Photos: William Ritter


Soundboard: Carpathian spruce, aged, with altitude Red spruce bracings
Back&sides: Indian rosewood, bent monocoque, with dyed pearwood accents
Neck: Indian rosewood with carbon fiber reinforcements
Fretboard: West african ebony, with ceramic dot markers
Headstock: Gabon ebony, indian rosewood, dyed pearwood, and carbon fiber
Bridge: Gabon ebony, with ceramic and pearwood inlays
Tuning machines: Golden-age relic nickel, with brass gear
Nut and Saddle: bleached cow bone
Finish: Linseed oil, tung oil, and copal varnish, over oxydative process

Pickup: optional
Strings: D'addario EXP16, phosphor bronze and steel

Private collection, USA​
Custom wooden case w/alpaka felt cushions. Lifetime limited warranty to original owner, declaration of authenticity, serial number/label inside is : André Instruments- Thierry André no. 97 , 2017

Raga /// (Photos credit:William Ritter)



-Bowl-back acoustic guitar with sympathetic strings - 2017 -


AndreInstruments no.101



Dimensions: 104 x 41 x 25 cm


Scale length: 645mm


Neck width @ nut 45mm


String spacing @ bridge 55mm


Body length total: 50 cm

One can hear Rudy Pensa commenting on the Raga guitar in this feature video for the Boutique Guitar Showcase Tour 2017, curated by Jamie Gale Music.

Video courtesy of the Boutique Guitar Showcase and used with permission.


Boxing-up the Raga guitar - 2016