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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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All 6 'New Old Stock' Diamond Edition Stratocasters

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What is Ebony?

What is Ebony?

So, what is Ebony? With a broad focus, its considered one of the finest, most ornamental woods that money can buy. Most people think of it as a very dense, black wood that could pass as plastic from a distance. When held up close, it’s easier to see grain, and few pores depending not the direction of the cut. It’s used on any type of luxury item you can imagine, from furniture, to clocks, to frames, to carvings, to jewelry, to gun handles, to guitars! Anything that can be made from wood and is made from ebony carries a price premium compared to say Maple, Mahogany, or Rosewood. The stuff polishes up to almost a mirror shine, so seeing it as a fingerboard with some gorgeous inlays looks phenomenal over a basic rosewood and dots board.
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!

Hours and Location

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

Phone: 847-432-6350
2558 Green Bay Road,
Highland Park, IL 60035