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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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Bruce Cockburn

Hi, Here's "Tokyo" from Bruce Cockburn's album Humans. I was on that first tour of Japan with Bruce along with Murray McLauchlan and Dennis Pendrith. I think it's fair to say it blew our minds back then in 1977. One of the greatest tours I was ever on. Bernie Finkelstein www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ1PEG-9L8Y ... See MoreSee Less

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Bruce Cockburn

Here's Bruce Cockburn's "If I Had A Rocket Launcher" from the Stealing Fire album. One of his most, or probably the most controversial song he's written and recorded. A wonderful record and with what we thought at the time was a very adventurous and poignant video. I still think that's still true. www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7vCww3j2-w ... See MoreSee Less

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Bruce Cockburn joins Jackson Browne, Shawn Colvin, Michael Franti and many others for this Dream Concert with all proceeds going to the Native American Scholarship Fund and hosted by Verde Valley School in Arizona. ... See MoreSee Less

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Here's "How I Spent My Fall Vacation" from Bruce Cockburn's Humans album. www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFXUwblZpTA ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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Hi, Bruce's manager Bernie here. We're sorry to have to tell you that all of the October/November 2020 shows are in the process of being postponed and or cancelled. For those who have tickets you'll need to speak to who you bought the tickets from to get info on either holding on to them until there's a confirmed show or getting a refund. We don't know yet what shows will be rebooked but it's likely that they will not happen until either October or November of 2021. Sorry for the inconvenience this is causing you but safety is of the first concern for all of us. We greatly appreciate your support and can't wait to get back on the road. PS: As we rebook shows we will post that info here on the Facebook page and Bruce's website. ... See MoreSee Less

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