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Halcyon Guitars

About Halcyon

Read more...Ed Bond is a luthier based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He combines 18 years of guitar building experience with a well trained ear to create two lines of high quality acoustic guitars. Halcyon Guitars feature elegant and minimalist construction, honouring the natural beauty of their raw materials, and focusing all efforts on tone and playability. Tinker Guitars elevate this philosophy by adding rare woods and intricate details that highlight Bond’s woodworking skills. Both product lines showcase the fundamental purpose of acoustic guitars by putting their sound quality front and centre. Ed began building guitars at Larrivée Canada in 1996. Starting with the very basics he moved around the shop floor, becoming intimately familiar with the compartmentalized details of factory production. His last 12 years at Larrivée were spent as Production Manager and Quality Control Manager as well as directly supervising the assembly line. He has been involved, hands on, for the production of 100,000 instruments, a truly invaluable experience. Ed has personally completed 5000 final neck fits, 10,000 fret jobs and 40,000 setups including the final 10 guitars to come off the line in Canada. Currently, Ed builds his instruments in his East Vancouver workshop with his apprentice and long time friend Ryan Jones, also a Larrivee alumnus. He plays guitar in his band the Gentle Infidels. 

Halcyon "Tinker"

Read more...Halcyon "Tinker" - New in this week this great looking (and sounding) Halcyon Dreadnaught. Featuring Primavera Back and Sides and a great looking Lutz Spruce top, Ebony fingerboard and bridge. This guitar is light, loud and powerful! Plays great too! We are really pleased to offer these completely handmade guitars from Vancouver to Regina. There simply isn't a better handmade guitar in this price range. Gotta hear it to believe it! 

Halcyon NL-00 "Nick Lucas"

Read more... Halcyon NL-00 "Nick Lucas" model - 4-3/4" deep rosewood back and sides, Lutz Spruce top , Ebony fingerboard and bridge and thirteen frets to the body just like the old Gibsons. These are completely handmade in Vancouver by Ed Bond, super fit and finish, and great sound! A great blues or small fingerstyle guitar.