Thursday, October 4, 2012

New Inventory

It's been a very long time since we've updated the new inventory on this page, so there is really too much to go over. However, the Morinville store is now fully stocked with some of each of the Main brands we carry, with still a much smaller selection than the Leduc Location, but access to all of the same lines. There have been some ongoing renovations of the store, which once completed will allow for an even larger selection of instruments. As it sits now, there are over 100 guitars, basses, ukuleles, violins, banjos and amps in stock, as well as all of the essential accessories, (and some non-essential accessories).
Here are some pictures of a few of the recent items now in stock in Morinville. To see everything, you can stop by any time during their regular hours.

Parker PDF80
Parker PDF80FBLB Electric Guitar

Parker DF624

Hagstrom Mocon-ce

Hagstrom Beluga II Bass

Hagstrom Ultra Swede

Vox lil' night train

Vox Delay Lab

Menzel MDN400VF

Vox Amphones

Washburn WIN14B

Washburn B8K Banjo Package

Washburn M1K mandolin package

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

New Inventory

We just got in a bunch of new inventory for the Morinville location. Here's a fairly condensed list of what new stuff we have.

Levy's Straps
We got in over $6000.00 worth of Levy's Straps and gig bags, most of which will be sent to Morinville. Levy's is a Canadian company that makes extremely high quality leather, Suede, nylon, and cotton straps, with embroidery, screen printing, studding, and other forms of graphics. All are hand made in Canada, and are made to not only keep your guitar off the floor, but also to enhance the playing experience by being comfortable, and extremely attractive.

Samson XP308i
One of the most versatile, and convenient portable PA systems on the market today, the XP308i boasts a 300 watt power amp with an 8 channel mixer, and 2 8" speakers. the mixer and chords fit into the backs of each speaker, and the speakers clip together making one incredibly portable package. The mixer is versatile enough to run a full band, and the speakers are loud enough to play any small venues. If you need more volume it has Monitor outputs that allow you to play any size of show with this simple PA. It also has a built in Ipod dock making this perfect for parties or home entertainment. It's not easy being this compact, versatile, and high quality, but Samson pulls it off, while still keeping it affordable.

Vox VT20+ and 40+ modeling amps
These are Vox's idea of an affordable modeling amp, and I think they nailed it! The VT+ series amps all have 99 pre-sets, 3 separate effects channels with 25 total individual effects, a power level knob which gives you the ability to play with any tone, and any volume level, a tuner, 8 programmable channels, and a 3 band EQ. It is also equipped with a 12AX7 pre-amp tube in the power stage giving it true tube tone, which really comes in handy when you are imitating tube amp sounds. The amp obviously has it's drawbacks considering the price bracket it is in, but for anyone starting out, wanting to try out new things, or just looking for a versatile amp to practice with, this more than does the job, and really does sound very good while doing it.

Vox AC30CCH Half Stack
This is a standard Vox AC30 tube amp Head and 4x12 Cabinet with Greenback Celestion speakers. This is a Pro quality amp for serious musicians, playing serious shows. The 30 watt power amp has enough headroom to keep it tight and clean up to very extreme volumes, but the 2 channel design allows for higher gain even at more reasonable levels. Vox's signature tone will blow you away as you get into the higher registers, giving you those sparkling clean  crisp notes, and that brittle Vox crunch as it's overdriven. 

Samson Q7
This is a Handheld dynamic vocal mic, perfect for Stage or studio use. It has a high output Neodymium mic element giving you great quality reproduction of vocals no matter the situation. It is made with a Multi-axis shock-mount design limiting noise from bumps and movement making it even more ideal for stage use. It also comes with a carrying case and a mic clip just to top it all off. 

Vox AC1 Rhythm Vox
This is an extremely small, portable, battery powered practice amp. It's great if your on the road a lot or just dont have much space or need much volume. It is also equipped with a drum machine that produces 66 different drum patters for all styles of music. You can control the speed and volume of the drum section separately, which makes it a great companion for anyone in need of someone to jam with. It is extremely useful for learning lead, practicing your timing, or writing new songs if your lacking inspiration. There is also a Bass version which is great since it's so important to practice your timing when playing bass, and this is way easier and more fun to play with than a metronome. 

Parker  624RB
This is a US built electric with 3 Seymour Duncan pick-ups, Parker's patented bridge, Ghost Piezo saddle pick-ups, Schaller locking machine heads, an ebony fingerboard, and a carved alder body. Parker guitars are the Lamborghinis of the guitar world, by which I mean that they are very modern and edgy looking, with sleek bodies, flawless finishes, lots of features, and extreme power... but most of all it's fast! The non finished, extremely thin neck, combined with the high quality ebony fingerboard gives you the ultimate playing surface, allowing for extremely fast playing with almost no effort. Many of the models have Carbon fiber fingerboards adding that extra little bit of stability and speed to the guitar. The Ghost Piezo system gives the guitar a much more wooden feel, and a more resonant, vibrant texture to your tone. You can run just your magnetic pick-ups, just your Piezos, or both at once, giving you a huge variety of tones to play with. but beyond that, you can also use the special chord it comes with to run your magnetic pick-ups out to an electric amp, and your piezo out to an acoustic amp or PA-system, allowing you to switch seamlessly between acoustic guitar sounds and heavy electric sounds. 
   Remember that for all of June you can special order these or any Vox, Korg, Warwick, Samson, Hartke, Washburn, Hagstrom, or Studiologic product and get 15% off. Or if you spend more than 1500.00, get 20% off, and over 3000.00, you'll get 25% off. Be sure to take advantage of these incredible offers while you still can. 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

June Promotion 15, 20, and 25% OFF Special Orders

   Now extended to the end of July!
  Since despite our best efforts, Morinville doesn't have as much stock as I'd like, and its quite possible that you would want a specific model of something that we don't have in stock, I decided to start this promotion. So here's how it works.

   For the month of June, if you want something from Vox, Samson, Korg, Hagstrom, Warwick, Parker, Washburn, Hartke, or Studiologic that we don't have in stock, we can order it for you, and give you a 15% discount off the list price. However, if your order totals more than $1500.00, I will bump that up to 20%, and in like fashion, if your order is over $3000.00, I will give you a 25% discount!

   Most of the time, the orders will take around a week to get in, though it does happen to take significantly longer sometimes. If you are seriously looking at getting a High end US made Parker, or German built Warwick, or Korg keyboard, it's definitely worth the wait.

   Links to the product websites are listed on the left hand side of the screen, but if you wanted a particular brands catalogue, pricing information, or have any questions about anything, please e-mail me (James) at or give me a call at 780-278-3679

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Update on what's new in Morinville

Over the last few weeks we have been stocking up the new location with as much inventory as we can. Some of the things we have sent out to them are:

Hagstrom Tremar HJ-500 jazz guitar
Hagstrom Ultra Swede
Blade Texas Standard Pro swiss built strat copy
Blade Delta Classic swiss built tele copy
Vox AC4TV 4 watt tube amp
Hagstrom MOCON mahogany topped acoustic
Washburn WIN14B entry level electric
Vox VT40+ modeling amplifier
Warwick BC20 and 80 bass combo amplifiers
Aria AD-80 Dreadnaught acoustic

and much much more!
soon we will have over $2000.00 worth of guitar straps and gig bags from Levy's, some digital pianos, more entry level electrics, acoustics, classicals, and basses, some of our new Parker electrics, Hagstrom acoustics and electrics, and a large assortment of ernie ball and Martin guitar strings.

Be sure to stop by regularly to check out whats new before its gone!

Mora Concert

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Now Open

   The Turner Guitar Studio is now open in Morinville with Smith Music. The new location is already stocked with a few dozen guitars ranging in price from $120-$2000, with great brands like Hagstrom, Hofner, Aria, Washburn, Profile, Vox, Levy's and Tech 21. It will still be a few months before it has everything that it needs, but if you are in the Morinville area, it is still definitely worth checking out. 
   The Morinville location is being run by Paul Smith, who has been in the Music industry for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience as a recording engineer, producer, teacher, and performer. Paul has a great understanding of all the finer points of music and the music industry, so it just makes sense that he should run a retail outlet specializing in not only high quality musical instruments, but recording and performing gear as well. 
   As the Morinville location grows it will begin to stock brands such as Shure, CAD, Blade, Korg, MXR. Warwick, Planet Waves, Ernie Ball, Elixir, Samson, and so much more. So be sure to pay attention and keep up to date with it's growth by either stopping in regularly, watching the blog, or signing up for our E-mail list, which for the next few months will still enter you into a draw for a Washburn electric guitar package. 
   For more info on Smith Music please visit or stop by the new location at 9917-100St Morinville, Alberta. To contact Paul Smith call 780-862-0340, or E-mail