Taylor Tuesday: The 815CE

Smooth, baby. Aw yeah, that’s how we like it. Taylor apparently does too now that I have spent a little quality time with the 815CE. I have been lucky enough to get the befuddled hams that serve as my hands on a number of high end musical instruments in my day, and it is always…
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Taylor Tuesdays part two, the 510CE Lefty

Now, I love playing the guitar. There’s something about it I have just always enjoyed, and I can’t really put my finger on what that is, but I know that something is there. I was a preteen dork when I picked the instrument up, so I had a lot of free time to practice that…
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Taylor T-5 12 String Review

Yesterday I had a chance to get over to the Avatar headquarters. I heard a rumor that they had gotten a whole new shipment of the latest Taylor guitars and I was itching to get my hands on them. I had a chance to play a few of them, which will become Taylor Tuesdays here…
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Jam Cruise 2010

Well, Old Man 2009 has scuttled out of porthole of time and a young 2010 has slid neatly into his place. What does this mean for the boys at Avatar? It means Jam Cruise! Probably one of the most-looked-forward-to events of any given year, Jam Cruise has just completed its eighth voyage. I haven’t heard…
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Avatar gear blowout

Do you like gear? Do you like lovingly-used pro-level gear for under twenty five bucks? Do you HAVE twenty five bucks? Well even if you don’t, don’t worry because we have items for sale on Thursday September 17th at Avatar Studios on Ottley Drive for all the way down to FIVE dollars. Here’s the magic…
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Orange Amp Throwdown

Sometimes, the only way to unwind during a busy festival season is to jam out. If you’re like me, it’s always a little bit annoying to jam out on a stage of mismatched guitar and bass amps. Some are black, some are grey, but for the most part they’re pretty drab looking. So, what’s the…
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A busy festival summer for Avatar

Well, unfortunately the Essence Music Festival is over this year, and while Bryan and the boys from Avatar are sad to see it go, they are hopeful for next year, I think. Bryan in particular looks a bit misty-eyed about it, although he could just have a hangnail. There won’t be any rest for the…
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Fuchs amps

I just took a stroll across the street to Avatar’s headquarters with the intent of getting my hands on the new Fuchs amplifiers they just got in. I heard last week that they were coming, and I got pretty excited. Chip from Avatar is the one who tipped me off that they’d be arriving. “Dweezil…
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