Electric Guitars. Guitar Amplifiers. Audio Tools.

Crafted with Passion & Character

Instruments crafted from raw wood, wire, and labour—from start-to-finish, right here in North America.

At Norfolk & Jarvis, we meld the best of modern science and technology with traditional woodworking techniques to design and create one-of-a-kind Electric Guitars with distinctive and robust tonality.

Our truly innovative Electric Guitar Amplifiers are seriously lightweight, very energy-efficient, and sound right.

Serious: With a Bit of Mischief

Truly playable instruments that inspire achievement and enjoyment.

We’re dedicated to providing the working musician and audio professional with instruments and electronics made in North America.

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Genius is in creation, not imitation

Genius is in creation, not imitation

There are many commercial guitars out there.  Many are very pretty.  What they lack is individuality.  You are likely to see the same model in another player’s hands again and again.  One of the defining attributes of luthier built instruments is individuality.  We...

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This beautiful solid mahogany slab spoke to me:-)

This beautiful solid mahogany slab spoke to me:-)

Last week I went shopping for wood suitable for making new guitar bodies. This rough mahogany slab measured 8' long by 17" wide by 2" thick. The marginal side to side cupping was barely perceptible, so I had to buy it! We are now milling it into 4 one-piece guitar...

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Further reflections on a guitar build

Further reflections on a guitar build

Triple Guitar Serial # 736936G is now assembled.  We wait a few days while the newly tensioned neck adjusts to the approximately 102 pounds of tension when strung to standard tuning. Tomorrow we will complete final adjustments and this new Triple Guitar will be...

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We are motivated by a love of, a passion for, and a hands-on commitment to our personal vision of making the best, affordable, custom-made electric guitars and guitar amplifiers we can.

We believe we have succeeded in doing so, and we invite you to check out our instruments and amps to see if you agree.

Blair Francey

Founder

I sought an enterprise to explore the more purely musical side of my technological soul. And here we are, building guitars, amps, and other worthy musical technologies.

Perhaps it will be history.

Denis Tremblay

Founder