The Twelfth Fret - Guitarists' Pro Shop
2132 Danforth Ave Toronto Canada | Sales: 416-423-2132 | Service: 416-423-1554 | sales@12fret.com

Independent Luthiers

The Twelfth Fret has always been supportive of independent and private instrument builders. We carry or commission guitars from a number of top quality builders in our area. We set up instruments to the player’s requirements and we ship worldwide.


2017 Stephane Ferre Birdseye Maple Classical Guitar

Stephane Ferre builds classical guitars in Quebec City, and has sent us one of his new models, a double-top and birdseye maple double-side guitar.

2017 Evan Kingma Purple Heart Classical Guitar

Evan Kingma has been building for only a few years, working as apprentice to Stephen Hill at The European Institute of Guitar Making in La

2017 G. W. Barry Maple 12 String Guitar

Today we are featuring a recently commissioned piece, a custom maple body 12 string guitar, from the workshop of G.W. Barry

2015 David Wren Concert Brazilian Steel String Guitar

David Wren has been a fixture on the Canadian Lutherie scene for decades. His shop is quite close to The Twelfth Fret so we see

1980 Linda Manzer Cutaway Steel String Guitar

Linda Manzer has been building guitars for over 30 years and like so many top Canadian luthiers, started with Jean Larrivee.

SOLD!!! G W Barry 30-12 OM Steel String Guitar

We're featuring the third guitar from the G.W. Barry 30/12 collection. This particular guitar has an interesting history and compelling visual features.

SOLD!!! G W Barry 30-12 Koa 000+ Steel String Guitar 2016

The second guitar in the G W Barry 30/12 collection is a 000+ model featuring a Bearclaw Sitka Spruce top and deeply figured Hawaiian Koa

G W Barry 30-12 Mod C Ziricote

The first guitar featured in the G W Barry 30-12 collection is a stunning Mod-C with a splendid Ziricote back and sides set and a

G W Barry 30-12 Mod C Ziricote Steel String Guitar

The first guitar featured in the G W Barry 30-12 collection is a stunning Mod-C with a splendid Ziricote back and sides set and a