A New Approach to Guitar Making

Welcome to Canadian Hemp Guitars and a new approach to guitar making that rewards the player and respects the planet. With over a decade of design and process refinement behind them, our unique line of master-built hemp electric guitars deliver vibrant tone, playability, comfort and sustainability in a simple, classic instrument. We invite you to read, look and listen on these pages to learn more and find the right Canadian Hemp Guitar for you.

 

The Collection

The Lowryder

The Lowryder

The Lowryder stands at very core of what our guitars are all about with all the vibe required for a daily player in a simple, roostsy package. More

Soul Shine

Soul Shine

Soul Shine ups the ante in the Canadian Hemp Guitars line nicely with custom electronics and finish and has quickly become our top seller. More

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Our Northern Lights model is the flagship of the line. With customer options top to bottom the guitar is yours to configure and ours to build. More

 

The Concept

Canadian Hemp Guitars prove both the incredible strength of hemp as a structural material, but also its power as a resonant tonewood. Our patented composite body design features a solid center sustain block with pressed hemp (bast) back, sides and top, providing unobstructed open upper and lower bouts for maximum air movement and bloom. The nearly straight maccaferri-style cutaway provides easy access to the top notes of the 22-fret full-scale 25.5” neck. To provide additional clarity and consistent intonation across  fretted and open notes, the neck features a vintage style zero-fret, quickly becoming the choice of many boutique guitar builders.

 

The Sound

Canadian Hemp Guitars combine solid body sustain with the airy bite and blooming resonance of a hollow or chambered body guitar. Providing all the sonic versatility live and studio players need from vintage sparkle and twang to modern chunk and bite, these guitars deliver. And while as vibrant as any traditional tonewood guitar, Canadian Hemp Guitars are as light-weight, resonant and balanced as the very best aged ash or maple/mahogony sandwich classics. Add to that the versatility of double split coil humbuckers and you’ve got an instrument that’s at home in any live or studio situation you throw at it.