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Maya bass by Thierry André, Andre Instruments, Acoustic bass guitar with neck humbucker, sitka spruce, oxidized and acoustic finish, dimarzio pickup w/coil tap
Kouai by Thierry André, Andre Instruments, hollow-body electric guitar with humbuckers and acoustic horns, rosewood carved top 6pc, honduran mahogany back 2pc.
-Andre instruments feature musical proportions and are designed to be responsive and ergonomic. They are true works of art and sonically captivating guitars.
Since my studio is a one-person shop - and I'm the one who will answer all your questions - making suggestions as needed - let me personally guide you through the ordering process. I make only a few guitars per year by choice - my focus is the validity of the work - the added value that I can bring to the world through my work.
Whatever your specific request, I will do my best to fulfill it. Often the best ideas come from my clients themselves; I am one of those who consider each individual as an artist - and am very open to your suggestions. My goal is to bring them to life before your eyes.-
How to order:
Email me via the contact form below.
I’ll send you a price list. If my work is within your budget we can go into more detail about what you’d like
You ask questions and if you want to order, you send a 50% non-refundable deposit. This deposit protects you from any price increases, puts you on my "build list", and sets an approximate delivery time.
Then I make your instrument.
When I am satisfied that the instrument is ready and your request has been fulfilled, you send the balance due and the instrument is sent to you, or if you prefer, you can come and collect in person.
For all Andre Instruments, you can choose any of the following:
Choice of scale length, neck width, bridge spacing, string gauge.
Choice of body responsiveness degree (to avoid feedback, if applicable).
Choice of overall feel and aesthetics (expressive, classic, under stated).
Choice of colour treatment (natural, semi-transparent, dyed, oxidized, or using pigments & minerals).
Choice of finish top coats: Nitrocellulose high-gloss laquer, or, Parker responsive epoxy and oil satin finish.
Choice of body size/shape.
Choice of pickups (if applicable).
Choice of highlight material & appointment wood.
Choice of body wood (various).
Choice of top wood (various).
Choice of cutaway: Slant, faceted, soundhole-type, or standard (included).
Choice of hardware, tuning machines (Gotoh 510, Gotoh Open-gear, Schertlers, Waverly (base), are all included.
Choice of carbon fibre or titanium neck reinforcements. 2-way truss-rod low profile also standard.
Choice of neck profile. Can be made according to spec template.
Choice of headstock (3+3, 2+4, 6in line, straight-pull, etc. Bone nut or zero fret. Roller nut extra (or as agreed).
Choice of sound hole for acoustics and archtops (traditional, offset to upper-bout, offset to cutaway, side-port).
Choice of side dots and overall aspect/feel of fingerboard markers (minimalist, bold, custom inlays).
Instrument's voicing as agreed.
Instrument's ergonomics as agreed (relief cut, arm-rest, cutaway, etc).
Instrument's visuals (according to initial drawing and as agreed).
Standard are: Quarter sawn, master grade, most woods, including high-figure domestic maple woods.
Most medium-density woods (for hollow-bodies) and Indian Rosewoods (for acoustics).
Included are: Premium quality hardshell case (or gig-bag if preferred).
Flight-case is included for instruments that require it (as listed below)
Certificate of authenticity
How long is the waiting list?
From the time you place your order, expect a 12-24 month wait. On the other hand, I source your material immediately if I don't have it in stock, and your project is developed with you as soon as you place your order.
Custom & One-offs: Multi-string guitar, round-body guitar, extended-body acoustic guitar, hand-carved acoustic guitar, or any otherwise highly expressif and/or very complex to make instrument design.
Cutaway, neck wings supports, art factor options, pickup options, special requests, and custom flight-case are all included.
(Build-time, hours 400+)
Archtop Guitars: Arched-top guitar or Bass guitar, hand-carved, with neck wings support.
Choice of f-holes or sound hole/ sound-port design. Pickup, color options, and hardshell case are all included.
(Build-time, hours 300+)
Acoustic Guitars: Flat-top Acoustic guitar or Bass guitar, with neck-wings supports.
Choice of sound hole/sound port configuration. Pickup options, cutaway option, and custom hardshell case are all included.
(Build-time, hours 250+)
Hollow-body electric guitars: Hollow-body Electric guitar or Bass guitar, carved-top and back responsive construction.
Choice of pickups and specs. Finish options and custom hardshell case are all included.
(Build-time, hours 200+)
Solid-body electric guitars: Solid-body Electric guitar or bass, carved-top included, except for JM7 multi-layer construction.
Choice of pickups and specs. Finish options, custom hardshell case or high-quality gig-bag, are all included.
(Build-time, hours 150+)
Quotes are prepared within 72 hours. Emails are responded to daily.