild of American Luthier under Music To You.
D’Clair has strict requirements for production of half handmade instruments.
Each instrument produced must fulfill the requirements below:
1) It must be handed to the factory which produces international brand instruments and it must have high quality management system and processing plants.
2) From the choice of materials, internal structure, wood working to tuning and assembly, all of these must be in the closest way as the production of full handmade instruments.
3) It must fulfil the requirements of musicians ranged from beginners to professionals in the way of sound, texture and delicacy.
4) It must have the variety of popular exterior designs. Other than to comply with all the handmade instruments specifications, it’s also had to be at the affordable price range, so that music lovers can get a good quality instrument at an affordable price.