I sell all of my guitars direct and ship them all over the world.
Creating each of my guitars as unique pieces is now at the heart of my practice. This methodology has proven over the years to be the one producing the best instruments I can offer.
Although I occasionally re-use certain body shapes and outlines, every guitar order I receive is unique and will be drawn, designed, and translated into a new -guitar plan- created especially for (your name here).
In touch :
I am the one who will communicate personally with you regarding your guitar order, until the moment of its delivery; - I work and realize its design, construction, finishing, fretwork, final set-up, everything.
I am also the person who closes your guitar case the last time, before carefully packing and shipping your new Andre Instrument. (If you prefer you can visit me at my workshop to pick up your new guitar).
There is no middleman, and I enjoy doing all of these steps in the process.
Doing everything in this way takes time, especially when it comes to the steps involved in building your guitar. For that I have a list of orders in progress, to which your order is added when I receive it.
I currently have 9 guitars on order, half of which are well advanced.
While I sincerely believe my instruments are worth the wait, my focus is on getting a result that meets my and your expectations.
I first produce (at no charge) a price quote for the guitar you would like to order. This quote is valid for 30 days.
It details: The final price of your guitar, its specifications, and the deadline to its shipping.
Price range :
Below is my 2021-22 price list for each of my current guitar models.
From this detailed list, you can already get a good idea of the final price of your guitar, even if your own model needs to be created.
As an example, your order may require the creation of a guitar that will combine the specifications of an electric hollow-body with those of the acoustic archtop. In this case its price would be adjusted halfway between the two.
All prices displayed are in US dollars.
Sun, Moon, and Vibrations: $25,000 and up - Elongated-body acoustic guitar, hand-carved, or an otherwise highly expressif and/or very complex to make instrument design. Neck wings support, Art factor option, pickup options, special requests, and custom flight-case included. (work hours 450+)
Clara archtop, Oudtar, Multi, Raga: $21,000 - Multi-string guitar, or otherwise complexe to make 3D
oriented instrument, or elaborate. Neck wings support, pickup options, and custom flight-case included. (work hours 400+)
Old-school archtop, Khan: $18,000 - Arched-top guitar or bass, hand-carved, with neck wings support. Choice of f-holes/circular sound hole, or sound-port design. Pickup, color options, and hardshell case included. (work hours 300+)
Sakura, Maya bass: $15,000 - Acoustic guitar or bass, flat-top construction w/ neck-wings support. Pickup options, cutaway option, and custom hardshell / flight case included. (work hours 250+)
Kouai, Goldorak, Zyra: $12,000 - Electric guitar or bass, carved-top and back + semi-hollow construction. Choice of pickups and specs. Finish options and custom hardshell case included. (work hours 200+)
JM7, Orange: $9.000 - Electric guitar or bass, carved-top included, mainly solid body construction except for JM7. Choice of pickups and specs. Finish options, and custom hardshell case included. (work hours 150+)
Terms and conditions -
When the quoted price to your instrument and the timeline to its making both suit you :
A deposit of $3,000 secures your guitar order, and moves it to the orders in progress list.
Your guitar's serial number is now created, and it's part of the Andre Instruments lineage ;
Your guitar is on its way!
The balance of your guitar will be due in two (2) equal payments:
One month before the work begins on your instrument.
When the instrument is completed, two weeks before it is shipped.
Payments can be made via: bank transfers, personal checks or Paypal.