Canadian made cellos feature artists across Canada that use their craft talent to build Cellos & other string instruments. If you know of any cellos made in Canada please forward the information so I can add them to the site.
Canadian Made Cellos
Lamario specializes in making string-quartet instruments as well as double basses (contrabasses). Just one of Lamarre’s innovations involves the double bass. A huge, generously proportioned instrument measuring over 1.9 metres, the double bass is difficult to transport, making it very costly for classical, jazz and popular musicians who must pay considerable over-baggage charges to travel by airplane to overseas concerts, as well as increasing the risk of damage. That’s why since 1995 Lamarre, who is constantly looking for new ways to meet his clients’ needs, has been making a semi-acoustic “Lamario” bass with a removable neck, a relatively small instrument that is much easier to transport. Part of the Canadian made cellos directory.
Langdon Strings is the smallest Luthier shop in Southern Alberta. Making, restoration, and maintenance for violin family instruments including cellos made in Canada. A short pleasant drive south of Calgary to the Town Okotoks. Tyler Langdon operates a small luthier business, specializing violin, viola, cello and double bass construction and care. Customers come from all over western North America for repairs, maintenance and a selection of new and restored instruments, and bows.
I first picked up the violin at the age of five, and studied the Suzuki method. It was a terrific introduction to music and fostered a great love and appreciation for music. I’ve been involved with orchestras, bands, and chamber groups since my early teens and currently play the viola in a quartet and civic symphony. My focus has become the creation of new instruments inspired by the great master violin makers, that fill today’s concert halls and fit the requirements of players.
Black Rock, NS
It’s now almost 30 years since that first cittern (which I still play and record with) but I still get excited about every instrument that I design and build at Vector Instruments. I consider it a blessing to spend my days in a cloud of sawdust, working with wood. It’s an honor to be able to help each musician, no matter what their level, to attain their personal goals.
If you plan on visiting our neck of the woods, please consider dropping by for a visit!
Jules Saint-Michel knows the violin. At 78, he plays it every day and continues to make it. His workshop-boutique, member of the Economuseum network, is a place of discovery and exchange.
While the luthiers work in the open workshop, musicians come to buy strings or instruments. Others entrust their violin, cello or contrabass to the luthier for repair. Still others come to restore an old instrument they sometimes inherited.
From the sketch on paper to the glowing violin, all the stages of the fabrication are clearly explained. The luthier chooses carefully the wood, cuts and prepares each of the 70 pieces which are then glued. The varnishing, polishing, editing and setting stages must be completed before the violin can sing. “It takes at least 125 hours of work for a violin,” says Jules Saint-Michel, whose fame is international.
In addition to making hundreds of violins and violas, Mr. Saint-Michel has also collected rare instruments. Among those exhibited are a ravanastron, an Arab rebab, a rebec, a viol of the Middle Ages, a porcelain violin and Monsieur Pointu’s violin. You can also see the instruments used in the movie The Red Violin. A very interesting showcase is devoted to Quebec luthiers, including Antoine Robichaud and Augustin Lavallée (father of Calixa Lavallée, author of the national anthem of Canada).
Honeymoon Bay, BC
Zak’s studies in graphic arts at the Niagara Institute of Technology further developed his artistic ability. His need to experiment with his materials eventually led to instrument making. Only select aged tone woods (10 – 60 years old) are used to make the violins, violas, cellos, basses, mandolins and archtop guitars. Each instrument is handcrafted from broadleaf maple and Sitka spruce. Zak uses his intuition and liberally borrows from the techniques used by Stradivari and Guarneri. The varnishes he uses are developed from his own formulas. Part of the cellos made in Canada directory.
From an early age, Richard Benoit became interested in musical instruments and the sounds they produce. He found it fascinating to hear the sound result produced by musicians using an instrument made from elements of nature. He quickly developed a passion for violin, viola, cello and double bass as well as luthier’s craft.
Since returning to Canada in 2009, Richard Benoit has been working in Montreal for the Wilder & Davis workshop, Luthiers. In addition to performing the maintenance, repair and restoration of the string quartet instruments, he has developed expertise in tone control by researching and constantly experimenting with new solutions that increase comfort and quality. of stamp instruments.
Richard Benoit also offers full services for double bass and double basses from his studio in Lachine, Montreal where he also makes violins, violas and cellos. These are played and appreciated by European and North American musicians for their sound and ergonomic qualities. He is a member of the Violin Society of America and the Forum des Fabricants and researches the history of violin making in Quebec and North America.