Being a guitar enthusiast since my youth, I quickly developed a desire to improve myself and even to go beyond simply playing. From 1990 to 1993, I followed training in violin fabrication at the “Lutherie Artistique du Noroit (ELAN)” school, where I was formed in Italian as well as German traditional fabrication techniques. I completed my formation in violin fabrication with a series of internships with Frederick Boyer, Jean-Marc Pagès and Jean-Jacques Rampal in the French techniques of making and restoring violins as well as with Michel Fournelle in the repair and adjustment of guitars and basses.
In 1994, referred by one of my teachers, I took over a repair workshop in a local music store. During my stay there, I developed my expertise by working on a large variety of acoustical and electric musical instruments.
Being a musician, artist and above all a designer, in 1998 I left the repair workshop in order to follow private training in the specialized painting of collection automobiles.
In 1999, with this great background, I created “Demers guitars” and since then, I have devoted myself exclusively to the creation of my collection of musical instruments.
Having a desire to achieve perfection, I give great importance to the accuracy, acoustics and comfort of my guitars, as well as to their finish. Each of my guitars constitutes a single project and in order to offer the best quality of acoustics possible, each step of the fabrication as well as the selection of the components is done meticulously, with great care and attention. The outcome is a musical instrument of rich and exceptional sound.
In 2006, I exposed my creations for the first time at the Montreal Guitar Show. It gave me the opportunity to meet many influential persons which have since had a direct impact on my work and have stimulated me to excel. Proud representative of Quebec luthiers, I participated in the following Montreal Guitar Show and in 2008 presented my creations to the world music industry during the NAMM show in California.
I limit myself to fabricate fifteen guitars per year, which are all highly prized by a demanding clientele of connoisseurs. I am more than ever concentrated on excelling as a string instrument artisan in order to offer the best product possible.