Christmas came early for us this year at the Shed! Last week our friend, Tyler Petito (founder of Acorn Amplifiers) hand delivered a prototype of a new amp they are working on. Many of our students have Acorn Amplifiers stickers on their guitar cases, but what they might not know is that they are one of the premier amp builders in the country. They are located in nearby East Atlanta Village and also repair all of our amps here at the Shed.
As you can see, this amp is a beauty! The woodwork, grill cloth and logo make for a unique vintage vibe. With an open back design, this amp has plenty of space to fill up your room with soaring, tube amp tones. Look a little closer and you’ll see a penny embedded in the upper right corner of the amp from the year 2016 (the year the amp was made). Personal touches like this are what sets Tyler and co. apart. The vintage design is matched by classic tube amp tones that break up right where you want them to. We can’t stop playing this amp, and hope you enjoy playing it during your lessons here at the Shed as much as we do. This Acorn may be young, but it is maturing nicely.
Looking to purchase an affordable keyboard for a beginner? This is a guest post is from our piano teacher Christopher Case that will be able to point you in the right direction…
“I have done a lot of looking and I really like the Williams keyboards as far as sound and functionality goes. They are a little pricier, but solid and without a lot of the flashy bells and whistles that most beginners don’t need. Just a solid piano style keyboard”
Williams Legato Digital Piano ($199)
“The Yamahas are a reliable option as well. The used ones on here are slightly cheaper. These are known to sound good and be durable, and they tack on some extra sounds and drumbeat type things.”
Yamaha YPG-235 ($199)
“This Casio might also be a good choice if you want to keep it under $150, although I do think the lack of keys would be an issue. Still plenty to get you started without breaking the bank.”
Casio CTK2400 ($117.95)
We are gearing up for our Winter Recital on December 18 at the Red Light Cafe. The recital will begin at 6 pm with our younger students going on stage first. We are very excited for our most diverse recital to date, with the addition of our violin students and performances from the Guitar Ensemble and Adult Band!
This is a busy time of year so we are going to have an open rehearsal at Guitar Shed on December 11 at 6 pm. “Open” meaning that attendance is not required and we won’t have set times for each student to rehearse. However, there will be PIZZA! You are all invited to attend the rehearsal and recital (even if you are not performing).
Click here to RSVP to the Winter Recital
Looking forward to a great night full of music and holiday cheer! Stay tuned!