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In the Workshop

 I think about structure as much as sound.

To develop the responsiveness and long-term stability of the guitar,
is the coherent whole that I aim to create.

Raga 2 - Bowl-back guitar by Thierry Andre Instruments

The recent (2023) Raga 2 : Its rounded body configuration recalls the experience of hearing one's voice in a cathedral (video sample above).

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

The Raga 2 sound box is made up of of 66 main parts assembled on a multifaceted mold.

Raga 2 by Thierry Andre Instruments

Raga 2 with opalescent silver dust laquer finish. Schaller Grand Tune w/ebony on all 12 strings.

Inside the Body. 

The Maya Bass features laminated -neck wings-  connecting its neck block its to sides in a triangular fashion.

Maya-bass-Thierry-Andre-Instruments

A neck-to-body junction first developed by Steve Klein some thirty years ago, these -neck wings- ensure stability of the neck in all axes, notably from side-to-side on cutaway guitars also. Most of my acoustic instruments carry this feature.

Clara-archtop-Thierry Andre Instruments

Inside The Clara Archtop.

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

Inside the Multi 2 Harp-guitar - Internal view of neck pocket area (left) connected to the guitar's perimeter.

At right is its fully  1 pc ergonomic soundbox.

 

Below you can hear 2 of this type of hollow-body harp-guitars.

Barely had to touch it.

Harp-guitars with sympathetic strings byThierry Andre Instruments

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

Soundboard to the Clara archtop guitar byThierry Andre Instruments
The Clara archtop guitar byThierry Andre Instruments

The Clara Archtop - acoustic / electric archtop guitar with floating (through the top) humbucker. Materials: : sinker cedar, ziricote, black limba (neck), ebony, rosewood, aluminium, dyed sycomore, recon stone, and a little gouache by Clara Andre set into its tailpiece!

''I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.''- Georgia O'Keeffe

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