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Which Guitar to Choose

A customer recently was trying to decide between a fan fret Ibis and a Falcon baritone and he asked us “whether a fan fret Ibis vs. a Falcon would be the best option for CGCGCE tuning”.  So we turned to the expert – Michael Bashkin – for his perspective.

Michael’s response was “I would go with the Ibis and a med/heavy set of strings.  The Falcon is really a different concept and unless he wants a baritone I would not get it.  The baritone in designed to have the low E tuned to a B, so he would be tuning up which I don’t suggest, not to mention the longer scale.”

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Clearance Sale

We are clearing out our two remaining Hawk IS guitars in black finish. They are being offered at 50% off suggested list. This deal also includes a deluxe gig bag.

Once these two are gone that is it! No more will be available at any price. Purchase one by clicking here.

Hawk IS Black v4

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New Products Coming!

Over the past year we have introduced some exciting options on our acoustic guitars.  These included a multiscale fretboard, an arm bevel, a new pickup option and fret markers.

Well get ready for some new products! Michael Bashkin is busy with the designs and we will announce them as soon as they are finalized. In the meantime, get on our email list so that you are among the first to be notified when the news is released.  Click here to join the list.

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New Option Available

We are now offering optional fret markers on our acoustic guitars.

Many customers like the clean look of the fretboard without fret markers. However, we have had a few requests to add the fret markers as an option. The website will be updated shortly to indicate the availability of this option. But in the meantime just submit your order and send us an email along with it indicating the requested fret markers.

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In Stock Specials

It’s time for us to clear inventory to make room for the next shipment. We have several electric and acoustic models at the lowest prices ever offered.

Browse the specials.

Take a close look at the Swift PS and check out Sam Taylor rocking one on his recent video for a Degrassi Soundtrack Session. See it here


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Another Happy Avian Owner

We love to hear feedback from our customers and share in the excitement of receiving their “shiny new” Avian guitar.

Here are the comments from Kim McClelland who recently received his “fully loaded” Skylark. Kim ordered a maple finish, multi-scale with demi cutaway, an arm bevel and B-Band A2.2 pickup. It’s truly a beautiful looking guitar. Enough of our opinion, let’s see what Kim said.

“Got home from a show in Philly last night to find the Skylark had arrived…it is so SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEET! Love-Love-Love It!  Beautiful tone…easy to play and well just Magic!”

Want to configure one for yourself? Click here to begin.

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Another Happy Avian Owner!

We recently received this amazing note from Ryan Annable regarding the Skylark he had just purchased.

“The first thing I noticed when I sat down with the Skylark for the first time was the build. This guitar is solid! You can tell it was made with an attention to detail and quality that you would expect to find in a guitar worth twice the price. I was expecting it to feel foreign in my hands due to its unique shape and style, but the case was quite the opposite. Within seconds I was playing it like I had owned it for years.

Now, my sight has been gone for a while so I can’t personally speak to the look of it from a visual standpoint, but I made a point to show it off to some people and I received reactions that varied from “Wow!” to “It’s beautiful!”, and even a “That’s one sexy instrument!”

It plays like a dream as well! The clarity and even tones that come out of this guitar from high to low are absolutely phenomenal. I’ve had 2 people comment so far on how smooth it sounds when I’ve played it. I wish I could take the credit for this, but it was 100% the guitar. I chose this particular model because of the sound-hole placement. I was curious about the increased resonance it claims to give. This is no myth! The notes ring out and hold so beautifully that you will wonder if you have the reverb cranked even when it isn’t plugged in.

I was asked to write a short piece for a local event here in town this week, and I decided to use the Skylark for it. After I sent it to the event organizer I received a note back asking what effect I had used on the guitar to make it sound like that. I hadn’t used any effect what-so-ever. It was purely the guitar and the recording mic. That’s how great this thing is! The demi-cutaway is also a nice feature. You’re able to reach the higher frets without issue, and without compromising the sound at all like a full cutaway does.

The Skylark has quickly become the go-to guitar in my collection. So much so that I plan on owning the other 2 models, the Songbird, and the Dove in the very near future. “Avian” was the perfect brand name choice for these beauties. These birds can sing!”

Thank you fro the kind words Ryan. We love hearing stories like this from our customers.
If you want to check out the Skylark for yourself click here.

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Great New Website

The Music Fair is a blog/e-gazine for and about musicians and the gear and people behind them. Their main focus is on less-known brands and names. What we particularly like is that they care about the quality more than about the logos. They want to show people that there’s more to choose from than just Fender, Gibson and a few other major league players and that the smaller companies are often a much, much better alternative.

Their mission is to promote and facilitate growth of those smaller brands, increasing their visibility and competitiveness on the global market.

The folks at The Music Fair will be doing articles, reviews, interviews and features on artists, manufacturers and music industry people in general – they also want to prove that there are more ways to have a successful career in the music business than just being a rock star. They will be talking to gear producers, managers, venue owners, promoters, etc.

Visitors to their website can also expect giveaways (we’re told that the first ones are coming very, very soon), competitions, play-throughs and demos – they are also working on the renovation and the setup of a recording studio to ensure top quality videos. All of this sounds very exciting.

Wow! We love this concept. Get over to and check it out.

P.S. They did a review of our acoustics that you don’t want to miss!