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Lots of stuff goes on in this shop, located in Lorette, Manitoba.

Primarily it's the building and repair of classic wood & canvas canoes, and the making of premium canoe paddles. I also do custom boat building, composite fabrication, and special projects. A growing passion of mine is the making of classical guitars, I'll post about that, too.

I want to be able to share with my clients the progress of their commissioned work. Later I started thinking that there might be other people who are interested in what goes on inside a wooden canoe shop operated by an artist and a recovering teacher.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by email, phone, or by post. My mailing address is:

Red River Canoe & Paddle
24249 River Rd
Lorette, Manitoba
R5K 0Z6

Available for purchase

Most of my work is done on commission.  As a result I rarely have items just "hanging around" and available for sale.

Occasionally, though, I do.  From time to time I make items on speculation, or as explorations.  Sometimes I take items in on consignment. I would like to use this page as an opportunity to profile these items and make them available for purchase.

There may not be much shown here right away, but I will continue to add over time.

This classical guitar features a White Cedar soundboard with Torres style fan bracing, and a highly figured Lacewood back and side.  Neck is Spanish Cedar, bindings and headplate are Cocobolo.  Gotoh Premium tuning machines, 650mm scale length, 18 hole bridge tie block.  Fingerboard is radiused and has treble string extension. Frets wire is EVO gold.  There is a tone port on the upper bout bass side for enhance sound to the player. Finish is French Polished shellac.

Reason for selling: I have more guitars than I can play and need to reduce.

Very easy to play, excellent tone.  Contact to more information.  Serious parties are welcome to try it out with no pressure to purchase.


1 comment:

Posted by Guneet said...

Hey Doug I was wondering if you had instructions for how to make the Clairtone?