The Turner Guitar Studio is a small music store that carries a lot of merchandise, we have over 300 guitars, plus keyboards, violins, amplifiers, ukuleles, parts, accessories, and so much more. we also offer musical instruction in all styles of Guitar, Bass, Piano, voice, Violin, and banjo.
On the left hand side of this page is a list of many of the brands we carry, with links to their websites, and on the right you can find links to our other pages with details on the products we have in stock, the services we offer and discounted items we have available. There is also a video blog for the products we've demoed and for help learning some songs we commonly teach.
We hope your experience on our website, and dealings with us in the future exceed your expectations, and are helpful in your musical exploits.
Thanks for visiting our site.

James Turner (Manager)

May 20, 2015

May Inventory Update

  Because summers in a guitar store are generally fairly slow, I've been doing my best to get into some particularly exciting new products to help keep things rolling. From some amazing new acoustic guitars, some very useful new electronics, to some awesome new bass and electric guitars, there's a lot to check out. Here are a few of the most unique and exciting additions to our inventory. But it's always growing and changing, so be sure to check in regularly to see all our new products.

Breedlove Custom Dreadnought D-RME-CST
  We've received another Breedlove Custom model recently. This one is also a one of a kind, made with a redwood top, and mahogany back and sides, both selected from the Master Craft tone woods piles, which are reserved for custom and masterclass guitars. This ensures that the woods will be very strong, with consistent grains, are well aged for greater durability and fuller tone, and will look much more aesthetically pleasing than other inferior cuts of wood.
  The dreadnought body style, combined with the very harmonically rich redwood and mahogany, makes for an incredibly loud, deep, and powerful tone, that I don't think I've ever experienced before. Redwoods incredible depth, seems to perfectly fill in the holes in the typical dreadnought tone, so that across the spectrum, you get a very tonally balanced instrument. This makes it great for a wide variety of applications, as you get the depth and substance necessary for flat picking and fingerstyle playing, as well as the powerful low end that works so well with country music. The unique and stunning looks of the redwood also make this guitar something to behold. With the dark reddish tint in the very dark and light contrasted grains, it really jumps out at you like very few other woods can. It is also equipped with an L.R. Baggs Element Active, VTC pick-up system, for awesome live tone, Gotoh gold machine heads with ebony buttons, and a bone nut and saddle.
  The quality craftsmanship poured into this instrument is evident in every detail, from how well every seem and joint meet up, to the precision of the inlay work, to the feel of the fretboard. So if you are looking for some of the best guitars available, you will want to try out this guitar, as well as our other Breedlove Custom and standard models. If you're willing to wait a few months to get one, you can also custom order your own model, with whichever woods, hardware, electronics, inlays, body style, or features you would like. For details on this, please call James at 780-278-3679.
For general information on Breedlove guitars, visit

Vox Amplug I/O
  There are many options available for getting your analog guitar signal into a digital signal for connecting to your computer. Many of these however are fairly costly, bulky, have extraneous features that you may not need, or are not very high quality. The Vox Amplug I/O is one of the newest options on the market, and it doesn't have these issues. It comes in well under $100.00, so cost isn't an issues. It is about the size of a humbucker pick-up, so it is not at all bulky. The only feature aside from the USB interface is a tuner, which can be used without being connected through USB. It runs at 44.1 kHz, at a 24 bit resolution, so your audio quality is not compromised. It is also compatible with ASIO applications, which can help eliminate any latency issues when monitoring it live as well.
  On top of this, the amplug comes with Vox's Jamvox III software, which gives you loads of amp sounds, and high quality digital effects when using your amplug I/O through the computer. It also gives you the ability to extract the guitar from your favourite songs, allowing you to jam along with them in place of the guitarist.
  Follow this link for info on the Amplug I/O.
  Follow this link for info on the Jamvox III Software.

Breedlove DCD21
  The Breedlove Discovery Dreadnought is the least expensive instrument in Breedlove's exquisite line-up. But despite the reasonable price tag, the guitar doesn't disappoint, or bring any shame to Breedlove's blemish free name. With beautifully tight grained solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides, Breedlove open gear machine heads, and Breedlove's unique take on a dreadnought body shape; the DCD21 is familiar, yet unique. When I play it, I marvel at it's projection, and depth when compared to other similar guitars. The Best selling guitar in the world is the D10S from Washburn, and it's made from the same types of wood, in the same body style, and falls into a similar price range. Yet the Breedlove has a certain roundness to the tone, that many dreadnought acoustics have trouble pulling off, while still maintaining that deep rumble, and punchy attack that makes them so desirable. It is fitted with a Graphtech Tusq nut and saddle, and has both strap buttons installed, which is very convenient. It also has a Breedlove padded gig bag included with it, so with a price tag under $500.00 it offers good value as well. If you've never played a Breedlove before due to their Price range, I think you will be very pleasantly surprised with the new Discovery Series.

Warwick Rockbass Alien 5-string Deluxe
  We have finally purchased our first aptly named, Warwick Alien acoustic bass. This is a 5-string deluxe version, which has a spruce top, Bubinga back and sides, a Fishman Presys+ pick-up system, and Warwick's strap lock system and Just-A-Nut III. It has a very large body, offering up loads of volume, and a very powerful low end, which is very important, since it has that low-B string. Despite this large body, and full scale neck, it is still fairly comfortable to play. though if you are a small person, there are some other acoustic basses that are much more suited to those with shorter limbs. The Washburn AB5K, or the Sigma acoustic basses would be excellent options to consider in this case. If size isn't an issue however, and you really want a bass with a lot of volume, a deep projecting tone, and incredibly unique looks; the Warwick Alien is a bass you will want to try out.

Warwick Rockbass 5-string Streamer Stage I
  I have a fair bit of experience with this bass, as the bass player in my band uses the exact same model, so I can vouch for it's quality. Being made by Warwick is a pretty sure sign that it will be loaded with features, will be made with high quality materials, and will sound and play well. This one does not disappoint at all. It is the least expensive Neck Through model in Warwick's line up, with a 3-ply maple neck, an Alder Body, and rosewood fingerboard. It is equipped with two MEC Jazz pick-ups, active electronics, Warwick's 3D Bridge and Just-A-Nut III, along with Warwick's strap lock system. With the pick-ups, and bridge mounted directly to the neck as it passes through the body, there is a sharper attack, and longer sustain than with many bolt on neck models. You also have greater stability, requiring fewer set-ups, and potential play-ability issues. The ergonomically curved body makes the bass very comfortable to sit or stand with, and makes it a little sharper looking than the flatter bodies of the Streamer standard models. The features, care, and precision engineering evident in the bass culminates in an instrument that will stand up to the rigors of the road, or satisfy the demands of the studio.
RB Streamer NT I 5 - Natural Stain High Polish

Washburn B11K Banjo
  The Washburn B-11 Banjo is one of Washburn's mid-priced options. This makes it a great buy for anyone serious about learning, or as an upgrade from a student model. You aren't spending loads of money on fancy looks, inlays, or woods, but are instead paying for some very important features, quality, and accessories. The banjo has die cast tuning pegs, a geared 5-string tuning peg, a metal and mahogany mounting ring, with a mahogany resonator and mahogany neck. It also has a Remo Weatherking banjo head, so all around it has great quality parts and materials, so it sounds and plays very good. It comes with a beautiful deluxe, arched top hardshell banjo case as well, to it's ready for the road.
  For more details on the B11K banjo follow this link.
  We currently have two of them in stock with minor finish blemishes that will be between 20-40% off our regular prices, and considering how well priced these already are, there may not be a better opportunity to get into one of these for a while. There are also a few of the B9 and B8K banjo packs in stock from the same B-stock clearance. So if you are looking to spend $200-$300 for a $400-$500 banjo that has nothing more than a few scratches, a blurry patch in the finish, or sometimes nothing more than an opened box as far as I can tell, then come check those out before they are gone.
  We do have blemish free instruments in stock too, if you're not concerned about the money, and would rather have one that is in perfect shape.
Washburn B11K

Hagstrom Swede Natural Mahogany Gloss
  Hagstrom's Swede models use a 24.75" scale neck, offering an easier playing experience, and a slightly mellower tone compared to guitars with the 25.5" scale necks. The Swede utilizes Hagstrom's Custom 58 humbuckers, which offer a full tone, with a slightly mellower edge than most of their other pick-ups. It is also equipped with Hagstrom's 3-way filter switch, a 3-way pick-up selector, and a 2-volume 2-tone control set-up. This makes it quite versatile, and allows the guitar to have a much deeper, thicker tone than models without the filter switch.
  As with all hagstrom electrics, you get Hagstrom's proprietary technologies. This includes their H-Expander Truss rod, Resinatorwood fingerboard, 18-1 gear ratio custom machine heads, and a full contact stop tail with tune-o-matic bridge. It also uses Graphtech's Black Tusq material for the nut, and is made with an all mahogany body, which also contributes to the deep, powerful tone of the instrument.
  All our hagstrom electric and bass guitars are 10% off until the end of June, and we are offering 80% off any case you purchase with it. So if you're interested in this guitar, or anything else from Hagstrom, now is a great time to come check them out.

Korg Tuners
  Korg has recently released a few new clip on tuners. There are more than just the ones noted here, so you can view all of their models by visiting this link.
  On top of all of their fantastic new tuners, Korg Canada wants to ensure that anyone who purchases their tuners will enjoy them for a long time. So they are willing to stand behind their tuners for 3 years from the purchase of it, and will replace it free of charge should anything malfunction or break in that time. Just return the tuner to your original retailer for a free replacement. (This may not apply outside of Canadian dealers, so be sure to ask before purchase if you are concerned).
Pitch Hawk G2
  The G2 is simply a new version of the Pitchhawk G, now with a very easy to read, multi-colour display. As with all Korg tuners, it is extremely accurate, very responsive, and well built. It has a 10Hz adjustment range (435-445), 5 capo/flat tuning modes, both for guitar and bass. It also has an overwind warning for the high e-string, which makes it great for beginners, or those restringing guitars who don't want to go past the correct octave for the high E-string.
  The Sledgehammer has the same multi-colour display as the Pitchhawk G2, but has extremely convenient shuttle switches on each end. This makes it much easier to operate with one hand, and avoids the usual 'press and hold' style switching on most tuners. It has an auto off power saving function, with a memory back-up so your settings remain the same. It also has the same overwind warning for the high E-string like the G2. The design of the Sledgehammer series allows for complete mobility of the head, which makes it ideal for oddly shaped headstocks, left handed guitar players, or those who prefer the tuner to hide away behind the headstock.

Sledgehammer Pro
  The Pro version uses the same shuttle switches as the regular Sledgehammer, but has a 3D display for easy viewing at any angle. It also has a few unique functions including a strobe tuning mode, a super accurate sensitivity of +/- 0.1cents. The display looks amazing, and the ability to see it clearly at nearly any angle makes it incredibly nice to use in a variety of environments.

  This is an entirely new concept in tuners, since it is not a microphone, a plug in, or a clip on tuner. Instead it uses a powerful magnet to hang onto the machine heads, or whatever other metal surface you may have on your guitar. The magnet holds extremely well (with the exception of machine heads with plastic casings), and tunes very accurately. Without a bulky clip mechanism, the tuner is much more portable than its clip on, or microphone counterparts. Plus it has far fewer pieces that could potentially break. One of the most frustrating things with clip on tuners, is when the clip, the arm, or the joints break, leaving you with a perfectly working, yet perfectly useless tuner. The tuners outer ring with the magnet can rotate 360 degrees, so you can always get a correct orientation of the screen. The only downside of this tuner is its simplicity, since it has no calibration, flat/capo functions, or a chromatic function. It's only use will be as a guitar tuner for standard tuning at concert pitch (which is by far the most common, yet still somewhat limiting).

  The Dolcetto has the same display and general features as the regular Pitch Hawk. However, it has a much wider clip, with a unique rubber grip that makes it ideal for a much wider range of instruments. It can clip onto a violin, brass instruments, classical guitars, and other oversized or oddly shaped surfaces. It has a wide calibration range, an audible metronome built in (which I've never seen on a clip-on tuner before), and has auto power off and memory back-up functions like most Korg tuners.

Rim Pitch
  The Rim Pitch is Korg's only tuner dedicated entirely to the acoustic guitar. Structured to fin snugly inside the bottom of your soundhole, and out of sight of your audience, the Rim Pitch is ideal for discrete tuning. It has 5 very visible indicator lights, making it great for dark stages. The only downside, (as with the Magnetune), is that it is very simple, and wont work for alternate tunings, or anything outside of concert pitch. If you only ever play in standard tuning anyway however, this may be a great way to go.

Bedell Parlor OH-18-VS
  By some miracle, our Bedell distributor had one more Bedell OH-18-VS Parlor acoustic remaining, despite the model being discontinued a few years ago, so I immediately took it off their hands. It has a beautiful full gloss vintage burst finish on top of solid spruce and solid mahogany back and sides. The bridge, bridge pins, fingerboard, and headstock cap are all ebony, the nut and saddle are bone, and it is fitted with Gold Grover machine heads. The 5-ply wood binding, wood fret dot markers, and rosette inlay, all contribute to a very vintage and high quality look and feel with this guitar. It is a 12th fret bound model, so you don't get as much range on the fretboard, but you do get a fuller sound, and a more compact feel. The 25" scale also contributes to the comfortable play-ability, while giving it a slightly mellower tone. One of the things I dislike about most parlor acoustics, is their slotted headstocks with the open geared machine heads. Aside from not looking as good (in my opinion), they are a bigger hassle to restring, so I love this guitar even more due to it's modern style headstock, with die-cast machine heads. It's been a while since I've played a Parlor model that really made me instantly fall in love with it (my sister's Levinson Blade acoustic was probably the last), but the comfort, and style, and rich tone of this guitar is just breath taking.
  Because this is a discontinued model, it wont be on their website. But you can visit their site for more info on the brand by following this link:

Apr 29, 2015

May and June 2015 Specials List

  Our March and April specials have done a decent job at clearing out some of remaining overstocked items from the holidays. But there are a few more things I would like to move quickly, so until the end of June (or while quantities last on some items), you can claim these fantastic specials.
  Don't hesitate to call, e-mail, or visit us in store for any questions or clarifications on these specials lists. 

  • Get 30% off remaining Vintage Brand guitars and basses.
  • Get 15% off Our Korg Krome workstation keyboards. Also get 60% off any stand, pedals, piano bench, or other accessories you purchase with it. We will also throw in a free Korg T-shirt.

  • Bedell Acoustic guitars are 15% off our regular prices.
  • Guitar Grip, hand shaped wall hangers are 20% off our regular prices, and 25% off when purchasing 3 or more.
  • All mandolins are 15% off, plus get 25% off any case with purchase.

  • Get 15% off all remaining Hagstrom Acoustics, as well as 50% off any accessories you purchase with it.
  • Take 10% off any Hagstrom Electric or Bass, and get 80% off any hardshell case of your choice with purchase.
  • Get 20% off any Samson MBT5 or MBT3 Bluetooth Studio monitors in stock.
  • Get 30-80% off select tuners and metronomes from WC, Korg, and Matrix.

  • Aria acoustic, electric, and bass guitars are almost all gone, but we still have 5 or 6 left at 40-50% off our regular price.

Apr 19, 2015

Inventory Update for April 2015

  There's been a lot of new inventory coming in over the past few month, even compared to usual. I don't have nearly enough time or room in this post to include all of it. But here is a taste of some of the new guitars, and electronics we now have in stock. 

Washburn Parallaxe Electrics
  We've recently received a large shipment of Washburn Parallaxe Electrics. There are too many to go into detail on each models specifications, so here is a generalized list, with photos of each below.
  All the models we received have ebony fingerboards, jumbo frets, graphite nuts, Grover 18-1 gear ratio locking machine heads and active EMG humbuckers. most are set neck models, with fantastic heel-less joints for easy access to the upper frets, while a few have Stephen's Extended Cutaway, bolt on necks, which offer even better fret access. The EMG active humbuckers are ideal for those who want an extremely heavy sound, since you get a ton of output, a very full tone, and some natural compression which evens out the tone and volume while tapping and shredding. With top notch hardware, beautiful finishes, extremely ergonomic bodies and necks, and great metal and hard rock tones, these guitars should satisfy most metal players. We have lots of 6-string single cut and double cut models, as well as a 7-string and an 8-string model in their super strat body.
   For details on the full line of Parallaxe electrics, follow this link.
Washburn PXL20EWH
Washburn PXM18EB
Washburn PXM20EFTBM
Washburn PXM27EC
Washburn PXL10EC
Washburn PXS10EC

Hofner Shorty Electrics and Basses
  The Hofner Shorty is one of the least expensive travel electrics on the market. With very simple controls, a single humbucker pick-up, a volume and tone, you're not paying for much except the quality. They are nice to play (though a little weird to sit with if you don't use a strap), sound good, and will last a long time. despite having a regular 24 3/4" scale neck, the whole guitar comes in at under 33" long. This makes it incredibly portable, while maintaining the pay-ability of a regular full size electric.
  There is also a bass version available with a 30" scale neck, and a single Hofner black top humbucker. We have it in a rootbeer finish, with a black finish available. Tone wise, it's slightly on the bright side, due to the pick-up placement, but because of it's short scale neck, it maintains much more of its low end than you'd expect.
  They are also now available in a wide variety of colours, including red, blue, goldtop, orange, seafoam green, rootbeer, and more. They all come with a nice custom gig bag as well. For all the details, visit:
or for the bass.
(Most of the colours I mentioned are not listed on their website. Visit in store to see the other colours)

Hofner Shorty Bass Guitar - CT

Hofner Ignition, Cavern Violin Bass
  The Hofner Ignition Bass is the least expensive series in Hofner's Violin bass line. Also known as the McCartney Bass, and The Beatles Bass, the Hofner Violin Bass is an icon of music history. The Ignition series faithfully reproduces the feel, features, and qualities of the German made versions, while coming in at around 1/4 the price. The Cavern model takes its name from the Cavern Club in Liverpool, where many bands, including The Beatles made their start. The only serious difference between the Cavern bass, and the standard Ignition bass is the position of the bridge pick-up. Rather than being a half inch or so away from the bridge, it is moved up about 3 inches into the bass's sweet spot. The bass wont have as crisp, and bright of tone when using the bridge pick-up as other models, but it will have a much fuller midrange, and a much more powerful tone.
  The bass has a short scale (30") neck, and a non-fixed, compensating rosewood fretted bridge. The hollow body design without f-holes, makes it very light weight, and very rich in harmonics, while maintaining most of the feedback resistance of a solid body instrument. The spruce top, and flamed maple back and sides, combined the the short scale, construction style, and Hofner staple top pick-ups, give the bass one of the fullest, most dynamic, and most resonant bass tones I know of.
  Hofner's control set up has a rhythm and solo switch, to select between a deep resonant rhythm tone, and a bright, crisp and powerful solo tone, as well as a volume and on/off switch for each pick-up. This system makes it fairly versatile, and easy to switch up your tone on the fly.
  Due to it's light weight design, and short scale length, the bass is ideal for smaller people, including children who are interested in bass. It is much easier to reach the frets, and more comfortable to sit and stand with than almost any other bass available, without going to a travel instrument or something like that.
  The bass comes with a custom fit Hofner hardshell case, and is available in a few other colours, though the one we have in stock is a sunburst finish.
Find out more about these awesome basses by visiting:

Hofner Contemporary 500/1 Violin Bass in Silverburst 
  There are not a ton of differences between this model and the Ignition model above. However, a few of them are fairly significant. Being a 500/1 model, it does not have the Cavern spacing for the pick-ups, allowing for a little more variety in the tone, as well as a brighter, tighter high end when using the bridge pick-up. It uses the traditional zero fret, instead of the strings coming straight off the nut. This makes your open strings and your fretted strings sound the same as each other, and makes it a little easier to play near the nut. It has an ebony bridge instead of rosewood, giving better sustain and a crisper tone. The pick-ups are the exact same German made staple top humbuckers as the original 500/1, giving you a little fuller tone. It has a center block for added sustain and durability, which does ad a small amount of extra weight to the instrument. It also comes with a nicer hardshell case with a combination lock latch, and heavier duty construction.
  I certainly prefer this model over the Ignition series, though the Ignition bass is almost half the price. So really it comes down to what you want to spend, and which features you care about. Though you will certainly be pleased with either model over all, as they both sound, play, and look amazing.
  Here's a link to the Contemporary series page on Hofner's website. However they don't have the Silverburst model listed, which is the one we have in stock currently.

Vox Soundbox-M-OR
  Vox has been creating some incredible portable music technologies lately; from their AmPhones, to the AC1-Rhythm Vox, to the Mini3-G2 and Mini5-G2. The Soundbox-M however is one of the most versatile of these creations. With a pre-amp system designed to work with bass, acoustic/electric instruments, electric guitars, and keyboards, no matter your weapon of choice, this has a tone to suit it. It has stereo inputs, so when using a keyboard, or stereo guitar effects, you can get proper stereo sound out of the twin speaker 2x4 combo. It also has an Aux input, so you can run your MP3 player through it with stereo audio. It has 8 good quality digital effects including reverbs, delays, chorus and more, with tap tempo capabilities. There is an independent mic channel with a level and effects level control, so you can use the effects toward the mic as well as the other instruments. It has a center cancel function for the Audio input which cuts out the vocals in a song for doing karaoke style singing.
  On top of its plethora of awesome features and great tones, it is also very portable. Coming in at 5.29 lbs, with a nice metal chassis and carry handle, you'll be able to bring it everywhere you go. It is able to mount onto a standard American thread mic stand as well, so you don't need to have full size pole mounts. It can be run off 6xAA batteries, or the included AC power adapter.
  So if you want a small portable practice amp, a versatile amp for a variety of instruments, a battery powered busking amp, an excellent sounding stereo audio player, or all of the above, check out the Soundbox-M
  The "-OR" at the end of the title refers to this being the orange model, which we have several of in stock, though we also have it in a black and ivory finish, with a green model available.

Samson Synth Seven Wireless Guitar System
  Samson's original claim to fame was their wireless microphones and guitar systems. From their beginnings in 1980 with their first wireless microphones, to where they are today, they've done an incredible amount of innovation in a variety of fields. Their USB mics have become the industry standard, their Hartke Hydrive bass amps are used by some of the best bass players in the world, and now they've created a new flagship series of Wireless systems called Synth Seven. With an all metal chassis for both the body pack transmitter and the rack-mountable receiver, LCD screens for information on channel, signal strength and battery life on each, and over 100 auto select-able frequency bands, it's made to handle the rigors of live performance. You can run up to 20 systems simultaneously without interference, and with the auto scan function you are sure to find the best possible frequency band for your area. You get over 300 feet of range with the powerful UHF transmitter, and a pair of AA batteries will get you 15 hours of performance time. With the LCD displays showing your battery level, you wont have to change batteries before they are dead, "just in case" either.
  Samson has made its name by being innovative, and producing high quality products at very reasonable prices. The Synth 7 systems stay true to the name by offering fantastic value for money, on one of the best systems on the market.

Digitech Hardwire DL-8 Delay Looper
  Digitech's Hardwire pedal line is probably my favourite in terms of quality for the money. With super heavy metal chassis, versatile and durable metal knobs, excellent tones, and great pricing. The DL-8 Delay/Looper pedal is my favourite in the line, due to it's incredible ability to augment your performance. I've always had a soft spot for loopers, and despite the fact that this one is fairly limited in its loop time, it's still enough for most things you'd need. The wealth of incredibly versatile delay styles combined with the control over each delay type, makes this one of the more compact, and versatile pedals in this price range. Once you combine that with the Hardwire series' durability and features, you have a pedal that's very hard to resist.
  The Pedal's delay types include 4 digital delays, with varying delay time ranges, Modulated Chorus Delay, Lo Fi delay, Slap Back, reverse delay, and more. You can use the footswitch to dial in a tap tempo for setting your delay frequency, and it has a switch allowing you to hear the delays continuing after the pedal is switched off, or mode is changed if you so wish. It has true stereo capabilities, and has a true bypass switch, eliminating tone loss in your signal chain.
  For all the details and specs, visit
Delaylooper medium

Oscar Schmidt Ukuleles
   Oscar Schmidt has been well known for their quality ukuleles for a very long time. Being affiliated with Washburn certainly helps, as Washburn is one of the oldest instrument manufacturers, and is particularly well known for their acoustic instruments. Because of this affiliation, you get the same lifetime limited warranty on parts and manufacturers defects, that you get with all Washburn guitars. Our most recent shipment includes 3 all mahogany ukuleles. A soprano, a concert, and a tenor. The concert and tenor models both are made from all solid mahogany, have bound bodies with wood purfling, are equipped with Grover die-cast machine heads, and come with deluxe hardshell cases. These are some of the nicest ukulele's we have in the store, especially when factoring in the relatively low cost. Because these ukes don't have fancy exotic woods, and aren't overly adorned with inlays and shiny finishes, all you really pay for is the quality of the construction, the tone woods, and the hardware. If you're looking for a serious ukulele for recording, or performing, but don't have a huge budget, I recommend you try out the OU220SWK and OU240SWK.

Mar 24, 2015

March Inventory Update

  As usual, we've been getting into a lot of new gear over the past month or two. I've been somewhat negligent in writing these updates of late, so this will include more products than usual, with somewhat briefer descriptions. Let me know if you'd like to know more about any of the products here by e-mailing me at, or calling 780-278-3679.

Marshall JVM410H and 1936 2x12 Cab
  We have recently received a shipment with a Marshall JVM410 head and "1936" 2x12" speaker cabinet. This is a 100 Watt, British built, all tube amp, with 4 separate channels. It has independent 3-band EQs on each channel, as well as reverb, gain, and volume controls, with a programmable 6-button foot-switch for switch for selecting things on the go. It is also equipped with a variety of outputs to suit most cab stack combinations, an effects loop, as well as line and midi outputs.
The 100 watt tube power amp offers up enough power for almost any occasion, while the on board distortions give you great tone at any volume level. The 4 channels each offer a unique tone, and different distortion type, so it can suit a wide variety of music styles.
   If you are looking for a great performance amp, with enough power for most venues, enough versatility for all your music, and the tone that made Marshall amps the Legend they are; come try out the JVM410.…/amplifie…/jvm4-series/jvm410h/

Breedlove COMOO25B Mandolin
  This is one of Breedlove's least expensive mandolins. However; with a Solid spruce top, maple back and sides, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, and Breedloves unique Mandolin design, it sounds and plays much better than most others in the price range. Part of Breedloves design includes a wider neck, giving much more space for your fingers between the pairs of strings, as well as a radiused fretboard, and larger frets, for a much easier playing experience. It is in a semi-gloss black finish, with little in the way of fancy appointments, contributing to it's exceptional value.

Breedlove Studio SDX21CE 12-string Acoustic
  Breedlove's Studio series of acoustics are excellent buys for someone looking to upgrade from an entry level or midrange instrument, into a pro level model, without going overboard on the price. With a Solid Spruce top, Mahogany, back and sides, Grover die-cast machineheads, L.R. Baggs LR-V-TC pick-up system + tuner, and Breedlove's ingenious bridge truss system, the guitar is ready for anything. The wood combination along with the concert body size, gives you one of the most versatile acoustic tones around, working well in almost any application, and almost any genre. The brightness of the spruce is well tempered by the midrange produced by the mahogany, and focused by the body size. Often Small bodied guitars (especially 12-strings) suffer from a lack of low end. But due to Breedlove's bridge truss system, and forward X-brancing patter, it has a well rounded low end as well. The bridge truss also greatly contributes to the instruments stability in varying climates, and with heavier string gauges, which is a huge benefit on a 12-string guitar especially.
   The L.R. Baggs Pick-up system has a very natural tone, and allows for a lot of control while on stage. The on board tuner is also very easy to use, and is among my favourite of all built in tuners. The guitar also comes with a heavy duty, semi-rigid gig bag, ideal for those who want the most protection out of their cases, without sacrificing portability and convenience (such as back-pack straps).

Breedlove Premier Concert Rosewood Acoustic
  Breedlove's Premier line of acoustics are all hand made in Bend, Oregon, USA, with 25.5" scale necks, and are equipped with L.R. Baggs' EAS VTC pick-up system, and Graphtech Tusq nuts and saddles. This model is made from Solid East Indian Rosewood and Solid Sitka Spruce, and has a Hondurian mahogany neck, and African Ebony fingerboard and bridge. The Concert body size, soft cut-away, and exceptional set-up, contribute to a wonderful playing experience. The Rosewood back and sides, and sitka spruce top give the guitar a lot of projection, depth, and clarity, while the smaller body keeps the low end from overpowering everything. It is an ideal guitar for a studio or stage musician who wants a transparent tone that is easily fit into a mix, while maintaining it's richness and character.
   It comes with a beautiful Custom Breedlove hardshell case, for protection when bringing it to and from all the gigs you'll be playing with this beauty.
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Hagstrom Ultra-Swede Sterling Silver Finish
  It's been a while since I've done a write up on a new Hagstrom, so I figure it's time I give them some more attention. The new Ultra-swede we've received in a Sterling Silver finish, is equipped with all the features we've come to love from Hagstrom. This includes their H-Expander Truss Rod, Resinator wood fingerboard, and Hagstrom's beautiful 15-1 die-cast machine heads. The Ultra-swede is equipped with Hagstrom's Custom 62 Humbuckers, which are a great sounding high output, passive pick-up, with a coil tap switch for single coil tones. The guitar has a very slim neck profile (allowed by the added strength of the H-Expander Truss rod), set into a slim profile body. The small dimensions make the guitar lighter, and thus more comfortable to sit or stand with, and the thin neck allows for a faster playing experience. Also available in a variety of other colours, and with a Floyd Rose bridge option, the Ultra-swede is our best selling electric in the price range for good reason.

Vox Mark V (V-MK5-B) Electric Bass
  The Vox Mark V bass uses one of Vox's oldest body designs called the Phantom. With two single coil pick-ups, two volume, and one tone control, it's not overly versatile, but it does have a nice vintage tone and feel to it. The bass only has a 30" scale, and a fairly norrow fingerboard, so those with small hands and short arms will have a much easier time playing this than the majority of basses on the market. The bass also comes with a nice custom gig bag for protection when transporting it.

Vox AC4C1-12
  This is one of Vox's newest releases. With the same circuitry and controls as the AC4C1-BL, you get Vox's classic "Top Boost" channel tone, while the low wattage power section allows for a fantastic tube overdrive tone at even low volumes. The EL84 power tube, and pair of 12AX7 pre-amp tubes, run 4 watts through a 1x12 Custom speaker. Compared to the standard AC4 models, the AC4C1-12 will offer a lot more volume overall due to it's larger speaker, yet will still retain the slightly compressed tone, and easily accessible tube overdrive as the smaller versions. The amp is only available in Vox's classic look, with a black exterior and their brown diamond cloth grill.
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Digitich Live Harmony

  Have you ever wanted to harmonize with your vocals, but don't have anyone to sing with you? Well fortunately Digitech has created the Live Harmony multi-effects pedal, and vocal harmonizer. The Live Harmony allows you to add 2 separate voices of harmony, with either male or female vocals, in a variety of intervals, and at different levels independently.Using the MusIQ technology, the harmonies will follow along with the Chords you are playing, eliminating the need to pre-program it with your key. You can also add a variety of effects to your vocals, including pitch correction, de-esser, compressor, noise gate, voice doubling, reverb, delay, distortion/filter, and much more. You can also add effects to your guitar, including a Lexicon Reverb, and a variety of modulation effects.
  Beyond this, the pedal gives you a 70 second, unlimited overdub. phrase looper. A sound-check feature for previewing effects with your vocals. Advanced feedback suppression for a cleaner performance at high volumes. A live adapt feature which sets your delays and modulation effects to the same time as your guitars tempo. The ability to create set-lists, so you can pre-set your vocal effects, and harmony settings for your entire performance.
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Korg Krome 61

 The Korg Krome is one of Korg's workstation keyboards. With hundreds of high quality, editable samples, a touch screen display and variety of hard knobs and buttons for easy interaction, sequencers, arpeggiators, and more; the Krome-61 will do almost anything you need live, or in the studio. The 61 key version has semi-weighted keys, for a fast response, and extra portability. The keybed can be split into sections and transposed for increased versatility, and you can change the sounds, and layer sounds differently in each section. The model we have in stock is in a nice matte red finish, which looks stunning. We also got the keyboard on sale, so we have it marked down a fair bit from it's regular price.