Category Archives: Electric Guitar

Stayed late after teaching guitar & ukulele lessons @ my Key West Music store to set-up this Les Paul Gibson USA

Wayne Sorbelli  setting up vintage Gibson Les Paul @ Island Guitar Shop Key West
Wayne Sorbelli setting up vintage Gibson Les Paul @ Island Guitar Shop Key West

Staying late after a nice day of teaching guitar and ukulele lessons at my Key West Music store to set up this awesome Les Paul, made custom new by Gibson USA .

One LUCKY customer is going to be getting this 1971 Gibson Les Paul Sunburst back in a day or two with a few tone tricks added in!! I can’t wait to string it up and test drive it and stretch the strings out on this one. 

This LP had some electrical issues that were more of an old age time/worn issue – this beauty is as good as they get – sound and pliability are top shelf!! – well it is getting up there in age 43 yrs old makes it vintage to me!

Wayne Sorbelli here of Island Guitar Store Key West w/my 1994 Gibson Les Paul Custom signed by Warren Haynes & Johnny Winter! One of my musical treasures & constant motivators!

 

Wayne Sorbelli @ my Island Guitar & Ukelele Shop in Key West W/Les Paul Custom signed by Johnny Winter
Wayne Sorbelli @ my Island Guitar & Ukelele Shop in Key West W/Les Paul Custom signed by Johnny Winter

My 1994 Gibson Les Paul Custom autographed by Warren Haynes & Johnny Winter

Johnny Winter inspired me to pick up and try to play slide guitar a long time ago, then years later Derek Trucks re-ignited my passion for it.

This is my 1994 Gibson Les Paul Custom that I purchased brand new, but one year old, in 1995.

It was signed by Warren Haynes not long after I bought it, then the Master Slide Legend Johnny Winter a few years later!!

I ‘m stringing it as I usually do – with size 10-46 Strings.

I’m not too partial to one brand or the other at the moment, as I see great qualities in a few brands and go back and forth depending on the tone I’m shooting for, or the mood I’m in. GHS, Dunlop, Ernie Ball and DR are my go to favorites.

I tune it Standard Low to High EADGBe for slide or finger playing.

Overall for feel and tone, I prefer using glass over metal slides – when I do want the CRISPY SHIVERS of metal on metal sliding, I prefer Brass to chrome.

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I LOVE MUSIC!
I’ve owned and operated Wayne’s World Music since 1996.  
My Music World includes:
Wayne’s World Dallas 570-674-1994 
2611 Memorial HWY
Dallas, Pa
18612
&
Island Guitar aka Bone Island Music Key West 305-414-8056
1109 Key Plaza
Key West, Florida
33040
email
www.Wayne@islandGuitar.com
my blog
www.islandGuitar.com

Cigar Box Guitars (CBG’s) handmade in Key West, USA are FOR SALE at Island Guitar Store Key West’s Music GIFT Shop

 

Cigar Box Guitars (CBG’s) USA FOR SALE @ Island Guitar Store Key West’s Music GIFT Shop
Cigar Box Guitars (CBG’s) USA FOR SALE @ Island Guitar Store.  Key West’s BEST Music GIFT Shop

Cigar Box Guitars (CBG’s), handmade right here in Key West, Florida, USA, are now on display, for sale, and demo at Island Guitar’s Key West location, right here in the Key Plaza Kmart / Publix Sopping Center in between The UPS Store and ATT&T Cell Phone Store.

Everybody seems to LOVE these unique musical creations, one, two, three, four, and YES even 6 string models available!! These “guitars” are set up LOW for regular play, HIGH for slide playing, or “down-the-middle” – being set good for BOTH slide and regular play NICE RIGHT !!

Valentine’s Day Holiday Gift certificates Music LESSON Packages for Piano, Guitar, Violin, Cello, Drum Percussion, Bass Vocal etc,,

Island Guitar Ukulele Piano & MORE Music Store Key West & Wilkes-Barre/Dallas
Island Guitar Ukulele Piano & MORE Music Store Key West & Wilkes-Barre/Dallas

Island Guitar Piano Violin  Drums Ukulele  Sales Rental Repair Lessons

GIFT CERTIFICATES available for

LESSON Packages for Piano, Guitar, Violin, Cello,  Drums and Percussion,  Bass guitar and even Vocal training!

ISLAND GUITAR music shop is Key West’s ONLY music Gift shop AND fully functioning music store for lessons, repairs, sales, marching and school band instrument rentals etc!

T-Shirts, Tank tops, shot glasses, guitar picks, stickers etc.

It’s the ultimate souvenir for those who love music and the beautiful sun soaked island of Key West!

We are a full service music store for those who play, those who want to play, and for bars, clubs, saloons and places that have live bands. We service publi address needs in churches, ball fields and hall rooms, parties inside and out, etc. 

REPAIRS

SALES

RENTALS

LESSONS.

Guitars, ukuleles, bass, drums, cymbals, AMPS, Pa’s, mixers, microphones, speakers, accessories, drum heads, strings, tubes, cables, stands etc etc. We carry Boss, Roland, Sure, Dean, MXR, Marshall, Peavey, Luna, Korg, dunlop, crybaby, Zildjian, and much more. pls contact us with any ?’s

“LIVE the MUSIC”

Island Guitar Key West Music Sales Lessons Rental repairs

my youtube channel: www.youtube.com/user/thehallowayneband/videos
profile google: plus.google.com/u/0/108378830681606100831/videos

I LOVE MUSIC!
I’ve owned and operated Wayne’s World Music since 1996.  
My Music World includes:
Wayne’s World Dallas 570-674-1994 
2611 Memorial HWY
Dallas, Pa
18612
&
Island Guitar aka Bone Island Music Key West 305-414-8056
1109 Key Plaza
Key West, Florida
33040
email
www.Wayne@islandGuitar.com
my blog
www.islandGuitar.com

Violin, Fiddle, Cello & Piano Studios in Key West & Dallas – Lessons Children & Adult, Beginner to Advanced, PRIVATE individual

violin, cello,  guitar, BASS, drums, ukulele, & piano lessons & music instruction Key West
violin, cello, guitar, BASS, drums, ukulele, & piano lessons & music instruction Key West

We are now offering Professional Violin, Cello and Fiddle lessons @ our Key West studio, FL  & Wayne’s World Dallas!

From beginner to advanced, children to adult 

Beginner to professional level and almost all age for violin, fiddle, cello, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, upright BASS, electric bass, drum, hand percussion, djembe, bongo, conga, ukulele, piano and keyboard lessons and music instruction in ALL STYLES by experienced teachers with impressive backgrounds and great people skills.

Go to our LEARN page http://islandguitar.com/learn/ 

or

call us during hours at either location http://islandguitar.com/contact/

We NOW RENT and SELL all MARCHING BAND instruments!

Thank You

“Happy Birthday Jimi Hendrix” by Wayne Sorbelli Electric 6-String Lap Slide Guitar @ Island Guitar & Ukulele Store Key West

Happy Birthday Jimi Hendrix – Wayne Sorbelli here from Island Guitar store in Key West.

I’m sliding here on a handmade Electric 6-String Lap Guitar with a hum bucking pickup – tuned to “UNIVERSAL G” or better known as Dobro G (which is different than open G).

I’m going through an Ernie Ball MVP Volume pedal into a Roland Cube 40GX guitar amp and I’m using a Boss RC-30 looper in which I first played, looped and then recorded the backtrack with.

I started off thinking of Hendrix and his Stratocaster but then I turned towards the school of Trent Reznor and his Nine Inch Nails and more industrial sluggish stuff came out for the backing – so I rolled with it.

Check out my blog/website
www.islandGuitar.com

or

“the good old fashioned way” by phone lol

305-414-8056 in Key West

570-674-1995 in Dallas

Play Guitar – Be Happy!

Zakk Wylde leaves Gibson Guitars & Marshall Amps to be KING of his own new company, Wylde Audio

Zakk Wylde about leaving Gibson and Marshall to start his new company, Wylde Audio

Our brother Zakk Wylde leaves the thrown at Gibson to start as KING of his very own guitar and amp company reaching out to guitar builders in his circles, recruiting only the best i’m sure! 

More on this as we get the scoop!

my youtube channel: www.youtube.com/user/thehallowayneband/videos
profile google: plus.google.com/u/0/108378830681606100831/videos

I LOVE MUSIC!
I’ve owned and operated Wayne’s World Music since 1996.  
My Music World includes:
Wayne’s World Dallas 570-674-1995 
2611 Memorial HWY
Dallas, Pa
18612
&
Island Guitar aka Bone Island Music Key West 305-414-8056
1109 Key Plaza
Key West, Florida
33040
email
www.Wayne@islandGuitar.com
my blog
www.islandGuitar.com

“G String Blues” Wayne Sorbelli @ Island Guitar Music Store Key West playing w/his Glass Finger Slide & Les Paul Guitar

Wayne Sorbelli here @ Island Guitar Key West playing some G blues with my glass finger – I call it “G String Blues”

Johnny Winter inspired me to pick up and try to play slide guitar a long time ago, then years later Derek Trucks re-ignited my passion for it. 

This is my 1994  Gibson Les Paul Custom that I purchased brand new, but one year old, in 1995. 

It was signed by Warren Haynes not long after I bought it,  then the Master Slide Legend Johnny Winter a few years later!!

I ‘m stringing it as I usually do – with size 10-46 Strings. 

I’m not too partial to one brand or the other at the moment, as I see great qualities in a few brands and go back and forth depending on the tone I’m shooting for, or the mood I’m in.  GHS, Dunlop, Ernie Ball and DR are my go to favorites.

I tune it Standard Low to High EADGBe and sometimes Drop D for slide or finger playing.

Overall for feel and tone, I prefer using glass over metal slides – when I do want the CRISPY SHIVERS of metal on metal sliding, I prefer Brass to chrome.

Check out my blog/website
www.islandGuitar.com

MSG    EMAIL or  CALL

305-414-8056 in Key West

570-674-1995 in Dallas

Wayne Sorbelli here at Island Guitar shop Key West, demonstrating electric 6-string lap guitar Handmade in USA.

Wayne Sorbelli Island Guitar Shop Key West hosts Live Blues Night
Wayne Sorbelli Island Guitar Shop Key West hosts Live Blues Night

You can try to play the blues, or just give in and let the blues play you!  That’s IT!  It’s THAT little struggle, THAT split second tension right there between me and my guitar and those unconscious note choices that are happening when the notes start to play me, to me,  THAT IS THE BLUES”  – Wayne Sorbelli

Check out my blog/website
www.islandGuitar.com

EMAIL

www.Wayne@IslandGuitar.com

or  CALL

305-414-8056 in Key West

570-674-1995 in Dallas

Wayne Sorbelli here at my Island Guitar shop in Key West, demonstrating my x-mas 2014 gift – an electric lap 6-string lap guitar Handmade in USA.

A GREAT night of the BEST LIVE Blues music w/”Moose & Wayne” @ Hogfish (Stock Island)

Live Blues In Key West w/ Moose & Wayne Sorbelli (Island Guitar)
Live Blues In Key West w/ Moose & Wayne Sorbelli (Island Guitar)

Thank You everyone for coming out & getting your blues on with Ellard-James “Moose” Boles  featuring his “Elvis Acoustic Guitar” & I with my “Johnny Winter Les Paul Custom & Glass Finger” at the world famous Hogfish Bar & Grill at 6810 Front St, Key West, (Stock Island) Florida .

A BIG Thank You for bringing your friends & packing a FULL HOUSE for us to play too – hell yea!!  

Check out my blog/website 

www.islandGuitar.com

EMAIL

www.Wayne@IslandGuitar.com

or  CALL

305-414-8056 in Key West

570-674-1995 in Dallas