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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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Hi, Bruce will be doing a virtual set on the upcoming Voices Rising benefit concert being presented by the Getting Higher Choir. Any proceeds from the concert will given to the Caia Connection for their work in Mozambique. Try to join them if you can as it should be a great concert on June 19 at 7PM PT. ... See MoreSee Less
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A Moment In Time featuring Bruce Cockburn in The Globe and Mail!The turn of the sixties into the seventies was a time of thoughtfulness and patchouli-scented spirituality, reflected by charting hits that included, in the spring of 1970, Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water and the Beatles’ Let it Be. “Speaking words of wisdom,” then, was something of a genre unto itself. It was in this era that on April 7, 1970, the young Ottawan Bruce Cockburn released a spare, acoustic and introspective self-titled debut album that was at turns gentle and jaunty, marked by flowery lyricism and the lucid, seeking outlook of a self-aware artist on the cusp of something yet unclear. “It’s my turn, but where’s the guide?” the nascent troubadour wondered on Man of a Thousand Faces. The political activism of 1984′s If I Had a Rocket Launcher would come later, as would 13 Juno Awards. In 1970, though, with songs such as Thoughts on a Rainy Afternoon, the gifted musician sought connections behind the things he observed. As for what lay ahead, he was characteristically clear-eyed, singing “Jesus, don’t let tomorrow take my love away.” Cockburn would win that fight. – Brad Wheeler ... See MoreSee Less
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The iconic Massey Hall in Toronto is re-opening its doors soon, having announced their first wave of shows earlier today. We're thrilled that Bruce will be performing there again on April 22, 2022. General on-sale will start June 21, 12pm ... See MoreSee Less
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Hi, Bruce will be doing a virtual set on the upcoming Voices Rising benefit concert being presented by the Getting Higher Choir. Any proceeds from the concert will given to the Caia Connection for their work in Mozambique. Try to join them if you can as it should be a great concert on June 19 at 7PM PT. ... See MoreSee Less
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