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Over the years Bruce has owned many guitars. In the last several years he has used these shown in the banner image above. [Photo courtesy of Kim Adams – Seattle Daily Photo – April 30, 2010]

Left to right:

  • Baritone guitar by Tony Karol, acquired during the recording of Life Short Call Now
  • 12-string by Linda Manzer, made for another of her customers, which found its way to me.
  • Original 6-string made for me by Linda Manzer in ’88 (?).
  • Manzer 6-string made for someone not long afterward, which came to me a few years ago.
  • Dobro I picked up new in the late 80s.
  • Charango made for me by Linda Manzer. This was the first acoustic instrument Linda made for me.
Bruce Cockburn - Guitars - Photo courtsey Kim Adams Seattle Daily Photo
Baritone guitar by Tony Karol, 12-string Manzer – Original 6-string Manzer – 6-string Manzer, dobro, Charango – Manzer

 

 

Linda Manzer Fine Guitars
Linda Manzer in her studio.

All the Manzers are roughly the same age.

~ from Linda’s website:
Bruce Cockburn – “I love them. I would not part with them. They are beautiful to look at and beautiful to hear.”
For video and audio clips of Bruce Cockburn playing Manzer Guitars, visit The Bruce Cockburn Page on manzer.com.

Bruce Cockburn - guitars Charango and 12 string by Linda Manzer - Photo courtesy of Kim Adams - Seattle Daily Photo - April 30, 2010
Charango and 12 String guitars by Linda Manzer
Boucher guitar Bruce Cockburn
Bruce Cockburn with Boucher guitar – San Francisco March 2019 – photo Keebler
Bruce Cockburn - Dobro guitar - Photo courtesy of Agnes Patak - April 2014
Dobro
Bruce Cockburn - playing dulcimer - guitars - Photo courtesy of Agnes Patak - April 2014
Bruce Cockburn playing dulcimer
Bruce Cockburn's guitars at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - SF 2014 - photo Gary Craig
Bruce Cockburn’s dobro and 2 Manzer guitars at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass – SF 2014
Bruce Cockburn - Gary Craig - Julie Wolf - Nashville 2006 - Photo courtesy of Ramcey Rodriguez
Bruce Cockburn – Gary Craig – Julie Wolf – Nashville 2006

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Here's one of Bruce Cockburn's most popular and beautiful songs "All The Diamonds In The World". It's from the album Salt, Sun and Time. There have been many fine covers of this song as well. www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li5Vpnde5do ... See MoreSee Less
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Hi, With Easter just around the corner here's Bruce Cockburn's take on the subject called "Easter". This cut is from his last album Crowing Ignites and I'm happy to be able to report that "Crowing Ignites" has been nominated for a Juno Award. ... See MoreSee Less
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Hi there, well Bruce Cockburn doesn't do too many covers but he's done a few and they are always interesting and good. Here's his version of the great Fats Domino hit "Blueberry Hill" Bruce's very special guest on this is the Cowboy Junkies, Margo Timmins. Enjoy. ... See MoreSee Less
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