Guitar Design : Nicole Instruments

Nicole Instruments is a brand name that will caught your attention whatever you may say. Lionel Nicole is the founder of Nicole Instruments that builds these guitars made in France. Lionel Nicole is also a guitarist, and professional designer.

Look his guitars, and you can tell that he is a designer at first sight. Lionel Nicole builds his guitar with a fairly unknown material : Corian. The Corian is a synthetic material invented during the 1960s by DuPont de Nemours engineers.

Apparently, the Corian can be crafted just like wood. I don’t know if it has similar acoustic properties though. However I like the idea that this is an environment friendly material.

Nicole Instruments build guitars, basses, and drums series. The guitars are quite nice to see, and I like their design. These are clean design including standard elements from guitars, and less standard elements (Kaosspad, LED,…). As for their retail price, let’s say they won’t be affordable by everyone of us. Especially if you are looking for something more elaborated than the “Immaculate” model for example (which is affordable). Nicoles Instruments series are all customizable.

Check them at Nicole Instruments.

Here is a video of Ange’s guitarist Hassan Hadji playing the Evolution model…


And another video featuring the Diablo model with Kaosspad played by Jean-Philippe Brechon…


About Sem

I am the founder of Muzicosphere (that also exists in a French version). In 2011, I also created Guitar Fail, the Guitar LOL place to be. And before that I created GAS a GoGo, a gear giveaways blog in French.


  1. J’adore le controle du son avec le chaos spad. Ca fait du bien de voir des guitares différentes de la stratocaster de base.

  2. Good looking! I hope it will play as it’s look! 🙂

  3. Moi bravo j’adore la prise de risque sur le design et la personnalisation. Je v voir un peu plus et le nom de la marque sonne

  4. La diablo Nicole en jette pas mal sur leur site/ aussi dingue que nous. Ça donne envie de la malmener!

  5. je connais le corian, matériau haut de gamme/ sonorité à tester. Bien vu le kaoss pad

  6. Etant musicien et je travaille le corian c est une matière tres solide tres propre sa vieillie pratiquement pas etant une matiere qui ne se peint pas mais qui se ponse avec un grain tres fin c est des instruments qui ne s abimeront pratiquement pas du tout

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