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Multi 2

Acoustic electric harp-guitar with 12 sympathetics, 2 sub-bass, and 6 main strings, graphite finish.

 
 

"Utterly astonishing!"
 
Clark Battle

 

Multi 2 harp-guitar by Thierry Andre Instruments

Arch top guitar w/ 12 sympathetic strings and 2 sub-bass.
2nd of a very unique series of 2.
Sound, craftsmanship, design, functionality and art-factor ++
 
 
Geometry  
 
 
Scale length : 25.125 inches  neck pitch 0
 
Standard steel-string neck w/1.71 inches nut width 
 
12 inches radius board @ 5th fret
 
Raised fingerboard, 20 EVO Gold frets medium crown
 
String spacing at bridge: 2.125 inches
 
16 inches low bout,
 
Body thickness at mid-point 4 inches / 2.5 inches under right arm
 

Multi 2 harp-guitar by Thierry Andre Instruments
Photos: Anne-Marie Amyot
Multi 2 harp-guitar by Thierry Andre Instruments

Multi 2 -Archtop guitar w/12 sympathetic strings and 2 sub-bass -2016 - Andre Instruments no.94

Dimensions: 108 x 41 x 10 cm
Scale length: 638mm
Neck width @ nut 43mm
String spacing @ bridge 56mm
Body length total: 107 cm

Materials:

Soundboard: Alska yellow cedar, with altitude Red spruce bracings
Back&sides: American poplar, monocoque
Neck: Spanish cypress, with carbon fiber reinforcements, and steel
adjustable truss-rod
Fretboard: West african ebony, with indian rosewood markers and
aluminium side dots inlay
Headstock: Spanish cypress, Indian rosewood, with bleached cow bone logo inlay
Bridge: Morado and carbon fiber
Tailpiece: Indian rosewood, ebony, aluminium, steel, carbon fibre.

Multi 2 harp-guitar by Thierry Andre Instruments

Tuning machines: Gotoh stealth, black chrome
Nut: Camel bone
Saddle: carbon fibre graphite
Finish: Linseed oil, tung oil, and copal varnish (neck, back & sides)
Graphite dust and hand-polished nitrocellulose laquer (soundboard)

Pickups: Lindy Fralin split-blades, vintage output
 
Strings: D'addario EXP16, phosphor bronze and steel

DEMO multi 2

Multi 2 played by Jean-Marc Hébert.

Multi 2 harp-guitar by Thierry Andre Instruments

Beautiful Old-growth yellow cedar from Haida Gwaii B.C. (Canada) was used for the soundboard to Multi 2.

Multi 2 harp-guitar by Thierry Andre Instruments
Multi 2 harp-guitar by Thierry Andre Instruments

'Thierry André brought several examples of his work from his Canadian workshop at the Santa Barbara acoustic instrument celebration. The stunning silver Multi No. 2 is a 6-string archtop guitar hot-rodded with 12 sympathetic drone strings and two bass strings.' James M. Brill, Premier Guitar

Multi 2 harp-guitar by Thierry Andre Instruments
 
 
"Hi Thierry, Congratulations! Multi #2 is stunning! A beautiful work of art! [...]
 
Thrilled to have Multi 2!"

 
JT




 
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