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We thought you’d like to know…. Help us spread the word! Liquidation Celebration SALE starts Thursday, Feb. 22nd. —– *** PRESS RELEASE: February 16, 2018 *** —– CUSTOM SOUND INSTRUMENTS TRANSITIONING AWAY FROM RETAIL OPERATION TO FOCUS ON CORE VALUES & FOUNDATIONAL EXPERTISE New direction will emphasize return to original mission & passion for building […]

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 […]



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 […]

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 […]

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 […]



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 […]

Proper Guitar Care & Humidity

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(Note: this is an excerpt from our Instrument Wellness page.) If you want your guitar to function at its best, always remember: Stability is the key.  A good case and a humidifier will help keep your instrument more stable.  When not being played, your guitar should be in its case with the humidifier, unless you […]

NEW LD Speaker Systems


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, […]