Thursday, September 29, 2005
Winnipeg winters are particularly hard on acoustic instruments because of the dry heat that is in most of our homes. Furnaces, electric heaters and fireplaces may keep us warm, but they also dry out our environment. This lack of humidity does damage to the glue that holds the instrument together not just to the wood itself.
We have humidifiers for guitars as well as for smaller instruments such as violins and ukuleles.
Also you may notice your guitar is no longer playing as well as it has earlier in the summer. This is a natural result of the change in temperature and humidity and can in most cases be corrected quickly in our shop. We do these minor "truss rod" adjustments free on the spot. For bigger problems we can set up the instrument back to the way you remember it.
Thursday, September 22, 2005
What is special about today? It is the first day of fall, it is David Coverdale's birthday (go White Snake) and it is a bright sunny day here in Winnipeg.
New items in the store include a pair of sweet parlour guitars, hardshell ukulele cases, two Macaferri style guitars and the Schatten HFN artist pickup.
Work is progressing on our sign and we hope to have that installed before too long.
Have a good day today and we'll see you soon!
Friday, September 16, 2005
Friday, September 09, 2005
Friday, September 02, 2005
I saw some cool stuff including a new handmade parlour guitar that is made in Peterborough. Rick Fines was playing it when I sat in with him in a pub in Cobourg. The guitar was fantastic and reminded me of those old parlour guitars that Martin used to make.
What do you think, do we need more parlour guitars in our inventory? Is this something you'd like us to carry? Drop us a line and let us know so that we can order stuff if we need to.