Saturday, April 30, 2005


This lovely trio of ukuleles is just part of the selection we have here at the DAWG. Pictured above are two FLEA brand ukuleles and an ARIA soprano ukulele. We keep at least 6 varieties of ukuleles on our wall at all times. Hey don't forget to check out the Great Canadian Ukulele Expo on May 7th at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. All our ukuleles and songbooks will be available there for sale. Uke ON!

Monday, April 25, 2005

Ever wanted to build your own custom guitar? Well now is your chance! We just got these great Do-It-Yourself guitar kits in that come with pre-fitted parts and all the souldering done for you. All you need to do is assemble and play. The kit comes with finishing instructions and a paddle headstock so you can express your personal creativity. I can't wait to start on mine!

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Bluegrass Jam tonight at Sled Dog Music. 7:00pm

Don't forget that tonight is bluegrass night at Sled Dog Music. Come on down at 7pm and join the Manitoba Old Tyme Bluegrass Society as they jam the night away.

We are at 1328 Portage Avenue (one block west of Advance on the south side of Portage)

Monday, April 18, 2005

Ukulele Circle Meeting - April 18th 7:00pm

Grab your ukulele and come on down to Sled Dog Music @ 1328 Portage Avenue tonight for the monthly ukulele circle. Meeting starts at 7:00pm and is open to all players beginner on up. Bring your song sheets and a positive attitude and we'll strum away them spring blues. This will be your last circle before the big Ukulele Expo on May 7th at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. See you tonight!

Friday, April 15, 2005

Eastman MD515 is in!

Every single Eastman we get just knocks us out. This MD515 is no exception. With features like a hand carved top, hand rubbed finish, ebony fingerboards and a deluxe case all for a reasonable price, how can you go wrong? Come on and check them out for yourself.

Monday, April 11, 2005

This ain't your uncle's ukulele!

Nah! This ain't your uncle's ukulele. This hot little number is the TIKI Flea ukulele from the Magic Fluke Company. Cool graphics over an Australian Hoop Pine Top and ABS back set off this modern take on the soprano ukulele. If you're looking for a uke that sounds great, plays great and looks dangerous then this is the uke for you! Comes with a cool Flea Bag!

Friday, April 08, 2005

A tale of accident woes

If you're going to have an accident...

Yesterday as the day was coming to a close I heard the screech of tires and the crunch of metal outside the shop.

I went outside to see what had happened and found that a Firefly had rear ended a tow truck. The two drivers got out of their vehicles and exchanged information. The driver of the car then climbed into the truck while the tow truck driver hooked up the car and took them away.

Really, you can't make this stuff up.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Sled Dog Customers Win JUNO Award

A hearty congratulations to our friends The Wailin' Jennys for their JUNO win for Best Roots and Traditional Album - Group. We've been fans of this group since their inception and are so glad that everyone else is finally starting to get behind these lovely and talented ladies. Hey did you notice the mandolin Annabelle was playing during the finale? Well it was on loan from the store, so if you hurry down you might get to own a piece of Manitoba music history. An electric mandolin played by a Wailin' Jenny.

Friday, April 01, 2005

The Best Capo in the World!

This is the best capo in the World! Really! I'm not making it up, Acoustic Guitar magazine gave it 5 stars and calls it an indispensible tool. This capo can be used one handed and works without over-tensioning the strings. You simply squeeze it closed to the desired tension and it stays there. Cool!

New Website at

Our new website is online! Boy howdy. This site gives you a complete catalogue of everything we carry along with photos and descriptive text. There are features of cool products that we bring in and a calendar of events happening at the DAWG! So surf on by and give it a test drive. We're always open on the web!