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April News

Hello everyone, I’ve been hard at work. Teaching guitar. I’ve also had a lot going on the website fiverr as well. It’s a site that people can pay $5 for services. I sing happy birthday, record overdubs, and voice overs.  It’s fun and I can do the work in between all of my one on one students that I teach.

I added a few places to my map this month! Exciting that I now have a student in Switzerland and Dubai. Teaching using skype really works. So if you’re interested, visit my informational page about Skype Lessons.

I’ve also worked at Guitar Gallery and played some very nice guitars recently! It’s a real treat to get to play and record these fine guitars. I would need to have plenty of disposable investment income (or very wealthy friends willing to just buy me guitars)  to be able to lay down some of the bucks for some of these guitars, but I do at least get to check them out one on one, before even the new owner gets to.

Here’s a very nice Kevin Ryan guitar. You’ve probably never seen sound ports like this before on a guitar. This one was certainly rich of natural reverby sound and warm cedar overtones. Lovely piece.


I was also very impressed with this gentleman’s guitar and craftiness! Stephen Strahm has become a new guitar building friend of mine along with Mr. Cory Batson, Ryan Gerber, Bruce Petros and more…

This one had a really fancy Indian Rosewood, which looked much like brazillian rosewood to me. There is another Strahm for sale at the guitar gallery that has honduran mahogany and it is beautiful sounding as well.  See it by clicking here. Strahm


Also excited I get to meet some of these builders one on one at the Memphis Guitar festival.  I’ll certainly have a great time at that event.  All guitars, all weekend! Should be a riot for me! Maybe recruit some new students and help sell a few guitars for my new friends. Who knows?!?!??!?!

Alright I hope you had a great day and enjoyed reading my little update for you guitar friends of mine.

Don’t forget to listen to me on Pandora, buy a fiverr, take some lessons, buy some tabs, and if your a wealthy friend interested in buying me a guitar 😉 email me. guitarlancer@hotmail.com

Gerber Guitars

I’m a big guitar fan! And I love seeing the handmade ones. I can appreciate the time, design, and heart that goes into building a wonderful instrument. In the same way I try to put that into the songs that I construct

There are many builders of fine handmade acoustic guitar that I love. Too many to list… But you see me post about them from time to time.  Last night I got to spend an evening with Gerber guitars and the builder Ryan Gerber.

You can check them out on facebook too! Gerber Guitars Facebook

The guitars are wonderfully crafted and inspired by top guitar builders.

I played specifically 3 guitars which will be available at Guitar Gallery soon

Guitar number one was striking. It had a beautiful African Black wood back and sides, Engleman spruce top and Curly walnut binding. This one stuck out with it’s interesting sound port on the side. The guitar also comes with a well designed port cover, which you can cover the port if you desire. You can see the port on the side here in picture one. The nice thing about having a port, is you can hear a lot of sound from a players perspective. Another accessory that this guitar comes with is what Ryan calls a sound paddle. It basically fits inside the guitar and covers the sound hole. With this option you can benefit nearly 100% from the side sound port. So you can have your own options tone here with this particular guitar.

African blackwood with ports

Guitar number 2 was similar with an interesting Wenge back and sides.

The Gerber guitar headstock is nice! Very minimal and clean lines and nicely inlaid. Those Tuners are also very slick looking tuners Gotoh 410 tuning machines.


This is a florentine cutaway on a Redwood guitar.

Florentine Cutaway

The 3rd guitar played was The redwood guitar. This one had a very special Peruvian Walnut neck, with bloodwood binding. It also sported the Wenge back and sides


Ryan is an impressive builder, and new friend. I look forward to seeing more guitars from him.