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Go Acoustic. Check out our selection of Acoustic Guitars

Go Acoustic! Click here to check out our selection of Acoustic Guitars. We proudly carry, Sigma, Stonebridge, Larrivee, Breedlove, Eastman, Art & Lutherie and many more!

Laskin Guitar Auction

Laskin guitars are truly one of a kind. Place a bid in this unique opportunity to have one for yourself right away (wait times are usually 3-5 years). Head over to our auction to place a bid. If you’ve every held a Laskin guitar you’ll understand why William “Grit” Laskin’s instruments are revered throughout the […]

Five Great Gift Ideas for Guitar Players

Acoustic Guitar Accessory Pack

Shopping for a picky guitar player? We’ve got some great gift ideas that’ll bring a smile to their face!

Holiday Packages Now Available

Holiday Packages Banner

  Holiday packages are back! We’ve Ukulele, Guitar and Banjo packs available starting at $119. Scroll down to check ‘em all out and for more info, visit our E-Store:  

Friday Featured E-Store Item: Art and Lutherie Folk Series Guitar


OFC is proud to carry Art & Lutherie Acoustic Guitars! Built in Richmond Quebec, A&L’s Folk size acoustic guitar is based upon a classical body shape but with a deeper profile. Slightly smaller than a full size dreadnaught, the Folk emphasizes the mid-range tones with a clarity and responsiveness which is well suited for picking and fingerstyle players alike.

Back to (Music) School!


Starting in September our School of Music will be overflowing with workshops, classes and music lessons for kids, teens and adults. We’ve got classes planned for guitar, banjo, ukulele, djembe, fiddle, bodhran, marimba, harmonica, performance and even a brand new OFC Youth Choir! Here’s a detailed description for each workshop: Kids, Youth and Teen Workshops: […]

After School Beginner Guitar

After School Beginner Guitar

This class will focus on building a strong foundation in learning to play the guitar. No prior knowledge of the guitar is needed. By the end of the course we will explore 10 songs that focus on essential guitar skills such as strumming, picking, finger picking and learning where the notes & chords fall on the fretboard.

Mondays 4-5pm, 8 weeks, starting Sept 22nd, $136 member price ($156 non-members).

Friday Featured E-Store Item: 1967 Martin D-28

1967 Martin D-28

The D-28 is the Dreadnought by which all others are judged. This instrument has been a favorite of artists from Hank Williams Sr. to Jimmy Page. Massive bass response balanced with articulate highs makes this a benchmark acoustic guitar and a must-have for every guitarist. Perfect for the intermediate and advanced player. Guitar of choice for Martin Ambassadors Ben Howard, Del McCoury, James Valentine of Maroon 5, Mumford & Sons, Dirty Guvnahs, and Loudon Wainwright III.

Summer Camp Spotlight: Stringband w/ Ann Downey

Sringband w/ Ann Downey

Do you play fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar or bass, and want to play old-time music with others? Here’s your chance! While giving a nod to some of the classic old time American string -bands, this “string-band” class will get you playing, singing and generally having a good time making music together. Bring instruments, and a couple of tunes / songs, and we’ll see what we can do. If you play multiple instruments, you may want to take the road less traveled, to help with the variety of sound and texture. Non-string instruments are welcome too, though we reserve the right to ration and re-direct multiple percussion instruments (washboard, bodhran, spoons, etc.).

Dylan Watts

Dylan Watts

Dylan has been playing guitar since his early teens. At the age of 13 he started teaching workshops to young guitar players after school and on weekends. In his teen years he played lead guitar in a metal band and perfected his shredding skills. That band produced 2 albums and played regularly at Ottawa venues like Café Dekuf, Mavericks and Babylon.

After graduation Dylan decided to put school on hold and dedicate his time to perfecting his music skills. He now studies & plays Gypsy Jazz and Finger Style Acoustic guitar, influenced by guitar legends like Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel, Jerry Reed, Django Reienhardt, Frank Vignola. He also enjoys all forms of Rock, Blues, Folk, Country and Jazz.

Dylan offers patient instruction, encouragement and support for students, whatever their level. Students will appreciate the practical knowledge that he brings to music instruction through his own learning and playing experiences.

Friday Featured E-Store Item

Friday Featured E-Store Item: Luna Weissenborn-Style Lap Steel Acoustic Guitar Luna's Weissenborn-Style Lap Steel Acoustic Guitar features ornate abalone "rising tide" fret markers, mahogany top, back & sides, Indian rosewood fingerboard, chrome plated tuners, an ox bone nut and a gloss finish.

Luna’s Weissenborn-Style Lap Steel Acoustic Guitar features ornate abalone “rising tide” fret markers, mahogany top, back & sides, Indian rosewood fingerboard, chrome plated tuners, an ox bone nut and a gloss finish.


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  • Ottawa Folklore Centre
    1111 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3X4
    613.730-2887 | 1-800-385-FOLK (3655)

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  • Monday-Friday  10 am to 9 pm
  • Saturday  9:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Sunday  12:00pm-5:00pm

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