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The Future is Here. Evertune.

Are you tired of constantly tuning?
Do you wish you could play the same guitar for hours on end without issue?

Then we would suggest you look at a revolutionary product called Evertune.
The last bridge you will ever need. Guitar is happy to be a certified installer.

EverTune is a simple concept that keeps a string in tune until it wants to be changed. It is a very exciting development in stringed instrument technology. It is a passive, all mechanical system based on trigonometry and some rudimentary physics. Hence it is a new technology that is actually old school, its main component being a spring set in a clever position.

The benefits of this old school, all mechanical solution are that it is very rugged and reliable with only one moving part, and with all critical parts being made from high quality steel. It is also relatively reasonable in price, as opposed to servo-based (robotic) systems, and extremely effective.

It is distinct from servo-based (robotic) tuner systems: they automatically tune strings for the player, the player tunes the strings with EverTune, EverTune only keeps the strings in the exact tune set by the player.

If the point of a string on a stringed instrument is to play a specific note when the player plucks the string, then EverTune makes the string do its job magnificently for the life of the string. People have a lot of fun trying to get strings using the EverTune system out of tune. Browse around this site and other sites on the internet to see the growing number of videos and testimonials of people holding guitars by one string, taking guitars in and out of hot and cold environments, even turning the tuning machines, and then hitting chords that are still beautifully in tune!

For many people gigging on the road and at regular shows around town without the funds for a tech yet, they can carry one workhorse guitar with EverTune and be confident that they will always sound good. For pros, who want to be beautifully in tune before and after a crazy solo with five stop bends, and all the way through each of their songs, even with changing temperatures and humidity, EverTune is a must. For people who are doing TV gigs when the back stage is a way different environment then the stage with the lights, EverTune is flawless. For amateurs to pros with a stable of guitars, and one guitar in the stable that is a bear to keep in tune, EverTune is phenomenal.

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GuitarOR becomes a distributor of LR Baggs Pickups in Calgary

Guitar OR is happy to announce distribution status with LR Baggs pickups. We have been a fan of these acoustic pickups for many years and have recently been approved to carry them. This will allow us to stay competitive with other retailers and pass on some savings to you.

Whether you’re looking for a pickup for your guitar, classical guitar, banjo, mandolin, bouzouki or mandola, LR Baggs has you covered.

Not only do these pickups replicate the acoustic sound of your instrument, we have found them to be very well made. This gives you the opportunity to possibly swap the system into other instruments with little fear of potential issues.

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Calgary at Guitar OR

Xmas is almost here. Let Guitar OR help you get the perfect gift for the music lover in your life. From pickups and strings to hardware upgrades like bridges and tuners, we can help.Or if that sounds very overwhelming to you, we are happy to offer gift certificates as well.

For the Calgary guitar player that has it all, we suggest a full custom set up. Calgarys winters are very hard on wooden instruments, resulting in a hard to play instrument. We can do all the necessary adjustments to get it playing its best again. Guitar is tough enough without having to fight your instrument. Set ups and repairs are offered on all guitar, basses, banjos and mandolins. Anything with strings on it, really.

For a super special person in your life with an older instrument stuffed away in the closet, we can offer restorations. It can be as simple as a good cleaning and adjustments to get it playing again, to a full restoration. Whether it needs refinishing, wood repair or a full overhaul, Guitar OR is happy to help. Calgary guitar repair is our speciality. After all, Santa loves guitar.
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Fender Kingmans Restoration

This Fender Kingman came into our shop after having been stepped on. Needless to say the top was completely ruined, the braces had all come off and the sides where both split. A lot of people would say its not worth fixing, but sentimental value does in fact play a part in the decision.
It was the gentlemans fathers guitar, who had passed years before.
It was then that we decided to get this guitar back to it proper state. First we had to remove the top and replace the kerfing. Once that was completed, a new piece of spruce was joined to what was left of the existing top. From there we went and build new braces for the top. Then the entire guitar was refinished. After those jobs were complete, we were able reattach the bridge and neck and make all the necessary adjustments to get it playing its best.

After many hours of painstaking labour, we were very happy to return the guitar in full working order. Playing and sounding great for his family to enjoy for many years to come.

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Our Custom Guitar Builds

At Guitar OR we are proud to put out a small number of custom built guitars each year. Our latest build is a maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. This neck has been made to specs from a 1950’s import which should make for some fun playing. The body is mahogany in the style of Fender Jazzmaster. However other than the shape, it will be a hybrid of sorts with a Gibson style tailpiece, Ebony floating bridge and MJS custom pickups.

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Guitar OR @ Calgary Folk Festival.

Guitar OR has had the pleasure of teaming up with the Calgary Folk Festival for 7 consecutive years now. Together we are able to ensure that all the performers have access to a full line of adjustments and repairs for the entire event.

Calgarys climate is hard on instruments. Especially some that are coming from far off destinations with completely different humidity and temperature levels. This causes moderate to severe fluctuations in the wood of the instruments. We often see cracking, warping and finish issues. More moderate issues will be string height movement, fret and tuning issues, along with electrical problems.

We are on-site from start to finish each day, allowing us to help remedy these issues and keep the music coming. Some of the instruments are foreign, but fortunately share similarities with all stringed instruments. With a proper dose of time and skill, we are able to get the instruments playing and sounding as good as ever.

As fans of music ourselves, we are happy to play our role in keeping the Calgary Folk Festival going strong.

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Our Latest Custom Build: Sultan

 

Guitar O.R. has finished their latest build. This guitar offered a lot of challenges in that its anything but “standard.” It all starts with a high quality cut of Alder wood. This guitar was truely custom in that it was a Fender Telecaster style but commissioned to include a sustainer pickup, phase circuit; distortion circuit, and kill switch all build in.

Many hours were spent with trial runs of proper and effective placement of each addition to the electrical system, while maintaining all considerations to ensure top tonal response. This beauty was complemented with a maple/ rosewood neck, Hipshot tuners, Barenuckles pickups and nitro cellulose finish.

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