Here's a new instrument from Robert Godin's Art and Lutherie shop - based on a stock folk style guitar, the Art and Lutherie Tres Natural Cedar QIT, in the style of a Tres Cubano.

The Tres is a key instrument in Cuban music. With three double courses and not generally strummed, it is used to support melody rather than rhythm. Traditionally, the Tres has been a smaller instrument, but a standard acoustic guitar can be easily adapted by altering the bridge, saddle and nut. Tuning is typically G4/G3, C4/C4, and E4/E3 or E4/E4.

There's another advantage to adapting the traditional Tres to a stock guitar - other features, like the built-in tuner and pickup are already there!

The Art and Lutherie Tres Natural Cedar QIT is based on the Art and Lutherie Folk Cedar, which has a solid cedar top, cherry laminate back and sides, silver leaf maple neck, and rosewood for the fingerboard and bridge. The nut and saddle are Tusq by Graphtec. The finish is a semi-gloss custom varnish.

Cases are an available extra, as either a gig bag or a Tric case.

Prices shown here are in US dollars and are based on a recent exchange rate. For Canadian dollar pricing, please follow the More Details link here to our website posting at . Prices do not include shipping, taxes, or any import duties.

The Twelfth Fret

The Twelfth Fret

Art and Lutherie
Brand New
Natural Cedar
The Twelfth Fret
The Twelfth Fret
(416) 423-2132
Toronto, Ontario
4:14 PM
12-6 Monday to Thursday 12-7 Friday 11-5 Saturdays Closed Sundays

1. We accept Visa and Mastercard through our secure online payment processor. We do use 3d Secure, aka Verified by Visa and Mastercard Secure Code. If the card cannot be verified through this method, shipping delays may occur. 2. We accept wire transfers - please contact us for details. 3. We do not accept cheques. Our banks hold cheques far too long for this to be useful. 4. In person we're happy to accept cash or verified debit cards. 5. Normally, on our own website ( we list prices primarily in Canadian dollars. On Gbase, we've converted the Canadian prices to US dollars at a 1.3% exchange rate. This rate is subject to change, reflecting current currency conversion rates.

Our primary carrier is FedEx. We also use Canada Post where rates or delivery schedules may provide better service to our customers. While we try hard to ship promptly, we will hold shipments if we determine that weather issues may cause damage to the shipped item.

Returns of Guitars, mandolins, banjos, amplifiers etc. All sales are final. We have a no-returns policy with a number of exceptions. To view our full return policy, and Terms and Conditions, please see the page at the link below: