Simon & Patrick guitars are hand-made in a small Canadian village a few hours outside of Montreal, called La Patrie, where building guitars isn't just a job, but a true passion. Simon & Patrick pride themselves on featuring Select Pressure Tested Solid Tops on all guitars, these are tops which have been carefully tested by customized equipment, for the highest level of rigidity. Another one of the many quality features on Simon and Patrick guitars is the Custom Polished Finish. This finish gives a high gloss shine as well as accentuating the natural grains in the wood. This finish, as opposed to thick polyester finishes, allows the wood to breathe and vibrate freely, resulting in a truer, richer sound.