Linda Manzer

Linda says... "I've been making guitars for over 43 years. I love what I do. The most important thing to me is that the player is inspired by the guitar. And plays it."

According to Wikipedia...

Linda (Jane) Manzer, b Toronto, is a Canadian luthier renowned for her archtop and flat-top acoustic guitars.

She received her training from Jean Larrivée between 1974 and 1978 and later with Jimmy D'Aquisto in New York. Her greatest claim to fame is that she has and still does build many custom guitars for renowned jazz musician Pat Metheny including the Pikasso which has 42 strings and three necks. Carlos Santana, Stephen Fearing, Julian Lage, Henrik Andersen, Doug Macaskill, Craig Snyder, Milton Nascimento, Liona Boyd, Heather Bishop, Bruce Cockburn, Paul Simon, Mike Francis (Pepe), Marie Lynn Hammond, Sherry Shute, John McGale and Gordon Lightfoot have to be mentioned as special customers too.

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