Looking Into the New Year

This New Year we wanted to share a few New Year’s Resolutions with our awesome customers (that’s you!) that our staff has set for themselves. While some may be taken more seriously than others, we are putting our best feet forward with our goals for 2020.

John

“I’ve stubbed my toe twice on my guitar in the past month, which is more than I’ve picked it up and played it–I want to pick my guitar up everyday this year to play. I also want to try making less banjo jokes!”

Gary

“After 40 years of playing electric guitar only, I want to get back into my acoustic guitar. I also want to learn to play another instrument–maybe a banjo!”

Ryan

“I want to start writing more again. I also want to more actively use my metronome while practicing, and to work on my modes and scales.”

Nicole

“This year I want to learn how to apply my music theory knowledge to my guitar, to better my songwriting skills. I also want to more often remember that ‘hot things are hot’ when soldering parts at the bench–I burn myself way too often, hahaha!”

 

John Pearse Guitar Strings

You may have seen these strings on the wall, but why do we carry them? There are a few reasons John Pearse strings our among our employee favorites.Image result for john pearse logo

John Pearse strings are wound under higher tension when they’re made. This causes the strings to really bring out the sound in your dreadnought guitar, whereas other strings may not yield as rich middles and full lows. Many of our local players (like manager John Cotter, Employee Ryan Williamson, and local player Peter Heimlich) use these strings because of their consistancy, and yielding sound. An added bonus is that when you buy John Pearse strings you’re not only supporting you’re favorite music store (hey, that’s us!), but another small company as well-Breezy Ridge Instruments.

From sound, cost, consistency, and ethics, John Pearse strings are a great buy, and it’s no wonder so many locals love them.

For more information on John Pearse strings and other products, ask us in store about the many products we carry from them, or checkout their website at https://www.jpstrings.com/index.htm