Friday, March 24, 2006

C.B. Perkins Spring Clearance Sale!

We're clearing out our inventory to make room for all the new stuff coming in!

Through April 30th, we're taking 50% off of selected:

  • Electric, acoustic, and classical guitars
  • Basses
  • Bass and guitar amps

We can't announce which lines we are marking down because of dealer agreements. If you're in our area, stop by and check it out. If you aren't, give us a call, or send us an email. You can see which lines we carry here.

Guitar of the Week - Jackson USA Soloist 1TF

Yikes, this week is almost over, and we haven't posted our guitar yet!
This week's guitar is another Jackson USA. This one has a gorgeous bookmatched flame maple top that is just plain yummy. The natural finish on this really shows off the wood.
The thing that we were most impressed with on this guitar (other than the finish, of course) is that it's perfectly balanced. This means that when you hold the guitar where the neck meets the body, it isn't neck heavy or body heavy, but feels balanced.
The neck is very fast and comfortable, making this a guitar that is a lot of fun to play.
If you're interested in this or any of our other guitars, give us a call, or send us an email.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Heritage H137: Snapped up before it hit the floor!

The UPS guy had just dropped off the H137 when Rick, one of our teachers, spotted it.

"I don't care if I'm buying a house, I've gotta have this." And so it was gone. We haven't seen Rick this excited since he bought an H157 the day it arrived. Hmmm, sensing a pattern...

The H137 is designed like the old Les Paul Juniors. It has a slab mahogany body and two P-90 pickups. This one has a trans-cherry finish.

The sound is punchy, and the neck feels really nice. It's a very versatile guitar.

This was the first of the new 2nd editions we have gotten in. We have more of these on the way, with unique colors and designs. Keep an eye out, as we'll be telling you about them here as they come in.

Guitar of the Week - Jackson SL2H Soloist

The Jackson SL2H Soloist is the first of the USA Jacksons that we ordered at the NAMM show. The finish is called "Black Ghost Flames". The pickups on this are:

  • Seymour Duncan Jeff Beck in the bridge position
  • SD 59 in the neck position

It has a great, fast neck, and is basically a premium shred guitar!

Shred Machine!

We will be getting more Jacksons in over the next few weeks, and we'll be posting about them here as we get them.

Gibson ES150 Charlie Christian Model

We recently had the priviledge to work on a 1939/1940 Gibson ES150 Charlie Christian model guitar. This guitar is in remarkable original condition. We did a setup and replaced a volume pot and an output jack. Other than that, all the electronics are original.

We are huge archtop fans and Charlie Christian fans, so it was a great opportunity to have this guitar in the shop. Josh (one of the shop owners and a guitar teacher) got to plug it into a 1938 Gibson EH185 Amp, the same amp that Charlie Christian used. The tone was amazing. It sounded like an old recording of the Benny Goodman sextet.

Being able to work on guitars like this is one of the coolest things about being a Luthier.