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Whatever happened to the Galaxie 2?

It’s a question I never EVER hear.  Never.  Ever.  I can’t remember the last time someone asked that.  It’s been years.                           I thought for sure the Galaxie … Continue reading

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Snowflakes

Snowflakes…no two are alike.  No two fingerprints, no two people. We’re all special snowflakes, right? And no two guitars are exactly alike either.  Isn’t that what makes your favorite guitar(s) great? OK, so maybe what makes it great is the bridge … Continue reading

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She’s a beauty!

I’m old enough to remember when the first woman reporter was allowed into the locker room after a game.  I was a little kid and I didn’t like sports,  I didn’t know what all the fuss was about.  Now I’m wondering … Continue reading

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How to start a guitar company

Back in March I made my family cut our spring break vacation a few days short so I could make it to a rock show.  Cause I’m that devoted. The show in question was Redd Kross and it was totally … Continue reading

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DIY

The guitar company PRS is the namesake of its founder, Paul Reed Smith.  Not too long ago I  watched a video of him doing a TED talk about his life’s journey building guitars and whatnot.  I figured there might  be … Continue reading

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Tis the season to think about retail sales

I was going to start this off like the first Lord of the Rings movie, with a heavy-handed monologue about how the world is changing, and how much that once was is lost….it’s true, but it seemed a little much. … Continue reading

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Marketing/know your audience

About a year ago I was in a business class sponsored by the SBA with a bunch of other established small business owners. There were a lot of contractors and consultants and a few other manufacturers.  One week our assignment … Continue reading

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Inspiration

 Danny Amis aka Daddy-O Grande is back on tour with Los Straitjackets after a long-fought battle with cancer.  This is great on so many levels, but for us the best part is seeing Daddy-O back in the mask and back … Continue reading

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Sell cymbals, live amongst caribou

I love google maps.  I’m a natural busybody, so I’m always checking up on addresses  and snooping around neighborhoods.  Couple that with a healthy interest in geography, and you can imagine the hours I’ve wasted. I’ve been seeing this posting … Continue reading

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The American Flag guitar, reinvented…

I originally published this post on August 16th, and then immediately yanked it, due to Dave Mustaine showing up in the news that very same day (and not in a good way).…some time has passed and it seems to have blown over, … Continue reading

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