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April 2016 Calendar of Events Lexington

Spring has arrived! Horses are about to begin galloping around race tracks, flowers & trees are blossoming, and it won’t be long before swimming pools open and school’s take their summer break!

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There is no break for us though! At Willis Music we thrive on serving YOU each and every day!

Here at the Lexington location we’ve recently made some changes. Our guitar department has taken a new shape, and the opportunity of jamming with your buddies is a must! We are now also Kentucky’s only dealer of the full line of Yamaha Acoustic & Digital Pianos! Our showroom is stocked full and more beautiful than ever. Come see for yourself!

Here are a few of the things we are excited about in Lexington this month:

  • Every Day! – Celebrate International Guitar Month with us and SAVE! Many of our guitars have already dropped in price! Get additional savings this month – it changes with each day of the week in April:
    • Mondays: Ibanez Electric Guitars are electrifying the sales floor this month. SAVE 10% and get a 10′ RHINO GUITAR CABLE for FREE!
    • Tuesday: Fender Telecasters on SALE! 10% OFF in-stock Tele’s! Plus get two free sets of D’Addario NYXL Strings!
    • Wednesday: Acoustic Guitars by Fender, Luna, Cordoba, Yamaha, and Seagull are 10% OFF!
    • Thursday: Bass Guitars are stocked full and begging for a new home! 10% OFF PLUS A FREE STAND!
    • Friday: Save an EXTRA 15% on all Scratch & Dent, Discontinued, and Used Guitars!
    • Saturday: Buy a Martin Guitar and get a FREE Strap & D’Addario Humiditrak System! Click here to learn more about this brand new product in 2016.
    • Sunday: Fender Stratocasters are 10% OFF this day each week of April! We will throw in a FREE GIG BAG TOO!guitar blog
  • Every Day! – It’s Jazz Appreciation Month so learn a new jazz tune or two this month! All Jazz Music is on SALE just for you! Get 15% off any in-stock jazz genre music book in April!
  • Every Thursday Evening – Group Guitar Classes meet 4-8pm with David McLean.
    • Buy a guitar in April and get free tuition for the summer group guitar class!
  • Saturday, April 16 -Our monthly open-mic experience called LEXINGTON LIVE is from 3-5pm.
  • Sunday, April 17 – Local music educator Kim Whitehead holds her Student Recital from 3-4:30pm.
  • Saturday, April 30 – Live Accordian Concert presented by the world renowned Tony Lovello at 3pm.
  • COMING SOON – You won’t want to miss our Yamaha Piano Open House Event! Date to be announced. This will be the biggest event ever at our store! Guest artists, food & drinks, clinicians, and much fanfare!

 

Check out the new Cordoba C12 at Kenwood

cordoba C12Finally the long awaited Cordoba Guitars C12, now at the Willis Music Kenwood store. 

 

The handmade Cordoba C12 is the latest addition to a great line of classical guitars made for Cordoba Guitars.

The C12 features the vintage elegance of a hand-inlaid mother-of-pearl rosette inspired by a 1920s Domingo Esteso design and a beautiful flame maple wedge on it’s solid Indian rosewood back.

Modern design elements also include a lattice braced top and raised fingerboard for easy playability when accessing the upper frets. The lattice bracing systems have become popular, largely as a result of John Williams patronage of Greg Smallman guitars. The lattice system employs a number of crossed struts, usually joined at intersections, to form a lattice.

This form of strutting is very stiff and can be made very light, which allows the top to be made significantly thinner than a traditionally braced guitar.

This can help to improve the efficiency of the instrument in generating sound, which can give the more volume. Lattice braced guitars also tend to have a distinctive tone (which is not to everyone’s taste). This is more a result of the lightness and stiffness of the top than the system of strutting itself.

The C12 features a solid European spruce, with solid Indian rosewood sides and back, black and gold tuning machines, ebony fingerboard and adjustable truss rod.

Come check it out at the Willis Music store in Kenwood. Make an appointment with Robert Falcon. Call 513-252-0445. 

 

 

 

Cordoba Guitars New GK Studio Negra at Kenwood Willis Music

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The GK Studio Negra. 

Based off  its sister model, the GK Studio, the Cordoba GK Studio Negra  features a solid European Spruce top but with Indian rosewood back and sides to bring out a deeper and robust tone.  The contrasting maple binding and black ebony tuners add to this guitars’ overall beauty. A Fishman Presys Blend pickup comes installed, making this guitar a perfect gigging instrument. The all natural mosaic inlaid rosette gives it a traditional flamenco look. To top off the Flamenco look the GK Studio Negra comes with a clear Spanish golpeador.  And the  50mm width nut and slim neck make it an easy guitar to play.

Come to the Willis Music Kenwood location to play the GK Studio Negra  as well as the GK Studio guitar. Ask for Robert Falcon; 513-252-0445.