Check out some classic performances by talented musicians playing their Manzer Guitars.
My waiting list is OPEN. To order a new Manzer Guitar (standard or custom) contact Linda Manzer.
ALL models are available to order right now. Wait time is approximately 18 months as of October 2017. Most are shown on this website. Please contact me for custom
Also several years ago, I collaborated with Pat Metheny to build a limited edition of 30 special guitars based on Pat's first Manzer Guitar. The Metheny Manzer Model. 5 of the 30 are still available as of October 2017. Once these are gone no more will be made. To find out full details and to purchase one of the remaining Metheny Manzer Model guitars please click here to visit a special page for the Limited Edition Metheny-Manzer Signature 6.
From time to time, Manzer Guitar owners ask if they can display their Manzer Guitars for sale on this site. Whenever possible, we're happy to oblige. VIEW CURRENT LISTINGS
Pictured above: The Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Major museums have included Manzer Guitars in permanent collections and special exhibitions.
The Group of Seven Guitar Project will take over the length of one of McMichael’s most honourable spaces in Kleinburg Ontario. Eight masterwork guitars, commissioned from seven world-renowned Canadian guitar makers in homage to a particular Group of Seven member and Tom Thomson, will be presented in the round, allowing viewers to walk around and explore the various landscapes in wood and inlay hosted by the musical instrument. Linda paid homage to Lawren Harris. May 2017 to October 2017
There is a Manzer Archtop Guitar in the permanent collection of the Canadian Museum of Civilization (Gatineau Quebec). The instrument is a custom version of the Manzer Au Naturel Archtop called the "Endangered Species Model." See this guitar featured on the Museum of Civilization Archtop Page.
Selected guitars have been displayed at the Smithsonian Institution (Washington DC), and the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston Mass).
See the Pikasso Guitar featured on the Boston Museum of Fine Arts Manzer Pikasso Page.
[Photo at the top of this page by Vlad Litvinov.]
If you’ve never owned a handmade guitar, you are in for an acoustic treat. Talented (and famous) guitarists have said that playing a Manzer Guitar has inspired them to discover new musical vistas. A Manzer Guitar sounds good from the first chord and, like only the finest instruments, the sound actually improves as it opens up over time.
There are over 30 models to choose from in various sizes and configurations: flattops, archtops, nylon string guitars and harp guitars.
While there are "standard" models there is really nothing "standard" about any Manzer Guitar. Each one is hand constructed by Linda, using only the finest materials available – spruce, cedar, rosewood, maple, ebony and mahogany – all matched to create the structural harmony and specific tonal qualities of a one-of-a-kind instrument. Careful attention goes into every detail to ensure outstanding sound – from the tuning of the tops before and after they are installed, to the use of split billets of wood whenever possible.
Aesthetic detailing possibilities are virtually limitless and include everything from sound hole rosettes of finest grade abalone to peghead inlays that are as elegant and as complex as you wish.
Beyond detailing, any Manzer Guitar can be customized further, incorporating your ideas, to create a completely unique instrument. Linda has worked with some clients to design instruments from the ground up (notably the "Pikasso" guitar, created with jazz great Pat Metheny). She is happy to discuss any project, no matter how ambitious.
BUILT TO LAST
Manzer Guitars are constructed in a climate-controlled environment to ensure that each instrument will easily withstand seasonal changes in temperature and humidity. These instruments are built to last more than a lifetime!