Didier Wurtz, painter and marquetry specialist for 30 years, develops contemporary marquetry techniques. While traditional marquetry reconstitutes an image from pieces of wood, like a puzzle, contemporary marquetry superimposes various wooden veneers and sanding then reveals the underlying layersby transparency through the wood. The original input of Didier Wurtz to this technique consists in adding other materials, like wood and metal powders, printed-paper, wallpaper, and paint, thus bridging the fields of marquetry and painting. He has learned electric guitar making and made his own instruments to see an old dream come true and decorate guitars with his marquetry work.