Custom Electric Guitars

Feature Manufacturer – Strictly 7 Guitars Feature Manufacturer – Strictly 7 Guitars

Strictly 7 is by far one of the premier 6, 7, and 8 string guitar manufacturers on the market today. The quality, fit and finish of these amazing 100% American made guitars is absolutely amazing. These guitars are fully customizable and offer a lot of great options. Finally, a maker of fine custom electric guitars that are affordable, durable, and play like they were made for the God of Guitars. Many great players who all voiced the same aggravations with their guitar choices, specifically buying a guitar that would immediately need pickups, fret work, set-up and intonation right out of the box. Other major concerns were the need to have the nut re-cut to fit their gauge of stings, or–worse yet–finish flaws in a guitar they had waited 16 months to receive! The endless list of problems players have been forced to live with seemed unreasonable and entirely correctable. Strictly 7 Guitars  offers “production” models that make other custom shops weep, and their custom shop guitars can fulfill every players dream. They start with the best components available, pay attention to detail, and maintain unyielding quality control before the instrument leaves their shop. So, if you’re looking for the best, check out Strictly 7 Guitars Today!  Read More →

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While custom electric guitar construction has many variations, in terms of the materials used for the body, the shape of the body, and the configuration of the neck, bridge, and pickups, there are features which are found in almost every electric guitar. The basic parts of an electric guitar are usually quite consistant. You usually have a headstock, a neck and truss rod, fretboard and frets, body, 1 or more magnetic pickups, a bridge (fixed or spring loaded), the control knobs and input jack.  Read More →

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Guitar Accessories

Cool Guitar Straps Cool Guitar Straps

Hello and welcome! I am so pleased you’ve stopped by my studio. I hope you enjoy my guitar straps! Terri I began making custom hand made guitar straps in 1998 when my then-14-year-old son asked me to decorate his first Ernie Ball strap. Over the years I have learned how to tailor my needlework to my patrons’ musical styles and artistic tastes. I have learned from musicians that wider straps are more comfortable and a slick fabric liner lets the guitar move without bunching up shirts. So, all my straps are 3 inches wide and all are lined on the back with rich, substantial satin or other slick fabric. I’ve also learned that the optimum length for a guitar strap to accommodate all kinds of guitar body configurations and construction is 6 feet, so all my straps adjust to 6 feet in length. I never use a sewing machine. All the stitching and assembly are done by hand, right down to the leather button tabs. I use only top quality leather for my tabs, usually but not always suede, and assemble them using professional strength tanner’s glue and a heavy waxed thread designed specifically for sewing leather. There is nothing more important to me than that my straps are unique, durable, and affordable. I have made straps for big-name artists, not-so-big-name artists, and brand new, just-starting-out artists. All of you are special to me. I respect the courage it takes to put yourself out there and hope people like what they hear. My small contribution is to enhance your stage presence and confidence. If you are on Myspace, I would be delighted if you sent me a friend request at Please also take a moment to visit my blog by clicking the Artisan Blog tab above where I tell you exactly, from beginning to end, how your strap is made and just discuss music-related topics and life in general. If you need to contact me, my email is and my studio phone number is 813-949-9269. Thanks! Terri  Read More →

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Guitar Parts

Elderly Instruments Elderly Instruments

  Why Shop at Elderly Instruments? We’re a real music store, since 1972: No basement-run Internet shop, no warehouse with a computer terminal, just a real store with real people (most of whom are musicians) here to help you in any way we can. Our instruments are displayed between other instruments, not between the vacuum cleaners and the microwave ovens. Come in and play any of our instruments. You don’t have to ask permission, and whether you’re buying or just dreaming, it’s fun. Or if you can’t make it in, we can play the instrument for you over the phone. Competitive pricing: We work hard to bring you the lowest price we can. Compare-we think you’ll find our prices are fair and that they stand up to the competition. One-stop shopping: Stringed instruments, accessories, books, CDs, instrument parts, repairs, and much, much more. We sell everything you need to learn an instrument or to improve your musical skills. Thousands of instruments in stock: More guitars. More banjos and mandolins. We have the instrument (or the amp or the effect, etc.) new or used – that is right for you, including many built by individual craftsmen that other stores just don’t carry. We ship faster than ever: We’re shipping over 95% of our orders within 24 business hours. And for many of our orders, we’re shipping same day. We also offer some enhanced shipping options that will further minimize your wait – all so you can enjoy your purchase as soon as possible. Ready-to-play instruments: Our repair staff inspects and sets up every new instrument we sell so that you get the best playing and sounding instrument possible. Fresh-out-of-the box is not necessarily a good thing for an instrument, we make sure it’s right or it goes back in the box and back to the factory. Experienced repair shop: Our staff of 10 repair people has over 150 combined years of experience. No repair is too big or too small. We are a factory authorized repair/service center for many of the stringed instruments we carry. We know our stuff, inside and out. We accept trade-ins: Whether you’re upgrading, changing instruments or simply building your collection, we can help. You can trade in your instrument, consign it for sale, or we could buy it from you. We also stock hundreds of used and vintage instruments: Our practice of accepting trade-ins as well as consigning and buying instruments gives us a steady stream of used/vintage instruments to offer for sale. Many are set-up and repaired as necessary by our repair shop, while some are offered “as-is”, requiring as little as re-stringing and minor set-up. Those instruments requiring more extensive repairs can be great projects for the “do-it-yourself” enthusiast.   We have the answers: We play what we sell. We teach what we sell. Like you, we’re musicians and we care about instruments and the people who play them. We care about you, and we care about music.  Read More →

Guitar Parts

  At, Our goal is to make it easier for you to find the best deal on the net!  When shopping with us, we provide all upfront costs to you without the need of creating an account, having to contact someone, or entering a checkout process to see our shipping charges. We always do our best to meet or beat any competitor’s total price on all of the items we offer on our web site.  If you find a lower price online simply use the “PRICE MATCH” link in the items description page and provide us with: The lower price you found The web site you found this price Your name Your email address We highly encourage you to look at the total purchase price when price comparing different online stores.  What does this mean? Total Purchase Price = Item Price + Shipping and Handling – Coupons or Discounts Many online merchants price items at rock bottom low prices and hide the total cost of purchasing an item with high shipping and handling fees.  Many keep this information hidden until you signup for an account, or are near the end of the checkout process.  In doing this, these merchants are baiting you with what appears to be a good deal, where in reality you may end up paying much more than you would with a merchant that doesn’t follow this potentially deceptive practice.  This practice makes it difficult for customers to make a fair, informed buying decision.  When responding to your price match request, we will look at the total purchase price of a competitor in comparison to us when making our offer.   Read More →

Pick Ups Pick Ups

Motor City Pickups is located in the heart of Detroit City, specializing in custom made, scatter-wound pickups. We offer Humbuckers, P90’s, and Single Coil pickups in four individual styles.  Read More →

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