Jeremy Clark of 52 Instrument Company
Every instrument receives my undivided attention and as a guitar maker I concern myself with the playability, ergonomics, and intonation of the instrument. Every neck is hand carved and shaped till perfection, each fret carefully worked to allow ease of playability, and every string properly compensated to ensure proper intonation. My goal is to inspire the player and provide the artist with the medium to express themselves unencumbered and to their fullest potential.
Michael Kennedy of Indian Hill Guitar Company
Luthier Michael Kennedy of Indian Hill Guitars strongly believes that a cohesive design in both structure and aesthetics is fundamental to producing exceptional world class instruments. These ideals could most succinctly be described as clean elegance. Michael’s approach to achieving these tonal and visual goals has continually developed over the course of his career but is rooted in the melding of science and instinct. With a formal education in Mechanical Engineering tempered by a life spent pursuing creativity he strives to not simply keep these forces in balance, but use them collaboratively to create something greater than the sum of its parts.
Nic Delisle of ISLAND Instrument Manufacture
Nic is primarily an electric instrument builder whose focus is on blending retro influences from the likes of Harmony and Silvertone with modern construction and design elements. With a goal of keeping a small carbon footprint, Nic uses local and reclaimed materials almost exclusively. To support other artisans and small companies, the guitars are outfitted with custom designed and fabricated parts and hardware.
Lenny P. Robert of Daddy Mojo Guitars
Daddy Mojo is dedicated to handcrafting quality instruments inspired by the heirloom of American blues and roots music. As builders, they've taken everyopportunity to pay tribute to the resourcefulness and ingenuity of the primitivists with equal regard to the style and sophistication of the American classics. Over the course of 10 years, they've tweaked and perfected many original cigar box guitar models as well as, solid bodies, hollow bodies and carved top electric guitars.
Lenny P.Robert cut his teeth executing scenic painting for his parent's design firm in Montreal. He studied Fine Arts, majoring in Painting & Drawing at Concordia University. A portrait painter by trade, he would
build whimsical instruments inspired by depression era blues musicians in his studio. Lenny has been running Daddy Mojo String Instruments out of the Mile End Guitar Coop since 2014.
Oliver Duval-Quinn of Quinn Guitars
With a background in sound engineering, Oliver Duval-Quinn of Quinn Guitars strives to make great sounding instruments. His goal is to build studio grade instruments that both look unique and show off the natural beauty of wood. With over 5 years of repair and setup experience and a knack for electronics, Fender Certified luthier Oliver will be able to satisfy all your guitar related needs.
Joshua Greenberg of Larkspur Lutherie
Hailing from the mountainous forest of interior British Columbia, Joshua takes an unusual approach to lutherie. Steeped in various traditional folk musics throughout the years, he believes that acoustic instruments, in addition to having cohesive beauty, perfect playability, and sweet tone, must be powerful enough to be heard with ease in un-amplified settings. With training from such luthier greats as Jason Romero, Martin Tremblay, and Sergei de Jonge, Joshua has developed a respect for traditional, time-tested techniques blended with modern innovation with a side of straight up intuition. Always learning and not afraid of experimenting, Joshua is determined to make perfect tools for serious musicians.
Morgan Deslongchamps of Deslongchamps Lutherie
Morgan started his journey in the world of lutherie as a teenager when he began repairing his friends' instruments. This hobby eventually grew into a passion for repair and restorative work on stringed instruments and woodworking as a whole. Since graduating in 2017 from the Bruand School of Lutherie in Montreal he has been working in music stores as a repair technician while developing his own models of acoustic guitars. He wants his work to always be evolving and a reflection of his creativity while continuing to improve on each build by integrating new methods and more modern techniques.
His experience as a repair technician and his knowledge of guitar building give him the ability to create instruments that have an astounding durability, intelligent design, and a tone that is appreciated by veteran musicians and amateurs alike.
Pedro Botia of Botia Instruments
Pedro Botia is a Colombian luthier specialized in guitars and traditional South American instruments based in Montreal, Canada. He learned the trade for 3 years in Cafayate’s Escuela tradicional de música y danzas. There, he was immersed in Argentinian folkloric songs and dances in the middle of the desert, surrounded by generous maestros and fellow musicians. Pedro brought back with him a renewed appreciation for the richness and variety of traditional instruments.
Nowadays, he dedicates himself to making instruments he himself would like to play : beautiful, rich-sounding and sleek.
His academic background in exact sciences and wood-working experience make him only more attentive to the intricate details involved in the design and construction of string instruments.
Nicholas G Brygidyr of NGB Guitars
We're very pleased to introduce you to Nick Brygidyr of NGB guitars! Nick has a background in furniture as well as lutherie and is currently building a prototype hollow body electric as his first build in the coop. In a first for the coop he is also winding custom pickups for himself and some of the other members -- check out his page and give him a follow!