What happens when you gather 7 luthiers and inspire them with 7 significant artists from their locale. You end up getting 7 (actually 8) guitars that are chocked full of inspiration…
This very notion is what the Group of Seven Guitar Project is based on. This project includes Canadian luthiers: Grit Laskin, Linda Manzer, Sergei de Jonge, Jean Larrivee, Tony Duggan-Smith, George Gray, and David Wren. Each luthier was commissioned to build a guitar inspired by one artist from the Group of Seven (the Group of Seven refers to 1920’s Canadian landscape artists Lawren Harris, J.E.H. MacDonald, Arthur Lismer, Franklin Carmichael, Frank Johnston, F.H. Varley, and A.Y. Jackson.
The results were absolutely amazing, inspiring, and jaw-droppingly beautiful, and you can see them in the documentary dedicated to these guitars and their making. You will get a peek at the guitars and each individual luthier’s thought process behind their design. Truly fascinating stuff for any #guitargeek.
Group of Seven Guitar Project Links