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 both as a musician and as a producer. including:
My Seth Baccus Nautilus is an amazing and inspiring guitar, it plays so effortlessly and sounds insane, I love it !
UK Guitarist Kris Barras has a genre-bending sound: a high-energy hybrid of Rock, Blues and Country.
Winners of ‘Best New Band’ in the 2018 Planet Rock awards, the Kris Barras Band have become one of the UK’s fastest rising acts. Recently voted one of the ‘Top Blues Guitarists in the World’ (Music Radar) and winning the ‘Best Album’ accolade in the European Blues Awards, perhaps best demonstrates the band’s fluidity and appeal to fans of different genres.
Seth’s guitars are works of art. The attention to every little detail is second to none. I had a vision as to what my perfect guitar would be; Seth took that idea to a whole other level. He made it better than I could have ever imagined.
Tim Mills – Bare Knuckle pickups
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 currently writes, records and performs with Riders to Ruin.
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.
I now have 3 of Seth’s Nautilus’, I think that says all you need to know
Adrian Thorpe – Thorpy FX
Thorpy FX has quickly earned an enviable reputation as on one of the finest FX pedal makers in the world.
Drawing on a distinguished military career Adrian has designed and built a range of uncompromising indestructible and tonally refined pedals.
Adrian says this about his Nautilus –
I’ve been to numerous guitar shows over the last few years and at every show there seemed to be a number of Seth’s guitars on show. Every single time I played one, saw one or generally found myself in the vicinity of his guitars I found myself reaching for my credit card. For me though having been struck with just how insanely good his instruments are I wanted to capitalise on his skills by going “all in” on a custom bespoke design.
Seth was great in that he encouraged me to make choices that worked together as a whole, and the result was a design we were both excited about. The whole purchase experience was really rewarding, and I thought I was prepared for the delivery of the final product… I wasn’t. The Nautilus special reserve he created for me is beyond my wildest dreams. Aside from the insane aesthetics it is not just a pretty face, this guitar absolutely rips and I cannot put it down. The fretwork, the neck and any point you make contact with the guitar is so ergonomic that it makes you want to carry on playing. If you want a special guitar, contact Seth and I guarantee you will end up with a dream instrument that takes your breath away.
Jas Morris – Firekind
Jason is the frontman in Firekind, who recently recorded their debut album with Alain Johannes at his legendary studio in LA, 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!!
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.
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.
Jamie Haas – EL MOONO
Brighton based band EL MOONO are making waves and have toured the UK and Europe in support of their EP releases, playing with the likes of Black Peaks, Press To Meco, Fangclub, Haggered Cat, Phoxjaw and more.
Having recently released “Thanks for nothing” via Brighton label Small Pond, the band are delving even further into their riff heavy psych explorations.
Jamie said this about his Shoreline JM:
Seth has captured exactly what I love about my “F” offsets and presented it in a truly unique, entirely handmade instrument. While remaining tour-proof, it successfully produces one of the most beautiful tones I’ve heard from a guitar.
Having followed his work for years as he’s collaborated with the likes of Led Zeppelin, Them Crooked Vultures and Muse, it has been a pleasure getting to know Seth as he treats his artists like family, really getting invested in the music.
I can’t wait to keep working with him and his Shoreline instruments into the future!”
Having spent years honing his craft, playing in multiple bands and recording as a session guitarist 2019 saw Danny release his first solo album – Blood from a stone, to critical acclaim.
My Seth Baccus Nautilus is a work of art and inspires me creatively. A great guitar isn’t based on one element, it is very much a case of getting all the ingredients right from the tone woods right through to the hardware.
Combined with Seth’s ability, care and attention to detail, he creates a wonderful musical instrument which is tonally rich and dynamic. With impeccable fretwork, a familiar yet fresh design whilst using sustainable materials I am now very proud to own a Seth Baccus Nautilus.