Tag Archives: Al Petteway

A Great Weekend in Memphis

Dream Guitars at the 2015 Memphis Acoustic Guitar Festival View All Interviews and Performances from the Show The 2015 Memphis Acoustic Guitar Festival was great fun. I always look forward to the custom guitar shows as it affords me a chance to catch up with the many luthiers I am honored to call friends and… Read more »

Hot news from Tippin Guitars: New model, the Forte,and two new Al Petteway Signature Models coming down the pike

Dream Guitars is proud to bring you some exciting news from Tippin Guitars including a brand new model and incoming DG inventory!! Bill Tippin’s New Forte Model First off, Bill Tippin introduced his newest creation, the Tippin Forte, at the recent Healdsburg Guitar Festival in California. This is a new model from him and is… Read more »

Let Al Petteway teach you how to play “Tennessee Mountain Rag,” featured on the “Dream Guitars, Vol. 1” CD and in the book of tab

A while back, guitar great Al Petteway sat in front of the camera at our showroom in Weaverville, North Carolina, just outside of Asheville, and gave us all a lesson on how to play his own composition, “Tennessee Mountain Rag,” which is included on the “Dream Guitars, Volume 1, The Golden Age of Luthiers” CD… Read more »

Learn to Play Our Theme Song,’The Crossing,’ from Al Petteway

Here at Dream Guitars, we discovered early on that one element of selling world-class guitars online was missing for our online customers: the sound. We then became perhaps the first online dealer of guitars to offer sound samples by recording every guitar we have in stock, played by any number of our favorite friends. In… Read more »

Paul’s Pick: 1944 Martin D-18 (previously owned by David Grisman)

This amazing 1944 Martin D-18 comes to us from legendary musician David Grisman. David told us it had a sweet voice and great power, and he was right. We all love this guitar here at the shop. It is super lightweight and has a very woody voice with powerful trebles that are full and rich. The bass makes the… Read more »

Paul’s Pick: Matsuda M1 w/ low D extension

“I saw this guitar when Michi debuted it and we are delighted to have a chance to offer it to our clients. Everything about this Matsuda guitar is an expression of art and music. The low extension and capo work very simply and allow for instant access to creativity. Beside the obvious move to Low… Read more »

DOUG YOUNG GUITAR LESSONS – AMAZING GRACE – now with tablature

Recently Doug Young dropped by Dream Guitars and taught this great 3 part guitar lesson on arranging Amazing Grace for fingerstyle guitar. To follow along with the tablature, please click here. From Doug’s website: Doug Young is a fingerstyle instrumental guitarist based in the San Francisco South Bay area. An active perfomer in the local… Read more »

McCONNELL GUITARS – New 15″ model

One of our favorite builders is the brilliant Jordan McConnell from Winnipeg, Canada. His guitars are impeccably crafted, and they offer stunning design and rich, articulate tones. Recently, Jordan informed us that he has developed a new model with the following dimensions. Length: 19.5″ Lower bout: 15″ Upper bout: 11.25″ Standard scale length 25.25″ In… Read more »

STEVE JAMES at DREAM GUITARS

Steve James is a well known name among devotees of contemporary acoustic folk and blues; this notoriety based on numerous critically acclaimed recordings, a tireless international tour schedule and a sheaf of published work including articles, instruction books and videos. His instrumental versatility (on guitar, slide guitar, mandolin, guitar-banjo) also makes him a favorite at… Read more »

NEW AL PETTEWAY GUITAR LESSON – Tennessee Mountain Rag

Everyone knows that Al Petteway is an extremely fine guitarist, but what you may not know is that he is also an excellent guitar teacher. In this video Al instructs how to play  his  original tune “Tennessee Mountain Rag”. If you live in the greater Asheville area or just visiting, Al is available for one-on-one… Read more »

Friends of DG — CHARLES MOKOTOFF

Dream Guitars was recently honored when classical guitarist extraordinaire, Charles Mokotoff, visited  our showroom and auditioned our wonderful collection of new and vintage classical guitars. We were immediately seized by Charle’s command of the instrument, as he treated us to  an impromptu overview of his current repertoire. Because we are a premier acoustic guitar shop,… Read more »

KATHY WINGERT — THE DG INTERVIEW!!!

Kathy Wingert is an artist that has complete control of her medium. I met her for the first time at the most recent guitar festival in Ft. Lauderdale, at the Hard Rock. Her displays are hugely popular at guitar shows — the lines of her instruments are so elegant, the voices of her guitars are so… Read more »

SCOTT WALKER CUSTOM TWINS!!! THEY’RE HERE!!! (SOLD)

I warn you, if you haven’t seen these guitars already, you may want to sit down. These two Scott Walker Custom Twins are the very same instruments that were the hit of the recent NAMM Show in Anneheim, CA. Crowds gathered around to see the intricate sculpting, deep quilting and exceptional details that only Scott… Read more »

DREAM GUITARS EXPANDED NEW CLASSICAL GUITAR SELECTION!!!

A few weeks ago, Paul received a call from a gentleman he’d never spoken to before. Like many conversations with Paul, this one ranged from guitars and motorcycles, fast cars, and the finer things in life. The callers name was John, and within a few minutes he and Paul discovered that they had many things… Read more »

ARTINGER CUSTOM GUITARS: COMING TO DREAM GUITARS!!!

The first time I spoke with Matt Artinger, I was blown away by his enthusiasm for designing and building exceptional guitars. Matt has an aura of “creative genius” all around him, and that energy is transferred in every single instrument he builds. Every Artinger Guitar is a great guitar — mediocrity is not in Matt’s… Read more »

MICHAEL KELLER — THE DG INTERVIEW

Clearly, luthiery requires a diverse set of finely honed skills, but it also requires a deep aesthetic understanding. Do you consider yourself more of an artist or a craftsman? I definitely consider myself a craftsman with a very strong artistic sense. I had always been fond of arts of all kinds — decorative, interpretive, pre-modern,… Read more »

INCOMING OSTHOFF 000-12C

This gorgeous new John Osthoff 000-12C is headed toward the Dream Guitars showroom. A stunning guitar with gorgeous African Blackwood back and sides! Give us a call to find out how this exceptional instrument can be yours!

INTERVIEW WITH BRIAN BOGGS — THE GUITAR CHAIR!!!

Brian Boggs is one of the most highly respected furniture makers in America. Known for his creative passion and attention to detail, Brian now brings his considerable talents to the world of music, giving us the ultimate Guitar Chair! As soon as I sat in the Guitar Chair I noticed an immediate improvement in my… Read more »

HUMPHREY AMPLIFIERS – AN INTERVIEW WITH GERRY HUMPHREY

Click here for the review in Acoustic Guitar magazine. This week’s interview is with Gerry Humphrey of Humphrey Amplifiers. Mr. Humphrey’s amps recently made their debut at Dream Guitars. In a world of solid state acoustic guitar amps, the Humphrey Espresso really stands out. Beneath the beautiful hand crafted wooden cabinet beats the heart of… Read more »

PAUL REED SMITH PRIVATE STOCK!

COMING SOON! PRS PRIVATE STOCK SC HBI w/ PIEZO – BRONZE!!! Check out the specs and give us a call to find out how this gorgeous guitar can be yours!!!! PS# 2956- SC HBI w/ Piezo– Bronze – 1pc Blistered maple top – Korina back – Mahogany neck – Cocobolo fingerboard, veneer and truss rod… Read more »

VEILLETTE “TERZILLA” – VEILLETTE GUITARS

Leave it to the brilliant mind of Joe Veillette to come up with something this original! What do you get when you take a traditional 6-string Terz and double the courses like the Veillette Gryphon, or a mandolin? You get a 12-string unison Terz. After hearing its huge sound, Joe and Company began calling it… Read more »

ABOUT DREAM GUITARS

As we launch our new website — we thought it was a great time to introduce ourselves to guests who may be visiting Dream Guitars for the first time. And for our old friends, we’d like to remind you of the many reasons we believe Dream Guitars should be your number one destination for custom,… Read more »

ASHEVILLE: A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT!

When visiting the Dream Guitars showroom, you’ll want to take full advantage of all the great opportunities that the Western North Carolina area provides. No matter what you like, Asheville has something for you. Click here to launch video! Frommer’s named Asheville a must-see destination, and it’s easy to see why. The mountains are ideal… Read more »

AN INTERVIEW WITH BILL TIPPIN

If there is one thing I have learned for sure while working in the world of custom guitars it is this; everyone loves Bill Tippin. I don’t just mean they love his guitars, (how could you not) — I mean that they love the man himself too. Always quick with a funny anecdote, Bill has… Read more »

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All the instruments are high quality and Paul is extremely knowledgeable about each and every one in the store.

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