Luthier

Beauregard Guitars

Luthier
Mario Beauregard
Location
Montréal, Québec

Mario Beauregard's luthier journey started in the 1990s, when a grant from The Art Council of Quebec enabled him to attend the Roberto-Venn School of Lutherie where he met Ervin Somogyi in one of his master classes. He was then invited to study with Ervin, which represented a turning point in his career.

During weekdays Mario would work and study with Ervin Somogyi and during the weekends he would drive up to Taku Sakashta’s workshop to learn about building archtops. He also went on to work as the designer in the R&D department of Lasido (Godin) for a period of  years. Now, Mario is a one-man operation in the small town of St-Denis-sur-Richelieu near Montreal, Quebec while continuing to act as a consultant in the industry. 

The Guitars

Models

Facettes

The facettes archtop is a very special project that was initially subsidized by ” Le Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec” and based on the work of Mario Lamarre’s violins, cellos and double basses. This guitar is a limited edition series.

Standard specifications
Top
European, Sitka or Lutz spruce
Back & Sides
European maple, Big leaf maple (quilted or flamed)
Tailpiece
Art Deco Style, Ebony
Bindings
Varies
Scale
25”
Nut width
43mm
14th fret width
53mm

Archtop 16"

A fully handcarved, 16" archtop with custom art-deco appointments.

Standard specifications
Top
European, Sitka or Lutz spruce
Back & Sides
European, Big leaf (quilted or flamed) maple
Tailpiece
Stepped art deco or curtain style
Bindings
Varies
Fretboard
Ebony
Bridge
Ebony
Scale
25” or 25.5”
Nut width
43mm
14th fret width
53mm

Thinline MB-S

The MB-S of the ThinLine series was designed with the modern Jazz and Blues players in mind.

Dimensions
Lower Bout
15"
Standard specifications
Top
Carved Spruce
Back & Sides
Maple
Cutaway
Single
Centre Block
Balsa Wood
Tail piece
Ebony
Neck
Highly flamed maple
Scale
25” or 25 ¼”
Fingerboard
Ebony
Pick guard
Optional
Hardware
Humbuckers or P-90
Tuners
Gotoh 510

Nylon Jazz

Designed for the modern guitarist...

Dimensions
Lower bout
14.625″
Upper bout
11.00″
14th fret width
2.350”
Nut width
1.900”
Standard specifications
Top
Varies
Back & Sides
Varies
Neck
Varies
Fingerboard
Elevated, Wood Varies
Top Radius
3 radii
Available Pickups
D-Tar or K & K
Tuners
Sloan, Rodgers
Scale
640mm or 650mm
Nut width
1.900”

SJ

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72-hour appraisal period

All our guitars come with an appraisal period meaning easy returns if you’re not satisfied