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UPDATED December 31, 2010

 

WELCOME TO SHEBA MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Important Notice from Gavin Baird: In 2010, I retired from instrument building. However, I am keeping my website open for the time being.

Luthier Gavin Baird builds fine mandolins and guitars under the label Sheba Musical Instruments. His instruments are characterized by:

  • quality of construction and design
  • balanced musical output
  • beautiful appearance - elegant and simple - but accentuated with unique design features

They meet the needs of a wide range of musical and playing styles from bluegrass and jazz to concert and studio work. They are played by professional musicians in Canada and the United States.

About the builder, Gavin Baird

I have been building musical instruments since 1987.

My background is a tool and die maker. As a result, I use my skills, knowledge and experience to design and build all my own tools and jigs. For example, I have a jig for cutting the v-joint that I use on my guitars.

I am also a musician, and this gives me the ability to appreciate the needs and expectations that a player has from his or her instrument.

I do not build on a production basis. I only make a few instruments at a time and on a flexible schedule and pace that allows me to give concentrated attention to each one. The result is that each instrument becomes a unique product.

I am always searching for ideas on how to improve the musical characteristics of my instruments. This has led me down some interesting roads, and experiments ... with excellent results.

I always strive to provide absolute excellence in quality to my customers.



Gavin Baird | Sheba Musical Instruments
| Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada |

phone: (204) 772-7150
email: mandolin@mts.net