Mudcat Café message #1343239 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #75988   Message #1343239
Posted By: Little Hawk
30-Nov-04 - 10:59 AM
Thread Name: Ron Belanger Guitars
Subject: RE: Ron Belanger Guitars
Was talking to my pal Don Bray at the song circle last night. Don is a great aficionado of high end guitars. He has a Larrivee that's gotta be 25 years old at least. I believe he bought it at the Folklore Centre in Toronto back in the 70's. It's getting almost as well used looking as Willie Nelson's guitar. :-)

He also once had an early Laskin that some jerk stole at an open stage event in Toronto! They just walked away with it (in the case) when no one was watching.

Anyway, Don is going down to Toronto to look at some new guitar built by a luthier named Yanuzello (or something like that). This guy is apparently one of the World's foremost luthiers, and the guitar is worth about $6,500 or thereabouts, made of Hawaiian koa back and sides.

I sure wouldn't mind seeing it, but it might spoil me for other guitars... :-)

And that would be a problem.

I think I'll just continue enjoying this Belanger for a bit.

My Martin D-28H is for sale right now down at the 12th fret. Anyone needs (or wants) one, check it out. It's a good one, and it's in mint condition.