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« on: May 07, 2017, 03:26:01 AM »

Opening day of the exhibit was today, with all the builders, got to re-connect with Jean, David, Tony, Linda, brief visits with John Jr, & Wendy, as well as many other old pals from "back in the day".
Each build is stunning, and all in a beautiful space surrounded by the original Group of Seven artwork.

A very enthusiastic full house, a very special day.
Tomorrow it's Jean with Chris Hadtfield, for a most memorable (intimate at 120 seats) talk and concert.

Details here.
http://mcmichael.com/event/the-group-of-seven-guitar-project-summer-2017/

This old boy is a proud Canadian and proud of the brilliant Luthiers in attendance.

Interesting, when I asked Jean if he missed Canada, his reply was "Today I miss the 25 (celcius) degree weather in California".
Suffice to say, this morning we had snow flurries!

Pics to follow when we get back home.

Anyone in the area really should find time to get to this most amazing exhibition of some the best guitar builders anywhere!
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2017, 05:04:25 AM »

Hey Man, you lucky stiff.  What a treat to be there with those amazing Canadian artisans and with all that incredible Canadian art.  What a 150th year B-Day party.  Quaff a Moosehead for me.  Truly spectacular eh?
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2017, 05:50:38 AM »

I wish I could be there!
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2017, 02:40:19 PM »

When I asked Jean if he missed Canada, he replied,
"Today I miss the 25 degree (Celsius)  California weather.
Suffice to say, it was snowing this morning when we woke up!
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2017, 07:45:20 PM »

The June, 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar has an article on the Magnificent Seven and tells how Jean started it all -

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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2017, 10:47:28 PM »

Not that a heck of a lot of forum members would be interested, outside Canada, however, J ean DID mention a special for "Canadian Players only" guitar in honour of our 150th anniversary over the week-end.

The A Y Jackson guitar that Matt built, and Wendy inlayed a mere 2500 pieces of coloured wood in the back ( AY Jackson Painting) only took a mere 1100-1500 hours (said Matthew). And hearing Chris Hadtfield play it and sing was pretty cool.


For my little place, have grown up with these artists , and later life (after 20 years old) these brilliant builders, seeing and hearing that guitar, played by Chris Hadtfield, and meeting him, and re-connecting with jean and the other builders was a bit of a big deal for me.

I'm old enough to have been part of when it all started in Toronto.
 As a professional musician, playing the Larrivee brand for well over 40 years- (and still doing so) made the "group of Seven" guitar show a pretty special event.

I'll be back, as Tony Duggan-Smith ( a good friend) well HIS guitar will be played in October by none other than Kevin Briett.

I cannot express enough, for those of you that were raised on the original Group of Seven as artists in your art education years, the beauty and importance of this show, of guitars, and artwork.

150th aniversary  years of Canada.
50th Anniversary of the gallery
50 years of Larrivee (and his most prestigious apprentices)
all in one place.
 How cool is that?


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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2017, 12:23:27 PM »

It seems like a very cool exhibit.  I'm glad they're putting it on.  Hopefully it is well attended.  If I was in Toronto I'd check it out.  Probably won't make the 450 mile (one way) drive just for that though.  I appreciate the work they put into the instruments as show pieces.  
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2017, 01:04:54 PM »

I would not be surprised if it becomes a travelling show after awhile.
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2017, 01:29:58 PM »

I'd certainly make a point to see it if I was within range. Sounds delightful. Besides those great Canadian luthiers, I love the Group of Seven's work and have many nicely framed prints of them around the house (as well as a few Larrivees).   
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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2017, 09:32:52 PM »

There is a great thread from David Wren on AGF forum.   Here is a pic of the Larrivee guitar.



http://wrenguitarworks.com/WhatsNew/G7FacebookForum/LarriveeG7_FrontBackCollage3c.jpg



http://wrenguitarworks.com/WhatsNew/G7FacebookForum/LarriveeG7_pghdFull.jpg
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« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2017, 05:41:41 PM »

There is a great thread from David Wren on AGF forum.   Here is a pic of the Larrivee guitar.




http://wrenguitarworks.com/WhatsNew/G7FacebookForum/LarriveeG7_pghdFull.jpg

That headstock inlay is just beautiful.
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« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2017, 05:30:34 AM »

Wendy explained that inlay as a picture of AY Jackson painting.
 the real deal with the guitar is Wendy's 2500 pieces of coloured wood, inlaid in the BACK of the guitar, as an AY Jackson painting.....
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« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2017, 11:05:22 AM »

Interview with Manzer and Wren on CBC radio.

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/thursday-june-1-2017-wesley-snipes-sgt-pepper-at-50-and-more-1.4139113/when-fine-art-and-music-collide-a-group-of-guitar-makers-pays-tribute-to-the-group-of-seven-1.4139144
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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2017, 05:36:46 AM »

My poster came back from the framing shop. It looks awesome. The frame and matting cost was about half the cost of a nice used Larrivee 03. lol

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« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2017, 08:52:34 PM »

such a neat framed poster.  Where can I get one of those?
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