Mike DiBari
Mike DiBari
Hades - 2015
Hades - 2015
Poseidon - Hollow Body
Poseidon - Hollow Body
Ryan Laird Custom
Ryan Laird Custom
Music In The Fields
Music In The Fields
Custom Country
Custom Country
Zeus
Zeus
Cithara Building Clinic
Cithara Building Clinic
Cithara Guitars
Cithara Guitars

 

Welcome 

Cithara Guitars is a Custom Guitar Shop located on the mountain in Hamilton Ontario, forty-five minutes west of Toronto Ont. Cithara Guitars offers a full line of hand crafted acoustic and electric guitars, as well as a repairs and restorations. We also offer the opportunity for customers to come to the shop and design their very own guitar with us. 

Along with guitar building, Cithara Guitars has a performance department where you are able to book live entertainment suitable for weddings, dinner parties and other private events. 

While we are now fully settled into our new location in the City of Hamilton we haven't forgotten our roots and we still have our Mansfield location in operation to serve as a pick-up and drop-off centre for our customers in the Barrie and Collingwood area.

 

 

 

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Upcoming Shows/Festivals

Lucknow's Music In The Fields 

 

 

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Testimonials 

 


These folks are absolutely brilliant. They've done three of my guitar's and I have several more for them to do their magic on thanks Dan!

 

~Ken Siegrist~ 

 

Late last year I purchased a DIY Kit Stratocaster from Cithara. I had a lot of fun fitting, staining, finishing, wiring, assembling and doing am initial setup. I was disappointed at first play though since a few of the frets were high. I didn't panic or freak out but instead gave Daniel, owner and luthier extraordinaire, a call and asked for some help. I brought him my beauty and he proceeded to work his magic with a fret dress and a setup. It now plays very smoothly and I'm super happy with this gorgeous instrument! I'm already planning my next one, likely a telecaster!

 

~Jason Bick~

 

Haven't had my Gibson set up properly...ever and Dan was recommended to me. Great communication from beginning to end, did a great assessment of what needed to be done and the end result was instantly noticable within the first few notes I played on it. I will be brining my other guitars in to Cithara. #HamOnt

 

~Nathan Fleet~

 

Dan took his time and built my BFL...very professional, absolutely love it! It's my favourite guitar and I own 22 of them. Dan, thank you for your perfection... so special!!! They're not many professional guitars out there with the neck hand filed to completion and perfection!!!

 

~Bruce Hatch~

 

Recently I heard that a new luthier had set up shop nearby. I dropped in and met Daniel Clark. He has a well appointed, and clean shop. He also does set up work and repairs. I brought him an unusual electric guitar that sounded very good, but had some serious tuning and action issues. I asked him to take a look and call me when he had a chance to assess the guitars. He called back in a couple of days, and outlined a course of action, which I approved. I get the guitar back shortly after, and have been recording with it almost every day since then. It has gone from sitting in its case, to having a place on a stand in the studio. I will be taking more instruments to Daniel.

 

~Bruce Ley~

  

This guitars is absolutely killer!! Completely custom built and plays and sounds like a dream! Even the pickups are hand wound (courtesy of Smitty at MJS pickups). Thank you so much Daniel for the amazing experience. It was a pleasure working with you every step of the way.

 

~Mike DiBari~

 

Loving my custom Hb pick guard on my Gibson! Thanks to Cithara Guitars!!

 

~Heather Ballentine~

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Cithara News 

 

Summer 2017 - Well this was an extra exciting year! Settled into the city, Cithara Guitars has formed an incredible partnership with Mountain Music on Mohawk Road and now completes all of their clients repair services.  Plus, in the fall, owner and Head Luthier Daniel Clark got married in a beautiful outdoor service in Milton, Ontario. Music and guitar building was incorporated into every element of the big day- from the cake topper (music notes), to the gifts for the guests (guitar picks) to the vows (song lyrics)! The guest book was also an acousitc guitar (built by Daniel and signed by all the guests) that now proudly hangs in the happy couple's home. If you want to celebrate a life milestone or big moment with music, give Cithara Guitars a call!

 

Summer 2016- Whoa! Where did summer 2016 go?! Between purchasing a new property, renovating like crazy, and moving the shop to Hamilton, the summer seems to have flown by at lightening speeds! In our spare time, it was great hanging out with a few guitar enthusists at Lucknow Music in the Fields, Burlington Sound of Music Festival, Elmira Guitar Show, Festival of Friends, Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival and the Country Music Association of Ontario Awards. The fall doesn't seem to be slowing down either, there is still lots on the agenda including the Canadian Country Music Association Awards in September, many falls fairs and Christmas craft shows too! Hope to see you out at our next event!

 

Summer 2015- This is going to be a VERY busy summer! With 10 weekend festivals and a full roster of building clinic students, we are thrilled to see how much everyone LOVES Cithara Guitars! Thanks for the support and enthusiasm!

 

June 2015 - We are thrilled to be partnering up with Lucknow's Music In The Fields and building a Custom Guitar for this year's music festival!! The guitar will be signed by all of the artists performing over the course of the weekend and one lucky person will get to take it home with them! Come check out the festival August 28-30th 2015 and you could be the lucky winner!

 

Spring 2015- Today we are adding a brand new product to the Cithara Guitars family! DIY Guitar kits are now on the shelf and ready to sell! Competitively priced between $140 - $285, these kits are perfect for the handy-person on your gift list! With easy to follow instructions and any assistance you need along the way, Cithara Guitar DIY kits are a great family project!

 

November 2014 - CEO Daniel Clark was nominated to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge where participants are given 24 hours to donate $10 and find a creative way to dump a large bucket full of cold water and ice cubes on their head! The punishment if not completed? A $100 donation! Daniel was thrilled to participate and nominated KX94.7 morning show hosts Toff & Melissa and Country Artists Mike Robins & Tereya Green of Autum Hill to participate as well.

 

July 2014 - The Summer of 2014 has been a busy one, with many friends and family members tying the knot, Daniel is in high demand as a performer. If you have a private function or event that you require live music for, keep us in mind!

 

April 2014 - Ryan Laird's music video for 'Love's Long Gone' is released!  This video features Ryan's new Custom Guitar he had made from Cithara Guitars.  For information regarding Ryan and his guitar, check out the Endorsements tab on our website!


March 2014 - We are now an Authorized Fender Service Centre!!
Cithara is excited to announce it's partnership with Fender Musical Instrument Corp.  Cithara Guitars is now able to perform all and any warranty work for any Fender, Squier, Charvel, EVH Gretsch, Guild, Jackson or Tacoma guitar. 

 

July 27th 2013 - Cithara Guitars is proud to be a part of the First Annual Pickin' In The Park at Fiddle Park in Shelburne Ontario. Daniel will be giving a 45 minute session on how to properly maintain your guitar, as well as little tips and tricks to making a setup last longer. There will be guitars on display and Daniel will be there to answer any questions you may have.

 

 June 1st 2013 - Cithara Guitars made its debut at the Orangeville Jazz and Blues Festival. Although the weather was not great it was still a fantastic weekend. The booth saw about 275 people over the course of the weekend. Founder Daniel Clark was on hand for the entire weekend talking to numerous people about the company and the guitars that he has created.

 

June 15th 2013 - Cithara Guitars held it’s official Grand Opening. The Grand Opening was held at the Cithara Shop. There were Shop Tours, Product Demonstrations, and a BBQ to wrap up the day. Thank you to all who were able to come out and make the day a great success!!

 

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