Beau Theige


Artist Statement:

I am a husband, father, and hobby rancher on the windswept plains of North Dakota. Although I am not a guitar player myself, I was instantly intrigued by this varied and unique craft, and thus the journey began. If you want to get trendy, it's called "upcycling." Each is handcrafted, inspired by everyday utilitarian objects, antiques, or plain old trash. Half art, half junk, all guitar. Let’s change the way you make music.

Artist bio

Born and raised in Williston, the oldest of eight children, Beau Theige became fascinated by art in all forms at a young age. He attended country school through eighth grade in Williston and went to Ray High School where he graduated in 1999. He held various positions in the work force until most recently becoming laid off after eight years in the oil field. Beau Theige Custom Guitars has since become his full-time occupation. While his interest has taken on many forms over the years: woodworking and mixed media pastels/acrylics, Beau has found his calling with his most recent  guitar adventure. Proud of his North Dakota heritage, he strives to infuse his guitars with true North Dakota spirit, incorporating barnwood and kitchen objects that remind him of spending time in his grandmother's kitchen on their dairy farm north of Ray. Since December 2015, he has created over 160 guitars and sold over 120. His guitars can be seen coast to coast from L.A. to Florida, and even as far as London.  He's thrilled to have been featured in the Williston Daily Herald, Talkin' the Bakken magazine, Midwest Living (online edition) , and on Prairie Public Radio.  He resides in rural Williston with his wife of thirteen years, Larissa, and their three children.

Touring Schedule:

1. The Art Center                                              May 11 - June 24, 2017
    115 2nd St. SW
    Jamestown, ND 58402

2. Bismarck State College Galleries                 August 15 - September 30, 2017
    1500 Edwards Avenue
    Bismarck, ND 58501

3. Taube Museum of Art                                   October 17 - November 17, 2017
    2 N Main Street 
    Minot, ND 58703

4. Bismarck Art & Galleries Association           January 1 - 31, 2018
    422 East Front Avenue
    Bismarck, ND 58504

5. Ellendale Opera House Gallery                    April 1 - 30, 2018
    55 Main Street
    Ellendale, ND 58430

6. Northwest Art Center                                   August 15 - September 27, 2018
    500 University Avenue W
    Minot, ND 58707

7. Cando Art Center                                         October 1 - 31, 2018
    111 4th Avenue
    Cando, ND 58324