The Village of La
village of La Patrie, Quebec is the home of Norman guitars. La Patrie
was settled in 1875 and many of today’s Norman employees can trace their
ancestry back to the original settlers. The courage and survival of
these pioneers is amazing considering the daunting combination of dense
forests, mountains and incredibly harsh winters. We pay tribute to these
brave folks here. You’ll see actual pictures of early La Patrie, many
of them dating back as far as the early 1900's. It’s a heritage of which
we are proud and which has produced a community of hard-working people
dedicated to the craft of guitar making.
first Norman guitars were produced in the early 1970's. In the last
thirty years, Norman's reputation for superb quality and excellent value
has grown in a grassroots, word-of-mouth kind of way amongst musicians
which has earned Norman guitars the distinction of ‘Canada's guitar'.
This quiet, testimonial type of marketing has made it possible for us
to invest back into the guitars themselves, creating one of the most
technically sophisticated guitar building facilities in the world. Our
state-of-the-art technology enables us to bring precision and consistency
to our guitar crafting heritage which uses premium tonewoods to create
truly world class guitars that carry the Norman name.