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Shop Talk: Willcut Guitars in Lexington, Kentucky

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Willcutt Guitars is the epitome of a “guitarist’s guitar store”

As its 50th anniversary approaches, Willcutt Guitars is the epitome of a “guitarist’s guitar store,” featuring an amazing selection, a knowledgeable staff, talented technicians and a passionate owner. It’s hard to not immediately take note of the extraordinary amount of fine boutique guitars in stock, along with a team that can answer any questions you might have. It’s no wonder just about every touring guitar player passing through Kentucky has, at one time or another, wound up on Willcutt’s doorstep.

NUMBER OF INSTRUMENTS CURRENTLY IN STOCK
Bob Willcutt (Owner): We usually have about 4,000 to 5,000 upscale guitars in stock, although it changes daily.

COOLEST INSTRUMENT CURRENTLY IN THE SHOP
They’re all cool; it would be like trying to pick a favorite child. They all have their attributes.

FAVORITE INSTRUMENT YOU EVER SOLD
A 1954 Fender Telecaster (final assembly by Fender assembly line worker Gloria Fuentes). We sent it to the Fender Custom Shop to have exact copies spec’ed from it.

MOST EXPENSIVE INSTRUMENT YOU’VE EVER SOLD
A Martin D-100 Deluxe, list price $114,999—and we sold four of them!

MOST SOUGHT-AFTER INSTRUMENT BY CUSTOMERS
Fender Custom Shop True 62 Stratocaster and Rickenbacker 4003 CB Orangeglo bass.

BIGGEST PET PEEVE AS A SHOP OWNER
Customers who repeatedly return items and never purchase any.

FAVORITE CELEBRITY ENCOUNTER
Eddie Van Halen, Joe Bonamassa, Howard Leese and Jimmie Vaughan have all been in the shop, which is nice since we’re in Kentucky and not L.A.!

ONE FACT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WILLCUTT
I, the owner with 50 years experience, or my other luthier with 35 years experience, set up and check each instrument before it leaves the shop.

MOST COMMON SONG OR RIFF WHEN TRYING GUITARS
“Sweet Child O’ Mine” or “Crazy Train,” but no songs from current artists!

ADVICE FOR SOMEONE LOOKING TO BUY A GUITAR
Buy the best guitar you can possibly afford. It costs you less in the long run and inspires you to play your very best.

THE BEST PART ABOUT OWNING A GUITAR SHOP
Getting to experience the world’s best guitars, finding loving homes for them and then ordering or commissioning more. (And not having to wear a tie doing it!)

Willcutt Guitars | 406 Rosemont Garden, Lexington, KY 40503 | willcuttguitars.com | Established 1968


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Watch Tedeschi Trucks Band, Taj Mahal and Jerry Douglas Perform “Leaving Trunk” Backstage at the Beacon Theatre

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A few years ago, the folks in Tedeschi Trucks Band gave their fans a unique look at a backstage rehearsal following a pair of shows at New York City’s Beacon Theatre.

On this particular evening, Tedeschi Trucks Band—which includes Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi—once again put out the welcome mat, inviting Jerry Douglas, Taj Mahal and Jaimoe to join the band on stage.

In the clip, Taj leads TTB and Jerry Douglas through a rollicking version of "Leaving Trunk."

Tedeschi Trucks Band recently announced an extensive run of 2018 tour dates, which you can check out here.


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Classical Guitar Roundup – GMI – Guitar & Music Institute Online Guitar Lessons

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Classical Guitar Roundup October 2017 The Classical Guitar Roundup October 2017 is the first of our three guitar roundups for October. In keeping with all the previous order (we need more order!), classical guitar is first. Later in the month you will get a round up of rock and jazz guitar. So, we hope you […]

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Sublime Guitars Unveils the Chieftain Deluxe

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Sublime Guitars has launched the latest version of their semi-hollow line with the new Chieftain Deluxe. With a new production method, upgraded electronics and player friendly price-point, the new Chieftain is set to be their best version yet.

The Chieftain Deluxe retains Sublime’s take on the classic semi-hollow. Coming in thinner than most hollow bodies, the Chieftain has a player-friendly feel when standing, but without loosing the warmth and depth of a traditional hollow body. The Chieftain features a molded maple body with maple center block, ebony fretboard with trapezoid inlays and gold hardware for a subtle art deco look. The Chieftain also comes equipped with two Porter designed H90 pickups for a warm tone that cuts through any mix.

Sublime's new Globally Crafted production means having the neck, body and electronics for the Chieftain all sourced from around the world and chosen solely by the quality of their craftsmanship rather than their price-point.

The Chieftain comes in two gloss finishes; Tux White and Onyx Black. It is available for preorder at an MAP of $899.

For more about the Chieftain, stop by sublimeguitars.com.


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Rock Guitar Roundup – GMI – Guitar & Music Institute Online Guitar Lessons

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