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 Michael Kennedy Guitars
Luthier Michael Kennedy 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 from Cornell University 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.
Nicholas G Brygidyr of NGB Guitars
Nick, a Montreal native, comes from a background in cabinetmaking and fine furniture. After several years in the craft he wanted to expand his skillset and explore new areas in woodworking, which eventually led him to guitars. Primarily a solid body electric guitar builder, Nick has recently been experimenting with developing an electric hollow body model. While always looking to the past for inspiration, Nick strives to add modern improvements to classic designs. With the goal of having as much control over the final product as possible, he began winding his own pickups that are now installed on all of his instruments.
Brett Hawes of Belvedere Instrument Co.
New to the world of guitar building, Brett Hawes looks to his experience as a professional pickup winder and electronics enthusiast to see his visions come to life. He creates unique, bold electric guitars inspired by ‘the golden age’ of manufacturing between 1948 and 1973. Brett cut his teeth as a manufacturing specialist for Next Gen Guitars where he helped design and build hand-wound guitar pickups, guitar harnesses and instrument cables for customers all over the world. After Next Gen Guitars, Brett started independently winding custom pickups for builders and hobbyists. Focusing on the science and math of pickups, he aims to satisfy the specific sound needs of every customer with meticulous detail and precision. Seeking to make his own mark in the industry, Brett is showcasing his company ‘Belvedere Instrument Co.’ in 2022 with a line of in-house manufactured pickups and guitars that incorporate experimental and sleek designs, both electronically and aestheticall