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MSL & Martin Guitars

Finally! When we opened our online doors 5 years ago we dreamed of carrying the world’s most prestigious guitars. When it comes to acoustic guitars, we had one name in mind in particular : MARTIN. We’ve been slowly adding Martins to our inventory since a meeting at NAMM 2015 put us in business together. Music Store Live is proud to …

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Paul Reed Smith Celebrates 30 Years

If you go to prsguitars.com, you’ll be greeted by a photo of a young, strapping Paul Reed Smith circa 1985. It’s up because they’re celebrating down there in Maryland: 2015 marks the 30th anniversary of Paul Reed Smith Guitars. To commemorate the event, a line of limited run Custom 24’s will be released, and not just core models. You’ll be …

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Derek Trucks & Warren Haynes Interview

The Allman Brothers Band played their last show on October 28th, 2014. Of course we’re sad to see them go, but we’re grateful for all the music they’ve made through the years. Here’s a clip from an interview that Bob Wagner did with Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks not too long ago. Some highlights: Derek on success: “I remember the …

The Myth of the Evil Fourth

I’ve been playing guitar for quite some time, but I only started singing about two years ago when I was offered a weekly gig directing a choir. As I practiced and struggled and practiced more, I noticed a strange trend: Whenever I tried to sing a major scale, the fourth degree always came out sharp. All of the other notes …

Don’t Fret It: Popular Fretboard Woods

With more and more custom orders coming in, we often get questions about choosing wood types for fretboards. Let’s look at the three most common options and what they have to offer. Ebony Known for its bright tonality, ebony is an extremely dense wood. The tight wood grains do not require a finish, and many players enjoy the fast, slick …

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1938 Martin D-18 : The Golden Era of Guitar Making

If I had to choose one guitar for the rest of my life, it would be the 1938 Martin D-18 that we have in the shop right now. From the moment I picked up this guitar, I was totally enchanted by the sound. I could use terms like warm and rich, but what this guitar did was bring me closer …

PRS Core Solid Body Electric Guitars

PRS guitars are known for their amazing looks, inspiring tone, and innovative design. Even with our generous Free Return Shipping policy, we see very few returns on PRS guitars, which tells us that customers are completely satisfied. If you’re interested in buying a PRS solid body guitar but don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s …

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Reverb Pedal Roundup

Let’s face it, some of us just NEED REVERB AND WE REFUSE TO LIVE IN A WORLD WITHOUT IT !!! Excuse me… sorry about that but you know how it is. Right? As I was saying, we all know that sometimes you fall in love with an amp despite the fact that it has undesirable or worse yet, no reverb …