About Me

About My Guitars

Design

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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 use solid linings. this creates great stiffness, and a moisture barrier, as well as atheistic beauty. All my guitars use the traditional Spanish Heel design, this also aids in the transfer of vibration throughout the instrument.

Materials

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I source my materials from many different places, thorough 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

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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 shine, all done by hand. The result is a beautiful, deep finish that minimizes the restrictions 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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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.