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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What’s Happening at Norfolk & Jarvis
This beautiful solid mahogany slab is shaping up nicely 🙂
We currently have four electric guitar builds well under way. I recently bought a beautiful mahogany slab that will become 4 one piece guitar bodies. Here is a picture of one of the solid mahogany bodies I'm making. It is ready for cutting the control cavity, neck...
Our four new guitar builds are roughly neck and neck
We are currently building four new electric guitars. Here is a progress picture of the necks we are fabricating from rough lumber we hand-picked for these new instruments. From left to right we have: 1. Northern Maple with an Indian Rosewood fretboard 2. Birds Eye...
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...
The prototype Blue Hour Electric Guitar is now reduced and available at Norfolk & Jarvis
The Blue Hour Electric Guitar is a solid body prototype we built last year. It was inspired by Leo's classic "T" style guitar. We incorporated updates to create a contemporary interpretation of this classic design. Blue Hour and the included Hiscox flight case are now...
The Norfolk & Jarvis LaGrange Electric Guitar is now for sale at $2,000 plus tax
The Norfolk and Jarvis LaGrange Guitar is now on sale for $2,000 plus tax directly from us in Cambridge, Ontario. The price includes a tour grade Hiscox PRO-II-EF -B/S hardshell case. LaGrange’s body has revitalized a 140-plus-year-old barn floorboard, recovered from...
Join us at the Elmira Vintage Guitar Show – Apr 26, 2020!
Mark your calendar to be a part of Canada’s Biggest and Best Guitar Show!
Triple SN 736936G is now for sale exclusively at London Guitars
Triple SN 736936G is a semi-hollow double cut made to our unique pattern. The shop-made body is comprised of an alder core with a book-matched Bubinga top and a Big Leaf Curly Maple back with a decorative center insert. The clear finish highlights the natural colour...
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...
Reflections on a guitar build
Pictured is the body for Triple Guitar Serial # 736936G. This picture was taken after the final sanding, and this body will be buffed and polished. You can clearly see the pegboard holes reflection in the finish already. This guitar features an alder body with a...
Our Mini Monitors in solid 3/4″ Black Walnut cabinets are now on sale!
We've always wanted affordable mini near field monitor speakers we could trust. So we decided to design and build some. Our Mini Monitors are intended as reliable secondary near field monitor speaker system for your studio. They also work well as small scale home...
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.
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.