MEET The VENDORS

featured VENDOR: LONG & McQUADE
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
TONEWOODS

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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JAPARTS, JAPAN
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.

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.

GRAPH TECH GUITAR LABS, CANADA
www.graphtech.com

Almost three decades ago, Dave Dunwoodie, Graph Tech's President, was mid-performance at a gig in his hometown of Vancouver, Canada.  Hitting the tremolo bar on his first Fender® Strat (he was a Gibson® man) during a guitar solo, he was immediately introduced to the problem of string binding on traditional guitar nuts.  "I went to do my first "wang" and went totally out of tune" Dave said.  "I couldn't use the guitar for stage work at all.

Spurred by the resurgence in popularity of tremolo guitars, the need for pencil lead in the nut slots, and his own frustration, Dave began experimenting with a variety of composite guitar nuts designed to eliminate string binding.  He engineered the world's first self-lubricating nut, a formula 500% more slippery than graphite.  Almost thirty years later Graph Tech Guitar Labs has become an institution, producing some of the industries most innovative and reliable nuts, saddles bridge pins, bridges and pickup systems. Through patented methods and proprietary techniques, Graph Tech has designed specific tone and performance enhancements that were once impossible to achieve.

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.

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.

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.