Bowl-back steel string acoustic guitar with 6 sympathetic strings.
" This guitar... It was just born...
I mean, we always talk about it when you have something like this,
and we call how it's gonna sound, and then...
I mean... This is insane now! In months it's gonna be...
It's, ffff..forget about it- It's already incredible.
Photos: William Ritter
William Ritter at Gruhn guitars.
Bowl-back acoustic guitar with sympathetic strings.
Andre Instruments no.101
Dimensions: 104 x 41 x 25 cm
Scale length: 645mm
Neck width at nut 45mm
String spacing at bridge 55mm
Body length total: 50 cm
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
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