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Quebec made, Quebec made products, made in Quebec, products made in Quebec, manufactured in Quebec, Quebec manufactured, products manufactured in QuebecRichard Benoit

Montreal, QC

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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. Part of the Canadian made double bass directory.

Products:

  • Violins
  • Violas
  • Double Bass
  • Violoncello
  • Instrument Repair


Ontario made, Ontario made products, made in Ontario, products made in Ontario, manufactured in Ontario, Ontario manufactured, products manufactured in OntarioInokuchi and Son Violin

Toronto, ON

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At Inokuchi and Son Violin master violin maker Masa Inokuchi and his son Miki has been handcrafting violins in Toronto, Canada for 50 years. Instrument making has been a tradition in the Inokuchi family for the past three generations beginning with making of classical guitars in Japan by Masa Inokuchi and his Father-in-law, Motaro Iwashita.

Inokuchi instruments are carved not only for their thickness graduation but for their tone graduation as well. Top and bottom plates are tapped with a full set of tuning forks and carefully graduated according to the unique qualities and characteristics inherited in each piece of wood. This process produces the most ideal tonal balance and harmony of each and every instrument. It is Inokuchi’s belief that all of the Old Italian Masters had made their instruments this way. When no computers or even electricity was available to them to carry out a scientific approach to violin making. What seems like a very simple and common-sense technique is in fact, a feat only possible by the most talented and experienced makers. Part of the double bass made in Canada directory.

Products:

  • Violins
  • Stand Up Bass


Quebec made, Quebec made products, made in Quebec, products made in Quebec, manufactured in Quebec, Quebec manufactured, products manufactured in QuebecJules Saint-Michel

Montreal, QC

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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. Part of the double bass made in Canada directory.

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).

Products:

  • Violins
  • Violas
  • Cellos
  • Double Bass
  • Bows
  • Harps


PEI made, PEI made products, made in PEI, products made in PEI, manufactured in PEI, PEI manufactured, products manufactured in PEIGorman Basses

Stanhope, PE

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Gorman Double Basses is located in Stanhope, PEI. Gorman Double Basses are played all over the world, including Ottawa, Toronto, Regina, Boston, LA, London, and Oslo. They feature exquisite craftsmanship, exceptional sound and playability. Custom building and restorations may be accepted.  Don Gorman also deals in a selection of affordable student models and can provide bass set-up, repair and supplies throughout Atlantic Canada. Part of the Canadian made double bass directory.

Products:

  • Double Basses


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Victoria, BC

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James Ham Luthier is  dedicated to the repair, restoration and new construction of violin family instruments and bows.  A member of the prestigious American Federation of Violin and Bowmakers, he began his career in 1972 as a repairman and honed his skills by working on thousands of instruments. These skills were acquired mostly by self tutelage but two key mentors are bowmaker Francis Rutherford and violinmaker Raymond Schryer.

In 1972, Mr. Ham relocated with some friends to Victoria, BC in order to open an instrument repair shop – “Old Town Strings.” The shop still exists, although he is no longer actively involved with the business and prefers to work out of his private shop, which is also located in Victoria, BC. Part of the double bass made in Canada directory.

Products:

  • Double Basses


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