featured Vendor: 

LEE VALLEY TOOLS, CANADA

www.leevalley.com

Lee Valley is a family-owned Canadian company that has been supplying innovative and practical tools since 1978. On our website, in our stores and throughout our catalogs, you’ll find thousands of products ranging from woodworking to gardening, hardware and home.  Our reputation is based on three principles: 1. Customer Satisfaction 2. Integrity 3. Treating a customer like a friend. Whether a tool from Lee Valley is one made by Veritas Tools or is one of the 5000 or so we get from around the world, it will always have our full guarantee. That means it costs you nothing to try us out. We're confident that the quality and service we provide will be to your liking. Just give us the opportunity.

 

GRAPH TECH GUITAR LABS, CANADA
www.graphtech.com

Graph Tech Guitar Labs is the world’s largest nut & saddle manufacturers providing over 350 different nut, saddle and bridge models. Focused on innovations to improve guitar performance, tone and vibration for optimal performance, Graph Tech’s products include TUSQ® guitar nuts, saddles and bridge pins, TUSQ XL self-lubricated guitar nuts, Black TUSQ XL self-lubricating guitar nuts, String Saver Saddles, ResoMax harmonically rich guitar bridges, GHOST® Modular Pickup Systems, TUSQ Picks, PrePlay hand cleaner, Dry ‘n Glide hand talc, and more. The world’s leading retailers, luthiers, and guitar manufacturers choose Graph Tech products, including Taylor Guitars, Martin Guitars, Ovation, Cort, Carvin, Washburn, Fender Custom Shop, Godin, Ibanez, Samick, Schecter, Gibson, and Yamaha custom shop. Graph Tech has over 45 patents and trademarks around the world.


KATE KING DESIGNS, CANADA
www.bykateking.com

Kate King refinishes acoustic guitars, turning each instrument into a one of a kind work of art. Using polyurethane lacquer and pigments, her guitars are all done my hand. Clear coats followed by careful sanding leave a professional finish. All of Kate's guitars have a mere build up of 4-5 thousandths of an inch, uncompromising the sound. Fine art that's playable. Kate resides in Victoria, on Vancouver Island.


CANADIAN LUTHIER SUPPLY, Canada
wwwcanadianluthiersupply.com

 

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We provide guitar makers with tonewoods, including Canada’s largest selection of instrument-grade Mahogany and African Blackwood. Our jigs include radius dishes, the Kett Binding Jig, and the guitar Troji. We also supply Hiscox Cases, AER amplifiers, K&K pickups, and other accessories. Come meet us and check out our line of products used by the top luthiers around the world. 


LEVY'S LEATHERS, CANADA
www.levysleathers.com

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We’ve been building your straps for over 40 years, and from day one we have loved what we do. Family owned and operated, Levy’s was first opened by Dennis Levy in 1973. Dennis opened his business with a handful of leatherworking tools, a pocketful of change and a passion for building the best. Regardless of the product, whether it was a pencil case or key fob (which happened to be two of his first products) or a guitar strap and gig bag, building the best has always been his number one focus. As if it were part of our DNA, the same passion runs through the veins of his wife Cheryl, brother Harvey and children Danica and DJ who have all joined him over the years in creating the most beautiful and dependable guitar straps you’ve come to know and trust.


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lONG & MCQUADE, CANADA
www.long-mcquade.com

Long & McQuade is the largest chain of musical instrument retailers in Canada, with over 70 locations from British Columbia to Newfoundland. This means that if you're a touring musician, you'll have the benefit of dealing with a familiar store with consistent sales, supplies and service, no matter where your homebase is.

RUFUS GUITAR SHOP, CANADA
www.rufusguitarshop.com

A hidden gem on the city's west side, Rufus Guitar Shop is Vancouver's top choice for Vintage and Boutique instruments. We carry acoustic and electric guitars from Collings, Martin, Taylor, Fender, Gibson, Paul Reed Smith and more. Rufus is also home to the largest selection of boutique amplifiers, pedals, used and vintage gear in the city. From local builders to the world's top brands, Rufus Guitar Shop is a true destination.

Rufus Guitars is honoured to represent Martin Guitars at VIGF. 


KALA UKULELES, USA
www.kalabrand.com

Kala Brand Music Co.

Kala is known for quality instruments—the ukulele & Original U-Bass. Kala has something for everyone, from the new musician to the ukulele & bass professional.

Kala will be featuring their Poi Pound tenor.

Inspired by the traditional Hawaiian pestle used to pound taro root into poi paste, the Poi Pounder Series is made from the finest Hawaiian Koa. The Koa features the fullest and widest curling of any model we offer, hand-selected by our passionate luthiers. The binding and inlay are made from African Padauk, while the rosette is a Padauk / Koa swirl. The striking Poi Pounder-shaped end graft highlights the beautiful, reserved padauk trim. The Poi Pounder Series is available in a tenor model with a high-gloss finish. Each comes in a black alligator archtop hard case with a crushed velvet interior and includes a D’Addario® Humidifier Pro.

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JAPARTS, CANADA
www.japarts.ca

 

We supply the greatest Japanese guitar parts and tools to luthiers, shops, repair specialists and musicians anywhere in the world! We offer the widest selection of DoMo parts and materials, Gotoh tuners, and Hiroshima Files, Uo-Chikyu fret and nut files at the best prices.

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BOW RIVER WOODS, CANADA
www.bowriverwoods.com

We specialize in high quality tonewood for luthiers, craftwood, wood turning blanks, and lumber for the Canadian Woodworker and the general International Woodworkers and Luthiers!

We offer figured and exotic tonewoods for your acoustic guitarelectric guitarand bass guitarsviolins, and mandolins. You can enjoy a variety of these in our Instrument Kits, guitar kits, archtop guitar kits, violin kits, mandolin kits, and more. Tonewoods include figured/curly maple, quilted maple, spalted maple, black walnut, engelmann spruce, sitka spruce, red or adirondack spruce, western red cedar, as well as exotics, such as Bubinga, East Indian Rosewood, Ebony, Cocobolo, Figured Mahogany, Narra, Padauk, Sapele, Wenge, and  Ziricote for luthiers and craftsmen.To compliment our tonewoods, we have a available a selection of Abalone, Abalam, and Mother of Pearl shell inlay products.  In addition, we carry an assortment of Gotoh tuning machines and guitar hardware, and Hipshot tuners and electric and bass guitar hardware and D’Addario strings and accessories.  

Our mission is to provide the highest quality tonewood, turning blanks, and craft lumber available while acting responsibly toward our environment, we believe we have achieved this balance. We have developed new and innovative ways of harvesting, processing and transporting our tonewoods and craft lumber.


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D'Addario, CANADA
http://daddario.com

D'Addario is the largest manufacturer of musical instrument accessories under several product divisions: D'Addario Fretted and Orchestral Strings, Evans Drumheads, Promark Drumsticks, Puresound, D'Addario Woodwinds, and D'Addario Accessories. Family-owned and operated with roots dating back to the 17th century, D'Addario distributes to 120 countries including 3,000 U.S. retailers and all major e-commerce, and remain the preferred choice of musicians worldwide.


2017 VENDORS

 

lONG & MCQUADE, CANADA
www.long-mcquade.com

Long & McQuade is the largest chain of musical instrument retailers in Canada, with over 70 locations from British Columbia to Newfoundland. This means that if you're a touring musician, you'll have the benefit of dealing with a familiar store with consistent sales, supplies and service, no matter where your homebase is.

TOM LEE MUSIC, CANADA
www.tomleemusic.ca

Tom Lee Music has proudly been supporting music making within the Greater Vancouver and Vancouver Island communities since 1969. We provide the very best in musical instruments, equipment, services, and education.

BOW RIVER WOODS, CANADA
www.bowriverwoods.com

We specialize in high quality tonewood for luthiers, craftwood, wood turning blanks, and lumber for the Canadian Woodworker and the general International Woodworkers and Luthiers!

We offer figured and exotic tonewoods for your acoustic guitarelectric guitarand bass guitarsviolins, and mandolins. You can enjoy a variety of these in our Instrument Kits, guitar kits, archtop guitar kits, violin kits, mandolin kits, and more. Tonewoods include figured/curly maple, quilted maple, spalted maple, black walnut, engelmann spruce, sitka spruce, red or adirondack spruce, western red cedar, as well as exotics, such as Bubinga, East Indian Rosewood, Ebony, Cocobolo, Figured Mahogany, Narra, Padauk, Sapele, Wenge, and  Ziricote for luthiers and craftsmen.To compliment our tonewoods, we have a available a selection of Abalone, Abalam, and Mother of Pearl shell inlay products.  In addition, we carry an assortment of Gotoh tuning machines and guitar hardware, and Hipshot tuners and electric and bass guitar hardware and D’Addario strings and accessories.  

Our mission is to provide the highest quality tonewood, turning blanks, and craft lumber available while acting responsibly toward our environment, we believe we have achieved this balance. We have developed new and innovative ways of harvesting, processing and transporting our tonewoods and craft lumber.

ZT AMPLIFIERS, USA
www.ztamplifiers.com

It's simple, really. All of our amps do much more than you would expect from what you see. They're tiny. Sort of weird looking. But...they're powerful. Powerful enough that you can actually gig with an amp that weighs less than 10 pounds.

The ZT Lunchbox combo amp (being served by Nels Cline of Wilco) embodies everything we're about. Small. Light. Loud. Tone that satisfies top-level pros.

We offer padded shoulder bags for each  of our three amp models. We want you to get out and play, and we want to make it easy on you. That's it.

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CANADIAN LUTHIER SUPPLY, CANADA
www.canadianluthiersupply.com

Canadian Luthier Supply was started in 2011 with the purpose of bringing a variety of luthier-related products to the Canadian market, many of which have only been available out of country. We want to save Canadians money while providing easy access to top-quality brands, as well as our own line of jigs and fixtures. These include our own designs and designs formerly offered by Mark Kett of guitarjigs.com. 

While our primary goal is to serve Canadians, we look forward toproviding for customers around the world. We are starting small with only a handful of products, but over time we hope to expand our selection of products and brands as the business grows. 

Canadian Luthier Supply is the parts and jigs division of House Guitars.

LEVY'S LEATHERS, CANADA
www.levysleathers.com

We’ve been building your straps for over 40 years, and from day one we have loved what we do. Family owned and operated, Levy’s was first opened by Dennis Levy in 1973. Dennis opened his business with a handful of leatherworking tools, a pocketful of change and a passion for building the best. Regardless of the product, whether it was a pencil case or key fob (which happened to be two of his first products) or a guitar strap and gig bag, building the best has always been his number one focus. As if it were part of our DNA, the same passion runs through the veins of his wife Cheryl, brother Harvey and children Danica and DJ who have all joined him over the years in creating the most beautiful and dependable guitar straps you’ve come to know and trust.