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BEAT BLACK FRIDAY

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A few years ago our annual fall sale took a different turn.  We wanted to offer you something special before the holiday frenzy gets the best of you, and gets the best of us! We could try to promote this as a fall-holiday sale for the upcoming gift-giving season… but before you shop for everyone […]

“TUNING PROBLEMS”

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We often get customers in the repair shop explaining their various forms of “tuning problems.” Surprising to most guitarists, this is rarely due to the tuning machines themselves. True, it is sometimes due to faulty tuners, and a set of high-quality tuning keys will enable better and more accurate tuning of your instrument. But “tuning […]

OUR NEW STORES: Clarified

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CLARIFICATION: We still have both stores! We decided to turn the old shop into our custom consultation area for repair clients and the Solstice custom guitar operation. We needed the additional space for more benches and stations for our repair work, restoration projects, and for our custom guitar building operation.  We moved the retail store […]

The New CaseParlor is Live!

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Have you ever heard of CaseParlor.com? We recently decided to move and transfer all of it to a section here on our main site. CaseParlor.com is a website we developed that specializes in finding you case options for your guitar or other instrument.  The CaseParlor provides online tools for sizing and finding the right case […]

Merging Operation Complete!

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The move is complete and we are fully operational at the new location! 120 South Beaver Street This is just down the street and across from our other shop. The old location is still the repair shop for custom consultations and high-end boutique of unique and collectable gutiars.  Please schedule an appointment to meet with […]

3D Modeling the New Transit Custom (video)

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New Model Coming Soon!   We are building a new semi-hollow guitar from the ground up.  The new Transit model is a fully chambered electric guitar with four neck options, four bridge options, and three finish choices.  The 3D model is complete, and now its time to prototype the body.  Our good friend Jason Lindsey […]

Expansion Plans!

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Hello Flagstaff! Custom Sound is Growing. Big changes are happening. We are very excited about the upcoming move. Please keep reading for all the details.   You might be familiar with our lesson partners across the street, the Thomas Byers Lesson Studio.  If not, they are located half a block south and across the street […]

Neck Angle vs. Neck Relief

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Exploring Guitar Neck Issues It is easy to get confused between neck relief and neck angle when looking down the edge of some guitar necks.  These are very different issues indeed, and unfortunately unqualified guitar “techs” get confused also and they can literally break your instrument by making improper adjustments. A mid-grade Taylor came through […]

Keep Calm & Carry It On

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We all know that guitar cases won’t fit in the carry-on box thing that measures your bag at the airport.  But the need is over to carefully find a perfectly nice, well meaning airline person at the counter to beg and plead your case (pun intended) so as to not require checking your beloved instrument […]