|Comments||Bruce West has built guitars and violins since 1969, worked with Jean Larrivee and Edgar Monch early in his career and ran a commercial machine shop.
He also was associated for some time with the late Darryl Williams, who specialized in baroque and classical instruments in a shop outside of Schomberg, Ontario. With Darryl – who was also a Media Arts professor at Ryerson University – and on his own, Bruce has also taught a number of courses in instrument construction.
Bruce builds a variety of instruments – violins, guitars, violas, and bows.
This 2010 Bruce West Classical is new and an excellent instrument with full, resonant bass and clear, crisp trebles.
|Serial Number||N/A, built 2010 by Bruce West at his shop near Sterling, Ontario.|
|Pricing||$4200 CDN with hardshell, archtop case.|
|Neck||Mahogany neck with spanish heel construction, ebony-bound ebony fingerboard. Indian rosewood headplate. 660mm scale length and 55mm nut width.|
|Frets||No wear; this is a new instrument.|
|Body||Indian rosewood back and sides with European spruce top. Solid linings and very clean interior construction.|
|Finish||Traditional oil-based varnish finish.|
|Hardware/electronics||Bone nut and saddle, premium gears with pearlescent buttons.|
|Playability/Action||Plays well and cleanly, action currently is set to 12/64″ bass and 10/64″ treble.|
|Case||Archtop hardshell TKL case included.|
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