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Introducing the Fender Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster

In June of 1967 Jimi Hendrix took a plain white Stratocaster and using whatever he had with him, nail polish for example, decorated it for a show he was playing that night.  That Stratocaster later that night went up in flames as he finished playing Wild Thing.  This event launched him into superstar status and that guitar, charred and smashed later sold for over $300,000.  Fender has now recreated this guitar at a much more affordable price.  Introducing the new Fender Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster, available at your local Moeller or Willis location.  

Fender Brad Paisley Signature Telecaster

Brad Paisley Guitar

Coming very soon from Willis/Moeller Music is the Fender Brad Paisley Signature Tele.  Introduced at the Summer NAMM show this guitar should be arriving any day.  We had advanced notice of this launch and are one of the first in line.  Brad is one of the last of the guitar heroes.  He lives and breathes guitars and has one of the best tones on the planet.   I got to play it at the Fender Key Dealer Meeting in Scottsdale and I want one myself.  Plays great, looks great, sounds great, win, win ,win.  Did I mention it’s also affordable?  Unlike most signature guitars, Brad wanted this one to be accessible to his fans, not one locked away in a glass case.  Stop in your nearest Willis or Moeller store and check one out! 

  • Road Worn silver sparkle lacquer finish
  • Spruce top and back, paulownia center
  • Custom Brad Paisley neck shape – thick “V”
  • Paisley cowboy hat on headstock

 

New Teacher Alert!

We are very excited about our new teachers right now at our Kenwood location. We love the energy that a new teacher brings- and we can’t wait to see them in action.

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KJ Summerville

I come to Willis music as an experienced guitar instructor and performer. I was a guitar teacher at Buddy Rogers Music in Montgomery for almost 20 years. I won multiple Cammy Awards in Cincinnati as Best Instrumentalist. I have been performing with The Stagger Lee Band as lead guitar and vocalist in and around Cincinnati since 1994. I am dedicated to providing a positive learning experience tailored to the needs of the individual student.

“I’ve been taking acoustic guitar lessons from KJ for several years. I’m an older student (senior citizen now) and picked up the guitar later in life. KJ is an excellent instructor playing a wide range of styles. He helps me set realistic challenging goals for my playing. My lessons are a combination of learning covers and application of music theory and playing styles to songs I write. He not only takes the time to point out ways to improve my playing, but is very supportive reminding me of how much I’ve improved when I begin to get discouraged. I play much more confidently and have been willing to explore a much wider range of music and playing than I expected to. He is not only good at what he does, but he is good at designing lessons to meet your specific goals.” -Vince Bennett

Sign up with KJ today!


 

Brad Levine

I have been teaching for over 7 years and playing guitar for more than 30 years. I have written and recorded over 70 pieces, love to play and love teaching. My influences range from Bach to the Beatles. For beginners I like to start by using a beginner book, but will augment lessons with songs the student is interested in. After successfully completing a beginner book, we’ll focus on songs, practice exercises, and scales. I also like to help students with miscellaneous things related to the guitar: changing strings, choosing strings, choosing a guitar, writing and recording, etc. Being patient, encouraging and easy to understand have greatly contributed to my success as a teacher.

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Tele Me About It.

Tele Me Some History

During the period between 1932 and 1949, guitar makers were experimenting with the idea of a solid body electric guitar.  In 1950, Leo Fender crafted the Fender Telecaster, the guitar that put solid body electric guitars on the board.  From that point on, the Telecaster (often referred to as the “Tele”)  placed Fender above the rest in guitar production and creation.

Tele Me Some Facts

The Modern American Tele Deluxe is a force to be reckoned with.  With a solid body made from hand selected Alder wood, N3 Noiseless Pickups, and a 6-Saddled Chromed Brass Bridge, this guitar is a monster.  The hand selected wood gives players a higher quality tone, and is built to last.  With the N3 Noiseless Pickups, your Tele will contain a “snappy, bell-like chime” without the hum.  Locking Tuners help maintain perfect and precise tuning, along with, the 6-Saddled Bridge making the maintenance of intonation a breeze.

Tele Me How to Get One!

Not only do we carry these beautiful Teles, but we also are able to order you custom ones like the one in the video above!  Here at Willis Music, we value a great guitar, and our selection of Telecasters is second to none.  But, don’t just take my word for it.  Come in anytime at our Mall Road location and pick up a Tele.

Tele me how you like it!

Cody

How Eric Clapton’s Fender Strat Gets Made from bloomberg.com

Hey everyone,

Saw this video this morning and thought you’d enjoy it!  Thanks to the fine folks at bloomberg.com.  It guides you through the Fender factory and shows how Fender makes some of the finest, most desirable, American made guitars.  All available here at Moeller of Willis Music West Chester or online here!

 

 

How Eric Clapton’s Fender Strat Gets Made from bloomberg.com

Hey everyone,

Saw this video this morning and thought you’d enjoy it!  Thanks to the fine folks at bloomberg.com.  It guides you through the Fender factory and shows how Fender makes some of the finest, most desirable, American made guitars.  All available here at Moeller of Willis Music West Chester or online here!