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Frank #@$! September 27 2016

Happy to say we now will have Frank Magazine available for purchase here in the shop. Though it isn't really a musical magazine, it's awesome and is published by one of our local musicians! A new edition comes in every two weeks.

It's Marvest Time! September 15 2016

Please join us in the shop Saturday,Sept. 17th!  1:45pm The Rifle and the Writer, a great sounding duo with a "pedal steel guitar"! listen. 3:50  Tony Turner, well known Ottawa singer songwriter.  listen    

Hot Sauce to help ORC4G! June 26 2015

We've just received a new case of Ottawa Rock Camp for Girls Hot Sauce.   In case you aren't familiar with this organization, they are a dedicated group of women who hold an annual camp in the fall for girls 13-17 to hone their musical skills. Here are a couple of pictures and you can check out their website at ORC4G  Locally made with wonderful ingredients by the folks at Meow!...

55 Years THANK YOU!!!!! March 31 2015

April 1st, 2015 marks the 55th anniversary for the shop here at 695 Bank St. If you're in the area please stop in for cake on Wednesday to help us celebrate. We also invite you to share your Metro stories/memories on our Facebook page here (family friendly please!).    

A sad day for Blackhawk and friends November 18 2014

We have learned of the passing of Shirley Bittner, the wonderful photographer who especially loved dogs and horses! Shirley would occasionally come for a visit in the shop with Blackhawk. He loved her attention and was a very willing subject for her constantly clicking camera. She graciously sent us her pictures and allowed us to post her work on our website and in social media. Rest in peace Shirley!  ...

Basement treasures and early close this Saturday! July 22 2014

Please note that we'll be closing early this Saturday, July 26th, at 1pm.Found a bunch of cool banjo parts, some well worn drum cases (still usefull) and an old Dynacord Echocord Mini that would likely provide some useful parts to an electronics whiz......some plickett kits and an old Kent mic that still works!

Guitars + Football = New Hours July 12 2014

We're very excited to have our new football team "The Ottawa RedBlacks"! In fact we're so excited we're going to change our hours (just a little bit) so we can cheer them on from the new stadium. We will be closing the shop on Fridays at 6pm from now on. Wednesdays we'll stay a little later.   Tuesday 10 - 6 Wednesday 10 - 7 Thursday 10 - 7 Friday...

Summertime Guitar Fun! June 23 2014

Along with all the festivals and community events going on this summer there are a couple of really cool projects that have caught my attention!   This Sunday, June 29th, The Ottawa Guitar Show will be held at the Glebe Community Centre. This is a great opportunity to meet all the amazing luthiers that are in our area and see their work. For further info click here    The Acoustic...

More Bear Claw Spruce & 'B' Stock April 09 2014

This beauty has just come in along with a couple of other 'B' Stock models. These are great value, even more savings than with SF (factory second) and still they come with a full warranty. This shipment is mostly Seagull Maritime SWS guitars, solid spruce & mahogany a wonderful combination of woods! It looks like spring is finally here. Blackhawk & I saw the first snowdrops of the season this...

Stunning Bear Claw Spruce! March 08 2014

This is one of the most beautiful spruce tops we have ever seen here at the shop. With apologies for the photo work that is obviously amateur (Dan took the pic!) it's a Seagull Walnut 6 String with an Fishman Isys installed. Details are here  

First Peak at the new S6 Mahogany Deluxe February 13 2014

Wow, nice combination: solid top, laminate back and sides, all in Mahogany. Built in Fishman pick up with sound hole mounted volume and tone controls and a battery located where it can easily be changed when needed. Great value again from our friends at Seagull. Made in Canada!  

Weekend to do list! November 22 2013

check humidifiers....you do have them going now.... stop in at Metro for needed supplies and maybe try a guitar or two..... Check out this video just released by our friend/customer Laurie Sweig......the tune was recorded with Brad Campbell who you will hear singing bg's and harmony and playing some great guitar. Lance is one of Blackhawks buddies! http://vimeo.com/79622026 Tune in to the 101st Grey Cup (we may close up a...
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