G.W. Barry


Gordon Barry began building guitars 30 years ago with a five year working apprenticeship under one of Canada’s best known Master luthiers. His guitar makers genealogy can be traced back over 125 years through Jean Larrivee, Edgar Moench and Marcello Barbero.

Following his formative years, Gordon applied his skills to the guitar repair and restoration trade which allowed him to study the work of others while developing his own unique line of steel string acoustic guitars. For 25 years now he has built his instruments under the name G.W. Barry guitars. As a one man shop he is involved in every aspect of the design, execution and finishing of his instruments. G.W. Barry guitars are built in a meticulously climate controlled environment using only the finest materials.

His instruments have attracted professional musicians and discerning enthusiasts over the years who seek him out for his experience and obvious love of his craft……

Great guitars are not the product of one or two features, but rather that of a multitude of details and incremental changes arrived at over years of building and observation. After 30 years I remain passionate and committed to building the finest guitars that I can.




Master Grade Bear Claw Sitka Top, Master Grade Brazilian Rosewood Back and Sides, Snakewood Binding, Ebony Fingerboard, Bridge, Honduran Mahogany Neck

new with warranty

arriving Winter 2016 – 2017

Custom Order

A new custom guitar from Symphontree Music and Gordon Barry can be ordered for fall 2016 and spring 2017.

G.W. Barry


Gordon barry’s shop is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Symphontree Music is expecting our first guitar from GW Barry this winter, 2016.