Guitars

Guitars at Vancouver Music Gallery

North Vancouver’s Guitar Store

Vancouver Music Gallery offers a selection of classical, acoustic, electric, 12-string and bass guitars. When we chose to carry guitars in our store to meet the needs of local guitarists, we decided to look first at guitars that were made in Canada. After carefully studying the various brands of Canadian-made guitars we have decided to become North Vancouver’s authorized Godin guitar shop.

Why Godin Guitars

Godin guitars have been building guitars since the early 90s. The business was started by luthier Robert Godin who still designs most of the Godin guitars. All Godin guitars are hand made in Quebec or New Hampshire, Canada in small operations where every employee feels accountable. Godin creates high quality guitars of all three types: classical, acoustic and electric. What makes the Godin guitars so different is the focus on creating variations in high quality feels and sounds rather than designing guitars as fashion accessories. Godin care about aesthetics too, but their real dedication comes to creating instruments that offer unique musical possibilities.

Guitar services and repair

At Vancouver Music Gallery we take pride in the quality of our service. We are here to help you at every step, from taking the time in assisting you in choosing the guitar that is the perfect match to your musical style, budget and even personality, to cleaning and polishing your guitar to make it look like new again before a gig, and finally to ordering new pieces and repairing your favorite instrument.

Guitar cases, guitar accessories and equipment.

We also sell guitar accessories such as picks, amplifiers, guitar straps, bridges, guitar cases, cables, tuners and guitar strings.

Other guitars:

Want to buy a cheap guitar in Vancouver?

Art & Lutherie guitar for sale now,

Also we have Beaver Creek, Micraft, Tradition, Jasmine, those low price, cheap acoustic guitars for sale and cheap classic guitars for sale too which is good for beginners, spend less than $100 you will get a student package which includes a Micraft acoustic guitar or St. Lyra Classical guitar and a music stand and a guitar stand and a electric tunner.

 

Godin Multiac Guitars

   
Multiac Series
The Multiacs are nylon and steel strung acoustic guitars designed to meet the demands of modern performing and recording.
A-series
Our a-series guitars produce very authentic acoustic sound and feature the dimensions and comfort of solid body electric instruments.


 

 

Seagull

Godin Seagull Acoustic Guitars

"Made in Canada"

About Seagull Guitars

History (source from seagullguitars.com)
In 1982 Robert Godin and a few friends produced the first Seagull guitars in the Village of La Patrie, Quebec. The concept for the Seagull guitar was to take the essential components of the best hand-crafted guitars (such as solid tops and beautiful finishes) and build these features into guitars that could be priced within the reach of working musicians.

A few years ago, the Godin Guitar Company opened the Godin Acoustic Studio—a workshop dedicated to the development of new acoustic guitar designs and construction techniques. Since the inception of the “Studio” Robert Godin has been working with several of the company’s top luthiers on a series of projects that have culminated in complete re-design of the company’s Seagull acoustic guitars.

Robert explains: “Our motivation for this project was to create a new acoustic design that would simultaneously improve sound and structural integrity. As a general rule better sound comes with more delicate construction. Conversely, stronger construction, such as thicker tops and heavier bracing, stifles the sound.”

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The Compound Curve Top
The guitar top is the part of the instrument that most affects the sound. It is also the most delicate part of any high quality acoustic guitar. The grade and thickness of the wood used (solid cedar or spruce), as well as the bracing structure, have a huge impact on the instrument’s sound. The idea of applying an arch or a curve to the top is appealing because the added strength of an arched top should allow for the use of a thinner and more lightly braced top. While this is true, there remains a trade-off in applying a curve to the entire top. The most active part of the top is the area centered on the bridge. Applying a curve to this part of the top restricts movement resulting in a loss of dynamic range. On the other hand, the area of the top above the sound hole moves minimally but is problematic because it tends to sink if the guitar dries out even slightly. This tendency is also encouraged by downward pressure from the fingerboard resting on top of it. The solution is a top that has a compound curve.

In this design the top is arched slightly in the area above the sound hole and levels out in the area around the bridge. The compound curve top produces excellent stability in the upper part of the guitar top and the power and projection made possible by leaving the top flat below the sound hole flat. With the weak area above the sound hole stabilized, it is possible to make the rest of the top even more active with a new bracing design that allows unprecedented control over the top vibration. The bracing for the new Seagull guitars is quarter-sawn spruce, scalloped and carved to conform exactly to the curvature of the tops.

 

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(Note: the compound curve illustrated above is exaggerated - the actual 30' radius applied is more subtle than this illustration would indicate).

The perfect neck angle
Neck angle has a tremendous effect on guitar tone. The Seagull re-design served as the impetus for several refinements to Godin’s neck matching technology. Bodies and necks are now matched with incredible precision and the new compound curve in the top provides the additional stability necessary to achieve and maintain optimum neck pitch.

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Seagull Acoustic Models:

Entourage, Original, Coastline, Maritime, Performer & Artist Series

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The Seagull Entourage guitars offer an exceptional value for players of all levels. These finely crafted Canadian made instruments feature select pressure tested solid cedar tops, wild cherry back & sides, cream double binding and the new Rustic Burst Custom Polished finish. Also, similar to the S6 Slim, the Entourage models feature the Seagull Slim neck with a 1.72” nut width, which is great for players who are more accustomed to a more traditional nut width.

Entourage Rustic S6

In the tradition of the award winning S6 Original, the Entourage Rustic S6 brings incredible value to players looking for undeniable sound and craftsmanship in an acoustic guitar. Features include the beautiful Rustic Burst Custom Polished finish, Seagull Slim neck with slimmer nut width, cream double binding and select pressure tested solid cedar top.

Specs:

Top : Select Pressure Tested Solid Cedar
Back & Sides : Wild Cherry
Neck : Silver Leaf Maple with the Seagull Slim 1.72" nut width.
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Tusq® nut and compensated saddle
Finish : Rustic Burst Custom Polished Finish

Entourage Rustic s6

 

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Entourage Rustic Mini Jumbo

The Entourage Rustic Mini-Jumbo offers a full sound with a warm mid-range tone and of course the award winning craftsmanship and value Seagull is known for. Features include the beautiful Rustic Burst Custom Polished finish, Seagull Slim neck with slimmer nut width, cream double binding and select pressure tested solid cedar top.


Specs:

Top : Select Pressure Tested Solid Cedar
Back & Sides : Wild Cherry
Neck : Silver Leaf Maple with the Seagull Slim 1.72" nut width.
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Tusq® nut and compensated saddle
Finish : Rustic Burst Custom Polished Finish

Entourage Rustic Mini Jumbo

 

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Seagull Original Series

The guitars that make up the Seagull Original series represent one of the world's outstanding values in acoustic guitars. The back and sides of the Original series models are made from a three-layer lamination of Wild Cherry wood. With a sound that lands somewhere between the mellow tone of a Mahogany guitar and the bright sound of Maple, Wild Cherry has proven itself to be an excellent tone wood. Grown locally, Wild Cherry is also an ecologically friendly choice. Original series guitars feature very smooth necks made from Silver Leaf Maple.

S6 Original Cedar

Winner of several awards, the S6 is perhaps the instrument that best represents the Seagull philosophy. The S6 offers entry level players the opportunity to experience the great feel and superb sound provided by a hand finished neck, select solid Cedar top and a Custom Polished Finish.


Specs

Top : Select Pressure Tested Solid Cedar
Back & Sides : Wild Cherry
Neck : Silver Leaf Maple
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Tusq® nut and compensated saddle
Finish : Semi-Gloss Custom Polished Finish

S6 Origial Cedar

 

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S6 Cedar Slim

Winner of several awards, the S6 is perhaps the instrument that best represents the Seagull philosophy. The S6 Slim offers entry level players the opportunity to experience the great feel and superb sound provided by a hand finished neck with a more traditional nut width feel, as well as a select solid Cedar top and a Custom Polished finish.


Specs

Top : Select Pressure Tested Solid Cedar
Back & Sides : Wild Cherry
Neck : Silver Leaf Maple with the Seagull Slim 1.72" nut width.
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Tusq® nut and compensated saddle
Finish : Semi-Gloss Custom Polished Finish

S6 Cedar Slim

 

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Coast Line Series
The guitars that make up the Seagull Coastline series represent one of the world's outstanding values in acoustic guitars. The back and sides of the Coastline series models are made from a three-layer lamination of Wild Cherry wood. With a sound that lands somewhere between the mellow tone of a Mahogany guitar and the bright sound of Maple, Wild Cherry has proven itself to be an excellent tone wood. Grown locally, Wild Cherry is also an ecologically friendly choice. Coastline series guitars feature very smooth necks made from Silver Leaf Maple.

Coastline Cedar Gloss Top

In addition to the new compound-curve bracing system, the Coastline Cedar Gloss Top features a Custom Polished Finish and it’s about the same thickness as our semi-gloss treatment but buffed to a high luster. This is truly a great breakthrough in that the guitar has the added responsiveness provided by an extra light finish along with the great looks of high–gloss.

Specs:

Top : Select Pressure Tested Solid Cedar with High-Gloss finish
Back & Sides : Wild Cherry
Neck : Silver Leaf Maple
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Tusq® nut and compensated saddle
Finish : Semi-Gloss Custom Polished Finish with High-Gloss top

Coastline Cedar Gloss Top

 

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Coastline Cedar Burst Gloss Top

There is something classic about a sunburst finish on an acoustic guitar and it has always been a popular choice around here. The burst finish exudes some of the flash of the various brightly colored acoustics that are available these days but does so using earthy colors that retain the natural look of wood. An early version of this guitar looked great with a semi-gloss finish, but the GT version is stunning. The GT is also noteworthy because it delivers its high gloss luster in a Custom Polished finish that is as light as our semi-gloss treatment. This super thin finish allows maximum response in the guitar top which means that it sounds as good as it looks.

Specs:

Top : Select Pressure Tested Solid Cedar with High-Gloss finish
Back & Sides : Wild Cherry
Neck : Silver Leaf Maple
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Tusq® nut and compensated saddle
Finish : Semi-Gloss Custom Polished Finish with High-Gloss top

 

Coastline Cedar Burst Gloss Top

 

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Coastline Spruce

The Coastline Spruce is an ideal choice for players who prefer the brighter (more high frequencies) sound of a Select Solid Spruce top.

Top : Select Pressure Tested Solid Spruce
Back & Sides : Wild Cherry
Neck : Silver Leaf Maple
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Tusq® nut and compensated saddle
Finish : Semi-Gloss Custom Polished Finish

Coastline Spruce

 

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Coastline S6 Slim CW Spruce QI

The Coastline S6 Slim CW Spruce QI is an ideal choice for players who prefer the brighter (more high frequencies) sound of a Select Solid Spruce top, as well as the great feel and superb sound provided by a hand finished neck with a more traditional nut width feel. The cutaway and Quantum I electronics also make this a great choice for the gigging musician.

Specs:

Top : Select Pressure Tested Solid Spruce
Back & Sides : Wild Cherry
Neck : Silver Leaf Maple with the Seagull Slim 1.72" nut width.
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Tusq® nut and compensated saddle
Finish : Semi-Gloss Custom Polished Finish
Electronics : Godin Quantum I included

Coastline Spruce S6 CW QI

 

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Coastline Cedar 12 String

Twelve string guitars must endure a great deal of added stress on the neck. The Seagull neck design offers superior stability, even on the twelve string models tuned to concert pitch. The straight string pull of the tapered Seagull headstock is an especially big advantage when it comes to tuning a twelve string guitar and keeping it in tune.

Specs:

Top : Select Pressure Tested Solid Cedar
Back & Sides : Wild Cherry
Neck : Silver Leaf Maple
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Tusq® nut and compensated saddle
Finish : Semi-Gloss Custom Polished Finish

Coastline Cedar 12 Strings

 

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Coastline Cedar Folk

This concert size model is based on the dimensions of a classical guitar. The smaller body size enhances the instrument's sound in the mid-range. The Folk is an excellent choice for fingerstyle playing.

Specs:

Top : Select Pressure Tested Solid Cedar
Back & Sides : Wild Cherry
Neck : Silver Leaf Maple
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Tusq® nut and compensated saddle
Finish : Semi-Gloss Custom Polished Finish

Coastline Cedar Folk

 

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Coastline Cedar Grand

This compact guitar is great fun to play and produces a surprisingly big sound. Using computer modeling to optimize the internal bracing and soundhole design, the Grand represents an intriguing mix of old and new. The Grand is beautifully complemented with the addition of the optional Quantum I EQ system

Specs:
Top : Select Pressure Tested Solid Cedar
Back & Sides : Wild Cherry
Neck : Silver Leaf Maple
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Tusq® nut and compensated saddle
Finish : Semi-Gloss Custom Polished Finish

Coastline Cedar Grand

 

 

La Patrie

Godin La Patrie Classical Nylon Guitars

"Dedicated Full Line La Patrie Dealer"

About La Patrie Guitars by Godin

There is a small quiet village in the eastern townships of Quebec that has been the backbone of guitar building in Canada for over 30 years. This village of guitar builders is dedicated to the art & tradition of hand crafting guitars. They’re meticulous in every aspect of building these guitars, which leads them towards the creation of an exceptional instrument that they themselves can be proud to name after the very place they are from. This is the village of La Patrie and these are their guitars.

All La Patrie guitars feature select pressure tested solid cedar tops. Graded and tested for their excellence and structural integrity, their method of pressure-testing each solid top ensures the highest levels of stiffness and rigidity along with maximum harmonic vibration. This benefits the overall tone, projection and resonance of these finely crafted instruments. The wood used in these tops can be found only in cedar trees that have an average age of about 800 years. Characteristically speaking, this wood features a tight straight grain, which produces greater rigidity while at the same time is flexible across the grain lines. LaPatrie guitars also feature a Custom Polished finish, which is reminiscent of the French polish of the 19th Century. This Custom Polished Finish, as opposed to "thick" polyester finishes, allows the top not only to be protected but also to breathe and vibrate freely allowing the effective and very important “aging” process to take its course. This “aging” process means that every LaPatrie acoustic guitar will actually sound better and better the more it’s played over time.



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La Patrie Cedar Top



The necks on La Patrie guitars are carved from Honduras mahogany and feature an innovative double-function truss rod system not generally found in traditional classical guitars. This system allows the profile of the neck to be reduced producing a neck of extraordinary comfort, while increasing stability. Each La Patrie nylon string guitar is finished off with an intricate rosette, cream binding, rosewood fingerboard and bridge as well as Tusq nuts and fully compensated saddles by Graphtech.

La Patrie Guitars

The La Patrie series of classical nylon string acoustic guitars is comprised of seven models: Motif, Etude, Concert, Concert CW, Presentation, Collection and Hybrid CW. All LaPatrie guitars are crafted from top quality tone woods to produce instruments of exceptional resonance and structural integrity.

Motif

The Motif takes its compact dimensions from turn-of-the-century parlor guitars. The compact body of the Motif suggests a ¾ size instrument but this is a full-scale guitar. This makes it very popular with women or people who feel other guitars are uncomfortable to hold. There is more to the compact body style of the Motif than comfort, this is a serious guitar with many of the same features that professional guitarists look for in the best handcrafted instruments. The solid cedar top and Custom Polished finish ensure that this guitar will not only sound great when you first receive it but will actually become better sounding with playing over time.

Specs
Back & Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Cedar (Pressure Tested Solid Top)
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Finish : Semi-Gloss Custom Polished Finish
Tusq® nut & saddle by Graphtech

Proudly handcrafted in Canada.

options :
EPM Quantum 1 electronics and TRIC case



La Patrie Motif

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Etude

The Etude is the most popular model in the La Patrie lineup. The Etudes specifications match those of the Motif but with a full size body. Incredibly responsive thanks to the feather-light Custom Polished finish, this guitar features great dynamic range along with the harmonically rich sound that you usually find in a guitar several times the price.

Specs
Back & Sides : Wild Cherry
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Cedar (Pressure Tested Solid Top)
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Finish : Semi-Gloss Custom Polished Finish
Tusq® nut & saddle by Graphtech

Proudly handcrafted in Canada.

options :
Available in a left handed model.
EPM Quantum 1 electronics and TRIC case



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Concert

The Concert is the top-of-the-line of the mahogany/cedar models. The Concert features the Custom Polished finish that is buffed down to a highly responsive high gloss finish.


Specs
Back & Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Cedar (Pressure Tested Solid Top)
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Finish : High-Gloss Custom Polished Finish
Tusq® nut & saddle by Graphtech

Proudly handcrafted in Canada.

options :
Available in a left handed model.
EPM Quantum 1 electronics and TRIC case




La Patrie Concert

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Concert CW

The Concert is the top-of-the-line of the mahogany/cedar models. The Concert CW features the Custom Polished finish that is buffed down to a highly responsive high gloss finish.

Specs
Back & Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Cedar (Pressure Tested Solid Top)
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Finish : High-Gloss Custom Polished Finish
Tusq® nut & saddle by Graphtech

Proudly handcrafted in Canada.

options :
EPM Quantum 1 electronics and TRIC case




La Patrie Concert CW

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Presentation

The Presentation's back & sides are made with a three-way lamination of hardwood that includes a poplar center between two layers of rosewood. Rosewood is a tone-wood of exceptional response and projection. A solid cedar top and semi-gloss Custom Polished finish round out the package.

Specs
Back & Sides : Rosewood
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Cedar (Pressure Tested Solid Top)
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Finish : Semi-Gloss Custom Polished Finish
Tusq® nut & saddle by Graphtech

Proudly handcrafted in Canada.

options :
EPM Quantum 1 electronics and TRIC case



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Collection

The Collection combines Indian rosewood back and sides—in this case the back is solid rosewood—with a luthier-grade solid cedar top and high gloss Custom Polished finish. Built by our most experienced luthiers in the Godin acoustic studio. This guitar is top-of-the-line in every respect. The beautifully understated appearance is perfectly complimented by the Collection's exquisite sound and feel.

Specs
Back & Sides : Rosewood
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Cedar (Pressure Tested Solid Top)
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Finish : High-Gloss Custom Polished Finish
Tusq® nut & saddle by Graphtech

Proudly handcrafted in Canada.

options :
EPM Quantum 1 electronics and TRIC case




La Patrie Collection

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Hybrid CW Light Burst

The Hybrid CW is the nylon stringed guitar for the modern player who, like most of us, is not necessarily a classical guitarist. As the name suggests, the Hybrid is certainly a guitar from mixed origins derived from the traditional side of nylon stringed guitars and the desire to meet the needs of the modern player with its cutaway body shape, radiused fingerboard and onboard electronics.

Specs
Back & Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Cedar (Pressure Tested Solid Top)
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Finish : High-Gloss Custom Polished Finish
Tusq® nut & saddle by Graphtech

Includes:
EPM Quantum II electronics and TRIC case

Proudly handcrafted in Canada.



La Patrie Hybrid Sunburst

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Hybrid CW Black HG

The Hybrid CW is the nylon stringed guitar for the modern player who, like most of us, is not necessarily a classical guitarist. As the name suggests, the Hybrid is certainly a guitar from mixed origins derived from the traditional side of nylon stringed guitars and the desire to meet the needs of the modern player with its cutaway body shape, radiused fingerboard and onboard electronics.

Specs
Back & Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Cedar (Pressure Tested Solid Top)
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Finish : High-Gloss Custom Polished Finish
Tusq® nut & saddle by Graphtech

Includes:
EPM Quantum II electronics and TRIC case

Proudly handcrafted in Canada.



La Patrie Hybrid Black Polsih