Canadian Music Trade - December/ January 2018 - Page 16

SUPPLIER SPOTLIGHT Dragonfly Guitars By Andrew King D an Richter started Dragonfly Guitars with a specific vision in mind: to stand on the shoulders of giants by building guitars based on proven principles of design and performance while doing his part to elevate the art with new approaches and innovations. Over the course of his nearly two-decade career crafting instruments in British Columbia, he’s gained a reputation with players, collectors, and dealers of high-end guitars around the world by doing just that. Richter began his career at Jean Larrivee Guitars’ now-closed Vancouver manufacturing facility in the ‘90s. Though he wasn’t a builder at the time, he found himself increasingly inspired by the highly regarded instruments being produced at the factory and the personal projects of some of his colleagues. He came to learn that many of those coworkers had studied with Michael Dunn, who Richter calls “another west coast icon of guitar making.” Unfortunately, when Richter formally decided to pursue guitar making as a career, Dunn was no longer teaching, though he was able to register for a different course. “It took me a few years to put a decent shop to ѡȁ̳ͭtIѕȁ̰qЁѕȁ)ͥ́ɽɥ̰$ЁɕѼɕ䁡Ё́͡)ɽͥեхȁȻt)]ѠɅ䁅ѥɥյ̰Iѕȁ)ɥ٥Ѽ䁉ɽѥչѥѕɵ́Ѡ)ͽɕٕ͔ͥ́光ݥѠɸչՔ)ѡѥѡӊéͼɽչɅѥqQɅЁ́ɕ䁅)хɅѥѥéݸхгt̸)Iѕȁ́ͅѡаѡ՝ɥ́ɸѥ)ͥɔݕٕȀ啅́ѡɔɔͽq܁፥ѥt)ɕ́ѡЁɅѕ́Ѽ́յ́ͥɕ䁡)ѽ聅ɴٕͥͽչаݕ䰁)ɕѥݡ́Յ䁡չɕ́啅́Ё͕́ɕ)ɕɝձɥ)QɅ䁑ȰɑѼIѕȰ́饹)ѽѥɥեх́ȁ͍ɹ)ѕqQȁɥݥѠѡՅ́ѡɸեхȁ)ѡѼեɽѥٔѽ́ѼѡɥЁյгt̸ͅ)]ȁѹ́͡ɔՍЁɅe)̰ͅIѕȁͼ́ɽՍѽեх́Ʌѥ)ݥѠ́ѽ̸啅́ѡչ)ѼɅЁյЁȁ !ͽ ɽљ) ݅q!éݕͽȁЁ݅́ɕѥ)ٕѡɥаЁɕɕ݅ɑݡЁ݅́tɕ̸) ٕ͕䰁ͼ́ѥѼѡɽ܁ͽ́ٽɥє)ݡѱ́Ѽյа́ɕѱ䁑ȁѽȁ)Q͕QЁեхȁ݅́ᔁѥݥѠе݅䰁ɴٕ)ɕ̰ͥаݕ䰁ͽ镐七q])䁱ٕͅѥ́Ё́ѡեt͡ɕ̰q)ͥ䁕́ɥ́ѕȁѡɽ́ѡ՝ݗeٕٔ)Ёͽt) ѥՔѽեȰɅ䁑ͻeЁٔՍ)ѡ݅䁽ѥЁ͕ЁɽɅЁIѕȁ́)ѡչѼЁ́յ́Ѽѡ́)͡եхɥиq5ɔѕѡаѡeɔͽѕ)յ́ݥѠѡȁ͕Ё́ȁɕ䁽ٕɱ)ѥt̰ͅqЁЁѡٕ䁱ЁԁЁ() 9%85UM% QI)I=91dU%QIOd8I% !QH)Ёȁյ̸ٕ剽́ѱɕѱ䁅Ё)ɕЁѼЁѡȁѥٔL䁙ɽɽͥt)ɕЁեхȁ́ѡЁӊe)ѥձɱ͍ѥѼݹɸQЁЁ́)IѕȁѼٕͥ䁡́ͥ́䁽ɥɕ́ѥ)ɥեхȁ͕́ɽ́ݽɭ͡ͽ̰ )ѡɽ٥éMչ͡ и+q$х՝Ёեхȁͽ́Ʉ Ʌ饱ѥа)啐ѡɽ́ѕtIѕȁ͡ɕ̸q%ӊéɕЁ݅)Ѽ́ݱѼѡЁɅѥե̻tQ͔)ٽٕٕ́ѡɽͥЁѼݽ͕ѥ)ɅѥͼѡЁՑЁ́ɕѥյи)Iѕȁ́ɕѱ䁱ѼѡɅɽՍЁ)ݥѠѡɐɥ͡ɥ̰ݡݥ)Ёȁѡ七q$ٔѡѕѕ́$ЁٔѼ)͔ѡݽ́ѡѥt̸ͅ)!éͼ݅ɐѼѡ͕ՅYٕ)%ѕɹѥեхȁѥمѡյȁฃqQЁ݅)饹'eݽɭ܁܁յ́Ѽѡɔt)͡ɕ̸5٥݅ɐѡѥمݥѕɹє啅́ݥѠѡ)Mф ɉɄѥ%յЁ Ʌѥ ɹݡ)Iѕȁ͕́́ͥѥٔѽȁѡѠ́+qQ́ɔѡեхȵݽɱt)ѡ͕̰́ éե̰ɕȁ)ѕ̰éչՕՅѼͅͼ)ɕ܁-́ѡѽȵ 5ͥQɅ