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In The Workshop -

Each André instrument is unique. Beyond its serial number, each has a name. Every detail counts, especially when dealing with touch, sound, and responsiveness.

Hollow-body guitars 

André's electric guitars are thought out in terms of acoustic engineering, before any amplification factor comes into play. 

Kouai (below) has a balanced mass and great sustain. 

It offers the -airy- qualities expected of a hollowbody guitar.

Kouai hollow-body guitar 2014 Thierry Andre Instruments

A guitar such as Kouai has great unplugged qualities that one can hear from it when being amplified and well recorded.



Hear it played solo by Jean-Marc Hébert (2 Min.)

Kouai - Internal views (below): 

Kouai-hollow body electric guitar build- by Thierry andre Instruments
Acoustic guitars 

Inside the box to the Maya Bass 2015: -Typical laminated -neck wings- support attached to neck block. Also visible are: Beveled hardwood tail block, glued-in side brackets, tubing for pickup lead wire going to tail, faceted spruce cutaway in place on soundboard, and resulting cut on treble-side of body. Lattice-type bracing is used on top plate, with long radial type bracing pattern on back.  

Hear the Maya 4 string bass : 1 min. workbench demo:

Soundbox construction views (below):

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Inside and outside the soundbox to Oudtar, 2011. Typical -neck wings- support are attached to the neck block,

Kasagami Japanese paper reinforces every seam of the 22 - rib structure. 

Geyhound Mandoline by Thierry Andre Instruments

Greyhound mandoline bowl-back completed (left), and the Old-school archtop rim assembly (right).

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Inside the Clara Archtop, 2020: -Typical -neck wings- support attached to neck block. 


Also visible, is a laminated rosewood internal pickup support, that holds the pickup suspended and clear of the top. 

Acoustic designs: 

Different bracing combinations used for André acoustic guitars (below) :

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Guitare-fruit Wurcer (2018), intermixed parallel bars and ladder bracing. 

Old-school-archtop by Thierry Andre Instruments

Old-school Archtop (2017): Intermixed parallel bars and ladder bracing.

Oudtar by Thierry Andre Instruments
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Oudtar : soundboard prior to its voicing stage (2013): -Intermixed x-brace  and a sequential bracing.

Raga guitar by Thierry Andre Instruments

Raga Guitar (2017): -Traditional x-brace with fan-type lower bout segment (video below).

Video courtesy of the Boutique guitar Showcase

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