John Krismer

Brand X Guitars

LOCATION #4 – Studio Krismer

Phone  – 416-948-3478

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I source the best woods from around the world and use only traditional hand techniques to build acoustic instruments, including arch top and acoustic guitars in all sizes as well as ukuleles.


John spent 20 years building one of, custom furniture in Toronto, alongside many other notable furniture makers, while working in a cooperative, shared workspace.
He and his family purchased a country property in Hawkestone in 2008. The shop moved up north, into a much smaller space.
Having played guitar for many years, and considering the smaller studio, building guitars seemed like a good fit.
John’s first build was a fully carved jazz archtop guitar, which was considered an optimistic project for a beginner, to say the least.
The guitar was more than successfully completed…