I know that his tone is in his hands and there's no way to replicate it (that`s not what I'm after)...and he surely can get it anytime on any guitar...
But I wonder if someone could give a few hints for approximating it.
Watching the Bireli Jazz A Vienne DVD I hear Stochelo has a lighter, warmer, more hollow tone than the other players.
I'm curious as to what factors might contribute to this? Touch? Strings? Pick?