Category Archives: Key West

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 !!

Ukulele Tunings & Uke Size Chart with explanation: Soprano Concert Tenor Baritone & Bass Ukes

Ukulele Size & Tuning Chart for Soprano, Concert, Tenor, Baritone, Bass & 8 string Ukes
Ukulele Size & Tuning Chart for Soprano, Concert, Tenor, Baritone, & Bass Ukes

Ukulele Size Chart – Length, Scale & Body Shape

* The above pictured dimensions were taken from Luna brand ukuleles and can be used as a general rule for identifying purposes, with each brand varying slightly in measurement, but following the same order.

There are four main types of ukuleles: Soprano – Concert (or Alto) – Tenor – Baritone

Soprano: Tuning: GCEA, ADF#B

Concert (or Alto): Tuning: GCEA (re-entrant), GCEA (linear (tune G down an entire Octave))

Tenor: Tuning: GCEA (re-entrant), GCEA (linear) using Low 4th G string, or DGBE (like Baritone)

Baritone: Tuning: DGBE (1st four strings of a guitar) 

Bass is as a regular Bass guitar would be tuned: low to high (4th-1st)  EADG

**remember that the 1st string of any guitar or UKULELE is the one furthest from your face while playing      ** (the smallest/thinnest  string on a GUITAR is the first, and furthest away from your face while playing it)

UkeOut PAGE is the Island Guitar page to support our local (OR visiting) Ukulele players.

We have EVERYTHING you need to jam out or “UKEOUT” as it’s dubbed!Ukuleles, cases, ukulele display wall hangers and stands, straps, strings, tuners, learning books cd’s and DVD’s, cleaning kits, and a ton of COOL ukulele lover GIFT items, T-Shirts and fun accessories!!

Have a GREAT time exploring this site – Peace :)    Just use the search bar on top or side of this page to ask or search for anything ukulele, guitar, music, etc related!!  Search for information, photos and dates on UkeOuts, Concerts, Lessons, ANYTHING MUSIC !!

Play Ukulele,,,Be Happy

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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

example is a standard tuned concert ukulele with a glass slide

New exotic ukuleles arrive in Key West & Dallas for Sale and Rental with lesson packages available

 

Island Guitar Ukulele Piano Store in Key West
Island Guitar Ukulele  Store in Key West

New ukuleles in ALL SIZES, SOPRANO, CONCERT, TENOR, BARITONE and EVEN the NEW Uke BASS and 8-STRING ukulele!!! 

They have arrived in Key West at my Island Guitar shop and will soon be arriving  in our Dallas Wayne’s World Music Store.

Ukuleles FOR SALE and RENT with LESSON packages available for BEGINNER or STAGE players and practically ALL AGEs !! 

You are not going to believe your eyes, your hands, or your ears if you’re lucky enough to get a chance to stop in our store and play, feel, look and listen to one in of these beautiful instruments in person!!!!!!

The new exotica series comes in a few woods worth bragging about.

Olive Ash Burl, Spalt Maple, and Maple Burl.

MSG me here or give me a call 305-414-8056  Key West

 570-674-1995 Dallas

“Play Uke Be Happy”

 

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
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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

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.

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www.islandGuitar.com

or

“the good old fashioned way” by phone lol

305-414-8056 in Key West

570-762-6434 in Dallas

Play Guitar – Be Happy!

“Key West Strut, Slippin’ Slidin’ Funking Blues” Song written played & recorded by Wayne Sorbelli of Island Guitar & Ukulele Music Store in Key West

Wayne Sorbelli here of Wayne’s World Music and Bone Island Music – that’s  IslandGuitar.com’s brick & mortar music stores in Key West & Dallas,   Wilkes-Barre,  Scranton! 

“Key West Strut, Slippin’ Slidin’ Funking Blues” is an instrumental blues/funk guitar piece that i’ve been writing for the last few years since i’ve been living in Key West. It is heavily influenced by my blues roots as well as the incredible vibe radiating from the energetic eclectically vibrating local music scene and it’s many local “Conch Rockers” and their addictive form of Trop Rock unique to the Florida Keys mixing American blues and country roots with Caribbean Cuban and Island Vibe sounds!

This is the soundtrack that was playing in my head the first time I cruised down Flagler Ave heading toward the nightly sunset celebration at Mallory Square, then onto one of the most fun music filled nights ever on world famous Duval Street!! While you listen to my guitar during this song, I hope some of the energy, excitement, and anxiousness that accompanies a great adventure spark your imagination and curiosity!!

This take of the song is an early one-take live demo and it is something that will have updates from time to time as I build my ideas.

Enjoy!

Recorded with and on and in:

Key West Strut, Slippin’ Slidin’ Funkin’ Blues
written and recorded by Wayne Sorbelli, 2013

I used a Dunlop brass slide on one of my USA Reverend Guitars, good ol’ (Rocco #312) made by Joe Naylor in his east Detroit shop.

I recorded on a handheld BOSSBR80 Mico Recorder, one take, live at Crab Trap Studios in Key West, Florida on 12/31/2013.
Happy New Year!

USA Reverend Guitar – Dunlop Brass Slide – Roland Cube 80 Combo Amp – BOSSBR80 Mico Recorder

Live at Crab Trap Studios in Key West, Florida on 12/31/2013. Happy New Year!

I recorded on a handheld BOSSBR80 Mico Recorder, one take, live at Crab Trap Studios in Key West, Florida on 12/31/2013.
Happy New Year!

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

“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