Exhibitors 2014

Island Instrument Manufacture
Nicolas Delisle

In his small shop in the heart of Montreal’s artist district, Nic Delisle builds contemporary reinterpretations of beloved classics from the Sears catalogue. Each guitar is built one-by-one, entirely by hand, using responsibly sourced premier quality materials. Nic’s keen eye for design is faithful to that bygone era, while modern construction techniques like his inventive use of carbon fiber improves stability, playability and integrity of the instrument. Using reclaimed timbers, proprietary gold foil pickups, North American, custom made hardware, subtle detailing and eco-friendly finishes, ISLAND guitars retain the vibe of an old oddity, while meeting the standards of today’s musicians.

»I see the handmade guitar as being the ultimate expression of the builder. My instruments are personal creations that are designed to be a complete package.«

I’m looking forward to bringing my designs to Europe and exhibiting them amongst the best in the world. It will be inspiring. A great growing and learning experience.