Guitars made in Canada

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  1. Kmaz

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    Any owners of Legend Guitars among us? I've been browsing the website and am interesting in hearing reviews from those who've played and/or purchased.

    www.legendguitars.com
     
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    Yeah, they're made by a guy named Zane O'Brien in my neck of the woods... good quality. Nothing jaw dropping or amazing, but good guitars. probably on the lines of MIA Fender quality.

    I should quantify that I've never owned one but have played a few - the ones I've seen have been Strat-alikes or Tele-alikes. Zane also gets lots of local recommendations as a luthier for repairs and mods on guitars, and he's pretty accessible via email.
     
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    Thanks, Dan. Of those Strats and Teles you tried, would you put them on par with Fender American Vintage or the Custom Shop reissues?
     
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    The thread is about guitars made in Canada in general, or only about Legend guitars?
     
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    No, feel free to mention any talented builders that you know of. Legend is just a company that I've been researching of late. Not finding many reviews on them.
     
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    Of what I've seen with Canadian guitars like Godin or Richmond they're on point with the US..Only cheaper.. Never even seen a Legend before....
     
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    Godin guitars are excellent...not jut "for the price" but seriously good.
     
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    http://www.canadianbreed.ca/
    This guy was posting here a while back.
    Looks like he is still in the biz but has upgraded/priced the entry level.
     
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    :agree

    Godin has been really upping their game in the past few years. They're making great stuff.

    Prestige guitars have been getting solid reviews as well.
     
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    When I was in Nashville a bartender was telling me about these guitars and was practically gushing over them. I'd never seen or heard of them otherwise. Anybody know of them?
     
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    They have a chinese knock off gibson for sale on their site...?

    I realize its not the core of their business but.... :dunno
     
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    Prestige Guitars are the best-kept secret in guitars, IMHO. I have a Musician Pro, and I love it. And my points of reference include an R9, a Deluxe Strat Plus, ASAT Classic Signature, ES-335, etc.

    Solid wood, top-end components that are assembled in Canada. The woodwork is done overseas, but the fit and finish are top shelf on mine.
     
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    They have a variety of used gear.
     
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    Boucher guitars. Made by the grandsons of Norman Boucher, founder of Norman guitars. Similar construction, but much, much better execution. The Martin knockoff that costs more than a Martin. Go figure.
    http://www.guitareboucher.com/en/
     
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    I agree. Even their relatively inexpensive models hold up very well IMO. I'm thinking about getting a Simon & Patrick one of these days.
     
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    Add Pellerin and Liberatore to the list... There was Signature in the 80s...
     
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    Guerilla, Demers, Larrivée, Moisan...
     
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    Lado guitars by Joe Lado. They are not cheap $ wise. Another Canuk.
     

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