Made in Canada. Being able to say these words and truthfully mean it, is something we are very proud of in this day and age. Handcrafted in Canada using 95% Canadian wood…is a statement we are even more proud of!
Every Art & Lutherie acoustic guitar is handcrafted in the small town of Princeville, Québec in a positive and safe environment beneficial to producing exceptional acoustic guitars. Each model is made with the same attention to tone, detail and authentic craftsmanship as our other renowned acoustic lines such as Seagull and Simon & Patrick.
With a full range of different shapes and sizes, A&L will appeal to a variety of musical tastes and styles. Choose from full sized dreadnoughts, 6 or 12 string models, Folk and Cutaway models and the popular parlor sized Ami, which is also available in a nylon string version. Not to mention the multitude of beautiful colors available in the Art & Lutherie line.
All Cedar and Spruce models feature pressure tested solid tops to ensure the highest levels of stiffness and rigidity along with maximum harmonic vibration. This benefits the overall tone and projection of these instruments. The finish on each A&L acoustic guitar is a Custom Varnish Finish, giving a satin sheen to semi-gloss models and a lustrous shine to gloss top (GT) models. This Custom Varnish Finish also allows the solid tops to breathe and vibrate freely allowing for the important “aging “ process to take affect. This “aging” process means that every solid top A&L guitar will sound increasingly better the more it is played over time.
All Art & Lutherie guitars also include the new Integrated Set Neck system, adding extra resistance and reinforcement to the crucial area where the body and top meet the neck. The Integrated Set Neck system allows for more consistent and stable action while significantly reducing warping and twisting of the neck, largely attributed to changes in climate.