top of page

Dans l' atelier

“Inspiration exists,
but it has to find you
working.”
Pablo Picasso
Raga 2 - Bowl-back guitar by Thierry Andre Instruments

Le récent (2023) Raga 2 avec sa configuration bowl-back :

RAGA 2 build-mold, Thierry Andre Instruments

La caisse de résonance Raga 2 est composée de 22 éclisses laminées, assemblées sur un moule multifacettes.

Raga 2 - Bowl-back guitar by Thierry Andre Instruments
Raga 2 - Bowl-back guitar by Thierry Andre Instruments
Raga 2 - Bowl-back guitar by Thierry Andre Instruments
In the Workshop, Thierry Andre Instruments
Raga 2 by Thierry Andre Instruments

Raga 2 avec finition laquée opalescente et poudre d'argent.

Aperçu

La Maya Bass est dotée d'ailes de manche laminées reliant son bloc de manche à ses éclisses de manière triangulaire :

Maya-bass-Thierry-Andre-Instruments

Renforcement de la jonction manche-corps initialement développée par Steve Klein, ces ailes de manche assurent la stabilité de l'angle du manche de la guitare, empêchant le manche de se soulever et pliant essentiellement la caisse de résonance de la guitare. Cette qualité structurelle présente également des avantages acoustiques : le manche étant également stabilisé latéralement, l'énergie de la corde est maintenue plus efficacement (moins de perte dans le manche lui-même) et est ainsi dirigée vers le chevalet de la guitare.

 

Ce dispositif libère la table d'harmonie de toute compression des fibres, provoquée par son rôle habituellement structurel dans sa partie supérieure. Les ailes du manche étant en place, on observe que la table d'harmonie exerce plus librement sa fonction d'excitateur sur toute sa longueur.

Clara-archtop-Thierry Andre Instruments
Soundboard to the Clara archtop guitar byThierry Andre Instruments

À l'intérieur du Clara Archtop à dos plat. Empreinte uniforme du contact de la table sur son périmètre.

Multi, Poplar carved back by Thierry Andre
Multi, hollow-body harp guitar by Thierry Andre Instruments

Kouai - Processus de fabrication, détails.

Harp-guitars with sympathetic strings byThierry Andre Instruments

Harp Guitars with sympathetic strings: Multi, Echoes of Time, Multi 2.

View the currently available Multi 3 :  Page   Listing

A focus on the Archtop

The Clara archtop guitar byThierry Andre Instruments

What a beautiful instrument to explore, to contemplate, to play! OMG!

As a guitar maker it is the - standard initiatory challenge - to make an Archtop... And indeed, and in connection with all the culture and research surrounding the instruments of the classical quartet (violin, viola, cello, double bass) - the historic backdrop linked with these instruments, coupled with the unexplored potential surrounding the archtop guitar itself, is truly infinite, a real rabbit hole of the most pleasant to explore, while contemplating with admiration the advances of my contemporaries and predecessors.

Above: The Clara Archtop - acoustic / electric archtop guitar with floating (through the top) humbucker.

Main materials: : Red Cedar, ziricote, black limba, ebony, rosewood, aluminium, dyed sycomore, recon stone. 

In short, we can easily feel small at the sight of making our own contribution to the development of this instrument...But the challenge is exciting, timely, and will be relevant for a very long time to come. As a player you have part of the answers to this great development within you ; We are indeed living in a beautiful period, literally sharing (among luthiers/players) today, the golden era of the guitar.

 

Below:

Latest offset 17' Archtop design in the making. Titled: -BLUEPRINT- ; This soon to be offered production Model will be first presented as part of The Blue Guitars Collection in 2025.   

-

-

bottom of page