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Raga 2

Bowl-back steel string acoustic guitar with 6 sympathetic strings. Built using the new (2023) 22pc body assembly mold.






" I finally had the chance to play the Raga. What an incredible sound!


It has to be the richest, full-bodied sounding instrument in my collection! My two assistants were astounded at the sound quality!


What a masterpiece!


Thank you so much for the superb vision and craft you put into your work."



Raga 2 by Thierry Andre Instruments
Raga 2 by Thierry Andre Instruments

Raga 2
Bowl-back acoustic guitar with sympathetic strings. 
Andre Instruments no.120
Dimensions: 104 x 41 x 25 cm
Scale length: 25.25"
Neck width at nut: 1.75"
String spacing at bridge 2.25"
Lower bout: 15.00"

Body length total: 21.5" 

DEMO VIDEO for Raga 2 (2023), duration 1 min.

Build sequence for Raga 2 - Thierry Andre Instruments

Build sequence (partial) for Raga 2, workshop view.


Soundboard: Carpathian spruce, aged, with altitude Red spruce bracings

Back&sides: American Cherry, bent monocoque, with dyed pearwood accents

Neck: Sitka Spruce with carbon fibre reinforcements

Fretboard: West african ebony, with ceramic dot markers

Headstock: Gabon ebony, dyed pearwood, and carbon fibre

Bridge: Gabon ebony, with ceramic and pearwood inlays

Tuning machines: Schaller open brass gear
Nut and Saddle: bleached cow bone
Finish: Opalescent nitro laquer, natural (top) and  with Sterling silver dust (back). Tung oil and copal varnish on side-pieces.

Strings: D'addario EXP16, phosphor bronze and steel

Private collection, USA​


Lifetime limited warranty to original owner, declaration of authenticity, serial number/label inside is :

Andre Instruments -Thierry André no. 120 , 2024

Raga 2 acoustic guitar by Thierry Andre Instruments - Open headstock w/Schaller tuners
Raga 2 by Thierry Andre Instruments

" This is the most beautiful thing that I have seen in a while. I am certain that the person who ends up with this piece will have found their voice."

Sung Kim


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