About Thierry André -
by André Brunet
Thierry André (b.1973) is an artist, father of a young family, and professional luthier based in St-Jean-Port-Joli Qc.
He built his first acoustic guitar at age 19 while attending the École-Atelier Lutherie-Guitare Bruand, an institution that I founded in 1975.
By establishing his first workshop in the Cosmopolitan city of Montreal in 1998, Thierry naturally came into contact with instruments from all over the world.
Photo : Anne-Marie Amyot
-His study of these old-world instruments will have connected him with the very source of traditional instrument-making. Experimenting himself the -root- of his craft, building numerous simple and rudimentary -lute- prototypes, invited him to see and hear the guitar from a renewed and fresh perspective:
Working with different materials,, shapes and ergonomics, this experience led him to further develop his own expressive language as a guitar-maker.