Burlesk Guitars in Calgary is committed to bringing the very best quality, outstanding guitar services, and personal touches to every musician I have the privilege to work with. This company is all about playing guitars or any stringed instruments for that matter. Music is my craft, passion and other than my family, is my life. I have worked in both, the Trades, (Cabinet Manufacturing and Door Manufacturing) and the Technical Industries, (Dental and Oil and Gas). l was raised in a home where both of my parents were Cinema, Television, Stage and Musical professionals, (my father was a producer, director and instructor, my mother a professional actress, singer and dancer). Starting at a young age I showed interest in not only playing guitar, but modifying every guitar I bought. That is when the whole thing started. I played in many garage bands, and did the Calgary pub gig thing. It was always about tone for me, getting the right guitar, to match the right sound, with the right amplification. This was the start of Burlesk Custom Guitars in Calgary…

Dave started building guitars in 1995. Adrienne, his wife, graciously allowed him to attend a 10 week course at Timeless Instruments. There, under the tutelage of David Freeman he received his education and certificate in Lutherie. This course was only the beginning of a journey that is still happening.

“Gilmore Guitars” opened on a full time basis May 1st, 2011. Dave says “I got to that age where, if I didn’t do it now, I never would.

Welcome to the website of Calgary’s independent Guitar Repair shop. We offer a full line of Luthier services from the basic to the anything but basic. From acoustic and electric guitars to basses, banjos and mandolins. If it has strings, I’ve worked on it. So if you find that your beloved instrument isn’t feeling the way you expect then you’re probably due for some service. Any number of issues could be holding you back from your instrument playing its absolute best.

HOODOO GUITARS BUILDS UNIQUE ELECTRIC GUITARS WITH THICK TONE AND SMOOTH PLAYABILITY. MUSICIANS LOOK TO HOODOO WHEN THEY NEED AN INSTRUMENT THAT’S BOTH RELIABLE IN THE STUDIO AND ON TOUR, AND WHEN THEY NEED A ONE-OF-A-KIND GUITAR THAT KEEPS INSPIRING CREATIVITY NIGHT AFTER NIGHT. ALL OF OUR GUITARS ARE DESIGNED AND BUILT AT OUR FACILITY IN CALGARY, CANADA.

Labyrinth Guitarworks specializes in individually crafted electric guitars and basses. By utilizing a combination of tried and true hand building techniques, Computer Aided Design, and Computer Numerical Control technology, Labyrinth Guitarworks can ensure exceptionally high accuracy, attention to detail and overall quality. We strive to make an original and cohesive instrument design that feels, looks and plays great. Something that can really help the player connect to their art at a higher level.

Our services are for anyone who wants their musical instrument to perform up to its full potential. Contrary to the popular myth, a guitar does not come ‘setup’ from the factory. When it arrives in Calgary, the humidity (or lack thereof) will differ from your guitar’s place of origin, and the wood will proceed to acclimatize itself accordingly. A milder version of this ‘settling’ also takes place every year when the seasons change. Small changes and movements in the wood can make your instrument buzz, or make it very difficult to play. Bringing your instrument in to our guitar repair shop for seasonal checkups will prolong the life our your instrument.

Since starting this little adventure in 2013, the Fat Man has been putting pedals in the hands of players across North America with no BS, no price gouging, and tons of great Tones. No waiting for months for defective products from overseas sellers who don’t care. No slippery E-baggers who disappear after you pay. No chain store gouge on the same old same old. Just Old Man Punk Noise Monkey bringing the sounds to the masses and treating them like he wants to be treated.
From a most northern town, beautiful Edmonton AB.

In a small workshop near Cochrane, Alberta, a local luthier is producing stunning custom acoustic guitars. With wood sourced from all over the world, intricate inlay work and alluring sound, these guitars are one of a kind. Take a look.

Our services include repair, maintenance, modification and restoration for tube guitar amps and other equipment. Our labour rate is $75 per hour plus GST and we can even pick-up or deliver your amp for a $25 fee. Additionally, our Five Star Field Service is available to Calgary area and visiting players who need a house call at the gig.

Jeff Kiss is a longtime collector and guitar player and resells from a vast inventory of new, used and vintage guitar parts.

What started out as a one-off, weekend fun project, has become a building obsession. As a result, the number of cigar box guitars has increased to the point where I cannot keep them all. I can’t stop building them either. The silly thing is that I don’t play, I just love to create them. Many of the cigar box guitars pictured in the Gallery are ones that I thought I was going to build and keep for myself.

The Bugboard is a full featured budget pedal board made from incredibly tough laser cut Baltic Birch plywood. All the pieces lock together, and there is no glue and no fasteners used in the design, adding to the durability.

Straps by Hannah Guitars are made of super soft milled leather, they are padded, and have a sewn suede backing which makes them incredibly comfortable. This high quality strap will look and feel like you have owned it forever.

Offering the highest concours standards, we specialise in both modern and classic car interior restoration and replacement, mainly but not limited to Rolls Royce, Bentley, Jaguar, Mercedes, Aston Martin and Bugatti.

We also offer the same repair, restoration and replacement services for yacht and VIP aircraft interiors as well as offering custom gun and rifle stocks (including alterations) along with many other bespoke items such as ornate boxes, trophy bases, memorial plaques, turned and carved items for ornamental or every day use.

We are also able to cater for special projects and manufacture bespoke items of the highest quality. We offer a whole range of services to a variety of trades and are happy to meet the exacting needs of any client. Every client is dealt with on a one to one basis which enables us to offer the best advice and to achieve the right results.

small one operation (for now), trying to preach the sonic fuzziness to everyone who will listen.

every pedal built is constructed with the best components that will help reproduce the sound the customer wants.

The road to my lutherie career began with a lifelong fascination with musical instruments. As a youth, a passion for guitar construction, quality, and sound, and years of adjustment, modifications and repairs on my own instruments set me on my current path. In 2003 I felt it was time to take it to the next level. Twenty years after the thought first crossed my mind, a dream became reality when I attended the Roberto-Venn School of Lutherie in Phoenix, Arizona. After graduation from this five month long program in 2003, I spent a few years honing my craft at a local violin and stringed instrument repair shop making guitars and doing repair work before building my own shop in 2007. In addition, I have continued my education at the Whetstone Lutherie School, with seminars by Guitar making great Michael Millard of Froggy Bottom Guitars.

All construction of Kraus Guitars, including finishing, is done by me; no parts or work outsourced. These fine instruments are all handcrafted from start to finish.

We stock the largest variety of lumber species in Western Canada. We carry fine exotic and domestic wood including burls, instrument wood and carving wood. We specialize in design and fabrication of custom solid wood doors.

We are dealers for Laguna, Powermatic, King, ROK, Bosch, and Proxxon woodworking machinery and feature wood lathes by Oneway, Laguna, King Canada, Robust and Powermatic. You will also find a range of turning and carving tools, chucks, grinders, sharpening jigs, Razertip pyrographic machines, air cleaners and Vac-U-Clamp vacuum veneering, forming and clamping systems. We offer one of the largest in-stock selections of Freud router bits in Alberta.

For woodworking supplies, we carry TuffTooth Swedish Silicon bandsaw and Sawbird scroll saw blades, Titebond adhesives, SIA abrasives, General Finishes water-based and oil based stains and topcoats, as well as Osmo Hard Wax-Oil stains and topcoats. We offer courses in woodworking, wood turning, carving and more in a fully equipped classroom.

Hello everyone, We are a full service Shop, specializing in refinishing, custom guitars, replacement necks, fretwork and replacement, plus any and all repairs.
Most minor repairs and setups turnover sameday. Custom neck material: maple, birdseye maple, roasted birdseye maple, rosewood, purple heart, mahogany, black walnut, and the list goes on.

I’m located in the evergreen bridlewood area please call (403)809-2703

We stock the largest variety of lumber species in Western Canada. We carry fine exotic and domestic wood including burls, instrument wood and carving wood. We specialize in design and fabrication of custom solid wood doors.

We are dealers for Laguna, Powermatic, King, ROK, Bosch, and Proxxon woodworking machinery and feature wood lathes by Oneway, Laguna, King Canada, Robust and Powermatic. You will also find a range of turning and carving tools, chucks, grinders, sharpening jigs, Razertip pyrographic machines, air cleaners and Vac-U-Clamp vacuum veneering, forming and clamping systems. We offer one of the largest in-stock selections of Freud router bits in Alberta.

For woodworking supplies, we carry TuffTooth Swedish Silicon bandsaw and Sawbird scroll saw blades, Titebond adhesives, SIA abrasives, General Finishes water-based and oil based stains and topcoats, as well as Osmo Hard Wax-Oil stains and topcoats. We offer courses in woodworking, wood turning, carving and more in a fully equipped classroom.