Albert Lee and Huss & Dalton Guitars
At the young age of 8 or 9 years old, Albert Lee got a traditional introduction to the music world seated at a piano. He spent two years pushing for a passion, but his adolescent mind was stuck on the sound he’d heard played just a few doors down from his home. It was his best friend’s brother who brought the arch top guitar home from the militant Navy. A few dates later, Albert knew he’d found his true love.   Lee spotted his first guitar in a shop window while walking through the West end of London. With the three pickups, the tremelo and the shape of the guitar, he was certain he’d spotted a Fender. Once he’d made his way...

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McPherson Guitars - Replacing Tradition with Precision
We’ve reached an age where expectations fuel our lives. Throw a picture on social media that isn’t considered “normal” and one could start a civil war. “The way things are supposed to be” seems to keep a lot of people up in arms when their system is challenged, when their outline is changed or their way of life is altered. One could say McPherson Guitars is making an analogous impact on the guitar world, and they wouldn’t be wrong. What the McPherson family has done, however, is sacrificed traditional guitar building for precision luthiering and in doing so has created a very unique and high-end instrument. I’d like to tell you about a few of the things that sets McPherson apart...

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Richard Hoover and his Santa Cruz Guitar Company
It’s hard for me to figure out where to start with this write. I feel like I’ve just set out on a journey to find silver and come back with pockets full of bronze, silver and gold. The man I’ve been reading about and listening to for the last few hours has given me a plethora of information about Santa Cruz Guitars, but in doing so I’ve become one of hopefully many to learn how when the right inspiration reaches a brilliant mind, the story can become idolizing. Take a few minutes and let me tell you just a piece of what I now know about Richard Hoover and his Santa Cruz Guitar Company. “I’ve always been driven to create. Making...

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Taylor PS14ce Milagro Brazilian Rosewood
Taylor PS14ce in (Milagro) Brazilian Rosewood Many guitars are in competition for the “Best in Class” and the PS14ce is no exception. One way to push to the top of the list is to take a finely tuned instrument, give it a brand new bracing system, face it with an amazing master grade sinker redwood and finish it off with a one-of-a-kind Brazilian rosewood. Taylor has successfully accomplished “having your guitar and playing it too.” While the 914ce could cover an entire blog on it’s own, as much as it pains me to rush through any details of this instrument, I feel obligated to get to what makes this guitar truly special as quickly as humanly possible. On that note,...

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The PRS McCarty 594

The PRS McCarty 594
The Paul Reed Smith McCarty 594 Bringing the Vintage Sound into a Modern Instrument

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Taylor Guitars new V-Class Bracing
Taylor Guitars new V-Class Bracing: Eliminating the compromise between sustain and volume

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Taylor Tuesday - V-Class Bracing
Hello everyone and welcome back to another Taylor Tuesday Blog post where we discuss all things Taylor Guitars.  We have been selling Taylors for a while now, and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  It is our job to help you "Fall in Love" with a guitar, and when we have guitars like the ones we get from Taylor Guitar Co., that job becomes a lot easier.  Taylor has been on the cutting edge of innovation as a guitar company since their founding in 1974.  (Bob Taylor on the left, Kurt Listug on the right in 1985) Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug founded the company and have always tried their best to integrate the most modern tools, ideas, and techniques with...

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Huge New Larrivee Shipment!

Huge New Larrivee Shipment!
Hello everyone and welcome to another Heartbreaker Guitars blog post where we have some really exciting news for you!  We got in a large shipment of great instruments from our friends over at Larrivee, and man are we excited about them!  Larrivee makes truly incredible instruments at economically friendly prices. Heartbreaker Guitars has been dealing Larrivee Guitars for over 7 years and we are a preferred dealer of these excellent guitars. Our owner, Brendan Smyth, has always been a huge admirer of Larrivee Guitars and has always enjoyed our relationship with this legendary company.  Jean Larrivee has been making guitars since 1967 and that experience comes through in the production value of his guitars. You don't spend over 50 years...

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Taylor Tuesday - Taylor 414ce-R

Taylor Tuesday - Taylor 414ce-R
Hello everyone and welcome back to another Taylor Tuesday Blog post where we get to discuss the fantastic Taylor Guitars that we will help you "Fall in Love" with! From the people that play Taylors, to the ones who make them, and often the guitars themselves, we really believe that Taylor makes some of the best instruments on the planet. That is why when we get guitars like the one we are talking about today, we get really excited to tell you about them. The guitar we are discussing today is the: Taylor 414ce-R The Taylor 414ce-R is the sort of guitar that you can Fall in Love with without even trying. It brings playing the six-string back to it's...

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Santa Cruz Firefly Custom Redwood
Hello everyone and welcome to another Heartbreaker Guitars blog where we get to discuss the truly fantastic instruments that our luthiers create and that we get to sell. From fantastically built and engineered Lowdens, to the breathtaking tonal beasts that come out of the Rick Turner shop in Santa Cruz, and everything in between. We really believe in the guitars we sell, and we love helping you "Fall in Love" with them!  Today we have a really special guitar from Santa Cruz Guitar Co. and we can't wait to dive right into it! The guitar is the... Santa Cruz Firefly Custom Redwood So this is it. The Firefly in the flesh... or wood... or whatever! It's HERE! The Firefly from...

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