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


I have had many guitars over the past 66 years and have met many different Luthiers. After meeting Ted and his lovely wife, I just have to say that he is definitely now in the Group of Seven Luthiers in Canada. How fortunate to have Ted live so close and to visit his shop. The “Celt” guitar meets all expectations and all I can imagine. Beautiful looking and sounding guitar that will be cherished and handed down to the next generation.

Rick McLeish


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)


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.


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)


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)

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