Author Archives: Steve R.

Which Guitar to Choose

A customer recently was trying to decide between a fan fret Ibis and a Falcon baritone and he asked us “whether a fan fret Ibis vs. a Falcon would be the best option for CGCGCE tuning”.  So we turned to … Continue reading

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CITES and Rosewood

A new CITES regulation taking effect on January 2, 2017 will control the sale of any guitar which contains rosewood. From January 2, 2017, trade of any instrument containing any amount of Rosewood (including East Indian rosewood, Honduran rosewood and … Continue reading

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CITES Regulates All Species of Rosewood

New regulations are being put in place as of January 2, 2017 that will impact guitar manufacturers as well as any vendors or musicians wishing to cross a border with a guitar that contains any amount of rosewood in the … Continue reading

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Avian Songbird Owner

This is Roddy Clenaghan playing I am a Wander, written by Steve Earle.  Give it a listen here https://soundcloud.com/roddy-clenaghan/i-am-a-wanderer

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Clearance Sale

We are clearing out our two remaining Hawk IS guitars in black finish. They are being offered at 50% off suggested list. This deal also includes a deluxe gig bag. Once these two are gone that is it! No more … Continue reading

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Gary Kemp and His Songbird

Last weekend tens of thousands of people descended on the small, south coast island of the Isle of Wight for the annual Isle of Wight Festival. Playing at the festival himself, Ben was also there to hand-deliver a new Avian … Continue reading

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Luthier Michael Bashkin

Avian Guitars is honoured to have the well known and highly respected American luthier Michael Bashkin as a key member of the Avian team. Michael’s contribution to the Avian acoustic line are nothing short of amazing. Once you’ve read this brief bio check out … Continue reading

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New Products Coming!

Over the past year we have introduced some exciting options on our acoustic guitars.  These included a multiscale fretboard, an arm bevel, a new pickup option and fret markers. Well get ready for some new products! Michael Bashkin is busy … Continue reading

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Gear Music Now Carries Avian Guitars

We are very excited that Gear Music of Oakville is now carrying our acoustics. The owner Dave Goodyear and his manager Scott Apted demoed several models in various woods and with different options. They were impressed and without hesitation decided that the … Continue reading

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Another Happy Avian Owner

We love to hear feedback from our customers and share in the excitement of receiving their “shiny new” Avian guitar. Here are the comments from Kim McClelland who recently received his “fully loaded” Skylark. Kim ordered a maple finish, multi-scale with demi … Continue reading

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