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)

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.

Sep 7, 2014

Sept and Oct Specials 2014


·       All USA made Breedlove instruments are 10% off, plus get a package worth 15% of the sale value of the guitar in free accessories.
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·       Get 25% off any Guitar Grip hand shaped wall hanger, with the purchase of any guitar.
·       Any KAT drum kit will be 15% off, plus get 25% off drum sticks for an entire year following the purchase.
·       All Santos Martinez classical guitars are 15% off our regular prices.

·       All Banjos over $400.00 are 20% off our regular prices.
·       Aria Acoustic guitars are still 50% off, but for Sept and Oct also get 30% off anything else in the store of equal or lesser value.

·       Get 25% off any mic stands, clips, cables or windscreens with the purchase of any microphone from CAD, Shure, Samson, or Sennheiser.

·       Get 5% off any Hotone effects pedal or mini amp head, plus get 20% off any cables or power supplies you purchase with it

·       *Clearance* the Korg LP-350 has been discontinued, we have 2 remaining, and will sell them at 40% off the list price. The sale price is $869.97.

Aug 13, 2014

Inventory Update Aug 2014

  In preparation for the coming School year, through July and August we have been stocking up on new inventory. We have some new brands, new lines of product, and a lot more instruments and accessories in general. There is far to much to fit in one post, so I will just go through some of the highlights.


Radial Engineering electronics
Radial engineering is a new line for us, and we are very excited to be carrying them. They are all Canadian made, from extremely high quality parts, and heavy duty construction. They specialize in a variety of DI boxes for almost any application, switchers or nearly any rig, and some awesome and extremely versatile effects pedals. We have about a dozen different units in stock currently that you can come try out, but to see all they have available, visit their website at http://www.radialeng.com/
Radial JDI Passive Direct Box Front ViewRadial Stage BugRadial Pro48 Top View

Hotone Effects Pedals
Pronounce 'hot-tone', Hotone is another new line for us. Hotone makes fantastically priced, extraordinarily small, and excellently built effects pedals, in a variety of styles. They also make some miniature amplifier heads. We haven't yet received our first shipment of Hotone pedals, but I have tried some demo ones out, and they really are something you have to see to believe. They are extraordinarily tiny, (measuring in at less than 3 inches long, and about 1.75 inches wide and high), yet are built like tanks, and have some great features. There are a variety of different effects available, including chorus, reverb, delay, distortion, overdrive, octave, and many more, though my favourite is the Looper pedal called Wally. The shocking part is the price, since every effects pedal in the series is under $100.00, which is amazing for high quality pedals like this, especially things like the loopers, which are generally fairly expensive.

They also do some Mini amp heads, which like the Skyline series pedals are tiny, extremely good quality, and very well priced. They have 5 watts of power that can run any cab from 4-16 ohms, regardless of speaker type. There is also a headphone output, allowing this to be used as a silent practice amp, and an Aux input for playing along with MP3 players.

Visit http://www.hotoneaudio.com/ to see the full line up, and all the details. We should be getting our first shipment in later this month.

Samson XP106W
This is my favourite new product to come into the market in quite some time, part of the reason I have two of them personally, and for good reason. The XP106W is a 100watt, rechargeable lithium ion battery powered PA-system, with 20 hours of battery life, a 6" speaker, 4 channels, bluetooth capabilities, and a wireless USB microphone. It's extraordinary battery life and superb portability, make this ideal for a host of functions that almost nothing else will satisfy. If you are busking on a street corner, setting up an impromptu concert in a park, going camping, doing a presentation, or just wanting a speaker for a keyboard, bass, mic, acoustic guitar, etc. This has you covered, and then some. In most situations, it's pretty simple to expand it's capabilities as well by getting a small mixer to add more inputs, daisy chaining this with other systems, etc. The wireless USB mic this system comes with is also capable of plugging directly into a computer as well, so for everything from recording music, to vocal tracks for videos, the mic will be an invaluable tool.
Visit http://www.samsontech.com/samson/products/portable-pa/expedition-rechargable/xp106w/ for more details or come check them out in store. Also remember that these are on sale for 10% off until the end of summer, along with all our other battery powered amps and speakers.


Breedlove Oregon Acoustics
  The Breedlove Oregon series acoustic guitars are some of my favourite acoustics in their price range. With stunning solid Myrtlewood back and sides, Solid Sitka Spruce tops, and Ebony Binding, bridge, and fingerboard, it not only looks good, but sounds and feels amazing. There are 3 different body sizes in stock (though now only two are in production), a Dreadnaught, a Concert, and an OM. They are all very nice to play, have and bright, shimmery tone, and a very substantial depth. The Dreadnaught of course is the loudest of the group, with a lot of extra low end tone, while the smallest OM model, has a much more focused upper mid-range, and a subtle, yet clear low end. They are all equipped with Fishman Ultra-tone pick-up systems, and come with deluxe Breedlove Hardshell cases.
  As the name would suggest, these are also entirely built in Bend Oregon, USA, using woods sourced only from the Pacific Northwest. The expert craftsmanship that has gone into these guitars is evident in every detail, from the cuts of wood, to the design, to the binding, to the flawless finishing. I highly recommend trying these out if you are looking for a pro level acoustic guitar.
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Used Basses
There has been a strange trend of late, with lots of people wanting to trade in their used basses for other instruments. This has left us with more used basses in stock than we've ever had before. Some of what we have in stock includes a Jay Turser JTB-402-TSB, a couple Ibanez Soundgear basses, an Aria AVB-45, A Fender Squier Affinity bass, and a Washburn Force 4. There are also the B-stock Warwicks mentioned in the last post, which have certain advantages to buying used, including having a warranty, etc. While still being significantly discounted. If you are looking for a great deal on a second hand bass, or a new bass, now would be a great time, as I'd love to move some of these out, and am open to reasonable offers on them.
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New Capos from G7th and Grover
  Both G7th and Grover have come out with some new capos that are worth checking out. The Grover Ultra Capo is the first capo to ever have an offset design, giving your thumb extra space when playing in the first position. I was skeptical that it would make much of a difference, but it is actually quite nice. Being that they are no more expensive than the very similar kyser capos, it seems like a pretty good way to go. Being from Grover, they are also very well constructed.
  The new G7th Capo is an updated version of their Performance capo, simply called Performance 2. The Performance 2 is lighter and narrower than the old version, and also has a new release mechanism, making it much easier to take off with one hand. Rather than the switch on the old version that had to be pushed down, the Performance 2 has a grip you squeeze, which releases the tightening mechanism, while using your squeezing to open the capo up. This really establishes their position as the best capo on the market in my opinion, as they are now easier to use then ever, and even more portable than before.