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Summer 2011 June 23, 2015



Summer in Tennessee . . .
Right about now, we wish the shop were located in Nome Alaska; and although we have moved, we only went as far as Nashville.
Guitar Gallery has relocated to the heart of Music City. We miss Emmy Lou, the cow who begged carrots every afternoon at the old place; but we are loving our new location just a few miles from Music row.

From the moment we played the first note in the new showroom we were in love. Reverberant hardwood floors make for some amazing natural reflection, so much so that we called up Auralex for some help in taming the "liveness." A few acoustic panels later, we have the perfect blend of "live" and "contained." In fact; we loved the acoustic sound dampening solutions Auralex provided us with so much that we became a dealer ourselves.

The easy to install sonic panels are light, customizable and incredibly effective in creating a quiet "true" sonic space. Although these panels are commonplace here in the Nashville recording studios, we didn't know they would be so effective in our setting, or so affordable. They're outstanding for creating that perfect listening space for our hand-made guitars.


Some responses from Troops who have received instruments through Guitar Gallery's charity, Guitars 4 Troops:

" . . . I want you both to know how much music can mean to us. I would also like to thank anyone who does donate to us troops out here I hope that you can let everyone know how much the music means to us sometimes its all we have . . ."

"I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for want you guys are doing for us troops. It give us the strength . . . Your support is greatly appreciated and know that you are part of keeping our morale, sanity, hope and spirits alive . . ."

" . . . he has played it everyday since he got it, usually after mission he will get together with a couple of guys that brought guitars, and it helps them cope with the day in day out battle stress that is brought on by being in a combat zone."

Two-hundred and thirty-four guitars later, we are still seeing what the simple gift of music is doing for our troops.

Thank you to all who have helped us support our Troops. We've been blown away by the many people who have donated funds, instruments, accessories, and their talent for fund raising, to Guitars 4 Troops. We had no idea the call for guitars would be so enormous. In addition to donations, Guitar Gallery has funded many of these instruments on its own. As of today, we have more requests than we can tangibly fill; so although we will continue to send out instruments, we are pausing on new requests. For more information on this charity, and how you can help bring some relief to our troops, click here.

Stay cool and remember to keep an eye on the humidity in the room where you store your instrument. The best range for keeping your guitar healthy and happy is 40% to 60%.

Jan. 2011 June 23, 2015

You.  Us.  Beautiful music.  Thanks for making that possible in 2010, and here is to even better moments in 2011.

In your inbox today is the very infrequent, informative info you have asked for from us.

(So we are clear, our policy on email addresses is no one gets anything from us about you -- ever.)

What’s making us prattle on at cocktail parties in Nashville:

We have just become an official Franklin Dealer.  Not familiar with this amazing builder?

Franklin guitars are the work of master Luthier Nick Kukich, who has more than 35 years of building experience behind him.  His guitars are a unique blend of contemporary and traditional sound, (we know . . . hard to imagine . . . but go on our site and listen to the sound samples of his Brazilian that we in stock and listed).  

At the shop here, we love his clean lines and understated elegance.  Resonant, great feel to the player; he creates an instrument that is applicable in any number of musical situations.  If you love both sides of the tone coin, Nick builds a guitar you will love.

In addition to the Brazilian we have in stock, we are receiving a Koa Jumbo from him shortly.  Watch for that video and sound samples.

And as you know, we believe in giving back.  (We call it depositing in the Bank of Good.  We have given 10% of our revenue to charity for years now.)

Robin Weber, the Owner of Guitar Gallery, started a not-for-profit organization that supplies our military with something to offset the stress and boredom they face day in, day out.  Guitars 4 Troops caught the attention of ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, and more than a few donors this month.

As featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, Army Sgt. Bob Persch had always wanted to learn how to play guitar. When he was was deployed to Afghanistan, he couldn't find a guitar to play. His desire to play and help others, led Robin Weber at Guitar Gallery in White House, Tenn., to begin donating a guitar a week to U.S. troops in Iraq or Afghanistan . . .  click here for that interview http://www.npr.org/2011/01/06/132699312/Guitars-Donated-To-U-S-Troops-In-Afghanistan#

Also, see our press section for more of this coverage.(http://www.guitargal.com/content/press)

In short, as these Troops receive guitars, instructional materials, etc., those of you who have purchased from us are being honored.  It is through your patronage that they receive these instruments and materials.  We thank you for that, and they do as well.

For more info on how you can contribute in any number of ways to Guitars 4 Troops, click here . . .  http://www.guitargal.com/guitars4troops.html