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 Gear, Repairs, Service, & Lessons
on Chicago's North Shore since 1974.

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Hours of operation -
Mon - Thur: 12P - 7P
Fri: 12P - 6P
Sat: 10A - 5P

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Phone: 847-432-6350
Email: musicglry@gmail.com
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What is Pau Ferro?

What is Pau Ferro?

Pau Ferro has garnered interest, notoriety, fame as of lately since Fender started using it as a fingerboard replacement for Rosewood starting a couple years ago. However, its use in the guitar world goes much farther back than many know of. One of my favorite examples is the early 1990s Stevie Ray Vaughan Signature Strats. These guitars were built with either Brazilian Rosewood or Pau Ferro fingerboards.
A Comprehensive Guide to Electric Guitar Pickups

A Comprehensive Guide to Electric Guitar Pickups

In this blog post, I'll attempt to construct a Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Electric Guitar Pickups. Single Coil, Humbucker, P-90, Active, Passive, Lipstick, the options and related vocabulary are exhausting! There has been an explosion of new pickup winders, from cheap to boutique, and it seems like an endless parade!
What is Alder? Learn about this tonewood for guitar

What is Alder?

Alder is a lovely tonewood for several reasons. From being easy to work with from a manufacturing standpoint to taking a finish incredibly well, to being able to run the tonal gamut depending on what pickups you have installed in the guitar,  Alder is Vanilla. And Vanilla is awesome because you can add whatever you want to it to make it even more awesome-er!

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Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 7pm
Friday: 12pm - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: Closed

Phone: 847-432-6350

2558 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, IL 60035