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)

Mar 8, 2016

March and April 2016 Specials

   We've been trying to completely clear out a variety of our old stock brands and models over the past few months, and this will continue until they have all been sold. With up to 70% off certain models of amps, guitars, effects pedals and accessories, there are some great deals to be had. Most of the following specials however are not specifically a part of our clearance products, and are moreso a highlight of certain products.

Get 20% off any in stock hardshell bass case. Or get 60% off the case with the purchase of any bass guitar.

Get 15% off any in stock or special order drum box Cajon. 
Get 20% off any in stock Vox Soundbox-Mini multi-instrument amplifiers.

Save 15% off any Line 6 products. This includes in stock and special ordered models.

Save 15% off the purchase of a Korg KR-Mini drum machine, as well as off any accessories you purchase along with it. 

Take 50% off the Vox Tonelab-EX Multi-effects pedal.

Feb 12, 2016

February 2016 Inventory and Other Updates

  As our more regular customers should be used to by now, we've been making a lot of changes over the past few months. Usually these updates focus on the new inventory we receive, but we also have some new music instructors that I will be talking about below.

Framus Legacy Acoustics
  Framus has recently released a new line of acoustic and acoustic electric guitars in what they call the Legacy Series. These range in price from about $400.00 CAD to nearly $2000.00 CAD, and include 4 classic body styles, a variety of wood combinations and finishes, and a cut-away electric version of each. So far we have in stock one of their Folk size models with an all mahogany body, and a Jumbo model with a solid spruce top, a black finish, and Fishman Electronics.
   The folk model FF14MNS has a natural satin finish, some simple yet elegant aesthetic appointments, die-cast machine heads, wood bridge pins, bone nut and saddle, and a surprisingly big sound. For such a small guitar, the depth of tone is very impressive, easily comparable to our best selling guitar, the Sigma 000M-15, while still having a slightly fancier look.
   The Jumbo model FJ14SBKCE has a large jumbo frame that is ideal for producing deep, powerful, low frequencies, and giving an overall rich and full tone. The solid sitka spruce top keeps the tone tight and punchy though with a  crisp clarity that makes it great for fitting into a mix when recording or playing live. The gloss black finish makes for an elegant look as well..
   I assume the low pricing is partially due to them being brand new in the market though, so if you are looking at getting something in their style and price range, I would definitely recommend checking them out soon, as I can't imagine them selling at this low of pricing for very long.
FF 14 Solid Mahogany Top - Natural Transparent Satin
FJ 14 Solid Sitka Spruce Top - Black High Polish CE - Solid Black High Polish

Breedlove Oregon Acoustics
   I have talked before about the Oregon series acoustics, and since they are my favourite series from my favourite brand, many of you may already know that I personally play one of these as my main guitar. However, it is worth mentioning again as I just received a few more in stock of variations that we haven't had before. One of them is their Oregon Concert Burst model with a Whisky Burst finish. This new finish doesn't add to the cost of the instrument compared to the natural finished model, but does make it much more eye catching. As with all of the standard Oregon series models, the ORC26ES is built with a solid Sitka spruce top, and solid myrtlewood back and sides. With this finish, the back and sides are stained darker, but you can still see much of the character in the always unique myrtlewood woodgrain. The tone of this wood combination is extremely balanced, with none of the frequency ranges being overpowering or thin. There is an overall warm character to it as well without much of the harsh high end frequencies, even when playing hard.  It also has a shimmery sheen to the sound which is great, especially when playing solo.
   The Oregon models are all equipped with the L.R. Baggs EAS VTC pick-up system, for great live tone. They also come with a beautiful hardshell case, a humidifier, and a wood handled truss rod adjuster. This means you'll be ready to travel, perform or jam anywhere without worrying about your guitars safety and stability. You can come check out these and all our other Breedlove models in store. You can also visit for more details.

Cort L300 models
   The Cort L300 models are by far my favourite guitars that I've yet seen from the line. They are built with solid Adirondack spruce tops, a solid mahogany back and mahogany sides, Grover machine heads, bone nuts and saddles, and some simple yet elegant aesthetics. The small OM style body makes it incredibly comfortable to play, while the high quality woods and hardware give it a big voice. The acoustic electric models are equipped with Fishman's Sonitone pick-up system and pre-amp, for great live sound quality.
   My only complaint is that they don't have a cut-away version of the guitar. Aside from that minor inconvenience, the guitar is great to play, has a rich powerful tone for it's size, and is incredibly well priced. Check them out in person in store, or watch my video review here:

New Music Instructors 
   In the past year we have added 4 new music instructors to our studio. The new instruments and styles we have instructors for include Jazz and rock keyboard, as well as drum kit and school percussion. We also have more teachers for all styles of guitar which makes it easier for scheduling and for finding an instructor who is ideal for your style of learning and musical interests.
   Here is some information on our new instructors:

Jonatha Bittencourt Vieira
   Jonatha is the newest member of our instructor team and he has been teaching for about 5 years in Brazil. He has moved to the Edmonton area to advance his education in music, and is currently going to Concordia University for a music degree. He has experience teaching bass, electric, acoustic and classical guitar, so he will make a great choice for most people looking to get into any form of guitar playing. For now he will be booking lessons on Sundays only, but as he develops a larger student base, this will likely increase to a few more days. Call us at 780-986-2251 for scheduling and details.

Gordon Chadney
Gordon has been teaching percussion for over twenty years both in one-on-one and classroom environments.  With a Bachelor of Music from U of C and training from several other music schools, Gordon brings a lot of experience and knowledge to the teaching studio.  Working with his students, he has produced five percussion CDs and has built their love for and skills on drums and percussion instruments. For scheduling, please contact the Turner Guitar Studio at (780) 986-2251.

Lori Young
   Lori has been teaching piano and keyboard on and off for over 30 years, with over 20 years of cumulative experience. She took music lessons from an early age at the Conservatory of Music in Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria from instructor Susan Derburge. She has recorded a couple of piano albums and has played professionally in a variety of different settings, from bands to solo performances. With this expertise, she invites you to learn how to play Rock, Blues, Jazz or Classical piano from her. Regardless of your age, experience, or ambition, Lori will be a great help along your musical journey.  For scheduling or for more details, contact the Turner Guitar Studio at (780) 986-2251

 Graham Strach
   As this is his first year of teaching, Graham has the lowest rates for guitar lessons at The Turner Guitar Studio.  With over 5 years of musical training and experience, Graham has shown a great enthusiasm and passion for music learning and performance. If you are new to guitar and would like some guidance, Graham can help you get started on your musical path.  For scheduling or for more details, contact the Turner Guitar Studio at (780) 986-2251

Jan 4, 2016

January and February 2016 Specials

January and February Specials 2016
   Here are our specials for January and February 2016. These will apply from now until February 29th 2016. Some of the specials can be combined with other offers, while some cannot, so be sure to ask a sales associate if your are interested in any of the specials on the list.

Purchase 6 months of lessons with one of our music teachers, and get a 7th month free of charge. (6 months is equivalent to 24 half hour lessons which can be used more quickly or slowly depending on your scheduling. The 7th month is 4 additional lessons at no charge). Exclusions will apply.

Save 20% on all remaining Breedlove acoustics from the previous generation of guitars. These will be easily recognized by their stylized “B” logo on the headstock instead of the new “Breedlove” signature. Still available from this generation are a few Voice series models, a couple Oregon series models, as well as some of their Stage, Studio, Passport, and Custom shop guitars.

Get a free accessory package worth 20% of the value of any Schecter or SGR guitars. This includes in stock and special ordered guitars. The package has no limits on which accessories to choose for your package, as long as it would classify as an accessory.

All harmonicas are buy one get one half off. This includes harmonica multi-packs, as well as singles, as long as both harmonicas are from the same series.

Purchase the Marshall JVM410 head at regular price, and get the 1936 2x12 cab for free. That’s about 30% in savings. We will also give you 20% off any cables, or other amp accessories you’d like to purchase with it.

We have a “clearance case” set up with various accessories discounted 20-70% off our regular prices. These include pedals, tuners, strings, drum sticks, books and much more. The case will be set up from Jan 1st 2016, until Feb 29th 2015, though the stock in the case will change as we sell through some of the items.

Dec 26, 2015

Boxing Week Specials

   From Dec 26th until Jan 2nd 2015, this list of Boxing Day clearance specials will apply. There will also be a variety of items with tags on them with discounts from 10-60% off during this time that are not on this list. We have also set up a Hardshell case and filled it with small discounted items in order to make room on our shelves for new inventory. These are all significantly discounted up to 70% off on some items. 


  • With the purchase of 6 months of music lessons (24 half hour lessons), get a 7th month at no charge. We will also give you 10% off all instrument and accessory purchases you make during the following 7 month period. Some exclusions will apply. Speak with one of our sales associates for details.
  • Marshall Acton Bluetooth Speakers are 20% off our regular prices.
  • Get $50.00 towards any gig bag or hardshell case with the purchase of Sigma's 000M-15, which is our best selling guitar. as well as 20% off other accompanying accessories.
  • Profile PRFGS-01 foldable acoustic/electric guitar stands and the GS450 are 50% off.
  • Get 50% off a Profile PPS-200 isolated 9V/12V/18V power brick, or 80% off with the purchase of any effects pedal.
  • Get 80% off an Amplug I/O USB interface with the purchase of any electric or acoustic electric instrument.
  • Get 20% off any Washburn Rover travel guitar.
  • All Lanikai ukuleles in stock are 30% off.
  • Snark SN-10 pedal tuners are 25% off, plus get the same discount on cables and power supplies.
  • Levinson Blade electric guitars are 40% off our regular prices. Also take 20% off the price of any amp you purchase with the guitar.
  • Korg HT (Head Tune) series are all 50% off.
  • Korg Digital pianos are 15% off, plus get 20% off any accessories with it. 

Dec 8, 2015

Inventory Update

   Here are a few of the new products that we have in stock. We have continued to acquire new lines of instruments, with Music Man, Sterling, and S.U.B. instruments now in stock and available for special order. We also picked up Line 6, and Cort, as we continue to expand into lines like PRS, Sigma, Breedlove, Schecter, and many others. The list below contains a few of the new products we have in stock, but for more information on each of these lines, please visit their Websites, or stop by our store to sit and try them out yourself. 

Washburn Rover Exotic
   The Washburn Rover has long been our best selling travel guitar. Due to it's compact size, surprisingly good tone, and excellent value, it has been a consistently good choice for those in need of a portable instrument. Washburn has now released a new series of exotic wood models that make these even more eye catching and unique. The series has 4 variations. These are the 4 models with photos below each.

   Spalted Maple
Washburn RO10SS
Washburn RO10KK
   Zebra Wood
Washburn RO10ZZ
   Cedar and Rosewood
Washburn RO10RWC

    Each Rover comes with a hardshell case designed to fit into overhead compartments on planes, a strap, and picks. The guitars have a full 24" scale neck making it play and respond like a regular acoustic. The volume and depth of tone is somewhat lacking due to the small size of the body, but it still sounds very pleasant.
 Visit for more details.

Kala Ukuleles
   We have some new Kala ukuleles in stock including an arched top jazz style model, and a thinline cut-away model with spalted maple back and sides. The whole Kala ukulele line is fantastic, with high quality materials, attractive aesthetics, and comfortable price points. These new models are no exception. The Thinline model's solid spruce top really brings out the volume of the instrument, despite it's small dimentions. The volume adds a lot to the depth and clarity of the instrument, and makes it better for jamming without being amplified. The Arched top Jazz style tenor ukulele is something completely unique. designed to look like a traditional hollowbody electric it has F-holes, a trapeze tail piece, a floating pick-guard, and a beautiful sunburst finish. The arched top design makes it a little quieter than most tenor ukes would be, but this does give it a little mellower tone, which is nice if you want something that's a little less cheerful sounding, while still being a ukulele.
There are of course many other options in stock including some great acoustic electric models, and a variety of other sizes and wood combinations. Check out Kala's full line at
KA-JTE/HBC Custom Honeyburst Jazz Archtop Ukulele by Kala Brand Music Co.
KA-SSTU-SMC-CwBAG Spalted Maple Kala Travel Ukulele Concert Size

Cort Electrics
   We finally received our first order of Cort electric guitars, with models ranging from their CR50 (which is a basic les paul style guitar), up to the Matt Bellamy (from Muse) signature guitar. The X-1 and CR50 are both great entry level models, ideal as a first guitar for someone wanting to get into something functional without breaking the bank. The M200, G220, and Zenox Z42 models are all in a comfortable mid-level price range. With active humbucker pick-ups in the Zenox, EMG HZ humbucker and single coils in the G220, and great ergonomics in the M200, they all offer great value for under $500.00. We also have a couple of Cort's Action series bass guitars, with active electronics, and great looks. For more information on the Cort line-up, visit

Line 6 AMPLIFi 75
   We are now dealers of Line 6 amplifiers, effects, and other electronics. We have in stock a large selection of the Spider IV modeling amplifiers, as well as their new AMPLIFi line.
   The AMPLIFi is unlike any other electric guitar amp on the market, with its high fidelity 5-speaker system offering incredible quality streaming audio through your Bluetooth or Aux inputs. However the Bluetooth capability on the amp is not only limited to streaming your music, but also allows you to wirelessly control the tone and effects of your guitar. This may sound like a bit of a gimmick at first. After all, who is so lazy that they can't walk over to their amp? But the truth is that this opens up a lot more possibilities than any built in controls would allow. You can adjust all of the usual amp settings (volume, gain, EQ) from the amp or from your apple or android device. But from the device you can adjust multiple parameters of hundreds of effects. On most modeling amps, including the Spider IV, your ability to control each effect is extremely limited, with a level and sometimes tempo control as the only parameters. With each of the effects on the app however, you can adjust anywhere from 1-10 different aspects of the effect.
   A big part of its functionality is it's ability to "listen" to songs out of your device's library and figure out how to set your amp to sound the same as that song. There is also a massive list of presets uploaded by users for other songs that you can browse through and add to. This makes finding a guitar sound for the cover tunes you are learning a breeze, and much less expensive than investing in all the different amps and effects necessary to get the right tone through conventional means.
   The AMPLIFi is of course capable of connecting to your computer through USB for use as a recording interface for your guitar. This eliminates the need to mic your amp (and all the costs and hassles associated with that) when in the recording studio. It also makes it convenient for just recording a few riffs you want to remember, or creating a custom backing track to jam along or practice with.
   For details on the full line of Line 6 products visit: or visit us in store to try out the amps yourself.

SUB Ray 4 Bass
   We are now open to Ernie Ball's Music Man, Sterling, and S.U.B. guitar and bass lines. We don't have a lot in stock yet, but we do have a pair of the Ray 4 4-string bass from the S.U.B. line of instruments. The Ray 4 offers classic looks, good hardware, a comfortable feel, and great sound, in a simple and inexpensive package. The single Active humbucker placed in the bridge position keeps the tone bright, with a tight, punchy, and controlled attack. The satin transparent red and blue finishes that we have the bass in currently both look great. The natural texture of the body wood shows through, while the satin finish resists the fingerprints and minor scratch wear that gloss finished instruments will reveal easily. For Details on the line, visit

Washburn Woodline Series Acoustics
   The woodline series is Washburn's newest line, with the same aesthetics and sound as their incredibly popular Comfort series, but without the comfort cut-aways, and in a lower price range. The line includes some smaller Orchestra body sized models as well as the larger dreadnoughts. They have spruce, cedar, and mahogany topped models with the spruce and cedar options having either Mahogany or rosewood for the back and sides. They are available with built in Fishman electronics for those looking to gig or use effects, or as straight acoustic models for those who don't need amplification.
   The guitars are certainly stunning and well equipped, but the most impressive thing about them is their sound. The huge sounding dreadnought models, with more volume and richer tone than most guitars that are double the price, are a great choice for a wide range of styles. The richness of the harmonic content is not lost amid the powerful bass tones, so even fingerstyle players will enjoy the tone while strummers will love the power and clarity. The smaller Orchestra models, especially the Mahogany topped guitars are less powerful, but keep the rich midrange, and add in a more shimmery high end that is hard to get out of larger bodied guitars. They are ideal for the fingerstylist, and the small body of the guitar makes it very comfortable for smaller individuals to sit with. Even many kids who would usually need a 3/4 sized guitar will find it easy to play.
   Check out the full line by visiting or by visiting us in store.
Washburn WLD20SCE
Washburn WLO12SE