Gilmore Guitars Inc.
by David Gilmore
(Red Deer, Alberta, Canada)
I am a handcrafter of acoustic guitars. I am an old school builder. My style and approach is very traditional. I build on a work board and without molds. As such, my passion is building a really great playing, sounding, looking guitar.
I am not trying to re-invent the wheel in any way, shape, or form. There are enough luthiers out there pushing the envelope of design. I just want to build a great guitar.
I offer 3 different models. The Gilmore Standard, which is the evolution of building guitars since 1995. The Gilmore SJ which is a Jumbo version of the Standard. And the Gilmore Model A. This is the plan that I drew and built at lutherie school. It has always been my favorite guitar, and now is also one of my customers favorite models.
I have built, and can offer a 2 different Parlor guitar options as well. I have traced and copied designs of 2 different early 1900's parlor guitars that I had in for repair.
Both of these plans have spawned a few very cool guitars!
I have designed an electric guitar model as well. The plan is very flexible, as it can be built solid body, chambered like a Thin Line, or even braced like an acoustic guitar with a bolt on neck.
As an AllParts dealer, I have access to Licensed by Fender bodies and necks. I can custom craft Strats and Teles. You can see and read more about my guitars at my website gilmoreguitars.ca