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George Rizsanyi Luthier Extraordinaire !

Having played the intriguing Voyageur guitar in Toronto last week at my show , I was interested in who made this instrument . I suspected I knew and last night I found out , yes,  it was who I thought . George Rizsanyi , that guitar maker who had built one for Keith Richards and many other noted musicians , was the man . We spoke last night on Facebook and I realized I also knew of   and admired  his wife, Justine Kerr’s work . What a small world . This man does beautiful work and as he says … ” he always tries to attract the angels” when he builds and instrument . Wonderfully stated and apparently true . Here’s George playing the Voyageur shortly after building it .Check here for more on the guitars journey. http://www.sixstringnation.com/George

Voyageur -Six String Nation Guitar in Toronto

This was  quite the guitar . Made from various woods and metal ranging from wood from Louis Riels school , wood from Pierre Trudeaus canoe paddle and  metal from Rocket Richards ring .

Thanks to Jowi Taylor for this experience . www.sixstringnation.com