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MAJOR US GUITAR MAKERS:
Fender Squier (modified)
Gibson
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MAJOR CANADIAN MAKERS:
Eastwood Guitars
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MAJOR JAPANESE MAKERS:
Ibanez Guitars
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MAJOR GERMAN MAKERS:
Hopf Guitars - Germany
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SMALL SHOP CUSTOM MAKERS:
Doug Foster Guitars - Australia
Earnest Instruments - U.S.
Beeton Brass Guitars - Australia
Hodson Jazz Guitars - U.K.
Jupiter Creek Music
Amistar Resonator Guitars - Czech Republic
Soares'y Guitars - U.S.
Unknown Guitars
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SOARES'Y GUITARS - U.S
Mike Soares'y specialises in developing guitar designs and using overseas small shop guitar builders to make one-off limited production runs of tenor guitars in a very wide variety of styles and conformations including flat top, archtop, solid-bodied, metal-bodied and wood-bodied resonator, round hole/f-hole, cutaway and non-cutaway, acoustic and/or electric and with four, five or eight strings and in different scale lengths including both tenor and plectrum scale length. Whilst not considered comparable in quality to individual luthier-built instruments, Mike's guitars represent outstanding value in terms of quality for cost and he has also produced some very high end quality instruments that are worth many times the prices he charges. Unfortunately, the one-off small batch system of production used means that particular styles of guitar are not usually repeated so that particular instrument models cannot be re-ordered. 
 If you have any enquiries about the guitars below or would like to purchase any, please email Steve using the icon at the end of the description of each guitar.

Click each guitar name below to go down the page for a description and some photos
Soares'y Built 'Gibson Les Paul' Electric Archtop Tenor Eight-stringed electric/acoustic
Resonator Guitar Solid-bodied Electric Tenors Flat Top Acoustic Cello

Soares'y Built 'Gibson Les Paul' Tenor Guitar
This guitar is based on a genuine Gibson prototype Les Paul Tenor Guitar solid body which Mike Soares'y was able to obtain through his contacts with both Gibson and a Chinese guitar factory when they were investigating whether to build Gibson Les Paul tenor guitars. Mike built a tenor neck for this guitar and fitted it out with appropriate hardware. It is a very interesting footnote in the history of Gibson tenor guitars.
 

Electric Archtop Tenor Guitars
'High End' sunburst electric/acoustic cutaway archtop tenor guitar
- this particular model had a very high quality build and represented very good value but was unfortunately never repeated.
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Eight-stringed electric/acoustic cutaway archtop tenor guitar - an example of the variety of conformations offered by Mike. Click each photo for a larger view. [top]

Resonator Guitars
Eight stringed electric/acoustic cutaway wood-bodied resonator tenor guitar.
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Solid Bodied Electric Tenor Guitars
L.P. Jnr (Les Paul Junior) Style
solid-bodied electric tenor guitar - a good quality sold-bodied tenor guitar that represents excellent value.
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Solid-bodied Electric Tenor Guitars
Soaresy's 'High End' Telecaster-style electric tenor guitar
which is a very high quality solid-bodied tenor guitar that represented excellent value.
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Flat Top  Acoustic Cello Guitars
Soaresy's Four stringed round-holed flat top acoustic cello-style guitar.
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