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)

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.




Nov 11, 2014

Holiday Specials 2014

  This specials list is in effect from now until December 24th 2014. Like our Facebook page, or sign up for our e-mail list for some other exclusive specials that will be posted there. 


Christmas Specials 2014

PRS acoustic and electric guitars are 10% off our regular prices, and we will offer 25% off anything you’d like to purchase with it.

•       Levinson Blade strat style electrics are all 30% off our regular prices.

•       Buy one Guitar Grip wall hanger and get the second 25% off.


•   Korg Krome and Kross are 20% off with 50% off any accompanying keyboard stand.


Get a free Planet Waves Guitar Humidifier with the purchase of any Acoustic or Classical guitar.
WC-1000 Tuner/Metronomes are 50% off
All remaining Vintage or Santos Martinez brand guitars are 25% off, plus 25% off accompanying accessories.

Get an extra 1% off for every $100.00 spent on Parker guitars, up to 25% off. Get the same discount on any accompanying amp.



Get a free gig bag with the purchase of any semi-hollow or hollow body electric guitar. $45-$105 value (dependent on model). Guitars already with cases will get a free guitar stand instead.



There are also discounts many more select items throughout the store. Stop by for all the details on those specials. 

Oct 10, 2014

Inventory Update Oct 2014

As always, we have been getting in some great new products. And as mentioned last week, we are now PRS (Paul Reed Smith) dealers, and have received our first two guitars. So here are my reviews on those guitars, as well as some other great new products we have received. I hope you enjoy!

PRS SE Custom 24
This is PRS Korean version of Paul Smith's original Custom 24. This is a carved top, doubt cut, electric, with a flamed maple top on a mahogany body, a rosewood fingerboard, and 24 frets. It has two humbuckers (an SE HSF Treble, and an SE Vintage Bass), which can be coil tapped with a push/pull tone knob. This all goes into making it very versatile, and great sounding. The guitar has a wide thin neck profile, this makes it very comfortable to play, and much faster. As with most PRS guitars, this guitar also has PRS's signature bird inlay position markers, PRS designed machine heads, and tremolo. To top it all off, you get a nice PRS gig bag along with it, and as an introductory offer we will offer a package worth 25% of the combined value, when you purchase a PRS electric and an Amplifier together.
Visit http://www.prsguitars.com/secustom24/# for more information on this guitar.


PRS SE Angelus Standard Acoustic
This is Paul Reed Smith's Solid Spruce topped acoustic electric, with a solid mahogany back, and laminate Mahogany sides. The Spruce and Mahogany wood combination is the most common in the industry due to it's balanced tone, versatility, and relatively low cost. As with all PRS acoustics, this is a Grand Auditorium sized guitar, which is a great size for it's balanced tone, and comfort. So when combined with the Mahogany and spruce, this guitar produces a well rounded midrange, full bass response, and a crisp cutting high end. The pick-up system installed has many convenient controls and has a tuner built in for tuning on the fly. As with all PRS acoustics, this guitar comes with a custom PRS SE hardshell case, and includes a humidifier from planet waves.
For more information on this guitar visit http://www.prsguitars.com/seangelusstandard/




Sigma Acoustics
As we've been selling off our remaining Aria acoustics, we've been receiving lots of new guitars to replace them. The most relevant replacements are the Sigma guitars, since they are in the same style of build, sound, and look. The two most recent models are the 000M-15, and the 000M-1ST.
The 000M-1ST is a solid spruce top guitar, with mahogany back and sides, a high gloss finish, and a great, small 000 body size. As mentioned with the PRS above, the mahogany and spruce combination gives a great balanced tone, and exceptional value for the money. The smaller body makes it extremely comfortable to sit with, and focuses the tone towards the midrange, and away from the bass, making it awesome for fingerstyle playing.
visit http://www.sigma-guitars.com/index.php?id=239 for more information.
The 000M-15 is a very similar guitar, but with a few major differences. The first is the solid Mahogany top, which like the smaller body size, focuses the sound towards the midrange. It also is equipped with Grover machine heads, for great tuning stability, and accurate, fast tuning. Lastly it is in a satin finish, which I think looks great, and which makes it less prone to wear, scratching, and fingerprints.
visit http://www.sigma-guitars.com/index.php?id=247 for more information



Samson Expedition Escape
This is Samson's newest, and smallest battery powered PA speaker. With the same 20 hour rechargeable lithium ion battery as the XP106 I use personally, it is extremely versatile, portable, and useful. It is simpler than the XP106, with only two channels (one dedicated to music players, or bluetooth, and one for a mic or  instrument), but it does have some awesome features all its own. For example, there is a 5V USB power outlet for charging your phone or MP3 player, so you aren't left without any power for your musical device while on your camping trip. It also has a battery level indicator, so you can see at a glance, roughly how much power you have left. There are very few technologies that I feel are as useful for musicians and music lovers as these Expedition PA systems.
Visit http://www.samsontech.com/samson/products/portable-pa/expedition-rechargable/expeditionescape/ for more information on these products.


Vox Soundbox Mini
This is Vox's newest product designed for portable music performing and listening. It is a two speaker stereo audio player, with stereo inputs for the main channel, and a separate mic channel that can utilize the same digital effects. There are 11 settings on the main channel for bass, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and keyboard. There are 8 digital effects that can be applied to either channel, which include two delays, two reverbs, a compressor, chorus, flanger, and tremolo. You get a 1/8" inch headphone output, an AUX input, and a center cancel button, which lowers the volume of vocals and lead parts in a piece of music, so that you can play along with tracks on your music player. Like the Samson Expedition Escape above, this can be used for busking, or listening to/playing music when camping, etc. However, this is run off 6 AA batteries, and will only run for up to 7 hours on a single set of batteries. This makes it much less useful for these situations, but the effects, stereo inputs, pre-amps, and so forth, makes it exceptionally useful for a variety of performance and practice purposes. Come check it out, or visit http://www.voxamps.com/soundboxmini for more information.


Schecter C-6 Satin White
This is one of Schecters newer models, with a very simple design. It has two Schecter humbucker pick-ups, a 3-way switch, and a volume and tone control. It's voiced towards a more aggressive high gain tone, but can pull off some great clean tones as well. The satin white finish looks stunning and will help it to keep on looking great for a long time to come. As with all Schecters, it's nice to play, great looking, and very well priced. Coming in under $400.00, this guitar is easily one of my top 5 favourite electric guitars in this price range.



Sep 22, 2014

Sept 2014 Inventory Update

Here are some of the awesome new inventory items we've received over the past few weeks. 

Breedlove Custom Concert
Breedlove is a company that will always impress, with stunning designs, flawless builds, original ideas, and exceptional quality controls, from the bottom of their line-up, to the most impressive masterclass guitars. This guitar is no exception, and truly exhibits what Breedlove is capable of producing.
This is a beautifully crafted custom designed guitar that was produced when our Canadian Reps went down to Bend Oregon for a tour of Breedlove's Facility. It is made with a gorgeous Sinker Redwood top, and rosewood back and sides. It is bound with flamed Walnut, has mother of pearl inlays in the fingerboard and rosette, and uses Ebony for the fingerboard, bridge, and headstock veneer. It is equipped with Gotoh 18-1 machine heads, a Fishman pick-up system, and Breedlove's bridge truss system for exceptional stability and excellent tone. The Forward Scalloped X-bracing pattern allows for a much more prominent low end than you would typically get on a guitar of this size, and the Sinker Redwood top really brings out the lower mids as well. This give the guitar a well rounded, articulate tone, ideal for a wide range of fingerstyle and flatpicking styles or music. The Soft cut-away offers great access to the upper frets, while giving it a very unique and sophisticated look to it. This is easily the most stunning guitar we currently have in the store in my opinion, and its sound and play-ability is wonderful. If you are in the market for a pro-level instrument, I highly recommend that you try out this one of a kind guitar.
All of our Breedlove USA made acoustics are 10% off during Sept and October as well bringin the price down to $4050.00 CAD, plus you will get 15% of the sale value in free accessories (which is $607.50 worth), and you can put that towards any accessories you'd like.


Alabama Steel Resonator
This is the first brand new all steel resonator guitar we've had in a long while, and it sounds pretty great. The all steel design really brightens up the tone compared to the wood bodied models. It also is exceptionally durable due to this type of design.


Tech 21 Flyrig 5
On of Tech 21's newest creations is the Flyrig 5. It's a suprisingly small multi-effects/pre-amp pedal pedal, with completely analog circuitry and an incredible range of fantastic sounds. The analog signal pathway keeps your signal clean and immediate, while the Sansamp technology, Reverb, and Delay completely transform your sound into a vast array of classic amp styles, and sought after tones. It's compact design makes it easy to take with you anywhere, and saves space on your pedalboard. The Sansamp Pre-amp, allows you to run this directly into a computer, or through high fidelity Pa speakers, without compromising on your Electric guitar amp tone. This can really save you a lot of time, money and hassle, since you can replace your amp with this, and run this right into a DI for any live applications. I can't say enough great things about this technology. Come check it out if you don't want to keep on lugging a huge amp around.
Click here to see a demo video of this pedal.


JBL Synchros E50BT
The Synchros series of headphones from JBL is a great new line, offering exceptional value for the money. The E50BT is a great over hear designed headphone with bluetooth wireless capabilities, an 18 hour rechargeable battery, the ability to plug it in, and a mic for echo cancellation and noise isolation. They look great, sound great, and have some very useful features.
You can visit their website by clicking here for all the details.


Breedlove Pursuit Concert 12-string
As mentioned previously, we are now receiving some of Breedlove's newest models, including this Pursuit Concert 12-string. The Pursuit series falls into a very comfortable mid level price range, while offering some exceptional features including the new Fishman Isys+ pick-up system with a USB output, Breedlove's bridge truss system, which helps with the sound and durability of the instrument. The bridge truss is especially helpful on a 12-string, since there is such a massive amount of tension pulling on that bridge, it's not uncommon for bridges to pull right off on 12-string guitars. The bridge truss system counteracts much of this tension, directing it to the bottom of the guitar for much more stability, as well as allowing for a Forward X bracing pattern, offering a much more substantial low end. The concert body size makes it very comfortable to sit with, while the soft cut-away allows for access up the entire fretboard. The Mahogany back and sides, and Solid spruce top give the guitar a well balanced tone, with a crisp high end, a full mid-range, and that powerful bass due to the bracing pattern. All round, if you are looking for a 12-string acoustic electric, you wont find much with as much value for the money as this guitar.
Click here for all the details

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Santos Martinez SM450CEA
These are one of Santos Martinez's Flamenco classical guitars, with beautiful flamed maple back and sides, and a solid spruce top, they have a bright, crisp tone. This makes it great for the heavy strumming typical of Flamenco styles, as well as a lot of other folk and rock applications. The guitars are equipped with a Fishman Classica blend pick-up system, which offers a convenient built in tuner, a natural sound, and a variety of useful tone controls. These are on sale for 15% off our regular price for our Sept and October Specials, so now would be a great time to come try these out, as well as the rest of our Santos Martinez classicals.