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The Electric Guitar- the holy grail of sonic expression. Before heading into the lesson studio in Key West I set up this Gibson Les Paul and,,,

Before I start teaching guitar and ukulele lessons today at my music store in Key West, I came in early to change the strings and do an action set-up on this USA GIBSON LES PAUL electric guitar. This is one of my favorite type of guitars of all time. It’s as iconic and epic as the rock & blues hero’s of mine that played them – like Jimmy Page, Freddie King, Johnny Winter, Keith Richards, Joe Walsh (who gave Jimmy Page his first Les Paul), Jeff Beck, Slash, Joe Perry, Zak Wylde, Billy Gibbons, Bob Marley, Peter Frampton, Duane Allman, Dicky Betts, Warren Haynes, Eric Clapton, and many more.

I put on a set Ernie Ball Super Slinky Electric Guitar Strings better know as a “pack of pinks” and tuned it to standard tuning. Lower the action down to a mere breeze. The pick up height needed to be adjusted. The neck pickup was much louder than the bridge pickup. Now it’s set where I like it a little hotter on the bridge pickup than at the neck or middle.

Mmmmmmmmmm time to go plug in and play it for a while – then head into the lesson studio and tell my students about these awesome guitars and people who play them ALL while learning music theory and applying it to the instrument – the holy grail of sonic expression – THE GUITAR.

Have a great day!!

We RENT (deliver & setup) Keyboards, Electric Pianos, Guitars, ukuleles drums & other musical gear to your motel room, condo, winter home, club or bar gig in Key West.

Snow bird season is in full swing in Florida & Key West. Enjoy your stay in paradise with everything you love – including misical instruments (without the hastle of transporting or shipping yours from back home!!

Give us a call 305-414-8056 to reserve your music gear remtals now!

We RENT (deliver & setup) Keyboards, Electric Piano’s, Guitar’s, drums & other musical gear to you motel room, condo, winter home, or bar gig in Key West.

We rent inexpensive beach & pool side guitars to high end stage and performance gear AND in between

Christmas Rocks! band at the Key West Theater was a rocking fun & great time for all!!

Thanks to my friend Ralph De Palma and his eagle eye, for capturing such amazing photos! Check out his website & portfolio!

Afterwards talking with the band, we agreed that we all had such an amazing fun time and felt the spirit of Christmas around us the entire night! It was true Christmas Magic from first note until the curtains closed.

With an eclectic pool of musicians drawing from distant corners of the musical universe, puddling together as the Christmas Rocks Band! – each bringing an almost comic book style super power to our not so round, more “Key West Oblong” shaped table laying the soundtrack for a fun mix of super rock classic hits & legendary Christmas & holiday favorites.

A Vision by lead singers Joe Tripp & Destiny Montgomery, musically arranged by Larry Smith on Piano & vocals, Joe Dallas on Bass, Wayne Sorbelli & Marshall Morlock on guitar duties, Skipper Kripitz on drums, Christine Cordone-Smith singing. Special guest Zack Seemiller singing and strumming his Key West holiday original favorite – Conch Christmas!

Ukulele Camp 2019 Key West Best Kids Summers Camp Experience! Educational, Fun, Socialize make friends w/others who love music! Sign up!

Island Guitar Music Store hosts Ukulele Camp Key West 2019

It’s Ukulele Camp 2019 registration time again already! Everyone had such an incredible time in the years before we are so excited that it’s summer camp time of the year!!

Make friends and share great experiences with other kids that love music! Meet other children in our community from different schools and different walks of life and let’s all jam music together!!

Piano teacher and performer James King giving keyboard demonstration

Everyday of camp we focus on ukulele to prepare for the “concert” at the end of the week, but each day we introduce a different instrument to the children. We have a professional demonstration, question and answer period AND hands on time for each student to experience that instrument.

Flute teacher and performer Ray West giving demonstration

There are always some students that come for ukulele but discover they have a natural talent on or love for keyboard, drums, flute or violin.

Violin teacher and performer gives demonstration

We mix outside/fresh air play time and activities with cool inside AC lesson and practice time.

We are still taking registrations. Call 305-414-8056.