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« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2006, 01:57:41 PM »

The best for me :
Beneteau !!
www.beneteauguitars.com

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« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2006, 01:58:39 PM »

* edit : oups, sorry...
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« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2006, 02:37:05 PM »

Hmm... I've owned a Beneteau, a Webber, a Northwood, a Thompson, several Paragons, a few Sigurdsons, a Seagull, a Simon & Patrick, a Godin electric, more Larrivees than I can remember, and I married a Canadian. I think they owe me honorary citizenship!!  :GRN>

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« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2006, 03:20:09 PM »

Hmm... I've owned a Beneteau, a Webber, a Northwood, a Thompson, several Paragons, a few Sigurdsons, a Seagull, a Simon & Patrick, a Godin electric, more Larrivees than I can remember, and I married a Canadian. I think they owe me honorary citizenship!!  :GRN>



OK but you've got to start using "Eh" more in you daily conversations, eat more maple syrup and talk of nothing but hockey wtih friends and coworkers, OK, eh? 
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« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2006, 04:25:22 PM »

Here's one from my neck of the woods. Richard Harvey.

http://www.arveyguitars.com/
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« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2006, 02:06:11 AM »

I was born in the U.S. and I gotta say I like Canadian guitars much better than American.To me the Canadian guitars sound better, play better,look good,high quality craftsmanship  and cost less Just my .02cents



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« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2006, 02:44:23 AM »

is that your new signature LP ^_^
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« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2006, 07:41:12 AM »

Here's someone who builds fantastic guitars..i have one of his 97 classicals, he also builds steel strings.
Name is Jay Duncan at

http://www.duncanguitars.com

He has a project going in Africa to start up a guitar making school in Africa, to teach communities how to support themselves, with guitars being sold in the West. It's for a great cause.
Check his project site out at

http://www.duncanafrica.com

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« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2006, 07:51:02 AM »

Here's another one..i tried the RL guitar..it was simply superb souding and feel...

http://www.laughlinguitars.ca/

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« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2006, 12:23:19 PM »

Thanks for the links Sam.
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« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2006, 05:17:46 PM »

Another one for the list.  Met Dave Reimer last week in Vancouver.  He is a musician (used to play with Barney Bentall) and he hand makes acoustic instruments (and some electric basses) as well.  He has a unique, somewhat asymetrical, design to his guitars.  He makes about 4 or 5 guitars per year.  Played a couple last night.  One, which he has just assembled, but not yet finished had EIR back/sides and a bearclawed Engleman top.  Sounded lovely and shimmery.  Website here:

http://www.reimerguitars.com/index.html

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« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2006, 08:10:24 PM »

There's a write up on this builder in the latest Acoustic Guitar magazine:

http://www.schwartzguitars.com/index.html
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« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2006, 07:09:43 PM »

Adding another:

Tinker Guitars

I played two dreadnaughts by Tinker (both Sitka/EIR) last night.  Beautifully constructed, as far as I can tell.  Lovely Koa bindings.  Very, very responsive guitars.  If I had to guess, I'd say lightly braced - does not sound overbuilt in the least.  Local Vancouver music store (NJAM) had them for about $1500 and $1350 (for one with slight cosmetic flaws).  I was impressed.

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1999 Froggy Bottom F Deluxe (Koa/Adirondack)
2003 Martin D-17 (All Mahogany)
1996 Fender USA Strat Plus
1967 Hofner President
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1978 Music Man 112-65
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« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2006, 07:44:58 PM »

Alastair Miller.   -_-

www.amillerguitars.com

Phenomenal tone, sustain, projection, finish, and the most comfortable fretboard/neck I've ever played.
(and that includes, in no particular order, Manzer, Wren, Laskin, Beneteau, Beardsell, deJonge, Wingert,
Heiden, Alberico -- and that Larrivee fella, too.  All builders whose instruments I'd also be overjoyed to own.)

 - Richard
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