Our Favourite Supplliers
Guitars & Things
Rob, Debbie and Rick Buitenhuis run one of the friendliest guitar shops we’ve ever found. They service and repair guitars of all kinds (this is where we take our instruments!). Guitars and Things stock a wide range of acoustic guitars, electric guitars, basses, amps and accessories, and is an authorised dealer and repairer for Maton Guitars and Ernie Ball Music Man Guitars.
Maton is a wholly Australian-owned, family business making world class acoustic and electric guitars. The company has been making instruments for over 60 year. Maton acoustic guitars in particular are known for their stunning sound. Most standard models are made primarily from Australian timbers. Maton guitars are used by many of Australia’s greatest musicians (Tommy Emmanuel, Neil Finn, John Butler, Smokin’ Joe Robinson, Beeb Birtles, Lee Kernaghan and many others). Maton also offer a custom shop service: you are able to specify every detail of your new guitar from timber type to fingerboard inlays, and even select the actual pieces timber to be used. The guitar is then hand-made by Maton’s brilliant head luthier, Andy Allen.
There are some great guitar manufacturers out there, but Ernie Ball Music Man guitars are as good as it gets when it comes to electric guitars. In terms of playability, they leave many other brands well behind. Music Man guitars and basses are used and endorsed by some of the greatest musicians in the world (John Petrucci, Steve Lukather, Albert Lee, Steve Morse, Tony Levin, Dave LaRue, John Fogerty and many others).
Transcribe! by Seventh String is the best transcription tool available. Not only does it allow you to play back of music at different speeds, it offers control of EQ, phase and tuning, provides note and chord guessing, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Our transcription work would be a lot tougher if we had to rely on other playback tools!
Sheet Music Digital.com
Sheet Music Digital contains a huge library of licensed sheet music (120,000+ titles) that you can download for just a few dollars each. Before paying hundreds of dollars to have a song transcribed, why not check here first to see if the song you want has already been published?!