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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 […]

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 […]

NEW LD Speaker Systems

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The Perfect Acoustic Amp & PA System   Designed in Germany, LD Audio Systems provide some of the best setups on the market. From battery powered PA’s to powerful towers, sub woofers and satellites speakers included, LD has options for solo musicians, touring bands, and even the casual musical listener. Custom Sound Instruments in Flagstaff, […]

Dealers for TV Jones Pickups!

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Announcement:   HALF OFF INSTALLATION: read below*  We are now dealers for the renowned TV Jones pickup company!  TV Jones is known for their specific tone, classic and often retro voiced humbuckers and single coils.  They offer a variety of sizes to fit anything from Gretsch to Gibson, and single coils in between.  If you […]

Fishman LoudBox Acoustic Amps

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Fishman LoudBox Amp Review     We’re big fans of all things Fishman here at the shop. After spending a lot of time playing different guitars through their Loudbox acoustic amplifiers, we wanted to give you our review.  If you’re a musician looking for a versatile, reliable, punchy and clear acoustic tone, then we highly […]

Announcing CaseParlor.com

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If you haven’t heard, we recently launched our sister site called CaseParlor.com.  Think of this as us starting a new and different restaurant.  CaseParlor is dedicated to finding you the right size case online.  Once you visit you’ll see why we decided to make it completely separate from Custom Sound. Help us spread the word […]

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 […]

Guitar Lessons in Flagstaff

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Guitar Instruction     Whether you are just starting or if you want to take your playing to the next level, we are affiliated with a guitar school specializing in all different genres and skill levels. The Thomas Byers Guitar Studio is committed to elevating guitar education in our community and online. They focus on […]