Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Larrivee D-05


Thought I'd shine a little light on this guitar. The Larrivee company has been making guitars since the early 70s and there is no doubt that they have the process perfected. The D-05 model features solid Mahogany back and sides and a Solid Sitka Spruce Top along with a smooth gloss finish and a sterling sliver headstock border.


Comes complete with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and a hardshell case with the Larrivee logo silk screened proudly on the side.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Local Hero - James Hickerson



James Hickerson is one of our very fine customers. He is a talented guitarist, banjo picker, bass player, mandolinist and singer/songwriter. His first CD SURE came out last year to much critical acclaim. You can catch James playing with the trio Small Rooms, Darcia Senft or backing up Stephen Johns in the S.J. Louders. Check this guy out and tell him you saw him on the Sled Dog Blog!

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

First Day of Summer

Happy Summer Solstice everybody! Today is the first day of summer and an important day for guitarists everywhere. Why is it important for guitarists you ask? Well aside from the fact that it is Ray Davies birthday. it's also the first day that guitar players should be getting their guitars "set-up" after the long winter.

Now by "Set-up" we don't mean the blind date way, but we mean the seasonal tune up that every guitar needs. Most of you are probably noticing that your frets are buzzing a little and that your old friend is maybe not responding the way it used to. We take care of those little buzzes and make sure that your axe is up to the grind.

Happy first day of summer pickers and we'll see you soon!

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

New Blueridges!



We've got a couple of these beauties on order and I'm expecting them next week. This guitar features a solid Spruce top with a classic "vintage sunburst" and solid Mahogany back and sides. Unmatched playability and tone at an unbelievable price! That's Blueridge!

Monday, June 13, 2005

Another Local Hero - Greg Glatz



Greg is one of our regular customers. He comes in about once per week to visit, talk to us about guitars and to generally make our life better. He also helped me build my fence! Greg is the pastor at the Central Baptist Church on Ellice Ave. at Wall St. Drop by on Sunday morning and tell him that you saw him on the Sled Dog Music Blog!

Friday, June 10, 2005

New Sidewalk for Sled Dog Music!



This is what passes for fun here at the Dawg. Yesterday there were at least 8 and as much as 10 men laying a sidewalk outside the store. It was fun watching them and I felt like a six year old kid peaking through a hole in the fence. When they were done, John and I wanted to put our initials in the fresh concrete. Unfortunately they had a guard watching or we might have done it.

Friday, June 03, 2005

Songwriter Starter Kit



Just add one songwriter. We start with our famous ARIA AD28 guitar outfitted with quality EPM electronics and complete the stage rig with the unbelievable sound of the Ultrasound AG-30 acoustic amp. Comes with a great gig bag and a 15' patch cord to plug the axe in and you're set to rock! This combination sounds amazing for this price who can argue!

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Sweet! 1950s Martin Ukuleles for sale

We've got two wonderful MINT collectors ukes for sale on eBay. The auction numbers are as follows; Martin Soprano Style 2 #7327568287, Martin Tenor # 7327576216.

I have played both of these and they are amongh the finest Martins I have ever seen. Both have minimal scratches and scuffs. Nothing to take away from the pleasure of ownership, plus they come with the original case! Very cool!

Buy them before someone else does!