Michael Greenfield

Biography

While playing music professionally in the 1970s, I began setting up and repairing electric guitars. By the 1990s, this evolved into a career repairing and restoring vintage and antique guitars. Having had the opportunity to examine so many of those iconic pre-war and early 20th century instruments was an invaluable education. I was able to examine, measure, play and HEAR those wonderful guitars!! It also pointed out the issues that typically need service down the road, which I attempt to engineer out of my own instruments. Maintaining the guitars of so many musicians nurtured my understanding of how to address the needs of players with varied repertoire, styles and musical needs. I bring all of this to my craft and my current work. My goal is that you are not just satisfied but THRILLED with your new guitar.

I am dedicated to crafting extraordinary musical instruments. I continually research the history, mechanics, dynamics and physics of the guitar in order to cultivate a deeper understanding of what makes it work and how I can continue to advance my instruments.

I handcraft bespoke guitars for those who wish to experience the exhilaration of playing a truly responsive instrument, fashioned to the highest standard. Each commission begins with a personal consultation. The resultant choice of model, specifications, materials and options combine to make your Greenfield Guitar a truly one-of-a-kind instrument – tailor-made, exclusively for you. My goal is to address your musical requirements and/or enhance your collection.

Over the course of the past 20 years, I have handcrafted more than 250 guitars and have carefully collected and seasoned a large inventory of tonewood; some of which was milled many decades ago. The artists who tour the world playing my guitars have vetted their road worthiness and long term stability. When appropriately cared for these instruments will become cherished heirlooms.

Stocklist

“The GF”

GF  Moon Spruce Top,  Wenge Back and Sides, Cut-Away, Mahogany Neck, Ebony Bridge and Fingerboard, Bone Nut and Saddle, 1 3/4″ Nut, 2/14″ String Spacing, Calton Case   $11,500

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“The C1”

A performance level, concert size guitar incorporating cutting edge acoustic design while maintaining the time honoured tradition of the great master luthiers  arriving early 2017

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The G3

Alpine Moon Spruce Top, 80 Year Old Cocobolo back and Sides, Laskin Arm Rest, Palm-Away, Multi-scale 25″-26″, Ebony fretboard fretboard, Bridge, Mother of Pearl Rosette, Heel Swoosh, Bone Nut and Saddle, Honduran Mahogany Neck, radially Braced Back Plate with Tone Halo

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Custom Order

Mid 2017 is the earliest slot available to custom order a new Greenfield guitar through Symphontree Music

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Location

Greenfield Guitars is located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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G3

Master Grade Western Red Cedar Top, Ziricote Back and Sides, 13 Frets To Body, Ebony Fretboard and Bridge, Proprietary “Tone Halo” by Michael Greenfield, Gotoh 510 Tuners, “One of a Kind” Greenfield Sunburst, Honduran Mahogany Neck, Greenfield Logo on Headstock, Greenfield Rosette Design, New Accord Flight Case

Greenfield G4.2 LT

Moon Spruce Top, African Blackwood Back and Sides, Cut-Away, Proprietary “Tone Halo” by Michael Greenfield, Arm and Rib Rest, Ebony Fingerboard, Bridge, Mother of Pearl Rosette, LT Fan

New with warranty

2006 G4

Adirondack Top, Private Reserve Brazilian Rosewood Back and Sides, Laskin Arm Rest,Radial Braced Back Plate, Ebony Bindings, 1 3/4 Nut, 2 1/4 String Spacing at Bridge, Hand Carved Hunduras Mahogany, carbon fibre reinforced neck with two way non compressive truss rod, Pau Heart Rosette, Venetian Cut-Away ,Double veneered peghead with BRW Overlay and Underlay,Ibonized Bone Nut and Saddle, Natural Finish, Immaculate Condition

Greenfield G1

“The Tree Series” Adirondack Spruce Top, The Tree Back and Sides, Proprietary “Tone Halo” by Michael Greenfield, Arm and Rib Rest, Ebony Fingerboard, Bridge, Mother of Pearl Rosette

Greenfield G4

“The Tree Series” Adirondack Spruce Top, The Tree Back and Sides, Proprietary “Tone Halo” by Michael Greenfield, Arm and Rib Rest, Ebony Fingerboard, Bridge, Mother of Pearl Rosette

G2.2

Adirondack Spruce Top, Amazon Rosewood back and Sides, Laskin Arm Rest, Cut-Away, Multi-scale 25″-26″, Ebony fretboard fretboard, Bridge, Mother of Pearl Rosette, Heel Swoosh, Bone Nut and Saddle, Honduran Mahogany Neck, radially Braced Back Plate with Tone Halo

Greenfield GF “Hog”

Sitka Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Ebony Fretboard, Ebony Bridge, Bone Nut and Saddle, Natural Hide Glue, Custom Flight Case

Greenfield G4

“The Tree Series” Adirondack Spruce Top, The Tree Back and Sides, Proprietary “Tone Halo” by Michael Greenfield, Arm and Rib Rest, Ebony Fingerboard, Bridge, Mother of Pearl Rosette

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2012 G4.2

Master grade Adirondack Red Spruce soundboard, Reserve grade, African Blackwood back plate, Reserve grade African Blackwood sides (laminated with IR),Palm-away, Radially braced back plate with proprietary Tone Halo, Laskin style arm and rib rest, Ebony body bindings, Contrasting, mitered, wood purflings, Greenfield paua heart abalone and spalted beech rosette,

Greenfield G4

“The Tree Series” Adirondack Spruce Top, The Tree Back and Sides, Proprietary “Tone Halo” by Michael Greenfield, Arm and Rib Rest, Ebony Fingerboard, Bridge, Mother of Pearl Rosette

G2.2 DADGAD

Master grade Adirondack Red Spruce soundboard, Reserve grade, African Blackwood back plate, Reserve grade African Blackwood sides (laminated with IR), Florentine Cutaway, Radially braced back plate with proprietary Tone Halo, Laskin style arm and rib rest, Ebony body bindings, Contrasting, mitered, wood purflings, One-of-a-kind, Greenfield paua heart abalone and spalted beech OVAL rosette, Compound 16” – 20” radius, quarter-sawn ebony fingerboard bound with ebony, 1 3/4 Nut, 2 1/4 String Spacing at Saddle, Hand carved, Honduran Mahogany, carbon graphite reinforced neck, Hand carved heel “swoosh”, Double veneered peghead w/“g” logo, Adjustable, 2 way, non-compressive truss rod, Ebony, string-through bridge, Black horn nut and ¼” saddle, Natural finish on back, sides and neck, Ebony finish on soundboard, Custom, carbon fiber, Accord flight case

G1.2

Alpine Moon Spruce Top, Amazon Rosewood, Laskin Arm Rest, Palm-Away, Multi-scale 25″-26″, Ebony fretboard fretboard, Bridge, Mother of Pearl Rosette, Heel Swoosh, Bone Nut and Saddle, Honduran Mahogany Neck, radially Braced Back Plate with Tone Halo

Greenfield G1-2

European Moon Spruce Top, Amazon Rosewood Back and Sides, Laskin Arm Rest, Cut-Away,Multi-Scale

GF

Adirondack Spruce Top, Indian Rosewood Back and Sides, Ebony Fretboard, Ebony Bridge, Bone Nut and Saddle, Natural Hide Glue, Custom Flight Case

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