Canadian made bouzoukis are made by craftsman who have worked with wood products for years. If you know of any bouzoukis made in Canada please forward the information so I can add them to the site.
Canadian Made Bouzoukis
Hi – My name is Stan, my wifes name is Glynnis, together we started making musical instruments about twenty five years ago .I concentrate mostly on stringed instruments, (Mandolins, Irish Bouzoukis, Ukuleles, etc.)While my wife looks after the smaller instruments (Drums, kalimbas, Xylophones, and Zithers)We like selling to musicians, but also to people who have never played an instrument before but always wanted to. So we concentrate on several easy play instruments, our shop motto is “Instruments made to be played”
My main love is Celtic music, I have played in several Celtic bands playing Mandolin, Bouzouki, Whistle and flute. We have lived and operated in several parts of Canada, but for the last seven years have settled in the Okanagan Valley, a beautiful wine producing region in central British Columbia, I love making musical instruments (and music) and will continue for as long as I am able.
Timeless Instruments is dedicated to educating people in Lutherie skills , supplying luthiers, and custom- building musicians exceptional sounding musical instruments. with ” Action like the Speed of Light “
Since 1980, David Freeman as been a one stop shop for luthiers and musicians! In 2011, His son, Seth joined the company, We offer Personalized service. Four Guitar Construction courses are taught a year, You design, construct & build, evolving and researching acoustics in unique instruments that push Sound and Playability, while maintaining Traditional Aesthetics. Part of the bouzoukis made in Canada directory.
Laughlin Guitars Bob Laughlin. Instruments made since “1977, Vancouver Canada Guitar dating Instruments only numbered… Part of the bouzoukis made in Canada directory.
All Pura Guitars & other instruments are made in Saskatoon, Canada by luthier Darrell Pura. All instruments are hand built, one at a time, using only the highest quality woods and components. Darrell believes that by hand crafting every instrument himself from start to finish, each guitar becomes a high quality, unique piece of playable sculpture that the player and builder can take pride in. His personal touch goes into everything, from selecting wood to hand carving the neck and body, through to the final finishing details.
While many luthiers began their craft as players wanting a better instrument than they could afford to buy, I came to lutherie from the wood supply side of the craft. I have spent my entire adult life involved in some aspect of the forestry and wood processing industries, working at various times as a timber cruiser and surveyor, logger, sawmill operator, and now as a luthier and tonewood dealer.
The resources surrounding me, both natural and human, provide me with a living and a home. I am deeply committed to my local region and believe in “thinking globally while acting locally”. Here are some of the ways I try to implement that slogan. Part of the Canadian made bouzoukis directory.
Ron Belanger Guitars
Ron Belanger has been a wood worker, both in carpentry and cabinet making for many years. He has completed a host of woodworking projects that include remodeling his homes, making furniture, crafting cabinets and building a cedar strip canoe. His interest in guitar making began with the desire for a fine instrument for his own musical pursuits. In 1998 with encouragement, advice and tips from friends like the master builder Grit Laskin, Ron began building his first guitar. His school was the workbench and his learning was supported by research both on the Internet (particularly the Musical Instrument Makers’ Forum) and master works such as “Guitar Making: Tradition and Technology” by William Cumpiano and Jonathon Natelson.