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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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5 hours ago

Bruce Cockburn

Hi, Bernie here. I've been posting Bruce Cockburn songs / videos as the mood hits me. This is certainly one of the most striking songs and performances Bruce has ever done and the video was beautifully handled as well. Yes the topic is sad but the truth is in front of us and we can still make things better. Here's "Beautiful Creatures" from 2006's Life Short Call Now. www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwZZf5oB4l4 ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

Bruce Cockburn

Sadly as you already know, the great Edmonton Folk Festival had to be cancelled this year. Bruce has played there many times and it's always a highlight of his year. The Festival has put out some highlights from it's past and among them is this performance of "Lovers In A Dangerous Time" featuring both Jenny Scheinman and Gary Craig. When you reach the Festival's site you'll also see a link to Bruce's thoughts about the Festival. Here's the link to the performance. I might add we can't wait for them and so many others to get back in action although being cautious is the way to go for now. Here you go: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gCDyXaskJ4 ... See MoreSee Less

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6 days ago

Bruce Cockburn

Hi, Here's the beautiful instrumental "End Of All Rivers". This version is taken from Bruce's 2009 live album Slice O Life but the original recording was on the all instrumental album Speechless released in 2005. Enjoy. www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_Ut73IXrz0 ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Bruce Cockburn

Hi, It's Bernie here. This song is very special at least to me. It's "Feet Fall On The Road" from 1971's Sunwheel Dance. Give it a listen, you'll be glad you did. www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv_eHSafCbQ ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

Bruce Cockburn

Hi, Here's a real favourite of mine for many reasons. It's "If A Tree Falls" from Bruce Cockburn's album Big Circumstance. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErS9HCh8GfE ... See MoreSee Less

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