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 12, 2015

February Inventory Update

   We have a variety of new instruments and products now in stock, and with the NAMM show having just passed, we will likely be getting in many new products from many of our main brands. We also have a few new lines available. Here are a few of my favourite new Arrivals.

Rammer Drum RAMDIB
  These are a new type of hand percussion instrument that's been getting a lot of attention lately. working somewhat like an inverted steel drum, the Rammerdrum has a variety of panels tuned to different notes of a major scale. There are 3 different sizes available, each with a different number of panels, but coming in at fairly different price points. The one we have in stock is the smallest with only 6 panels, and even this one offers more versatility than I expected. It's surprisingly easy to play, as long as you have a good sense of rhythm, and it's a lot of fun to play around with. I ordered myself one of the medium sized ones.

Breedlove Pursuit Nylon
   The Breedlove Pursuit Nylon is Breedlove's least expensive nylon stringed guitar. But with a solid cedar top, mahogany back and sides, a Fishman Isys+ USB equipped pick-up, and exquisite Breedlove styling; it looks, sounds, and feels much more expensive. Classical guitars are generally very traditionally designed, with very little variety in terms of features and looks. Breedlove however doesn't care much for tradition, as is evidenced by their variety of unique features and body designs.
  This Pursuit Nylon utilizes Breedlove's concert body style, with the soft cut-away, which is great for those who want a nylon stringed guitar, but dislike the extremely simple looks, and features of most other classicals. The Fishman pick-up system with a USB output, gives you the ability to record directly into a computer, saving you the hassle of an interface, and giving you much better tone than using your computers mic. As with all Breedloves in the Pursuit series, it comes with a nice padded gig bag as well, for easy and safe transportation.

We also got in a few other new Breedlove acoustics, one of which is the stunning Pursuit concert Ebony, with Java Ebony Back and sides, and the same Fishman Isys+ USB pick-up system as the Pursuit Nylon. The other is a Solo Concert, which has a solid Cedar top, Rosewood Back and sides, a sound hole in the side of the body, and L.R. Baggs LR-T-CV pick-up system, and an extra deep concert body.

Kala KA-GTR Tenor Guitar
   I am so excited about this instrument! It is the first tenor guitar I've ever played, and the only one that I am aware of (though I'm sure someone else makes them). Coming in only slightly larger than a Baritone ukulele, this a very portable and comfortable instrument to play, the solid spruce top, rosewood back and sides, and satin finish gives the guitar a lot of volume, and a crisp and clear tone. It is tuned in fifths (like a violin, viola, cello, and mandolin), so anyone who plays instruments like that will find it very easy to pick up and play. It is tuned to C,G,D,A, so it's not nearly as high pitched as a violin or mandolin either, which is nice for those who currently play those instruments. The KA-GTR is equipped with Grover Sta-tite machine heads, bone nuts and saddles, and D'Addario strings. On top of this, we will also offer 50% off a gig bag for it, with the purchase of the tenor guitar.
Here's the link for Kala's Website:

Samson Synth Seven Wireless Earset System
Samson is well known for making high quality wireless systems, offering good value for the money. They now have a new model for those looking for a roadworthy, high end UHF wireless system, still coming in under $500.00. The Synth Seven wireless systems have an all metal construction for the receiver and transmitter, offer over 100 channels, allowing for up to 20 systems to be used at once. The range of the systems is up to 300', the receiver has an LCD readout showing your channel and transmitter battery level. It also will automatically scan the frequency range for the most optimal signal for the area. You can get it with a variety of different microphones, including lapel mics, handheld dynamic mics, or use it as a wireless transmitter for your guitar.

Parkwood Guitars
  We've recently received 6 guitars from the brand Parkwood. Parkwood builds some of the most affordable all solid wood guitars on the market. With excellent all solid woods, well designed bodies, and good quality hardware and accessories, you'd be hard pressed to find something even close to these in the same price range. With most brands costing well over $1000.00 before getting into all solid bodies, the Parkwoods starting at just over $600.00 are pretty hard to beat.
  We have a variety of models in stock, including a Semi-hollow electric with a piezo bridge pick-up, a couple Jumbo acoustics, a few folk models, and a dreadnaught, there's likely something that will suit your style. Here's a link to their Website for more information.

Korg LP-180
  This is one of Korg's newest digital pianos, designed with aesthetics and usability in mind. Like our best selling SP-170, the keyboard has Korg's NH weighted 88-key keybed, and 10 high quality sounds. But it combines these features into a slimmer design, with a slow close keybed cover, a larger speaker cabinet, and includes a 3 pedal unit for sustain, half damper, and damper functions. It comes in a black or white finish, but for all the details visit:
LP-180 BK

PRS SE 245 Soapbar
This is our first Paul Reed Smith with their single cot body design, which I think looks awesome. With a gloss black finish, maple binding, PRS' bird inlay fret  markers, and two soapbar pick-ups, it looks very classy and ready to rock. The P-90 pick-ups offer a fairly aggressive tone, with some nice mids, and a chimey high end, great for a lot of cleaner styles of playing, or for a really fuzzy overdriven tone. As with all PRS SE electrics, it comes with a deluxe padded gig bag, and offers a lot of value for the money.