We are a private company creating hand made guitars and violins in Kelowna, British Columbia.
The head and only Gnome, works tirelessly between the lines, making music out of wood.
What is the most difficult part of the process for Norm Thiessen? Saying goodbye to his newest guitar.
Each instrument is born in a small studio from the finest available woods. All construction materials which include spruce, cedar, maple, rosewood, mahogany and several exotic woods are individually matched, creating the tonal qualities of a one-of-a-kind guitar.
Other than a few imported woods, Norm makes every attempt to use blow-down Canadian wood.
Materials available locally can replace almost every contemporary wood used.
It takes time to produce a quality Gnome Guitar. Forty hours blended with extreme care and attention is applied to every detail, producing the sound, tone and characteristics desired by the musician who will own the instrument. Any sound preference can be realized by using different styles, wood and features unique to Gnome Guitars.
As with any top drawer brand, Gnome Guitars are built to last and have a limited lifetime warrantee.
They can withstand most climatic changes having been crafted in a climate controlled environment.
Notwithstanding, there are limitations to what any solid wood guitar can handle. Take care to ensure that your new instrument is protected from hazardous extremes.
Take a few minutes to wander around the website where you’ll find a lot of info about Gnome Guitars and guitars in general.
For answers to questions or pursing the possibility of a Gnome Guitar coming to live with you, contact us for a conversation. (250) 764-7440
We build some of the best sounding and easiest playing hand made guitars in Canada. We sell them at a very affordable price, a price that will have you playing one in no time.