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)

Feb 12, 2015

February Inventory Update

   We have a variety of new instruments and products now in stock, and with the NAMM show having just passed, we will likely be getting in many new products from many of our main brands. We also have a few new lines available. Here are a few of my favourite new Arrivals.

Rammer Drum RAMDIB
  These are a new type of hand percussion instrument that's been getting a lot of attention lately. working somewhat like an inverted steel drum, the Rammerdrum has a variety of panels tuned to different notes of a major scale. There are 3 different sizes available, each with a different number of panels, but coming in at fairly different price points. The one we have in stock is the smallest with only 6 panels, and even this one offers more versatility than I expected. It's surprisingly easy to play, as long as you have a good sense of rhythm, and it's a lot of fun to play around with. I ordered myself one of the medium sized ones.


Breedlove Pursuit Nylon
   The Breedlove Pursuit Nylon is Breedlove's least expensive nylon stringed guitar. But with a solid cedar top, mahogany back and sides, a Fishman Isys+ USB equipped pick-up, and exquisite Breedlove styling; it looks, sounds, and feels much more expensive. Classical guitars are generally very traditionally designed, with very little variety in terms of features and looks. Breedlove however doesn't care much for tradition, as is evidenced by their variety of unique features and body designs.
  This Pursuit Nylon utilizes Breedlove's concert body style, with the soft cut-away, which is great for those who want a nylon stringed guitar, but dislike the extremely simple looks, and features of most other classicals. The Fishman pick-up system with a USB output, gives you the ability to record directly into a computer, saving you the hassle of an interface, and giving you much better tone than using your computers mic. As with all Breedloves in the Pursuit series, it comes with a nice padded gig bag as well, for easy and safe transportation.

We also got in a few other new Breedlove acoustics, one of which is the stunning Pursuit concert Ebony, with Java Ebony Back and sides, and the same Fishman Isys+ USB pick-up system as the Pursuit Nylon. The other is a Solo Concert, which has a solid Cedar top, Rosewood Back and sides, a sound hole in the side of the body, and L.R. Baggs LR-T-CV pick-up system, and an extra deep concert body.
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Kala KA-GTR Tenor Guitar
   I am so excited about this instrument! It is the first tenor guitar I've ever played, and the only one that I am aware of (though I'm sure someone else makes them). Coming in only slightly larger than a Baritone ukulele, this a very portable and comfortable instrument to play, the solid spruce top, rosewood back and sides, and satin finish gives the guitar a lot of volume, and a crisp and clear tone. It is tuned in fifths (like a violin, viola, cello, and mandolin), so anyone who plays instruments like that will find it very easy to pick up and play. It is tuned to C,G,D,A, so it's not nearly as high pitched as a violin or mandolin either, which is nice for those who currently play those instruments. The KA-GTR is equipped with Grover Sta-tite machine heads, bone nuts and saddles, and D'Addario strings. On top of this, we will also offer 50% off a gig bag for it, with the purchase of the tenor guitar.
Here's the link for Kala's Website: http://www.kalabrand.com/Models/Guitars/DetailsPageKA-GTR.html


Samson Synth Seven Wireless Earset System
Samson is well known for making high quality wireless systems, offering good value for the money. They now have a new model for those looking for a roadworthy, high end UHF wireless system, still coming in under $500.00. The Synth Seven wireless systems have an all metal construction for the receiver and transmitter, offer over 100 channels, allowing for up to 20 systems to be used at once. The range of the systems is up to 300', the receiver has an LCD readout showing your channel and transmitter battery level. It also will automatically scan the frequency range for the most optimal signal for the area. You can get it with a variety of different microphones, including lapel mics, handheld dynamic mics, or use it as a wireless transmitter for your guitar.
http://www.samsontech.com/samson/products/wireless-systems/synth-7/synth7es/


Parkwood Guitars
  We've recently received 6 guitars from the brand Parkwood. Parkwood builds some of the most affordable all solid wood guitars on the market. With excellent all solid woods, well designed bodies, and good quality hardware and accessories, you'd be hard pressed to find something even close to these in the same price range. With most brands costing well over $1000.00 before getting into all solid bodies, the Parkwoods starting at just over $600.00 are pretty hard to beat.
  We have a variety of models in stock, including a Semi-hollow electric with a piezo bridge pick-up, a couple Jumbo acoustics, a few folk models, and a dreadnaught, there's likely something that will suit your style. Here's a link to their Website for more information.
http://www.parkwoodguitars.co.kr/about-parkwood-guitars/parkwood-factory-tour




Korg LP-180
  This is one of Korg's newest digital pianos, designed with aesthetics and usability in mind. Like our best selling SP-170, the keyboard has Korg's NH weighted 88-key keybed, and 10 high quality sounds. But it combines these features into a slimmer design, with a slow close keybed cover, a larger speaker cabinet, and includes a 3 pedal unit for sustain, half damper, and damper functions. It comes in a black or white finish, but for all the details visit: http://www.korg.com/us/products/digitalpianos/lp_180/
LP-180 BK


PRS SE 245 Soapbar
This is our first Paul Reed Smith with their single cot body design, which I think looks awesome. With a gloss black finish, maple binding, PRS' bird inlay fret  markers, and two soapbar pick-ups, it looks very classy and ready to rock. The P-90 pick-ups offer a fairly aggressive tone, with some nice mids, and a chimey high end, great for a lot of cleaner styles of playing, or for a really fuzzy overdriven tone. As with all PRS SE electrics, it comes with a deluxe padded gig bag, and offers a lot of value for the money.



Dec 30, 2014

Jan and Feb Specials 2015

January and February 2015 Specials List

All Resonator guitars are 15% off, with 15% off any accompanying purchases.



All Bluetooth Speaker systems and headphones are 20% off our regular prices.
 

Hercules brand stands and accessories are all on sale. Buy any 1 Item at 5% off, 2 at 10% off, 3 at 15% off, etc. (up to 30% off for 6 or more items).


Get 40% off any accessories purchased with any ¾ sized guitars. 

All Hagstrom Bass guitars are 20% off, plus get 20% off any accompanying bass amp.
 

Hohner harmonicas are all 10% off regular prices. Plus get an extra 5% taken off any other purchases.

Breedlove USA made acoustic guitars are all 15% off our regular prices.

Levy’s Leathers guitar straps are all 10% off. We will also offer 15% off any strap buttons or strap locks you purchase with the strap.

All remaining G7th performance capos are 25% off, plus we will offer 10% off any of the new Performance 2 capos. 




Dec 14, 2014

December 2014 Inventory Update

   December is the busiest time of the year for The Turner Guitar Studio, so we have been getting in tonnes of fantastic new guitars, electronics, accessories, and other unique instruments. There are far too many to list here, so I will list a few of my favourites.
   For all of our Christmas Specials, see our last post  http://turnerguitar.blogspot.ca/2014/11/holiday-specials-2014.html



Samson Microphones
We have received a variety of new Samson microphones. The new mics include Samsons Brand New METEORITE USB condenser Microphone, the CL2 Pencil condenser mic pair, the MTR231 Pattern switchable condenser mic, the VR88 Velocity Ribbon Mic, and the SWXPD1HQ6 wireless dynamic mic. Check them all out by visiting http://www.samsontech.com/samson/products/microphones/


Kala U-bass
The U-Bass is one of Kala's newest creations, which use somee unique strings in order to produce extremely low frequency notes on a very short scale instrument. This allows them to tune an instrument with a 20" scale neck, to the same notes as a Bass with a 34" scale neck. The strings feel a little odd at first, but they are very easy to press down, and the short scale makes the reach between the frets, and access to the whole neck easy enough for even young children to play. They all come with electronics built in with a tuner, and tone/volume controls for the output. They are available in a variety of wood variations and styles, which you can see by visiting: http://www.kalabrand.com/instrumentsU-bass.html
  We currently have two models in stock, one of which is an all mahogany body, with a matte finish. The other has a solid spruce top, with mahogany back and sides, and is a fretless model, for those who really want to get an upright bass type tone from the instrument.



Levy's Leathers Guitar Straps
We have recently received over $2000.00 worth of Levy's Leathers guitar straps, with some great new styles, designs and colours. Levy's has been manufacturing high quality Leather guitar straps and gig bags in Canada for over 40 years, with some very unique designs, unbeatable quality, and good value. Check out all they have to offer by visiting http://www.levysleathers.com/music


Vox Amplug 2 Headphone Amplifiers
I've posted before about the Vox AmPlugs, and their incredibly convenient AmPhones, but now they have released an updated version of the AmPlug, simply called the AmPlug 2. The new version features the same size, look, and tones as the original AmPlug, but they have added in 3 digital effects (delay,reverb, and chorus on most models), and a swiveling plug, allowing it to fit more conveniently into a variety of output jacks. The best thing about the new AmPlugs, is that they are still the same price as the previous versions. Also with the old versions no longer available, we are clearing out any remaining stock at great discounts, just in time for Christmas.




Marshall JCM 2000
This is a brilliant, portable, and great sounding hand wired, UK made, all tube combo amp. With it's G8C-15 Celestion 8" speaker, 1 Watt Class A all tube, twin channel design, it gives you that classic Marshall tone, at bedroom volume levels. There is also a switch on the back that changes it from 1 Watt to 0.1 Watt, so no matter how quiet you need to be, you can get the Marshall tube overdrive tone. It also is equipped with a vast array of features, including a Gain on volume on each channel, a 3-band EQ, a "tone shift", and a "Deep" switch, an effects loop, an emulated line out, and a channel selecting footswitch. You can easily plug the amp into a large cab with the speaker output, for much higher volume as well.


Washburn D10SK-RE
Washburn is the manufacturer behind the best selling acoustic guitar in the world the D10S. With it's solid sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and simple, yet attractive adornments, it offered incredible value for the money. They replaced the D10S with the WD10S, switching out some of it's aesthetics to match their changing line, and the WD10S is still incredibly popular. However, for a limited time, with one large production run, Washburn is Re-issuing their D10S, calling it the D10SK-RE. They have included an awesome gig bag with the re-issue models, and have gone back to everything that made the guitar such a fantastic buy. If you are looking for a first guitar, an upgrade from an entry level into something a lot better, without spending much, or just another guitar to add to a collection, you may want to check out the D10SK-RE.