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Bernard Funston
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Ph: +1-613-761-2618


Acoustic with Bevel

Five of Diamonds

Shea Alain of Reuben and the Dark playing the Five of Diamonds on "Bow and Arrow"

Five of Diamonds in Reuben and the Dark's Tribute to Leonard Cohen

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Putin Guitar

The Arctic Dialogue Guitar was specially built for Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, at the request of the University of the Arctic.  It was presented to Vladimir Putin at the Second International Arctic forum, “The Arctic – Territory of Dialogue,” in Arkhangelsk, Russia on September 22, 2011.

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Alaskan Sitka Spruce top with Bear-claw figure
Canadian Bird's Eye Maple back and sides
Indian Rosewood back insert and tail wedge
Canadian Cherry neck
Arctic Polar projection rosette of reconstituted stone
Ebony fingerboard and bridge
Mammoth Fingerboard Inlay
Paua purflings on Fingerboard
Paua Inlay on Headstock depicting Salekhard Arctic Circle Monument

Figured Koa bindings with white blue and red maple purflings

Putin Guitar
Arctic Dialogue Guitar in Arendal, Norway prior to delivery
Photo courtesy of Lawrence Hislop


Arctic Dialogue Guitar

"Knowledge", "Dialogue" and "Harmony" banners in mammoth ivory
Arctic Polar Projection of ice, lands and seas at latitude of Arctic Circle
Binding detail
Back Insert and Tail Wedge
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Last Updated: 10.07.12