Taylor Tuesday - Lindsey Buckingham (Taylor Artist)
Hello friends and welcome back to our Taylor Tuesday Blog series, where today we will be visiting an old friend from one of our other favorite brands here at Heartbreaker Guitars. We are covering a Taylor artist who was the inspiration for one of the greatest electric guitars ever built. We are, of course, talking about Lindsey Buckingham! Lindsey is the Fleetwood Mac guitar player that pioneered the use of Rick Turner's Model 1 electric guitar. Now this may leave you thinking, "Wow, Lindsey has great taste in guitars, so what type of acoustics does he play?", the answer to that question: one of the brands Lindsey Buckingham turns to for acoustic guitars is Taylor Guitars. Lindsey Buckingham Lindsey was...

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Hey friends! We here at Heartbreaker our really excited about some big changes and all sorts of exciting new things happening at Heartbreaker that will all be announced in the near future! With that in mind we want to remind all of our customers to keep an ear open and an eye on all of our social media outlets to for updates and announcements. On that note, one of our primary formats for getting you information and great content is our YouTube Channel. Not only do we do all of our competition, business, and sales announcement videos through this format, but we also have a HUGE library of videos on things like guitar demos, body shape comparisons, and other informative...

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Tonal Characteristics of Guitar Woods
How Wood Selection Defines a Guitar’s Sound The most basic component to the core sound of a guitar is the wood. Different types of wood have different resonant properties called “tonewoods,” which are critical in setting a base for a guitar’s “voice.” A guitar’s sound begins with the transfer of vibrations from its strings into the wood of the guitar: top, body, backs and sides, bridge saddles and fretboards. The wood used on all areas contribute to the sound, and of course these components can be of single- or multi-wood construction. This article will attempt to explain the tonal characteristics in woods most commonly used today. It should also be noted that woods of the same species but cut from...

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Hey friends, it's been a busy summer here at Heartbreaker with our 4th of July Sale, our Rick Turner Giveaway, and taking in a whole lot of great new guitars for you all to enjoy. We were blown away by the response to the Rick Turner Giveaway, and we loved the interactions and happy customers that got to Fall in Love through our 4th of July sale! We love helping people get great guitars, at great prices, and hope to be able to continue events like this in the future.  That is why Heartbreaker Guitars on Social Media! So how do you get involved and get the memo on when that guitar you've been eyeing on the site might go on...

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Rick Turner Model 1 Giveaway! -  The Results!
The Contest As many of you know, several months ago Heartbreaker Guitars had a pretty big announcement. We were going to give away a Rick Turner Model 1 Lindsey Buckingham. Just like that. A $6,000 guitar. We wanted to give it away. People thought we were crazy. They said, "Who would just give away a $6,000 guitar?" Well, we would. Here at Heartbreaker we stand by our motto as our mission statement. We want to help all of our customers Fall in Love with a guitar. So we decided to do a Rick Turner Model 1 Giveaway to help one lucky person Fall in Love! So we set up a raffle style competition were anyone could enter and could get extra...

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Rick Turner: The Maker of the Model 1
Rick Turner is a man who has been involved in the music industry for decades. Starting as a musician and music enthusiast on the East Coast, and eventually moving out West to build guitars, Rick's story is one where a (as he describes it) "espresso sipping, beret wearing, poetry reading, bongo playing pre-hippie" East Coast musician became an iconic West Coast Guitar builder. East Coast Origins Originally from Massachusetts, Rick decided in the mid 1960's that it was time to move to the Mecca of music at that time on the East coast. So, armed with a Martin D-28 he moved to New York in 1966. He immersed himself in the Greenwich Village culture. Rick was playing small-time gigs with...

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Rick Turner Guitars

Rick Turner has been building custom guitars for over 50 years.  Based in Santa Cruz, California the Rick Turner Guitars and Renaissance Guitar Company have be

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  Thats right folks, you heard it right! It's FREE. We at Heartbreaker Guitars  are giving away a new Rick Turner Model 1 Lindsey Buckingham this Summer to one lucky person.  Heartbreaker Guitars has been the #1 Dealer of Rick Turner Guitars 5 years running so we teamed up with Mr. Turner himself to build a special Model 1 to be given away as a way to saying thank you for all your support!  The first Rick Turner Model 1 was built in 1979 for one Lindsey Buckingham.  Lindsey was frustrated with Les Pauls and Strats so he asked Rick To come up with a guitar that had the best of both worlds:  The clarity of a Strat and the warmth...

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Heartbreaker Guitar is the #1 Rick Turner Dealer in the World folks!  Thats right we here at Heartbreaker Guitars have known Rick Turner since 1995 Where the owner of the store, Brendan ordered his first Model 1 guitar from Rick himself.  From that moment we (and Brendan) have been huge fans of Rick Turner Guitars.  Rick is a master luthier and an incredible innovator.  He has been building and restoring guitars for an astounding 53 years!!  Heartbreaker Guitars and Rick Turner Guitars have collaborated on several joint ventures including the Santa Cruz Series Model 1 , the RT50 Model 1 Limited, and the most recent... The Redwood Series. All of these limited edition guitars were built in small quantity, designed by both Rick Turner...

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Rick Turner

Rick Turner
Rick Turner is a living legend.  Building guitars for over 50 years Rick Turner has built and restored instruments for rock stars, musicians, touring pros and tone junkies alike.  His crowning legacy, the Model 1 Guitar has been used by artists such as John Mayer and Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac. Rick Turner Interview: The Model 1 "RT50" Rick Turner Interview: The Redwood Series Limited Model 1 Model 1LB Review: Music Radar Premier Guitar: Father of the Boutique Guitar Active Bass: Review of Renaissance Bass Interview: Rick Turner Santa Cruz Series Limited https://youtu.be/P9Uc2O75z5o https://youtu.be/3efDoxnnc-w https://youtu.be/MEXYBNCoiBM https://youtu.be/GI-5BqqJQ8o

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