About Me

About My Guitars

Design

Materials

Materials

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My guitar's are loosely based on the Hauser design, in that they are similar in size, with a single top, however the 7 fan bracing pattern is quite different, and that is derived from John Bogdanivich's design. I laminate and finish the inside of the sides and I use solid linings. this creates great stiffness, as well as stability in the sides, it creates a moisture barrier, and as well, adds atheistic beauty. All my guitars use the traditional Spanish Heel design, this also aids in the transfer of vibration throughout the instrument.

Materials

Materials

Materials

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I source my materials from many different places, through the contacts I've made over the years. I will never use anything other than top grade materials on my guitars. No matter how hard it may be to get, I will find a way to get it. A wiser Luthier than me once said. "If you make a guitar using "cheaper or lesser grade" wood, and it doesn't sound or play good, how will you know if it's because of the wood or not" So I only use the best materials, period.

Finishing

Materials

Finishing

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All my guitars are finished using the time tested method of French Polishing. I start by applying 2-3 coats/sessions of epoxy to fill the pores, hand sanding it back in-between coats. Then I start the French Polishing process. Once I'm satisfied with the thickness of the finish I start wet sanding and polishing the finish to a high gloss, all done by hand. The result is a beautiful, deep, rich finish that minimizes the restrictions to the top that other finishes can do to a guitar.

Video

Here is a video of World class Canadian Classical Guitarist Tariq Harb playing the first guitar I ever made...

Available for Purchase


Discounted Price $3,250 CDN ($500 off the standard price for this guitar)

Details/Price List


Current wait time for an instrument is approximately 8 months to one year. But could vary depending on what's in the queue.

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Please contact me at your convenience.  I look forward to working with you.

Haines Guitars

Whitby, ON

905-430-1112

Hours

Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

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Testimonials

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Josh - Ann Arbor, Michigan

 " It's a fantastic instrument--wonderful tone, dynamics, sustain, string separation, elegant craftsmanship, beautiful details. It's extraordinary! " 

Links

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Here's some links to a few of the fine people who I have, and still do work with.