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 26, 2015

Boxing Week Specials

   From Dec 26th until Jan 2nd 2015, this list of Boxing Day clearance specials will apply. There will also be a variety of items with tags on them with discounts from 10-60% off during this time that are not on this list. We have also set up a Hardshell case and filled it with small discounted items in order to make room on our shelves for new inventory. These are all significantly discounted up to 70% off on some items. 

 

  • With the purchase of 6 months of music lessons (24 half hour lessons), get a 7th month at no charge. We will also give you 10% off all instrument and accessory purchases you make during the following 7 month period. Some exclusions will apply. Speak with one of our sales associates for details.
  • Marshall Acton Bluetooth Speakers are 20% off our regular prices.
  • Get $50.00 towards any gig bag or hardshell case with the purchase of Sigma's 000M-15, which is our best selling guitar. as well as 20% off other accompanying accessories.
  • Profile PRFGS-01 foldable acoustic/electric guitar stands and the GS450 are 50% off.
  • Get 50% off a Profile PPS-200 isolated 9V/12V/18V power brick, or 80% off with the purchase of any effects pedal.
  • Get 80% off an Amplug I/O USB interface with the purchase of any electric or acoustic electric instrument.
  • Get 20% off any Washburn Rover travel guitar.
  • All Lanikai ukuleles in stock are 30% off.
  • Snark SN-10 pedal tuners are 25% off, plus get the same discount on cables and power supplies.
  • Levinson Blade electric guitars are 40% off our regular prices. Also take 20% off the price of any amp you purchase with the guitar.
  • Korg HT (Head Tune) series are all 50% off.
  • Korg Digital pianos are 15% off, plus get 20% off any accessories with it. 

Dec 8, 2015

Inventory Update

   Here are a few of the new products that we have in stock. We have continued to acquire new lines of instruments, with Music Man, Sterling, and S.U.B. instruments now in stock and available for special order. We also picked up Line 6, and Cort, as we continue to expand into lines like PRS, Sigma, Breedlove, Schecter, and many others. The list below contains a few of the new products we have in stock, but for more information on each of these lines, please visit their Websites, or stop by our store to sit and try them out yourself. 

Washburn Rover Exotic
   The Washburn Rover has long been our best selling travel guitar. Due to it's compact size, surprisingly good tone, and excellent value, it has been a consistently good choice for those in need of a portable instrument. Washburn has now released a new series of exotic wood models that make these even more eye catching and unique. The series has 4 variations. These are the 4 models with photos below each.

   Spalted Maple
Washburn RO10SS
   Koa
Washburn RO10KK
   Zebra Wood
Washburn RO10ZZ
   Cedar and Rosewood
Washburn RO10RWC

    Each Rover comes with a hardshell case designed to fit into overhead compartments on planes, a strap, and picks. The guitars have a full 24" scale neck making it play and respond like a regular acoustic. The volume and depth of tone is somewhat lacking due to the small size of the body, but it still sounds very pleasant.
 Visit http://www.washburn.com/products/acoustics/shape/Travel.html for more details.

Kala Ukuleles
   We have some new Kala ukuleles in stock including an arched top jazz style model, and a thinline cut-away model with spalted maple back and sides. The whole Kala ukulele line is fantastic, with high quality materials, attractive aesthetics, and comfortable price points. These new models are no exception. The Thinline model's solid spruce top really brings out the volume of the instrument, despite it's small dimentions. The volume adds a lot to the depth and clarity of the instrument, and makes it better for jamming without being amplified. The Arched top Jazz style tenor ukulele is something completely unique. designed to look like a traditional hollowbody electric it has F-holes, a trapeze tail piece, a floating pick-guard, and a beautiful sunburst finish. The arched top design makes it a little quieter than most tenor ukes would be, but this does give it a little mellower tone, which is nice if you want something that's a little less cheerful sounding, while still being a ukulele.
There are of course many other options in stock including some great acoustic electric models, and a variety of other sizes and wood combinations. Check out Kala's full line at http://www.kalabrand.com/
KA-JTE/HBC Custom Honeyburst Jazz Archtop Ukulele by Kala Brand Music Co.
KA-SSTU-SMC-CwBAG Spalted Maple Kala Travel Ukulele Concert Size

Cort Electrics
   We finally received our first order of Cort electric guitars, with models ranging from their CR50 (which is a basic les paul style guitar), up to the Matt Bellamy (from Muse) signature guitar. The X-1 and CR50 are both great entry level models, ideal as a first guitar for someone wanting to get into something functional without breaking the bank. The M200, G220, and Zenox Z42 models are all in a comfortable mid-level price range. With active humbucker pick-ups in the Zenox, EMG HZ humbucker and single coils in the G220, and great ergonomics in the M200, they all offer great value for under $500.00. We also have a couple of Cort's Action series bass guitars, with active electronics, and great looks. For more information on the Cort line-up, visit http://www.cortguitars.com/en/instruments/electric-guitars




Line 6 AMPLIFi 75
   We are now dealers of Line 6 amplifiers, effects, and other electronics. We have in stock a large selection of the Spider IV modeling amplifiers, as well as their new AMPLIFi line.
   The AMPLIFi is unlike any other electric guitar amp on the market, with its high fidelity 5-speaker system offering incredible quality streaming audio through your Bluetooth or Aux inputs. However the Bluetooth capability on the amp is not only limited to streaming your music, but also allows you to wirelessly control the tone and effects of your guitar. This may sound like a bit of a gimmick at first. After all, who is so lazy that they can't walk over to their amp? But the truth is that this opens up a lot more possibilities than any built in controls would allow. You can adjust all of the usual amp settings (volume, gain, EQ) from the amp or from your apple or android device. But from the device you can adjust multiple parameters of hundreds of effects. On most modeling amps, including the Spider IV, your ability to control each effect is extremely limited, with a level and sometimes tempo control as the only parameters. With each of the effects on the app however, you can adjust anywhere from 1-10 different aspects of the effect.
   A big part of its functionality is it's ability to "listen" to songs out of your device's library and figure out how to set your amp to sound the same as that song. There is also a massive list of presets uploaded by users for other songs that you can browse through and add to. This makes finding a guitar sound for the cover tunes you are learning a breeze, and much less expensive than investing in all the different amps and effects necessary to get the right tone through conventional means.
   The AMPLIFi is of course capable of connecting to your computer through USB for use as a recording interface for your guitar. This eliminates the need to mic your amp (and all the costs and hassles associated with that) when in the recording studio. It also makes it convenient for just recording a few riffs you want to remember, or creating a custom backing track to jam along or practice with.
   For details on the full line of Line 6 products visit: http://line6.com/ or visit us in store to try out the amps yourself.


SUB Ray 4 Bass
   We are now open to Ernie Ball's Music Man, Sterling, and S.U.B. guitar and bass lines. We don't have a lot in stock yet, but we do have a pair of the Ray 4 4-string bass from the S.U.B. line of instruments. The Ray 4 offers classic looks, good hardware, a comfortable feel, and great sound, in a simple and inexpensive package. The single Active humbucker placed in the bridge position keeps the tone bright, with a tight, punchy, and controlled attack. The satin transparent red and blue finishes that we have the bass in currently both look great. The natural texture of the body wood shows through, while the satin finish resists the fingerprints and minor scratch wear that gloss finished instruments will reveal easily. For Details on the line, visit http://www.sterlingbymusicman.com/sub-series/sub-basses-international/ray4-international


Washburn Woodline Series Acoustics
   The woodline series is Washburn's newest line, with the same aesthetics and sound as their incredibly popular Comfort series, but without the comfort cut-aways, and in a lower price range. The line includes some smaller Orchestra body sized models as well as the larger dreadnoughts. They have spruce, cedar, and mahogany topped models with the spruce and cedar options having either Mahogany or rosewood for the back and sides. They are available with built in Fishman electronics for those looking to gig or use effects, or as straight acoustic models for those who don't need amplification.
   The guitars are certainly stunning and well equipped, but the most impressive thing about them is their sound. The huge sounding dreadnought models, with more volume and richer tone than most guitars that are double the price, are a great choice for a wide range of styles. The richness of the harmonic content is not lost amid the powerful bass tones, so even fingerstyle players will enjoy the tone while strummers will love the power and clarity. The smaller Orchestra models, especially the Mahogany topped guitars are less powerful, but keep the rich midrange, and add in a more shimmery high end that is hard to get out of larger bodied guitars. They are ideal for the fingerstylist, and the small body of the guitar makes it very comfortable for smaller individuals to sit with. Even many kids who would usually need a 3/4 sized guitar will find it easy to play.
   Check out the full line by visiting http://www.washburn.com/products/acoustics/ or by visiting us in store.
Washburn WLD20SCE
Washburn WLO12SE

Nov 26, 2015

Black Friday Discounts

For those who like to take advantage of Black Friday sales, we are having several great offers, November 27th only!
  • With the Purchase of any Breedlove Acoustic, get 75% off any Acoustic guitar amp or PA speakers.
  • Save 15% on any Washburn acoustic or electric guitar in stock. Plus get 20% off accompanying accessories.
  • Save 25% on any Marshall brand products.
  • Get a free accessory package worth up to 30% of the value of any ukulele in stock with the purchase of the ukulele.
  • There will also be a selection of guitars, amps and accessories with discount tags on them from 10-60% off.

All of our Holiday specials will still apply as well, so there are a lot of great deals available.  Visit us in store to take advantage of these discounts!

Nov 8, 2015

Holiday Specials 2015

   Our holiday specials list will apply from now until Dec 24th 2015. Many of the specials can be combined while others cannot, so be sure to inquire about specifics before assuming one way or the other. Also remember that every purchase made under your name in our system will give you an additional ballot in our "Ultimate Guitar Package Give-away" worth over $1500.00. For details on the give-away visit: http://turnerguitar.blogspot.ca/2015/11/acoustic-guitar-package-give-away.html


  • Get 15% off Vox Amphones
  • Vox AC series tube amps are 25% off with the purchase of any electric guitar, or 15% off sold alone.

  • Get a free Profile Hardshell guitar case and planet waves humidifier with the purchase of any Sigma dreadnought acoustic. $125.00 value.
  • Get 25% off any Levy's Leathers Canadian made guitar strap with the purchase of any string instrument. Get 20% off any strap lock system with purchase of a strap as well.

  • Get 15% off all items on any transaction which includes a Hagstrom guitar or bass. The discount will apply to other guitars, electronics, accessories, music lessons, gift certificates, etc.



Nov 1, 2015

Acoustic Guitar Package Give-away

Win the ultimate Acoustic Guitar Package!
   Beginning on Nov 1st 2015, and running until Dec 18th 2015, every purchase made by customers registered in our system will be entered into a draw for a music lovers accessory package worth over $1500.00 dollars. The Package will include the following items:

Washburn D10SK-RE 
   As the best selling guitar in the world, the D10S always has offered great value for the money. The solid spruce top, quality hardware, and versatile design made it an ideal all round guitar for any beginning musician or as a back-up guitar for pros.
Braven BZ570BBP
   The BZ570 is a bluetooth wireless speaker for laptops, tablets, and phones. With a rechargeable lithium-ion battery with 10 hours of battery life that can be used to rapid charge cellphones as well.
Vox Amplug-IO
   The Amplug-IO is a USB interface and tuner for guitars, and other electronic instruments. As long as you have a 1/4" output, you can use the AP-IO to convert your analog signal into a high quality digital signal for recording, or use with a variety of software, including the included Jamvox software. It also has a digital guitar tuner built in.
EPM ACE II
   The Ace II is a magnetic acoustic guitar soundhole pick-up from EPM, with adjustable height pole pieces, and a wood chassis. Ideal for use one loud stages, the magnetic pick-ups wont have the feedback and body noise issues associated with many piezo or microphone pick-ups.
PRC-100W
   This is a plywood hardshall case for protection from physical and environmental damage.
PGS775-1
    This is a garment leather guitar strap with foam padding, and ladder style length adjustment
D'addario NYXL Wooden Stool
   This is a beautiful, all wood musicians stool, with various height cross bars, and D'addario's NYXL logo.
GS435
   The GS435 is a foldable acoustic guitar stand designed for its portability. It is not the most heavy duty stand on the market, but it's ideal if you want a stand you can fit in a gig bag pocket with ease.
LVS-BLK
   This is a beautiful bookbag from Levy's Leathers with our logo screen printed on the side. It has a variety of pockets and holders for a variety of tools and accessories you may want to keep wherever you bring your instrument.
7312
   We are including 3 packs of the Red Brand light gauge (12-53) acoustic guitar strings, which have the highest copper content of any string on the market. The extra copper contributes to a much warmer tone than most other string materials, decent longevity for a non coated string, and a red hue (hence the name).
M140
   We also have 3 packs of the Martin M140, which are a 12-54 gauge string in a traditional 80/20 bronze alloy.
16536
   The Elixir strings are one of the longest lasting strings on the market due to their proprietary enamel coated. The coating gives the strings a very smooth surface for less string noise and less finger fatigue. The coating also prevents grime and oils from building up between the string winds, and stops oxidation of the strings. This is what makes them last so long. The 16536 is a 2-pack of their Medium gauge (13-56) phosphor bronze wound acoustic strings.
MM2
   To help keep the guitar looking new, we are including this Levy's leathers microfiber polishing clothe. It's texture is ideal for lifting off dust and fingerprints while being easy on your finish.
Picks
   We are including a half dozen guitar picks in an assortment of sizes and thicknesses.
A61C
   To make sure that you can keep track of the picks, we've included the Levy's Leathers pickers pouch, which has a key ring.
WC-1000
   To help keep your guitar in tune and your picking in time, we included a WC-1000 tuner and metronome. The tuner has a contact microphone as well for convenient tuning no matter how noisy the environment is.
GH
   Planet Waves GH guitar humidifier is ideal for use in a hardshell case. The anti-fungal sponge will hold a fair bit of water, limiting the need to refill it as often as some other humidifiers. It's design makes it convenient to keep in between the string of the guitar in the soundhole.
Washburn T-shirt
   This is simply a nice cotton T-shirt with a Washburn logo screenprinted on the front.
Washburn Ballcap
   This too is a regular ballcap with a Washburn logo embroidered on it.

   As long as your name is entered in our POS system, every transaction you do with us between those dates will give you another ballot in our draw. We will do the draw on Dec 18th, giving you a full week to claim your prize before Christmas. This will make a great gift for yourself, or any music lover on your list. To come try out the guitar, and to enter to win, just stop by the store often, and make lots of purchases.
   There's a limit of one ballot per purchase. The prize will be awarded to the individual who's name and phone number is listed in our system when making the winning purchase.

Everything in the photos below are included in the give-away.
 


Oct 12, 2015

New Inventory, October 2015

   With our growth as a high quality instrument retailer holding strong despite the economic hardships in our area, you can count on us to keep bringing in new and exciting products and lines. In the last month alone we have gotten into two new major lines, which will be detailed below. Our increased access to new and exciting lines of instruments, amps, and accessories allows us to continue our growth; not only as a convenient place for locals to get what they need, but also as a destination for those looking for unique products, great value, and a personalized shopping experience.

Breedlove SDX25CES 12-string Acoustic
   Breedlove's new line-up of guitars has some unexpectedly splendid features. The new Studio Series are all finished with stunning whisky sunburst, high gloss finish. The solid spruce top and flamed maple back and sides really make the guitar a sight to behold. They manage to keep the looks very classy by sticking to some simple offset fret dot marker inlays, and a single channel mother of pearl inlay rosette. The new INK3 USB pick-up system from Fishman is built in. This new system has an improved digital tuner, a super durable knob assembly using jog dials rather than protruding volume and tone controls. The 3-band EQ gives you a great deal of control over the Sonicore understaddle pick-up. The USB output makes the guitar ideal for those who want to do some simple home recording, without buying additional hardware such as pre-amps and audio interfaces.
   Due to Breedlove's innovation, the guitar is much more durable than most other 12-strings, since it uses a Bridge truss system, relieving the immense tension of the strings from the top of the guitar, and directing it into the end block. This also helps to improve that balance and tone of the instrument as well. The bridge truss also allows them to use a forward shifted X-bracing pattern in the guitar, which increases low end response and overall volume of the instrument. When used on a small concert body like this, the results are fairly dramatic, giving the guitar a full bodied tone that is hard to achieve in other similar sized guitars. The pinless bridge also improves the overall look and usability of the guitar by making string changes simpler and quicker.
   The guitar also comes with Breedlove's Deluxe semi-rigid gig bag, which is extremely protective, while remaining very portable. This all comes together to make this one of the best buys on the market for a gigging or session musician, while staying well under $2000.00. I can't think of a single 12-string guitar I've ever played that is nicer than this guitar in almost any respect. From the aesthetics, to the tone, to the playability, durability, versatility, and so on, the guitar is just flawless. If you are in the market for a 12-string, you would be very remiss if you didn't try one of these.
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Studio 12-StringStudio 12-String

Washburn Comfort Mini Koa
   In the last inventory update I showed you Washburns newest Comfort series guitar, the WCDM15SK. We now have in stock it's more stunning sister, the WCDM55K. These guitars are designed to be extremely comfortable to play, portable, and high quality. With 18-1 gear ratio exclusive Grover machine heads, Graphtech Black Tusq nuts, saddles and bridge pins, rosewood binding, and wood inlays, the guitars are extremely functional and attractive. This model is made with an all Koa body, which gives is a deeper, mellower tone than the other two versions, and looks incredible. The price is also a fair bit lower than the other models, while all of the features that make them great guitars are still present.
  The only down side is that to keep the costs of this model lower, they had to switch to a laminate Koa top, instead of the solid spruce top of the other models. This does impact the volume and vibrancy of the guitar to some degree. However, the problem that laminate tops often have is that they are thin sounding due to the decreased volume, but this isn't as much of an issue on this guitar because the laminate is Koa rather than spruce. The naturally rich tone of the koa does compensate for the lack of volume by still offering a fair bit of depth. If you care a lot about the tone, you will likely want to look at the other models still, as I personally do feel that they sound better.
   The small size, Comfort cut-away and body contour, the deluxe padded gig bag, and the great value for money make this a great buy. This guitar is not just for someone on the road a lot, who wants a great traveling companion. It also is ideal for a kid who can't yet fit a full size guitar, but would like something they can still use as an adult. Anyone who is smaller and wants something easier to handle, will also find these guitars a joy to play.
   See all the details here: http://www.washburn.com/products/acoustics/WCDM55K.html




Breedlove Limited Edition Pursuit Models
   The Breedlove Pursuit series is likely one of the best value for money acoustic electric guitar lines around. Equipped with Fishman Isys+ USB pick-up systems with tuners, Breedlove's Bridge Truss system, great woods and hardware, and a great feel, the guitars are ready for anything. Coming in Between $600.00 and $1400.00 CAD, puts them in the perfect price range for a beginner who wants a guitar that they can use long term, or as a good quality mid-range instrument for those getting into gigging, or more serious practice, writing, or recording.
   We recently acquired a few of the Limited Edition Pursuit models. One of them is the 25th Anniversary model, which has koa back and sides, a spruce top, herringbone purfling, koa rosette inlays, and beautiful fretboard inlay markers. The other is one with the unique and stunning Australian Blackwood back and sides, a spruce top with a sunburst finish, and a simpler, single channel mother of pearl rosette inlay. Both are beautiful in their own way (though I personally prefer the Blackwood model), and both have a great voice. The spruce top makes both models loud, and bright, with a crisp high end ideal for fast response and clear note articulation. The 25th Anniversary models Koa back and sides give this model a more substantial midrange, and a little rounder tone than the Blackwood model. The blackwood back and sides give you a punchy low end, typical of a rosewood guitar, while having a slightly more pronounced lower midrange. This makes the guitar a bit darker sounding than the koa model.
  Both guitars would make an excellent choice for someone in need of a versatile, good value for money acoustic electric, so be sure to check them out if you are in the market.
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Cort Guitars
  We are now dealers of Cort guitars. As one of the worlds largest instrument manufacturers, Cort is well positioned to offer great value for money across their line-up. They also have a very diverse range of instruments, from solid body electrics, to acoustic and electric basses, to acoustic and classical guitars. Designed with value for money in mind, they are a great choice for everyone from beginners, to gigging musicians on tight budgets. They also do some extremely high quality pro instruments, including some signature guitar and bass models for artists like Matthew Bellamy from Muse, and Master Bass player Jeff Berlin.
  I will likely post some detailed reviews of some of their guitars in the coming months, but for now we have about a dozen in stock that you can come try out. We can order anything they offer in Canada, so feel free to peruse their website to see what they have, and give me a call with any questions, or with order requests.
http://www.cortguitars.com/en/


Pearl Cajons
   As I'm sure most of you are well aware, we don't really have enough floor space to stock a lot of drum kits in our current location. But we are a Pearl drum dealer, so I decided to get some of their Cajons in to show off the brand to what little extent we can. They offer some incredibly nice sounding and uniquely featured cajons. One of the ones we have in stock is a two faced model with the air port in the side so that they can use two different fronts with 5mm and 3mm thicknesses for two distinct tones. The thinner face has much brighter and puncher tone like most cajons. The 5mm surface offers a warmer woodier tone. Having these on the same instrument makes it so much more portable and convenient than having to separate cajons. Another is the Jesus Diaz Radial Edge, with a rosewood body and curved front edge for extra playing comfort.
Check them out by following this link: http://pearldrum.com/products/percussion/cajons/signature-radial-edge-cajon/
Brush Beat CajonJesus Diaz SignaturePrimero Box Cajons

Marshall Acton Bluetooth Speaker
   Marshall has long been revered as one of the best electric guitar amplifiers on the market. Now they bring that quality and class to a product that is more for the music enthusiast, and less for the musician. The Acton Bluetooth speaker not only sounds great, but looks amazing, and has some awesome and unique features. Designed to have the same aesthetic as a Marshall amplifier, it has standard Marshall knobs, on switch, and the same style covering and cloth grill. With 40 Watts of power, it has a lot more volume than a lot of the Bluetooth speakers on the market, but what really separates it from the competition is the amp style volume and EQ controls. With a treble and bass EQ, you can get your music to sound the way you want without having to mess around with settings in your phone or computer. It has an Auxiliary input, as well as a very high quality coiled Aux cable included, for connecting to devices that are not Bluetooth capable.
   The thing that impresses me most about the speaker however is simply the astounding quality of everything. From the cable, to the knobs, to the sound, to the chassis, to the astonishingly high quality user manual, the entire thing just oozes quality and class. It's not a speaker for those on a tight budget however as all of this quality does come at a price. However, for the music enthusiast who wants nothing but the best, the Marshall Acton speaker is a great choice.
   They do also make some larger versions with various other features. Check them all out here: https://www.marshallheadphones.com/mh_ca_en/speakers
   Here is the link to the specific model we have in stock: https://www.marshallheadphones.com/mh_ca_en/speakers/loud/acton-cream




Eden Bass Amplifiers
   Another new addition to our list of stocking brands is Eden. They manufacture a wide range of bass speakers, cabinets, and amplifiers, for everyone from the beginner, to the session musician, to the touring band. With a great deal of focus on the fidelity, and natural tone of their speakers and cabinets, the brand is appreciated for it's ability to fit a bassist comfortably in a mix, and maintain the true sound of the instrument. The high quality speaker design, enclosures, amplifier, and features, all combine to make a roadworthy amp for musicians of any level.
   There's a lot I could say about the amps, but they say it best themselves. Instead of rambling, I will link to the "About Us" section of their site so you can read up on all the details yourself. http://www.edenamps.com/about/us.php
   If you would like to come try out a few for yourself, we have some of their smaller models in stock. Until we clear out a few remaining Kustom models, I don't have the floor space for the larger versions. But we can order in anything if you have a specific model that you would like to purchase.