Welcome. Here you can find information about to Joshia DeJonge and the classical guitars she builds.
Joshia was born in Amsterdam where she spent the first year of her life. Then she travelled Europe with her parents. After some months Joshia's parents (Sergei and Devora) moved back to Canada where Sergei set up a shop and began making guitars again.
As a baby Joshia used to spend time on her fathers back while he worked. As she got older she moved on to making sawdust pies on the floor. Soon she was sanding pieces of wood till they were "really smooth." Then she began making little wooden boxes for gifts.
When Joshia was 13 she started her first guitar. At the age of 16, she participated in her fathers first Guitar Construction Course . Since that time she has been working with Sergei making her own guitars and helping teach the courses he runs. Joshia is now building guitars pretty much full time. Check out her profile in Acoustic Guitar Magazine's April 1999 issue.If you have any questions feel free to contact her via email at:
Joshia de Jonge
56 Ramsay rd.
Canada, J9B 2J1