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 30, 2013

Leduc Open Mic

   I am starting up an open mic at Ruth's Deli in the Leduc City Center Mall every Thursday from 12-3, beginning Thursday October 31st. We are looking for local talent to come perform for 15 or 30 minutes at a time, with no real restrictions on the kind of stuff that you play, as long as it's family friendly. There will be a PA-system and a few mics set up, as well as a Keyboard some weeks. (But be sure to call ahead if you want to play keyboard as it will not always be there). So any acoustic instrument that can be mic'd or plugged in, as well as small hand percussion instruments, bass guitars, keyboards, and things of that nature are welcome. You can also play a longer set for an hour or two if you wish, but we would have to either do that before noon, or after 3pm, in order to allow for a wider variety of performances during the main times. If you would like a longer spot like this, just give James a call and he will work out the details.
   If you would like to perform, please contact James at 780-278-3679 to book a time slot that you would like to play in. Performers will not be paid, but are welcome to some food and hot beverages while there. You are also welcome to bring along items like your CD's or merchandise to sell. All ages are welcome, both for performing and watching. 
   The time of the open mic may change in the coming weeks if this time does not work for enough people, so be sure to pay attention to this website, our Facebook Page, or Ruth's Deli's Facebook Page, for any changes. You can also call ahead to be sure we will be there by calling James at 780-278-3679, or Cali at 780-986-0433. All booking will be done by The Turner Guitar Studio Staff however, so if you want to perform, it's best if you call James or the store's land line at 780-986-2251.

   I hope to see you there!

Oct 20, 2013

Inventory Update October 2013

Here's another short list of new products that we now have in stock. 

Hagstrom Viking Deluxe 12-string
This is another semi-hollow electric guitar from Hagstrom, with 2 Hagstrom HJ-50 humbucker pick-ups, 18-1 die-cast machine heads, and 12-strings. For those who don't know, a 12-string guitar uses the same E,A,D,G,B,E tuning as a 6-string guitar, but each of the notes has a second string next to it tuned an octave higher (or in the case of the B and High E, the same octave). This adds a natural chorus effect to the guitar, as if there are two guitars playing the same thing, at the same time. It also adds more volume, brightness, and thickness to the tone. It is especially useful for playing rhythm parts, with big powerful chords, but can also sound very cool when flat picked, fingerpicked, or with any number of other techniques. This particular 12-string, being a Hagstrom, is very nice to play, due to the composite "Resinator wood" fingerboard, H-Expander Truss Rod, and comfortable neck profile. It also sounds fantastic, with a great deal of warmth, and clarity coming from the HJ-50 Pick-ups. The 18-1 machine heads ensures an accurate and stable tuning (which is even more important on a 12-string), and from a value for money perspective, it certainly stands out of the crowd. It will make a great addition to any guitar collection.

Samson Wireless mics
We've been getting quite a few requests for wireless mic systems of late, so I found a few from Samson that looked good and brought them in. They are both VHF wireless systems, with hand held dynamic vocal mics, with built in transmitters, and a receiver with all the cables. The Stage V166 system is very well priced, and will work well for someone who doesn't need a pro level mic, and wants to save some money. The Stage 55 on the other hand, uses a Q7 platform for it's microphone, which is Samson's workhorse Dynamic mic. This system is all you would need if you only needed a single wireless mic. It gives a great quality sound, a simple design, and excellent value.

Some new Hagstrom acoustics
We got in another fairly large order of Hagstrom acoustics, (which is nothing amazing, being that we go through so many of these). However, we did get in a few new variations not previously available, including a Siljan series acoustic electric in a black finish, as well as an Elfdalia model with a black finish. This obviously doesn't affect the most important aspects of the instrument, which is how nice they play, how great they sound, or how well they are built. But it does open up these models to someone who wants a specific look, so that you can get the massive, open sound of the Elfdalia's solid cedar top, or the clarity and warmth of the Siljan models, with a different look. We also got in some more of our best selling Mora series models in stock in both black and natural finishes, as well as some Siljan Models in Tobacco sunburst and natural finishes as well.
Another reason that I am posting this as an update, is that the prices of the Hagstrom acoustics has gone up once again. Not by as much as last time, but each model is 5-10% more expensive for us than they were a few months ago. However, I don't like making new tags all the time, so I'll be holding over the existing prices until the new year, so you can still get them at the current prices for the Christmas season.
Siljan Grand Auditorium CESiljan Dreadnought CE

Oct 6, 2013

October 2013 Specials List

Here is our specials list for October 2013. The last one on the list is the largest special we've ever had, with over 100 different items being marked down from 10-50% off their regular prices. So don't miss out.

  •        20% off all Breedlove acoustics, in stock, or special order.   {inset_desc_il}{inset_desc_il}  {inset_desc_il}
  •        Get a free planet waves humidifier with the purchase of any acoustic or classical guitar.
  •        Get a free Levy’s book bag with the purchase of any instrument over $100.00, and the first month’s registration with one of our music teachers. (value $24.95)
  •        Get 20% off any music stand with the purchase of an instrument over $100.00
  •        15% off all Kala Ukuleles and accessories.
  •        Get a free Quik Lok triple guitar stand worth $89.95 with the purchase of any 3 instruments that will fit in it. And if your total is over $1000.00 we will also throw in a free strap worth up to $50.00 with each guitar.
  •         Any old stock items such as all Aria guitars, all Raimundo Spanish built classicals, some effects pedals, books, amps, and accessories will be discounted 10-50% off of our regular prices. We have too many instruments that have been sitting here for ages that I would like to move, so the discounts will tend to be on the heavier side. Don’t miss out as we will be blowing out a lot of things at much lower prices than we paid, just to get it moving. (I know this sounds fishy, but it’s 100% true in this case). Don’t be afraid to make us an offer on any of these items too, we won’t always accept your offer, but if it’s reasonable, I’ll be willing to let things go for ridiculously low prices. All these old stock items will have tags on them saying “old stock” and our offered % discount.
    These photos are just a small sampling of the models we have on special. So if you're interested in saving money on some fantastic gear, come check everything out before the end of the month.