Guitar Rodeo Blog

  • Santa Cruz Finger Style

    The Podium took in a Finger Style last week from our pals at Santa Cruz Guitars. We always try to get these as someone is always trying to find one. This particular FS is one of, or possibly the, best one(s) we have had come through the shop. The work is flawless of course. The [...]

    This post was posted on September 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

  • The Podium

    We are the high point of chaos here, getting up to speed on being The Podium. Taylor guitars has changed the direction for their on-line business and Guitar Rodeo is not included in the new plan. This gives us the freedom to become The Podium without sanction or hindrance. We are focusing on the small [...]

    This post was posted on July 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

  • The Podium joins Guitar Rodeo

    "The Podium lives! The Podium will continue to serve the premium acoustic guitar community and move it's location the existing Guitar Rodeo Company storefront. Effective July 1, The Podium will be found at 4151 Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis. All of our phone and internet contact information remains the same, as does our selection of fine [...]

    This post was posted on June 18, 2013 in Uncategorized, in Guitars, in News

  • Banjo Chronicles

    In the late 1970's, I was recruited by Ted Unseth, the leader of The Wolverines Classic Jazz Orchestra, for the position of rhythm banjo and guitarist. My main qualification was the fact I owned a banjo. No matter that it was a 5-string banjo (typically, either a tenor or plectrum banjo would be used for this type [...]

    This post was posted on April 9, 2013 in Uncategorized, in Guitars, in News

  • 2013 Spring Limited Models

    2013 Taylor Limited Edition models announced. Call us for further specifications, pricing, and pre-orders. Those who pre-order the Spring Limiteds and K28e First Edition guitars first will be guaranteed a guitar as well as first pick of those we receive.
    Information from Taylor:
    Ebony/European Spruce 600 Series

    Each set of sapwood-rich African ebony selected for the 600 Series LTDs [...]

    This post was posted on April 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

  • Performance chops

    Being the lead or solo performer requires good performance skills. Being a good side man (person) does not necessarily mean you have to have good performance skills but you do have to have basic stage presence. From the standpoint of personal evolution as it pertains to your music skills, any type of performance experience will [...]

    This post was posted on March 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

  • The Incredible 12-Fret

    We have had a lot of 12-fret Taylor guitars through here last year and they are proving popular in 2013 too. With the short scale neck meeting the body at the 12th instead of 14th fret, the guitar is really easy to hold and play. The bridge gets moved toward the center of the face of the [...]

    This post was posted on January 18, 2013 in Uncategorized, in Guitars, in News

  • Cold Weather Guitar Shipping

    Have you ever worried about buying a guitar online because of the weather conditions that it may be exposed to on the way to your doorstep? Here are a few pointers to guide you through ordering a guitar in the winter.

    Be familiar with the finish on the guitar you order. Taylor guitars have an extremely durable [...]

    This post was posted on November 29, 2012 in Guitars and was tagged with Taylor Guitars, Carmel Guitars, Santa Cruz Guitars, Shipping

  • Black Friday

    We are going to have some unique opportunities to save on Taylor guitars this Friday. Mum is the word until that day. Call or email us to find out what incentives are in place for the day. Friday only.

    This post was posted on November 21, 2012 in Uncategorized, in Guitars, in News

  • Road Show Stash is Here

    Our Road Show was a success by any measure. The guitars that Taylor brought in are still here for another week. We have special pricing on these but you will need to call or email to get the particulars. If you email, please give us the serial number and the model number so we can sound like [...]

    This post was posted on October 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

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