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 20, 2009

Oct 27, 2009

Morgan Custom Guitars. Now at The Turner Guitar Studio





















Click to follow link to Morgan Guitars

Oct 8, 2009

New L.R. Baggs Acoustic Reference Amp



The Acoustic Reference Amplifier, a product of three years’ intensive development, blends cutting edge loudspeaker design, analog and digital circuit technology and industrial design to redefine the way that acoustic guitar and vocals should be amplified.

At the heart of the amplifier is a patented Balanced Mode Radiator. The BMR is a new type of loudspeaker that has its world debut in the Acoustic Reference Amplifier. It creates and radiates sound in a fundamentally different and better way. This groundbreaking innovation is the brainchild of the eminent speaker designer Dr. Graham Bank and was specifically adapted for acoustic guitar in collaboration with our engineers.

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Exclusive to LR Baggs, this fully custom flat 8” honeycomb-diaphragm speaker employs a single 2” voice coil to generate a 140 degree wide full range conical sound field with a clean SPL of 108 dB. As all frequencies are generated by the one flat diaphragm, there are no crossovers or time distortions to smear and muddy the sound. Harmonics align naturally with fundamentals, so clarity and detail are breathtaking but without the normal harshness or annoying directionality of a multi-driver system.


Wrap all this technology up in a beautiful and durable lightweight enclosure with natural wood sides and an innovative handle and you’ve got a true tour de force and object of desire. If it all sounds too good to be true, we invite you to head to your dealer and take one for a test drive. We guarantee you’ll have to have one.
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Balanced Mode Radiator – super wide full frequency coverage eliminates the “sweet spot” and fills every corner of the room for the same rich listening experience for everyone.



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Conventional Loudspeaker – high frequency coverage is very limited and “beamy,” requiring listener to be in the “sweet spot” for the full experience.



Aug 21, 2009

Changes at The Turner Guitar Studio

If you haven’t been in the store lately, there is a thinner and clean-shaven version of me working here. No, it’s not my son, it’s really me. And there are even more changes that may surprise you.

My son, Joseph should be here more often. He will be teaching classical guitar and his new wife, Marissa, will be teaching piano and voice. Joseph has 10 years teaching experience and is an accomplished classical guitarist and has grade 10 RCM. He will be taking any students who are especially interested in classical guitar.

Marissa has been teaching piano and voice in Breton Alberta, where she is from. She has her grade 8 RCM in piano and is currently working on grade 9. She will take beginner to intermediate students in piano. She has also completed her grade 9 RCM in voice and is currently working on her grade 10. Marissa has experience in choir and solo performance. She has toured extensively with The Canadian University College Choir as a member and soloist. She has directed church choir Christmas Concerts in 2008 and 2009. Joseph and Marissa both offer a classical perspective and love of music. Students greatly benefit from their instruction.

Stephen Jordan-Zerr will be teaching here for his third year. Stephen is a great acoustic and electric player. He is highly trained and experienced as a guitarist. As a teacher he is able to inspire and encourage students to learn and become better guitarists. He will be taking beginner to intermediate students in both electric and acoustic guitar.

Eugene Poholka will continue teaching Violin and Fiddle. He enjoys teaching. A retired elementary school principal from Breton, he continues teaching for the enjoyment it gives him. He is an active performer and an extremely patient teacher.

Steve Rukavina , is the store manager and our resident guitar tech. He has helped make Turner Guitar a more efficient place. He help has given me more time to focus on teaching. As well, the store has been prudently expanding its lines. We carry more high-end electric guitars and amplifiers. We hope this trend can continue.

My son, James, who had been working here in the evenings, is being replaced by Janelle. Hopefully, he may pop in once in a while.

Some of the rates for lessons have changed. We continue to restructure the teaching studio. We wish to have fair rates for both students and teachers. If you have concerns, I always welcome feedback.

Theodore Turner

Jul 27, 2009

Teacher Info for September 2009




Theodore Turner $120/month
Classical Guitar - Beginner to Advanced
Acoustic Guitar - Beginner to Advanced
Electric Guitar - Beginner to Advanced
Bass Guitar - Beginner to Intermediate
Theory - RCM & Grant MacEwan Prep




Stephan Jordan-Zerr $80/month
Acoustic Guitar - Beginner to Advanced
Electric Guitar - Beginner to Advanced
Classical Guitar - Beginner







Joseph Turner $100/month

Classical Guitar - Beginner to Advanced













Marissa Turner $80/month
Piano - Beginner to Intermediate
Voice - Beginner to Intermediate












Eugene Poholka $100/month
Violin/Fiddle - Beginner to Advanced

May 22, 2009

Hohner Blow Out!!!!

We are discontinuing the Hohner Guitar line. All remaining Hohner Guitars are 30% OFF!!

May 19, 2009

Lesson Registration and Changes



Register Now for Fall Lessons

You must register as soon as possible to ensure a spot for September and to keep the $100.00 per month

To register:
read studio policies and sign.
fill out a registration form.
pick a lesson time.(see Theodore)
pay for September in full.
write post-dated cheques for Oct to June.


Summer Lessons Available

For those continuing lessons through the summer, I will have a reduced Schedule. Most weekends I will be gone from Friday to Monday but scheduling Tuesday to Thursday will be more flexible.


Changes for Fall

-Piano and voice lessons will be available, taught by my soon to be daughter-in-law Marissa Williams.
-There will be a new pay structure in September. See our web site for updates on lessons availability and pricing.
-Thedore’s rates are going up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Student Recital in June

Sunday, June 21st
at 7 p. m.
St David's United Church
4614 - 48 ST
Leduc, AB


As usual, we’re having a recital at the end of June to give students an opportunity to show family and friends what they have accomplished during the year.

Students who wish to participate would be required to play a piece or two. If students are a little nervous about performing I suggest that they can choose to play a duet with me.

9th Anniversary Sale



Used

Acoustics
Martin DC-15E - Retail $2299.95 - Sale $1599.95 Sold
Alvarez MD-90 - Retail $1149.95 - Sale $599.95 Sold

New

Electrics
Aria 714-CST - Retail $699.95 - Sale $499.95
Aria STG-Exotic - Retail $699.95 - Sale $499.95
Aria MAC-30 (Blue/Yellow/Pink(sold)) - Retail $349.95 - Sale $199.95
Aria XX-1 (Flying V) - Retail $699.95 - Sale $349.95
Aria ZZ-1 - Retail $699.95 - Sale $349.95
Aria FA-77 (Slight Ding) - Retail $1499.95 - Sale $999.95 Sold
Fullerton AJZ-175 (Hollow Body) - Retail $699.95 - Sale $539.95
Fullerton AJZ-335 (Hollow Body) - Retail $599.95 - Sale $449.95Sold
Tokai Love Rock - Retail $799.95 - Sale $599.95 Sold
Tokai Tele - Retail $699.95 - Sale $399.95
Schecter Revenger7 (7 String) - Retail $569.95 - Sale $399.95

Acoustics
Aria MM-20 - Retail $499.95 - Sale $249.95
Aria MM-20E - Retail $599.95 - Sale $299.95
Washburn EA16MR - Retail $499.95 - Sale $249.95 Sold

Amplifiers
Kustom Double Barrel - Retail $374.95 - Sale $299.95
Kustom Quad 200 Head and 412a Cabinet - Retail $1269.95 - Sale $999.95
Genz Benz Shenandoah - Retail $1149.95 - Sale $599.95

May 12, 2009

May 6, 2009

Blade Guitars Myspace


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May 4, 2009

Mar 16, 2009

Washburn Guitars

Some stories demand to be told. Others are simply content on being heard. Heard through music, through lyrics, through a cultural revolution. This is the story of Washburn Guitars. Steeped in the tradition of fine instrument making, Washburn Guitar’s dynamic 120-history began in Chicago in 1883. The original guitar factory was located just blocks away from Maxwell Street. In the early 1920s, Maxwell Street itself would emerge as the epicenter of a musical movement. Often considered the first entry point for thousands of African-Americans arriving from the Mississippi Delta, Maxwell Street became a hotbed for Delta Blues in its most raw and dramatic form. Newcomers and established musicians alike would listen and jam with one another in an atmosphere void of commercial influence. Once recorded, this powerful, emotional style of music would not only become the dominant form of blues but would radically change the emerging sound of rock and roll. There, on Maxwell Street, as well as in alleyways, city sidewalks, bars, and honky-tonks around the country, Washburn guitars were embraced as the very embodiment and reflective spirit of the hard-working musicians who played them as well as the employees who designed and crafted them. It is the same spirit that guides Washburn to this day. The history of Washburn Guitars is the history of a wide range of musicians. From blues players who shaped rock ‘n roll to multi-platinum recording artists to emerging guitar virtuosos. It is a history that can be heard and experienced every time you turn on the radio or listen to a live performance. It is a history built by skilled craftsmen and musicians who share one common love–a passion for the guitar. Washburn continues to be a consistent leader in combining design, innovation, and technology to deliver the rich, bold sounds for a vast musical landscape.










Mar 10, 2009

Staff Picks

Theodore - Aria A-50 / Aria AD-50 / Aria PE-Exotic









Stephen - Aria AD-150 / Aria AD-80 / Aria A-60CE









Steve - Aria SB-1000RI / Aria AP-DLX/ Raimundo 660









James - Aria AD-80CEMB / Blade DC-2 / Aria AC-80