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Tony McManus clinic – Part 10

Tony McManus – Part 9 – PRS SE A-10 demo

Here is our ninth installment of videos presenting the great Tony McManus, a PRS Guitars signature endorser.

John Mann’s Guitar Vault was honored to host our first acoustic guitar clinic featuring Tony and PRS Guitars. The night was filled with world class music as well as insightful conversation from a master of the acoustic guitar. The date was Oct 22, 2015.

In this segment, Tony talks a demos a PRS SE A10 acoustic, has some fun with “Stairway to Heaven” and plays yet another beautiful tune.

The sound system was a Mackie PA head, JBL speakers. His guitar was plugged in direct thru a Fishman Aura Spectrum Pre-amp/DI and doubled with a near field condenser mic. The only effects used was a tad of reverb on the PA head. The video was recorded live with a Sony video cam by Joe Marino.

How to make your guitar into a tone monster

Well it’s time to bring it to the “Guitar Doctor” –  John Mann. We have the knowledge and the experience to take your guitar to the next level. We can make it sing… we can make it play better and more easily… we can make it a tone monster!

Call me for an appointment or stop by the shop to discuss your project.

Check out  this quick video (done with my cell phone) of a very satisfied customer…

Bob Marsh testing out his guitar that we worked on for him. I think he loves it!

It’a a “lawsuit” Greco Les Paul that he had us replace the pickups and electronics that came from another Greco, that had holy grail pups in it. Also did a fret level and dress, setup, intonation and  treble bleed mod and for good measure… we  sprinkled some of our favorite fairy dust on it. Now this baby has some mojo !!!

I think you will agree we turned a sleeper into a monster tone machine!
Kudos to Tom Keating who performed all the work.

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Professional Guitar Repair – done right

Here is an example of why you want your guitar worked by a professional  – that’d be me  😉

Recently, a customer brought in a PRS Singlecut guitar to repair a repair. He had the pickups swapped out with a set that was designed to be coil tapped… except that they didn’t function in the split mode. After opening this guitar up to check out what was the issue, I discovered this… bad soldering joints… incorrect wiring… incomplete grounding… It probably took me longer to figure out what had been done and how correctly go about fixing it, then to actually do it! What a mess!!! The sad part is that it cost twice as much to fix someone else’s butcher / hack job than it would have if he brought to me in the first place. Just sayin… John Mann’s Guitar Vault  –  World Class Sales & Service of Guitars, Amps, Effects, Parts & Accessories