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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

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
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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Bruce Cockburn & Linda Manzer - Diamond Jubilee Gala 2013 - Photo Ashley Prime via twitter

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Bruce Cockburn
Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter Bruce CockburnAnnounces November 25th Digital Release of Rarities, Along With Three Career-Defining Classic Albums on Vinyl from True North Records1970 Self-Titled Debut Album, 1997’s The Charity Of Night & 1999’s Breakfast In New Orleans, Dinner In Timbuktu to be issued individually on 180 Gram Black Vinyl.Having sold more than nine million albums worldwide, acclaimed songwriter, performer, author and activist Bruce Cockburn is a member of both the Canadian Songwriter and Canadian Music Hall of Fame, a winner of Folk Alliance’s People’s Voice Award, as well 13 JUNO Awards from more than 30 nominations. Listen to Waterwalker Theme | Pre-Order Digital Album & Vinyl Re-Issues: ON - On Rarities, Bruce Cockburn is finally sharing twelve rarely heard recordings with digital music consumers that were previously only available within the Rumours of Glory limited-edition box set, along with four remastered tracks that appeared on tribute compilation albums dedicated to Gordon Lightfoot, Pete Seeger, Mississippi Sheiks and Mississippi John Hurt.Released on True North Records, Rarities will be available on November 25, 2022, on all digital platforms including Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Amazon Music and Deezer. An advance single, the theme song from the 1983 Bill Mason-directed National Film Board film, Waterwalker, is available to stream now, along with pre-order and pre-save links for the digital album, and details on the musicians, studios, producers and recording dates for the tracks, all of which can be found here.Also found on Rarities are two songs not on the original limited-edition CD, Rumours of Glory: “Twilight On The Champlain Sea” featuring Ani DiFranco, originally intended to be on Life Short Call Now and used on the Japan-only release, and 1966’s “Bird Without Wings,” the oldest Cockburn demo from his personal vault, later recorded by Ottawa's 3's A Crowd and produced by The Mamas & the Papas’ Mama Cass.On the same day as the Rarities album is released, Cockburn and True North Records are releasing three albums on 180g black vinyl – 1996’s Charity of Night, 1999’s Breakfast In New Orleans Dinner In Timbuktu and the 1970 debut album Bruce Cockburn, all of which can also be pre-ordered here.Bruce Cockburn – Rarities - Track Listing:Juan Carlos ThemeWaterwalker ThemeAvalon, My Home TownWise UsersGoing Down The RoadThe Whole Night Sky (Alternate Version)Grinning MoonSong For Touring Around The StarsCome Down HealingMystery WalkThe Trains Don't Run Here Anymore (Re-Mastered)Ribbon Of Darkness (Re-Mastered)Turn, Turn, Turn (Re-Mastered)Honey Babe Let The Deal Go Down (Re-Mastered)Twilight on the Champlain Sea featuring Ani DiFrancoBird Without WingsBruce Cockburn 2023 Tour Dates:January 27, 2023 Bing Concert Hall Stanford CA USAJanuary 28, 2023 Jam Cellars Ballroom - Napa, CA USAJanuary 30, 2023 Elsinore Theater Salem OR USAJanuary 31, 2023 Rialto Theater Tacoma WA USAFebruary 2, 2023 Royal Theatre Victoria BC CanadaFebruary 4, 2023 Centre for the Performing Arts Vancouver BC CanadaFebruary 5, 2023 Community Theatre- Kelowna BC CanadaFebruary 6, 2023 Jack Singer Theatre Calgary AB CanadaFebruary 8, 2023 Winspear Centre - Edmonton AB CanadaFebruary 9, 2023 TCU Place-Saskatoon, SK CanadaFebruary 10, 2023 Burton Cummings Theatre-Winnipeg, MB CanadaFebruary 11, 2023 Parkway Theater-Minneapolis MN USAFebruary 13, 2023 Hoyt Sherman Theater-Des Moines, IA USAFebruary 14, 2023 Rococo Theater Lincoln NE USAFebruary 15, 2023 Liberty Hall Lawrence KS USAFebruary 17, 2023 The Armory Ft. Collins CO USAFebruary 18, 2023 The Armory Ft. Collins CO USAFebruary 19, 2023 Avalon Theatre- Grand Junction, CO USAFor further information, contact: USA - Mark Pucci - Mark@markpuccimedia.comCanada & ROW - Eric Alper eric@truenorthrecords.comBruce Cockburn & Ticket Links - ... See MoreSee Less
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Bruce Cockburn
SO excited to announce 2 nights of @brucecockburnofficial in #fortcollins on February 17th and 18th presented by @thecolosound Tickets on sale this Thursday 🔥🎶❤️ #supportlivemusic #focomusic #foco #brucecockburn ... See MoreSee Less
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Announcement 🚨 Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn performs at a city near you! On sale this Friday at 10 AM. More info:Victoria: ... See MoreSee Less
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Bruce Cockburn
Just over Two weeks until Bruce is back in Ontario for a pair of concerts!! First up is Sat August 20 and the CNE Bandshell in toronto followed by Sunday August 21 at the beautiful @burningkilnwine winery in Williams Ontario!! Visit Bruce’s website or check local listings for more info and tickets ... See MoreSee Less
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