This website presents the works of Thierry André.

His formal luthier roots echo historic designs and traditional instruments, while he expresses in a personal way what contemporary guitar making can offer today.

Each
instrument he builds becomes a timeless musical tool, and hopefully, a material expression of what intuition and inspired action bring to the work.

Often introducing new variations on traditional forms, he is known to create guitars displaying a distinctive and timeless character, each offering visual references to the past and present while delivering a musical voice that captivates with its expansive qualities.

Bringing his vision at the service of the musician, Thierry strives to transmit the very essence of the woods and materials he uses to create musical tools that will inspire several generations.

Working solo from his studio in Quebec City, he designs, builds an ships out a limited number of one-of-a-kind instruments every year, for an eclectic and world-wide clientele ; - This connection is really what ultimately shapes the guitars featured here, and what defines the action of Andre Instruments as a whole.

Ce site vous présente le travail du luthier Thierry André. Il a fait ses débuts en 1998, établissant son 1er atelier à Montréal dans le quartier Rosemont Petite-Patrie. 

Ses racines formelles font écho à une lutherie traditionnelle et aux instruments historiques, tandis qu'il exprime de manière personnelle ce que la fabrication de guitares contemporaines peut offrir aujourd'hui.

 

Chaque instrument qu'il construit devient un outil musical intemporel et, espérons-le, une expression matérielle de ce que l'intuition et l'action inspirée apportent à l'œuvre.

Introduisant souvent de nouvelles variations sur les formes traditionnelles, il est connu pour créer des guitares affichant un caractère distinctif et intemporel, chacune offrant des références visuelles au passé et au présent tout en délivrant une voix musicale qui captive par ses qualités expansives.

Mettant sa vision au service du musicien, Thierry s'applique à transmettre l'essence même des bois et des matériaux qu'il utilise pour créer des outils musicaux qui inspireront plusieurs générations.

 

Travaillant en solo depuis son studio actuel à Québec, il conçoit, fabrique et expédie chaque année un nombre limité d'instruments uniques en son genre, pour une clientèle éclectique, ce au niveau local et international ; - Cette connexion avec les musiciens est vraiment ce qui façonne en fin de compte les guitares qu'il fabrique, et ce qui définit l'action de Andre Instruments dans son ensemble.                                    Aller vers page en français -

The  CLARA ARCHTOP  is the latest creation from Thierry.

This acoustic archtop is equipped with a floating neck humbucker pickup and  features a 25.0 inch scale length.

Built from a very old billet of Western red cedar,  Ziricote and  Black Limba,  
It was initiated as part of a collaborative and inspiring venture with fingerstyle guitarist Michael Watts. 
 

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Clara Archtop - 2020 -

Sun, Moon, and Vibrations - Thierry Andre Instruments

Sun,Moon, and Vibrations - 2019 -

Guitare-Fruit Wurcer - Thierry Andre Instruments

Guitare-Fruit Wurcer -2018-

Old School Archtop - Thierry Andre Instruments

Old School Archtop - 2018 -

RAGA guitar - Thierry Andre Instruments

Raga-guitar - 2017-

Maya Bass 3 -Thierry Andre Instruments - acoustic bass

Maya Bass 3 - 2017 -

Multi 2 - Thierry Andre Instruments - Harp guitar w/sympathetic strings and sub-bass

Multi 2 -2016 -

MAYA Bass 2 - Thierry Andre Instruments - Acoustic Bass

Maya Bass 2 - 2016 -

Multi - Thierry Andre Instruments - Harp guitar w/sympathetic strings and sub-bass

Multi -2015 -

MAYA BASS - Thierry Andre Instruments - acoustic bass

MAYA - 2015 -

Kouai - Thierry Andre Instruments - electric guitar hollow-body rosewood top

Kouai - 2014 -

Monoman - Thierry Andre Instruments - cordophone single string - goatskin and cedar

Mono Man - 2013 -

Oud - Thierry Andre Instruments- for Mohamed Masmoudi

Oud Masmoudi -2013 -

Banjo AM - Thierry Andre Instruments - 4 string gourd banjo gretless jazz strings

Banjo Anne-Marie - 2013 -

Oudtar - Thierry Andre Instruments - bowl-back acoustic guitar -

Oudtar - 2013 -

Tuku - Thierry Andre Instruments - for Oliver Mtukudzi - nylon string fruit-guitar calabash and ceda

Tuku - 2013 -

JM7 - Thierry Andre Instruments - Nylon electric acoustic guitar 7 string - multiac-style anti-feedb

JM7 - 2012 -

Cluster - Thierry Andre Instruments - nylon harp guitar w / gourd body and sub-bass

Cluster - 2012 -

SAKURA - Thierry Andre Instruments - steel-string acoustic guitar - jumbo 17 inch low bout - Sitka s

Sakura - 2009 -

Guitare-Fruit no.1 - Thierry Andre Instruments - gourd guitar 6 string

Guitare-Fruit no.1 - 2008 -

PO - Thierry Andre Instruments - etude for extended body acoustic guitar - goatskin body -short scal

Po - 2008 -

Goldorak - Thierry Andre Instruments - holow-body electric guitar - camphor burl padauk and mahogany

Goldorak - 2007 -

Rolf - Thierry Andre Instruments - gourd banjo folk 4 steel string w frets - ergonomic cut body - ca

Rolf - 2007 -

Khan - Thierry Andre Instruments - acoustic electriic archtop guitar - sitka spruce euro maple - laq

Khan - 2005 -

Orange project - Thierry Andre Instruments - carved-top electric guitar - prs santan model inspired

Orange - 2002 -

Zyra - Thierry Andre Instruments - hollow-body electric guitar w horns flutes acoustic-electric body

Zyra - 2001 -

- We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.                          - Thierry André remercie le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec de son appui.
Thank you very much for your visit and for your interest in Thierry André's work.

Father of a young family, his work is above all a matter of the heart, and that of Clara and Anne-Marie. which each also bring their color to the dynamics of Andre Instruments.


 
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