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All About Larrivee Guitars

Posted by Robinson Earle on Oct 9th 2020

Larrivee Guitars are known around the world for their uncompromising quality, beautiful, all solid wood bodies, and attention to detail. No matter which Larivee guitar model you choose, you can be sure that it was crafted with the finest materials possible. Their X-Brace and Scalloped Hybrid bracing systems offer unique tones, allowing you to choose the model that best … read more
Diminished Chord Tricks on Guitar

Diminished Chord Tricks on Guitar

Posted by Robinson Earle on Sep 16th 2020

I once worked for a guy who enjoyed riding his bike around the showroom before we opened our doors for the day. He would weave his way through the guitar stands like it was some sort of demented driving test. It was his shop, so the rest of the staff just egged him on. I never saw him knock one down. One day, just to stir the pot a little, I plugged in a Tele as he was mou … read more
PRS S2 594 McCarty

PRS S2 594 McCarty

Posted by Robinson Earle on Sep 2nd 2020

PRS S2 594 McCartyIn the world of electric guitars, PRS is unique in their endless search for tonal and ergonomic perfection. While other guitar builder’s content themselves with simply offering stellar examples of classic designs, PRS has committed to reverse-engineering a vintage style of their own based on the insights gleaned from decades of experimentation. In man … read more
In Defense of the "Self-Taught" Guitarist

In Defense of the "Self-Taught" Guitarist

Posted by Robinson Earle on Aug 12th 2020

If you want to avoid the gatekeepers, you’ll have to learn to make your way through the forest of sound alone. Thankfully, records hang like fruit from the trees, and there is a deep cave where you can examine the reflection of your instrument (just don’t venture too deep, like some sort of sonic narcissus). A small creek, brook, or stream is best for refining intonation, … read more
The Magic of Slide Guitar | Midwood Guitar Studio

The Magic of Slide Guitar | Midwood Guitar Studio

Posted by Robinson Earle on Aug 1st 2020

When folks who are used to fretting attempt slide guitar, it’s like trying to run on ice-skates. You suddenly realize that there are whole oceans between the notes. As western musicians, we tend to base our musical understanding on the 12-tone, chromatic scale, but a guitar is not a piano, and it can cover more hidden ground. Not only can we bend the strings, we can slide … read more