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2010 Bruce West Classical

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This 2010 Bruce West Classical is new and an excellent instrument with full, resonant bass and clear, crisp trebles. 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 at his shop near Stirling, Ontario including violins, guitars, violas, and bows.

This example of Bruce West’s work dates to 2010 and features a pairing of a European Spruce top with Indian Rosewood for the sides, back, headplate and bridge, mahogany for the neck with Ebony for the fingerboard. It is a long 660mm scale guitar with a 55mm nut width. The action is a fairly stiff 10/64ths treble to 11/64ths bass side. The construction is high quality, very clean and solid. The neck joint uses a traditional integrated ‘Slipper’ design, directly connecting the sides and heel.

The design is based on the guitars of Monch during his period in Canada, as West and Larrivee both worked with Monch when learning luthierie.

The finish is a traditional hand-rubbed oil, not a sprayed lacquer or synthetic.

The original ‘Made in Canada’ TKL case is included.

Price: $4200 CAD
  • Model: Classical Guitar
  • Year: 2010
  • Finish Natural
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: N/A, built 2010
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 03/12/2013

  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITIES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 3.52lbs 1.6kg
  • Scale Length: 660mm 25.94in
  • Nut Width: 55mm 2.16in
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