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)

Feb 23, 2012

Multi-Stand Promotion

  We currently have a few different guitar stands that hold multiple guitars. The Hercules double and triple hanging guitar stands, a profile double hanging stand, and a triple side by side guitar stand from GK.
  So from now until the End of March 2012, if you buy one of the double stands, and 2 guitars to go with it, we will give you 20% off of your entire purchase. If you buy one of the triple stands, and 3 guitars to go with it, we will give you 30% off your entire purchase.
   This offer applies to any guitar we currently have in stock, no matter the price range. as long as the guitar isn't discounted more than 10% off the list price already. However, you can still combine this with other offers, such as our electric guitar/amp packages, so for example if you buy an acoustic, and an electric with an amp, you will still get the full electric package with the cable, strap, case, and picks, and both of the guitars and the amp and your double or triple stand, and this will all be discounted the 20 or 30% along with any other accessories or instruments you wish to purchase at the same time.
   For more information or clarification on anything, us a call at 780-986-2251, e-mail us at tguitars@live.ca, or visit us in store.
Remember, any guitar applies, so you could buy 2 $150 guitars and the stand and still get 20% off everything you buy in that purchase.

Feb 17, 2012

More Hagstroms

   Because of how much I loved the Hagstrom MOCON, which is their concert sized all mahogany acoustic. I decided to order some more guitars from the Mora series once we sold the MOCON. So we now have another MOCON, a MODRE (dreadnaught size), and a MOCON-CE (concert size, with cutaway and electronics).
   All 3 of these guitars focus mainly on the Mids in terms of EQ, there is certainly bass and treble present, but the mids come out strong. The guitars are very rich and smooth sounding. almost no guitar I can think of has notes that come out as smoothly as they do on these guitars. There is no harshness in the attack, a very long slow decay, and the overtones of which there are plenty come out very evenly, so there isn't as much muddiness present as you would expect from a guitar this rich. Because of the nature of the sound of these guitars however, they work much better with finger style or flat picking styles of music rather than strumming. the notes won't ever sound thin and last a long time, so acoustic leads work very well on them as well. but strumming tends to lack the distinction in the notes that you usually want. It's somewhere between strumming a maple/spruce dreadnaught, and strumming a classical. 
   As always with Hagstrom acoustics, they are equipped with 18-1 gear ratio Hagstrom machine heads, the composite "resonator wood" fingerboards and their H-Expander truss rod, which help keep the tuning stable, the action low, and the guitar playing like a dream. The MOCON-CE is equipped with the B-Band T35 pick-up system, which is an under the saddle pick-up with a 3-band EQ, a tuner, (which is the nicest i've ever seen built into a guitar) and a phase control which helps get rid of feedback and gives a unique tone when turned on. The B-Band pick-ups I find to be one of the most natural sounding pick-ups as well. really bringing out the character of the wood while plugged in.
   The Most shocking thing about these guitars however is the price. all of them coming in under $500 dollars, with a semi-rigid "Hag Bag" worth $65 included. There really isn't much on the market in this price range that comes even close to the quality of the build, sound, playability, and features of the Hagstrom Mora series.
Mora ConcertMora DreadnaughtMora Concert CE

Feb 9, 2012

New Hagstroms

We just got in a Hagstrom Tremar Super Swede with 3-P90 pick-ups. and a Viking in a white finish.
The Tremar super swede is equipped with 3 of Hagstroms "spiced" P-90's which are thicker than a typical P-90 pick-up. Because there are 3 of them, instead of a 3-way switch, Hagstrom used their 6-way rotary switch which is on some of their basses. This allows for a very wide array of tonal variations, especially with each pick-up having it's own tone control. The guitar is also equipped with Hagstroms Tremar tremolo system, which is similar to a Bigsby tremolo in most ways, but I find it slightly smoother and better at keeping it in tune. As with all Hagstrom guitar's this guitar is also built with their proprietary, H-Expander truss rod, Resonator wood fingerboard, and 18-1 gear ratio Hagstrom machine heads. Which greatly increase the tuning stability, play-ability, and general comfort of the guitar.
   The Viking is a different beast all together. In a stunning white finish, with Hagstrom's trapeze tail piece, and the other fine appointments that make a Hagstrom a Hagstrom, this guitar is a looker. And this beauty sounds and plays as good as it looks. With 2 Hagstrom HJ-50 Humbuckers, and a semi-hollow body, the guitar sounds incredible, and covers many genres with it's versatility. You can easily go from crunchy, to clean to thick, and sound great the whole way. The proprietary Hardware (H-Expander, Resonator wood, and 18-1 Hagstrom machine heads) top the whole thing off by making it one of the most comfortable guitars to play. If your at all in the market for a semi-hollow electric, you would be very remiss if you did not give this brilliant instrument a try.
  For more information on these guitars visit http://www.hagstromguitars.eu/ or just stop by the store and try them out.
and while your in, register as a customer in our new inventory system/till and be entered to win that $250.00 Washburn electric guitar package.


Feb 5, 2012

Guitar Package Giveaway

The first 500 people to enter our new till system as a customer will automatically be entered into a draw to win a free $250 dollar Washburn electric guitar package, which includes a strat style guitar, an amp, a strap, gig bag, and instructional DVD. Being entered as a customer has benefits in and of it'self as well; such as records of every transaction, so you can make returns without receipts, or get the same kind of strings you got last time (or anything but those). If you would like to give us your e-mail as well, I will also be starting a mailing list with which I will send out updates every few weeks or so letting you know of upcoming sales, contests, student recitals, changes to our inventory, and whatever else would be useful for you to know. So come on in and sign up before it's too late!