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You’re Not Seeing Double….

But if you’re seeing four, you should maybe get that checked out.

We’ve ended up with a sweet selection of pairs – some identical, others are cousins – so we thought we should share before they’re adopted and split up.


We’ll get started with the more rare pairs:


  • 1954 National Deluxe + Mid 50s National “Chicago 51″ nationals zps1d0c9ce6 Youre Not Seeing Double....
  • 1959 + 1960 Maestro GA-45Tmaestro zps6bba5089 Youre Not Seeing Double....

Probably the least known of all these:

  • 1960s Premier 71 premiers zpsc93440bd Youre Not Seeing Double....

Can’t forget the classics:

  • 1964 Fender Deluxe Amp + 1965 Fender Deluxe Reverbdeluxes zps4a1c2ccd Youre Not Seeing Double....
  • 1978 Vox AC-30 + 90s Vox AC-30/6 TBvoxs zps3bb47410 Youre Not Seeing Double....

A pair not often seen together:

  • 1970s MusicMan Sabre II + Stingray IIMM zps4c959791 Youre Not Seeing Double....

Okay so these are more like cousins, but, Pre-CBS:

  • 1960 Fender Musicmaster + 1964 Fender Duo Sonic IIfenders zps02229411 Youre Not Seeing Double....


If you have the heart to split these guys up, or want to take the pair home together, please call us at 828.254.0402 or email









Gear for Ears @ BIG EARS FESTIVAL – March 28-29, Knoxville, TN.

We’re going to be hanging out in Knoxville next weekend at GEAR for EARS during the BIG EARS FESTIVAL. It’s a FREE guitar show INSIDE the Pilot Light Club!! There’s gonna be all kinds of cool stuff and it’s just a FIVE MINUTE walk from downtown! If you’d like to arrange to display gear, call 865-789-8679. Visit for more club info.

*** Come check out some of the coolest musical gear in Knoxville during the Big Ears festival. FREE ADMISSION! Buy, sell, trade and demo guitars, amps, boutique effects pedals, synths, and more. Also, check in with one of the premier electronic techs (Moog authorized) in the Southeast. Presented by Knoxville’s The Pilot Light, Music Room Guitars, and Hot Horse. Also featuring area collectors, dealers, and musicians, and the public is welcome to bring their musical gear for sale or trade. For more info or to arrange to display gear, call 865-789-8679.
*** BIG EARS FESTIVAL musicians and attendees are welcome to take a 5 minute walk from downtown venues and hotels, to Knoxville’s Old City shops, clubs and restaurants for GEAR for EARS.
The event will be held at the Pilot Light Club, 106 E. Jackson, Knoxville, TN 37915 on Friday and Saturday, March 28-29 from 11-4:30 each day. Performances and film showing afterwards each evening. Visit for more club info.

Caroline Guitar Company Is Ready to Set Something on Fire

We new have brand new, boxed, Caroline Guitar Company pedals in shop, and, my, do they look fine in our glass case. Mmmmmhmmmm.

See how high you can fly before melting your face with their Icarus boost– we have the last few in this gorgeous gold finish. More words and demo here.

If you crave more fuzz than your momma will allow in the house, you’ve got to get on this Olympia. Clean, simple, fuzzzzzzzzzy. More words and demo here.

And if you’re feeling a little unhinged today and you just wanna get totally wild, the Wave Cannon is for you. Its an overdrive/distortion with four controls and one loose cannon: the Havoc Switch. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. More words and demo here.

Come demo them in store anytime!

Jerry Lee Lewis Loves You, Yes He Do

And he wants you to experience the incredible tone of his old 1962 Fender Pro Amp.

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Jerry Lee just doin' his thing

That’s right, we have it, and we have the paperwork to prove it.

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But as cool as that is, collector-wise, let’s get down to brass tacks: how does it sound?

Ridiculous. This amp has deep, reverberating, warmth, a very interesting tremolo that shifts the tone, and a loud, loud, voice to fill the room. It can get crunchy when you want it and the tone is super moldable.

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Hi, I'm cool

Check it out in the shop before it flies away, or get more specs here. We leave you with this great picture of “The Killer” doing what he does best (killin’ it).

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get 'em

Fixer Uppers

We have three new items that are beautiful and valuable, but perhaps too well-loved. Or not enough. Or something. At any rate, if you’ve been wanting to try out some newly honed luthier skills on something besides your bedpost, or just love good deals, these may be for you.


Our new 2001 Martin 00-15 is a gorgeous mahogany beast, save for the gnarly gash on its right side. $200

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And the Lotus 12 String is a perfect guinea pig for someone who wants to try out a neck reset. The action is way too high and the bridge can’t take much more, but everything else is looking pretty good. Give it a shot! $90

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please help me!

This Hawaiian ukulele will sing sweetly as soon as it gets some cracks repaired. $80

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the offending mark



All these items (and many more) are now for sale in our shop and online.

The Workhorse

Gibson’s J-45 was first introduced in 1942. Since then, it has reigned as one of the most popular and well-made acoustic guitars. They are known for warm, full tone and excellent projection.

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Snuggle up with this black beauty

A few years back, the Gibson team decided tackle a crazy project: build a new vintage guitar. They wanted the sound of a mint 1942 J-45, but with brand new materials– no detail was too small, down to using hide glue: a thinner, organic alternative to today’s adhesives, so nothing would impede the guitar’s vibration. Same top-bracing, all done by hand, gently rounded upper bout and deeper lower bout for gorgeous projection and well-rounded tone.

So here he is, the 2010 reissue, live at Sherwood’s. And we just kicked $600 off the price, because we love you.

Take a peek

Let’s Learn About the Fender Jaguar!

We just got this sexy beast in today.

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(Just the guitar, not the car, sorry.)

Come with us on a magical journey to learn more about the Fender Jaguar!

Jaguars came out in 1962 (2 years before Fender was sold to CBS) and were on the market until ’75. They followed the Jazzmaster and preceded the Mustang as the top of the line model– when they came out, these were the most expensive Fender available (tag prices around $380 in 1962– yeah, I want a time machine, too)!

The Jaguar shares the Jazzmaster’s body, bridge and vibrato, but with better pickups, the first 22 fret fingerboard and a mechanical string mute.

The body is alder with a maple neck and rosewood fretboard.  The Fender headstock was in transition during these years, gradually getting larger and larger.  Some would consider this the first CBS style headstock.  This guy has the standard body and forearm contouring.

Check out our 1967 Fender Jag here.

We Are Kind of Obsessed

With the Critter and Guitari Pocket Pianos.

Let’s see, six unique modes:

• Vibrato Synth
• Harmonic Sweeper
• Two-Octave Arpeggiator
• Octave Cascade
• Mono FM Synth
• FM Arpeggiator

2 octaves, waveform selection (sine, square, triangle, sawtooth) and a HUGE variety of sounds.  So into it.

Come in and play with one!  Make a new dance song and sell it for a bajillion dollars.