Dry fitting the neck. 

Having had the pleasure and experience of spending 5 glorious weeks under the guidance of Luthier Ted Brown, I say with confidence, if you are thinking of buying a new guitar, first consider building your own. You will not be disappointed with the instruction, hospitality, or final product if you embark on this journey with the Blackwood Guitar Company. Ted, you are a natural in your field and I could not have asked for a better gift then your undivided attention and instruction. The hospitality offered by both you and your lovely wife Avril was exceptional. Thanks ever so much for everything!

Jim Sheppard from (Newfoundland)

The BEST purchase I have ever made in my whole life!! Honestly, amazing craftsmanship, best sounding guitars AND it was just absolutely LOVELY to work with Ted! Just great communication, sent SO many photos of the process and I’m still in awe of my beautiful new guitar!! Cannot wait to play it live!

Jessica Pearson


It’s been a few months since I visited your guitar shop and was introduced to the Blackwood guitar history. It was indeed a pleasurable time spent playing your hand made custom guitars with my two friends Roger and Doug, and we appreciated your patience with our bombardment of questions regarding how you approached your creations. It was also telling that I was not able to put down a particular one of your acoustic guitars, and to this day I return home to playing that guitar which is now mine. I still experience that feeling of joy when playing it as I did on my first encounter.

I would wholeheartedly recommend your studio to anyone who has a passion for music and especially those seeking a well made guitar. Thank you for creating mine I hope to be playing it for a very long time!

Paulo N.


I am very satisfied with my custom made guitar . It is unique , a one of a kind and I am very proud to be the owner of such an exquisite , appealing and rich sounding guitar. Ted displays excellent craftsmanship and I highly recommend him for his excellent work and high quality products that he uses. He also provides excellent service should you ever require any assistance in the future.

Rae P.
(Professional Musician, Ottawa)


I finally brought this beauty home on Christmas eve. I decided on the upgraded case for it, What a waste it hasn’t been in the case since I brought it home & it’s way too beautiful to leave the house.Love it Ted, you’re a real talent.

(Smiths Falls)


Ted, Your guitars are beautifully made and tuned for a well rounded and balanced sound. Exquisite comes to mind. To top it off they are a treat to look at.

(Professional Musician, Germany)


Ted, I just wanted to let you know that I received the guitar earlier this week and it is fantastic! It is beautifully crafted and the tone is so rich – the mid-range and the highs especially. I wish you all the best with Blackwood – keep at it, because you have produced something of real quality.

(Professional Musician, Toronto)

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