was an absolute master of the art of wood carving. The lutherie
appeared late in his life. As a neo-impressionist painter, he
teached for several years in the School of Decorative Art of Paris.
In 1946 he constructed his first guitar for his own use.
with the Les Amis de la Guitarre, a society of enthusiastics of
the classic guitar, in Paris, Bouchet had his work as luthier
divulged within French musicians of the time. His formation as
constructor was given in an informal way and his very proper style
was fruit of his creativity with the influence of luthier friends
and the master Antonio Torres, who he deeply admired.
his French nationality, Bouchet used the Spanish construction
technique, in which the neck is initially glued to the top
of the instrument to, right after, be added the sides and back
the box. The Bouchet instruments had always presented marvelous
finishings and sound to the traditional Torres.
guitarrists like Juliam Bream, Alexander Lagoya and Emilio
Pujol used Bouchet instruments.