Tony Duggan-Smith (micro bio)

Started out in Fine Arts in the UK and ended up at NSCAD in Halifax during its most vibrant period.

Apprenticed with guitar maker Jean Larrivee and was introduced to Linda Manzer, David Wren, George Gray, Sergei de Jonge, Grit Laskin, who all became lifelong friends.

Founding member of Casby/Uknow award-winning ‘canadian treasures' Pukka Orchestra

Set Designer for Bert Leonard TV series and Lorimar action films amongst many others

Primarily Archtop guitar maker working alone and with Linda Manzer

Restoration of historic and fine guitars

Songwriting with Alannah Myles, Neil Chapman, Robert Priest, Russ Walker, Sue Breit etc..
Short films and instrument projects (Sarello) with composer Mark Korven

Helping worthwhile projects be realized including the historic Group of Seven Guitar Project

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Mark Kett (mini-bio)

Celebrating twenty-five years making musical instruments and helping some of the most talented musical artisans create theirs.

“Collaboration with talented people is my life's work and seems to bring me the highest level of fulfillment”  

Classic and Steel String guitars, custom tools and fixtures for guitar makers (GuitarJigs), custom inlays (Mark Kett Custom Inlay), custom guitar parts and instrument production with Frank Brothers Guitar Company and many others.

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