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Holiday Packages & Specials


  SUPER DEALS THROUGH DECEMBER!  Our specials are designed to make things easy this holiday season. Check out the options below.  You can even buy online and pick up in store.  Be sure to come check out our new retail location: 120 South Beaver Street… across from Ni Marco Pizza.  BEGINNER PACKAGE:   Get our […]



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 […]

Gift Cards Online


  Gift cards make the perfect gift for musicians… unless of course you know which guitar they want!  The gift of choice is often the safest bet for significant others. Pay Online. Your Choice. We have online gift cards and you can choose to download a digital card (the recipient will have store credit under […]



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 […]

The New CaseParlor is Live!


Have you ever heard of CaseParlor is a website we developed that specializes in finding you the right case for your instrument.  We recently moved and transfer all of it to its own section here on our main site.   The Case Parlor provides online tools for sizing and finding the right fit for different body […]

Merging Operation Complete!


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)


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!


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


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


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 […]