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Edgar Monch

Bruce West Classical Brazilian Rosewood, 2021

Bruce West Classical Brazilian Rosewood, 2021

This Bruce West Classical, built during 2021 in Sterling, Ontario features a hundred year old Spruce top and Brazilian Rosewood sides and back. Bruce West has been involved in musical instrument building for most of his life, starting at age 12 with a bench at Geo. Heinl’s workshop in Toronto.

New
Price: $6,450.00 CAD
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Bruce West Cutaway Classical Brazilian Rosewood, 2016

Bruce West Cutaway Classical Brazilian Rosewood, 2016

Here we have a Bruce West Cutaway Classical, built during 2016 in Sterling, Ontario with a hundred year old Spruce top and Brazilian Rosewood sides and back. Bruce West has been involved in musical instrument building for most of his life, starting at age 12 with a bench at Geo. Heinl’s workshop in Toronto. In his teens he also played guitar for Ronny Hawkins! Friends with Jean Larrivee, Bruce built relationships with all the now-prominent builders who went through the Larrivee Toronto shops.

New
Price: $6,850.00 CAD
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Bruce West Spruce Top Classical Guitar, 2013

Bruce West Spruce Top Classical Guitar, 2013

This excellent Bruce West Spruce top classical guitar is new, with an Alpine Spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides. It’s built using traditional Spanish construction, with solid linings and tailblock made from black willow. The finish is a beautiful, tonally transparent and hand applied oil varnish.

New
Price: $4,200.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Edgar Monch Hauser Style Classical Guitar, 1960

❌SOLD❌  Edgar Monch Hauser Style Classical Guitar, 1960

This Edgar Monch Hauser style concert classical guitar is typical of Monch’s work while in Munich, prior to his move to Toronto around 1965. Edgar Monch was one of the more important classical guitar builders from Munich, the other being Hermann Hauser. Monch lived for some time in Toronto where he was also a highly influential teacher for many early Canadian luthiers including Jean Larrivee. He was himself a student of Marcelo Barbero in Madrid during the 1950s. Born in 1907, Edgar Monch died in 1977.

Vintage
Price: $5,250.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Jean Larrivee Classical Guitar, 1974

❌SOLD❌ Jean Larrivee Classical Guitar, 1974

Here we have a Jean Larrivee classical guitar with Cedar top and Indian Rosewood back and sides, built during 1975 at the Toronto shop. At this time, Larrivee and others were working with the late Edgar Monch, who was still in Toronto and the influences are visible on this Hauser style guitar. Jean Larrivee has been one of the more influential Canadian guitar builders. Building his first instruments in his home in Toronto during the late 1960’s, Larrivee worked with and learned from Monch. As his interest, skill and collection of tools and wood increased, he moved to ever-larger quarters and attracted his own trainees.

Vintage
Price: $1,800.00 CAD

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No Longer Available- Kolya Panhuyzen Professional Classical Guitar, 1980

No Longer Available- Kolya Panhuyzen Professional Classical Guitar, 1980

This Kolya Panhuyzen Professional Classical Guitar built during 1980 at the Panhuyzen shop in Toronto, Canada. Constructed in the traditional Spanish manner with a true ‘slipper’ heel tying the sides into the block, this guitar features a Sitka Spruce top, Mahogany for the neck, Ebony for the fingerboard, and Indian Rosewood for the sides, back, headplate and bridge. The nut and saddle are bone, and the nickel-plated tuning machines are by Reischel, made in Munich, Germany.

Vintage
Price: $7,500.00 CAD

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