Category Archives: Electric Guitar

New model ukuleles, guitars and electric pianos in stock and on SALE in time for the holiday season at Island Guitar Key West

New model ukuleles on SALE at Island Guitar Key West Music Store

Key West’s family owned and operated music store has new model ukuleles and guitars  in stock and ON SALE in time for the holidays.

We have great selection of beginner, intermediate AND stage worthy instruments for sale this holiday season.  We stocked heavey on  ukuleles, guitars, keyboards and everything from harmonicas and tambourines to weighted key electric pianos and replacement parts like guitar strings and drum heads.

We not only sell the supplies that working musicians and students need but also offer the services that go along with these items such as ukulele string changing and guitar and bass action and intonation set-ups.

We also sell gift certificate packages for merchandise, service or repair work, and private lesson gift packages for ukulele, guitar, bass, drums, flute, cello, violin, piano, harmonica and more!

We specailize in great gift ideas and stocking stuffer ideas for musicians and musician hopefuls.

This is my wife Jamie and my TWENTIETH holiday season in the music business and feel like we can help you pick out some fun and useful gifts for the musicians on your gift list – including some great gifts  for ourselves.

Wishing everyone a wonderful  2017 holiday season!

 

Party Rock Band DWC Strain hosts the ZOMBIE PARTY ROCK SHOW the night of the Zombie Bike Ride Sunday October 23, 2016 at Gas Monkey Bar Key West

Party Rock Band DWC Strain will ROCK DUVAL street the night of the Zombie Bike Ride at Gas Monkey Bar Key West.

That’s SUNDAY October 23rd, 2016 7pm-11pm

Ride to the gig as a zombie on your bikes with our friends and be part of our Zombie Party Rock Show 

Live at Gas Monkey Bar and Grill 217 Duval Street, Key West 33040

Key west Party Rock Band doing world class covers and originals flavored from:

Led Zeppelin,  Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Beatles, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Johnny Cash, Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, SRV, Freddie King, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rage Against The Machine, AudioSlave, Guns N Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, ZZ Top

David Warren – drums, lead vocals, soud effects

Wayne Sorbelli – guitar, sound effects, vocals

Carter Moore – bass, vocals, sound effects

Newest Key West 3 piece Party Rock n’ Reggae Band DWC STRAIN debuts 5/21/16 @ The SandBar Key West across the street from  Sloppy Joe’s Bar (Green St Side Next to The Gree Room)


My new band DWC Strain is rocking the good classics as well as the newest party rock n’ reggae Key West “Conch Republic” style. 

Come dance & party with us on Saturday May 21, 2016 9pm til 1am at The Sandbar Key West, across the street from world famous Sloppy Joe’s on Green Street next to The Green Room. 

We will be playing Slightly Stoopid, Sublime, Grateful Drad, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Walsh, CCR,  SRV,  and too many more legends and epic bands to mention! 

Come check out our scene and listen and feel our vibrations!! 

 

Sorbelli family got a Thanksgiving miracle when they got to leave the Hospital & come back home to Key West because his blood counts were holding up so well & fighting so strong- and maybe see Robert Plant on Duval St?

Miracle Blues From Outer Space” TODAY’S soundtrack for Nicky Sorbelli’s EPIC ASS KICKING of his blood cancer! The Sorbelli family got a holiday miracle yesterday when after Nicky’s chemotherapy we got to leave the Miami Children’s Hospital & come back home because his blood counts were holding up so well & fighting so strong!!! Dec 14th is his next chemo infusion so a little break is just amazing for him and us right now!

It’s a feeling I can’t explain – I’m so happy! There aren’t any words for the feelings that accompany getting out of the hospital and chemotherapy UNEXPECTEDLY the day before Thanksgivibg! It’s a true holiday miracle and we are very very thankful – it’s perfect! 

As we drive down US1 heading back home – I am getting calls and texts and emails from my music shop in Key West that there was a very special person hanging out and celebrating the holiday on Duval street Key West – a one and only ROBERT PLANT. Yep that is special and he is probably cool to party with and hang with – but all I can say – and I say with much humility and respect – “MOVE OVER ROBERT PLANT NICKY SORBELLI is coming back to town!!” Robert you & Santa Clause may have to wait in line for the attention this year if Nicky is back in town because he’s the coolest of the cool! 

And Robert his hair was as EPIC as yours back in the day. He’s Lion at heart – a Golden Child God.

  
Follow Nicky’s blog on www.Sorbelli.com

Led Zeppelin Jimmy Page’s Moby Dick Lesson video (draft) @ Island Guitar Music Studio Key West with Wayne Sorbelli 


Wayne Sorbelli here at my Island Guitar Key West Music Lesson & Video Studio. I’m getting ready and running through rough drafts of Led Zeppelin’s EPIC Moby Dick for a lesson request a student requested of me (and pre-paid thank you very VERY much) 

I’m doing the main riff using a pick and no slide. I do incorporate the glass picky slide during the drum solo part where normally there is no guitar – making it more like an episode of Whole Lotta Love’s orgasmic middle section and interlude – however I was picturing fishing and hooking on to a Moby Dick type whale where through my playing I was trying to relay my feelings of battling the big one – relating it to my family’s battles and struggles with my little joys blood cancer at the moment. We are fighting things of giant proportions and we love fishing. – so my song about fishing is about catching Moby Dick !! It’s all tensions and release. It’s all the blues in my playing – no matter how rock I try to get lol 
I pulled out my old Gibson USA Les Paul 1994 Custom guitar just to get reacquainted lol 
I’m playing through a solid state Roland Micro Cube on the Brit Combo amp setting with very little delay on for when I was picking – then cut the delay back to zero but kept the gain on ten for the middle slide trippy part. 
Any questions feel free to contact me. Most of the amps and gear I use for videos are for sale. Jsyk. 
My music blog is www.IslandGuitar.com
My personal profile page is Wayne Sorbelli

@ Island Guitar Lesson Studio sliding & picking my Gibson SG to a cover of Freddie King’s “Long Legged Woman” (in a Short Mini Skirt)


I play the blues so that I may not have to live them to the full degree! It puts everything back in balance for me! 

In this video I’m sliding & fingering all over a cover of Freddie King’s Big Legged Woman in a SHORT SHORT mini skirt.  

I’m playing my newly acquired Gibson USA SG with three Blade pickups and a 6 way control switch through a small 16watt tube amp. Using a Dunlop 202 slide on my pinky. Fingers as weapons – NO POICKS 😃

Contact me with questions or comments pls http://islandguitar.com/contact-location/

 More videos link:     http://islandguitar.com/category/videos/

My personal page on the Sorbeli web site is  http://sorbelli.com/wayne-sorbelli/

Gibson Les Paul humbucker tones from a 3 single coil Blade pickup Gibson SG. BLUES BLUES BLUES finger picking no pick. Small 16 watt Tube amp www.islandGuitar.com

 

Greetings!!! Wayne Sorbelli here at my Island Guitar Blues Lesson Studio in Key West pulling some Gibson Les Paul humbucker tones from a 3 single coil Blade pickup Gibson SG. BLUES BLUES BLUES of course hand picking no pick. Small 16 watt Tube amp
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Wayne Sorbelli here with a small video clip I made for a student of mine of Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin’s “Bring It On Home” @ Island Guitar Music Lesson Studio KEY WEST


Here is a small video clip I made specifically for a student of mine of Led Zeppelin’s “Bring It On Home'” Guitar Lesson @ Island Guitar Music Lesson Studio Key West & ONLINE. 
Although you don’t have the notes leading up to this video as does my student, I hope you still find it a useful example of my style of teaching. Please ask me questions. I answer as I can.  
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My new USA Gibson SG with 3 Blade pickups & 6 way toggle through my 16 watt tube amp – Stevie Ray Vaughan Travis Walk/Scuttle Buttin stew

My new USA Gibson SG with 3 Blade pickups & 6 way toggle through my 16 watt tube amp – my take on Stevie Ray Vaughan “Travis Walk” style blues played to bass and drums backing track from “Scuttle Buttin”