Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics - the Les Paul, SG, ES-335, ES-175, Flying V, Explorer, and Firebird - are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles.
Lauzon Music offers an unparalleled selection of Gibson electric guitars form both the Gibson USA and Gibson Custom lines, including the popular Custom Shop Vintage Original Spec reissues.
Fender Custom Shop:
We are proud to be eastern Ontario's only Fender Custom Shop Showcase dealer. Fender Custom Shop represents the very best Fender has to offer. Visit our store to see our excellent selection of Custom Shop, Team Built, and Master Built Fender guitars.
Gretsch was founded in 1883 by German immigrant Friedrich Gretsch. In the 1950’s and 1960’s Gretsch’s popularity soared with the introduction of now classic models such as the 6120 Chet Atkins, the White Falcon, the Duo Jet, The Country Gentleman, and others. Throughout the years, many famous artists such as Chet Atkins, Duane Eddy, George Harrison, Pete Townsend, Mike Campbell, Jack White, and many others have used Gretsch guitars live and on many classic recordings.
In 2002 Gretsch and Fender reached an agreement giving Fender control over marketing, production, and distribution of the guitars, while the Gretsch family maintained ownership. These modern era Gretsch guitars are said to be among the best if not the best in the history of Gretsch guitars. Modern construction techniques are mixed with the designs and practices of the classic era to bring the highest level of quality control and performance to these timeless guitars.
John Suhr draws upon over 35 years of personal experience in guitar building, and along with a small, skilled staff, creates some of the finest quality instruments available today.
Suhr incorporate a hand-built feel into designs produced with modern technology, focusing on bridging the gap between classic design elements, and modern consistency and quality. Each instrument is assembled by one builder, after passing through the hands of a selection of master craftsmen and a selection of highly accurate CNC machines for each part of production.
After earning a reputation as one of the premier builders of acoustic guitars of the past 35 years, Taylor’s first foray into the world of electric guitars was the introduction of the famed T5 Thinline Fiveway in 2005. Since then, Taylor has dived head-first into electric guitar production with the introduction of the Taylor Solidbody series in 2007, and the T3 Semi-Hollowbody models in 2009.
Following in the traditions explored in their acoustic guitar building; Taylor breathes a breath of fresh air into modern electric guitars, with a versatile selection of models to choose from. Taylor pushes the envelope in quality, consistency, and feel, developing virtually all of their parts in house, and maximizing the potential of the electric guitar. These guitars provide a palette of new, refined sounds, rather than copying those that have come before.
Paul Reed Smith:
From humble beginnings in a tiny attic workshop, to a multi-million dollar state of the art factory, Paul Reed Smith guitars have earned a world class reputation for quality and innovation in electric guitar building.
Grabbing the spotlight early on with high-profile endorsements form the likes of Carlos Santana, and Al DiMeola, PRS continues to work closely with artists and players alike in making the best instruments possible. PRS guitars fully embody the custom shop feel in workmanship and detail, while benefiting from the consistency and quality of a modern production facility.
Taking cues from classic designs, while incorporating modern flair, PRS offer a bevy of models which appeal to even the most discerning guitarist.
Epiphone guitars marry classic Gibson inspired styling with affordability. These “work horse” guitars are designed to provide years of playing enjoyment, while getting your foot in the door with the Gibson family of instruments.
Founded in 1923 by Epimanondas “Epi” Stathopoulo, Epiphone quickly established itself as a quality builder of instruments. Capitalizing on the rising popularity of Jazz in the early 1930s, Epiphone launched a series of widely popular guitars, and quickly became a direct competitor to Gibson. By the early 1960s Epiphone enjoyed a high level of popularity, riding the wave of rock n’ roll’s growing influence. Endorsements from the Beatles and other popular artists help cement the line’s reputation and public identity.
After acquiring the line 1958, Gibson decided to move production overseas in the early 1970s. Though suffering repeated sales slumped in the 1980s, Epiphone guitars were revitalized in the 1990s with help from the Brit Pop explosion and the popularity of bands like Oasis.
Today Epiphone offers a full range of guitars and basses modeled after classic Gibson and Epiphone models, while also offering some modern twists on classic designs.
Since rolling out its first guitars in 1974, Taylor has become one of the highest regarded modern guitar makers. With a keen eye for innovation, Taylor is always raising the bar for the quality and consistency one can expect from a factory produced acoustic guitar.
Taylor continues to bring exciting, new innovations to guitar production, while retaining the classic design elements that have defined this instrument in the past century.
Part of Taylor’s philosophy is that any guitar should be able to be played exactly the way it does on the day it was purchased for the rest of its life. Taylor innovations such as the NT neck help make this a reality for the first time. Gone is the infamous “14th fret hump”, and arduous dressing of the upper frets. Taylor’s neck joint provides a solid, precise connection to the body, while allowing the guitar to be serviced with ease throughout its lifetime.
Some other exclusive Taylor innovations include their proprietary ES pickup system, and their special ultra-thin UV cured Polyester finish, among many others.
Taylor’s signature sound is clear, focused, and un-embellished allowing the natural characteristics of the tone woods and body style to standout. Taylor guitars have re-defined the acoustic playing experience.
The evolution of the acoustic guitar is firmly tied to the story of Martin guitars. It is Martin after all, who introduced the “dreadnaught” body style – the shape that would forever become synonymous with the steel string acoustic guitar.
As one of the oldest manufacturers of musical instruments, Martin guitars have hold an iconic place in music history.
Today, Martin guitars are still handmade in Nazareth Pennsylvania, using many of the techniques that Martin developed over the past 175 years, which have become staples of the trade.
Martin offers a full line of guitars, including historic reproductions of classic models, as well as several updated models, catering to the wide range of styles preferred by today’s guitarist.
Gibson acoustic guitars represent the traditions of the golden era of guitar making. From the mid forties to the late sixties, Gibson released a bevy of iconic models including the J-45, J-200, Hummingbird, and Dove.
Gibson acoustic guitars were the preferred choice of many performers in country and western, folk, and the newly emerging world of rock n’ roll.
Today Gibson offers many of their historic models, virtually unchanged in construction and aesthetics, as well as a selection of fresh, modern takes on their classic designs.
Norman guitars have been made in the village of La Patrie Quebec since the early 1970s. Word of mouth among guitarists has helped this humble guitar reach players across the country, with some dubbing it “Canada’s guitar”.
A modern production facility allows Norman to efficiently produce guitars of the highest quality using 95% materials native to Canada.
Art & Lutherie:
Made in Canada. Being able to say these words and truthfully mean it, is something we are very proud of in this day and age. Handcrafted in Canada using 95% Canadian wood…is a statement we are even more proud of!
Every Art & Lutherie acoustic guitar is handcrafted in the small town of Princeville, Québec in a positive and safe environment beneficial to producing exceptional acoustic guitars. Each model is made with the same attention to tone, detail and authentic craftsmanship as our other renowned acoustic lines such as Seagull and Simon & Patrick.
There is a small quiet village in the eastern townships of Quebec that has been the backbone of guitar building in Canada for over 30 years. This village of guitar builders is dedicated to the art & tradition of hand crafting guitars. They’re meticulous in every aspect of building these guitars, which leads them towards the creation of an exceptional instrument that they themselves can be proud to name after the very place they are from. This is the village of LaPatrie… and these are their guitars.
The LaPatrie series of classical nylon string acoustic guitars is comprised of seven models: The Motif, Etude, Concert, Concert CW, Presentation, Collection and Hybrid CW. All LaPatrie guitars are crafted from top quality tone woods to produce instruments of exceptional resonance and structural integrity.