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Hidey-ho neighbors!  Soooo … it took us a little longer than we expected to launch this new site, but ain’t it grand?  Such a grand rebuilt website deserves an equally grand launch, and so here it is:

FREE PICKUPS!  Yep, throughout 2017 we’ll be giving away sets of all the Vaughn Skow models.  In keeping with my somewhat goofy tongue-in-cheek ways, I have devised a super-fun way to enter the contest, and here it is: (contest entry method and rules)

    The Ultimate Word On Made in Korea Fender guitars (MIK)

    Howdy once again guitar gang!  So, boy howdy is there a TON of confusion over the Korean made Fender guitars, and I'm NOT talking about the Squier moniker here, I'm talking about the honest-to-goodness Fender's!  As a point of reference, please read my last blog on Made in Japan Fenders, since it dovetails in with this blog nicely.  First, I have a confession to make, and it's a biggie!  When I saw my first MIK Fender Strat at a Pawn Shop, I thought it was a fake.  Yep, me.  I've co-authored a book on Leo Fender and written numerous feature stories on Fender for Vintage guitar Magazine; here in Nashville, when folks have questions

    The Ultimate Word on Made in Japan vs Crafted in Japan Fender Guitars - IS MIJ BETTER Than CIJ?

    When you start trying to determine the difference between a MIJ and a CIJ Fender guitar, odds are you will do a search, and odds are all you will find are forums, and on those forums you will find many differing opinions on the topic and ultimately you just may wind up even more confused than when you began!  Here, we shall break down the confusion as much as possible and present the information in the most simple and clear manner possible so as to not waste your time or leave you scratching your head.

    Music and Guitar Break Through the Barriers of Dementia and Alzheimer's

    Okay guitar & music buddies, in case ya need it ... here is yet another reason to play guitar!  I recently made a trip to see an elderly gentleman that I had not visited in quite some time; his lovely daughter had informed me that her dad had been declining rapidly in the throws of dementia.  He did not remember me, and his daughter told me that he even failed to remember her from time to time.  Putting sentences together was difficult for him, and even simple conversation evaded his grasp.  Folks, this is a difficult thing for all concerned to deal with.  But even in this bleak picture, there was a glimmer of light.  Let's talk about THAT!

    Labor Day 2019, It's great to be an American!

    Hi fellow guitar tone geeks, great to be with you all on yet another LABOR DAY weekend!

    I’ve been fighting a bit of a cold this weekend, and I feel soooo blessed! Say that doesn’t make sense, well, let me explain! You see, when I get sick, I get to be sick in a nice snug home with heat and air-conditioning, and running hot cold water, and plenty of readily available food (with pop-tarts and chicken noodle soup as highlights), plus I have a nice comfy bed with big fluffy pillows … like I said, I’m blessed; and grateful. Even on my most miserable days, I’ve got it good. Very good, indeed.

    Must Know Info For Guitar players, Singers, Musicians.

    Howdy guitar and musician Gang! This blog will be short and sweet and straight to the point, as a matter of fact I don't think I'll even write it, I'll just direct you to watch the video. And, here's the best part: the video is under 1 minute!

    If you are a working musician over oh, say thirty something, you are in serious danger of falling into the Trap of only playing the music you grew up on, thereby rendering you totally irrelevant. Folks, unless you want to stay stuck in whatever year you graduated from high school or college in forever, don't do that!

    Guitar Players, Why You Should Know Some Jazz Chords

    Howdy guitar gang!  This one is gonna be short and straight to the point.  If you can't play some big, full complicated Jazz chords, you're missing out on a lot.  Why, well read on!

    A few years back I was asked to play some background "jazzy" guitar for a wedding dinner.  They had no particular songs in mind, they just wanted it to sound like sophisticated jazz during the time the guests would be eating.  I'd never played any real jazz, but I took this as a great opportunity to learn, and I might mention the gig payed a BUNCH of money, so there's that.

    Bass Players, The Gear You Need for 2019, 2020, and beyond!

    Summer NAMM 2019 :  The Low-Down

    Now that the dust has settled on another NAMM show am once again drawn back to December of 1950 when an unassuming bespectacled guy named Clarence opened up his case to roaring laughter.  “Nobody will EVER play THAT” was the consensus.  The instrument Clarence Leonidas Fender had just unveiled was, of course the worlds first solid body electric bass.  It was also the worlds first bass with frets, which is why he dubbed it the “Precision” bass.

    Yep, NAMM is always like a giant crystal ball we can look into and view the future of our industry.  Turns out more than a few folks DID play Leo’s bass, and we probably wouldn’t be having this conversation were it not for Mr. Fender and his crazy plank with strings!

    Galacta Vise, Super Cool Guitar Compressor Pedal Kit

    Hey fellow guitar tone freaks!  So ... last night I had a wonderful experience I just gotta share with ya!  In a scant hour or so I built my own guitar compressor pedal.  It was a fun, easy build but the best part is that it's actually a totally great sounding and full featured compressor.  In a minute you can watch my build video, but first let's talk a little about the Glacta-Vise pedal ... it's features and sound!

    Galacta Vise best guitar pedal kit

    A lot of guitar comp pedals are really stripped-down control-wise, some