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 25, 2012


These specials will be running from now until January 1st 2012

  Our Korg Krome workstation keyboard is 15% off regular price. With hundreds of sounds, real weighted (RH3) hammer action, 88-keys, and a 7" touch screen, its everything you need in a professional keyboard at an affordable price.

  All Aria acoustics, electrics, classicals, and basses are 20-40% off or regular prices, which are already significantly lower than the list prices. 

  With the purchase of every guitar, you will receive a gig bag or hard shell case included free of charge. The price of the case will vary with the price of the instrument, but guitars under $1000.00 will  get gig bags, and guitars over $1000.00 will get hard shell cases

  Levy's Canadian made leather and suede guitar straps are all 15% off list price. This includes all embroidered, screen printed, and hand carved leather and suede straps. 

 As always with the purchase of an electric guitar and an amplifier we will throw in a bunch of free accessories to make it a package deal. Now when you buy both you will also get 25% off any effects pedals, or other electric guitar accessories you want to purchase at the same time. 

  Marshall digital chromatic tuners are 20% off.

  All drum kits in stock or special orders are 15% off regular price, as well as any parts or accessories you would like to purchase with them at the same time.

  With the purchase of any violin, get a shoulder rest for free, as well as 15% off any violin accessories you want to purchase.

  If you buy any ukulele at any price, we will sell you a gig bag or hard case for it at 50% off list price. This will include ukuleles not in stock that we will special order for you. 

  There will be many specific item sales as well, here's a few to whet  your appetite, but to find out everything that's on sale you'll just have to come down and check everything out.

  • Vox AC30H2 with Alnico Blue speakers, $500.00 off
  • German Built Hofner Verythin single cut semi-hollow electric. $400.00 off (humidified hardshell case included)
  • Masaki Sakurai custom hand made concert classical guitar $1500.00 off
  • Parker DF824 US made electric with graphite re-enforced neck, body, and fingerboard, $800.00 off
  • Taylor 810 dreadnaught acoustic save $300.00 (was already at a low price)
  • Spectorcore Piezo-5 bass with f-hole and under saddle pick-ups, 15% off regular price. 
And Many more.


Dec 13, 2012

New Inventory and Other Updates Dec 13th

In time for Christmas we have gotten in a lot of new products that you may be interested in. 

Vox AmPhones
These are the newest innovation from Vox, and they are a fantastic idea. Basically they are an amplifier for an electric or bass guitar built right into a set of high quality over ear headphones. They come in several varieties which are, AC30, Twin, Lead, and Bass. Each has it's own unique tone and even though it isn't the real thing, brings to mind the feel and character of the amps it's intended to emulate. Each ones comes with a volume tone and gain control, as well as an effects control. On the guitar models these are reverb, delay, and chorus, which really gives you a lot to play around with, and on the bass version you get a compressor, which is a very useful effect for any bass player.
They are not only designed to be amplifiers however, as you can also use them for listing to audio on all your devices without draining your on-board batteries. Beyond that though, you can actually do both as once if you have an AUX cable handy, it has a second input for listening to music while playing your guitar. They are also not overly expensive, as there are many headphones in the same price range that are of similar quality but without the amplification features.

Washburn WJ40SCE
This is a beautiful guitar from Washburn in the Jumbo body size, with Flamed maple back and sides, as well as a solid spruce top, gold hardware and a Fishman 501T pick-up system and tuner. The Jumbo body gives the guitar a really round, well defined and warm low end, while the flamed maple and spruce top keep it very bright and clear sounding. Having such a large body also increases the volume and projection of the guitar beyond most in the same price range. All of this makes the guitar excellent for heavy strumming styles by keeping the clarity through heavy chording, as well as making it loud enough for performances without PA-systems. When there is a PA system however, the onboard Fishman pick-up system will let you keep your guitars voice while being amplified, and give you all the controls necessary to tweek that voice in any way you please and the on-board tuner will let you quickly change tunings or tune up before or after a gig.
Washburn WJ40SCE Jumbo Acoustic/Electric Guitar

Washburn WCD18 (Comfort Series acoustic)
This is a very inventive acoustic design that I haven't seen on anything else. The idea of the comfort series is to make a Dreadnaught body shaped guitar comfortable to sit with, and easier to play. They did this by emulating the way a strat electric is cut out. There is a small bevel in the back of the top waist of the guitar, and a slant on the top where your arm rests when you hold a guitar. This makes the guitar sit closer to you so you don't have to reach out as far, and makes it so you don't have the sharp corner of the body stabbing your arm the whole time you play. I was a little unsure of how much of a difference it would make, but honestly, once you sit with one for a significant length of time and aren't at all uncomfortable, you will be sold... as long as you like the sound. This is really the only way in which it's not really an ideal guitar. It's pretty much modeled off their WD10 series guitars but with laminate tops. It's really not bad by any means, and for the money (which isn't much) they are great. Quite awesome as a first guitar or some peoples seconds actually. But really only unfortunate thing is that they don't have this design on any higher end guitars that an intermediate or professional guitarist would use, if they did I would certainly buy one.
WCD18CE 1WCD18CE Close UpWCD18CE Close Up

Vic Firth drum sticks
Generally we carry about 6 or 7 different types of drum sticks all sort of in the same price range. But now we got in about twice as many different types including some less expensive Nova series sticks, and some higher end signature series drum sticks. We also got most of our standard models in stock with nylon tips as well. There are also some other drum accessories we got in, including isolation headphones that dont have speakers, which are simply for protecting your ears during long practices. As well as things like drum stick bags, and practice pads. Speaking of drums though, we have 2 more Basix drum kits on the way which should be here on the 17th.

Music Stands
We got in 4 different music stands in the last week worth mentioning. All of them are the full size orchestra style stands with the large metal platforms, not the little fold out ones (though we have lots of those in stock as well). These styles are great if you need something sturdy for holding larger books, binders, or papers, without the stand falling over. The least expensive of these are still quite functional, but are just a little harder to adjust, whereas the best ones are the Manhasset stands, which use a special tension spring system to hold everything exactly where you want it, while being able to adjust your height, angle or tilt without having to undo any clamps. If you want it to move you simply move it, and then the spring tension will hold it firmly where you left it.
We have good stock on all of them, and will give you a 15% discount on any of these orchestra music stands for mentioning this post until Christmas. 

Dec 2, 2012

Christmas Specials Dec. 1st -Christmas

  •           An Extension of the November gift Certificate special will last until Christmas, where if you buy a gift certificate over $100, you will receive a coupon for 10% off any one item in the store. This you can keep yourself or give with the gift certificate.
  •           Sigma and Aria acoustics are on sale until Christmas, with  10-25% discounts on all models. There will be pink tags in the strings on all the discounted models with a % discount that applies to that instrument.
  •            We now carry the Rocksmith software for PS3 and Xbox360. Until Christmas these are 25% off list price while quantities last. This will make a great gift for the self motivated learner, or the gamers on your list, because it truly is just a game that you can play using any real guitar as the controller. As part of the special, you will get 5% off any guitar you buy with the game.
  •            Blade electric guitars from Switzerland will be on sale for 10%  off of the under $1000.00 models, and 15% off the over $1000.00 models until Christmas. These are some of the finest built instruments available, and are already discounted 10-20% off list price, so there has really never been a better time to get into one of these professional grade instruments.
  •             Keep your instruments safe from the falling temperatures and dry air this winter buy getting any of our humidifiers or hygrometers at 10% off. A dried out guitar can have the frets stick out the sides or pop out of the fretboard, the neck can warp and twist, giving you buzzing or muted notes, or high string action, and the bodies can crack, necks can break, and bridges can lift off. It's essential to keep guitars at a consistent humidity in this harsh Alberta climate.
  •              Korg Keyboards and digital pianos are 10% off the list price until Christmas. This applies all 5 models we have in stock as well as special orders.

 Ongoing Discounts
  •             30% off non-levy’s guitar straps, which are now running very low, so hurry in before they are all gone.
  •      10-25% off some of our guitar strings like John Pearse, Cleartone, Dean Markley and more.
  •      There are also many  instruments and accessories in stock that are already discounted for various reasons such as: old stock, discontinued models, finish flaws, we got them on sale, or just because we felt like marking them down.