‘Everything should be made from hemp’ – even guitars

Boyd Pellow and Stewart Burrows are partners in Canadian Hemp Guitars.Photograph by: Marie-France Coallier , The Gazette


MONTREAL – Stewart Burrows spends most nights in pubs, playing cover tunes till 3 a.m., give or take, then driving back to the Châteauguay Valley. Waiting for him are his wife and three kids, and 20 heads of cattle from which he sells aged beef; $700 for 100 pounds.

“Playing music is how I pay the bills,” he says.

And he has a guitar workshop from where he makes ostensibly the world’s only true hemp guitar.


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