Tag Archives: Paul Heumiller

Restoring Faith In A Holy Grail Guitar

With vintage instruments, there’s simply no telling what patches and pokery you’re going to find under the hood. Good news! Dream Guitars is well-acquainted with those surprises, and we know just what to do when they crop up. Recently, a client and collector came to DG with several obscenely rare Martins, among them a 1930… Read more »

Guitar nails, yes you can go to the salon…

Gel nails look very natural, they are clear and just a bit shinier than your normal nail. I typically get nice comments on them when folks notice them and it’s a great conversation starter. Last night I was sitting in the salon getting my nails done when I realized I should do an article as… 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 »

Exclusive Opportunity! Reserve this Stunning, Custom Grit Laskin Guitar, inspired by Dream Guitars, Today!

This is exciting stuff, folks. We all know that Grit Laskin is one of the finest luthiers around and is widely considered as a master of inlay work. Today, Dream Guitars announces that he is working on a custom guitar that we have made available for reservation with delivery expected in December. Our own Paul… Read more »

The One About the Time When Tony McManus and Dream Guitars Made an Award-Winning Album

In many ways, Dream Guitars is not just about buying and selling amazing stringed instruments. Sometimes, we help make music. In fact, we feel that the Tony McManus album, “The Maker’s Mark: The Dream Guitars Sessions,” may have been our finest moment. Here’s how it all went down… A few years ago, Dream Guitars’ top… Read more »

Buy a Composite Acoustics Guitar From Us and Get a $50 Dream Guitars Gift Card!

This is great stuff. Dream Guitars is a proud dealer of Composite Acoustics guitars, seen by many as superb travel guitars that require little maintenance or worry. They have been described as “virtually indestructible” because of the carbon fiber construction. They can handle heat, cold, life in the closet and will emerge ready to play.… Read more »

Dream Guitars’ Paul Heumiller Talks About McConnell Guitars… and Plays His Custom McConnell, Too!

Our own Paul Heumiller recently sat down in front of the cameras to talk about one of Dream Guitars’ favorite builders, Jordan McConnell of McConnell Guitars (and the Grammy-award winning band, The Duhks) for a video interview.  You see, Paul is not only has a savvy eye when it comes to great luthiers and their… Read more »

Singer-songwriter Danny Ellis sits down with his student, Paul Heumiller, to talk music, songwriting and teaching

Singer-songwriter Danny Ellis has had an interesting life to say the least. After growing up in an orphanage in Ireland in the 1950s, Danny found music and it saved his life. He began his professional career as a trombone player with “The Boyne Valley Stompers,” a Dixieland band touring Ireland. From there, Danny expanded his… Read more »

Steve James’ May 4 House Concert at Dreams Guitars was a blast!

Last month, Dream Guitars hosted the great Steve James for the latest house concert at our Weaverville, NC, headquarters… and the house was rockin’. Steve played Sylvester Weaver’s “Guitar Rag,” widely recognized as the first slide song ever recorded (1923). Throughout the show, Steve played his own National Resophonic instruments, including a Resorocket Wood Body… Read more »

Loren and Mark: Amazing Guitar Duo! July 7th!

We host a number of events here at Dream Guitars. Just one of our many ways to give back to the community and share music with others who are passionate about it. We welcome you all to come join us at a House Concert, Guitar Clinic, Setup Saturdays and other events throughout the year. Come… Read more »

1956 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop – Paul’s Pick

1956 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop This is a beautiful, all original vintage 1956 Les Paul Goldtop with a carved maple top and mahogany back and neck. It features a bound rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlay, a pearl logo and Kluson tuners with tulip shaped tuner buttons. It has many advanced features such as the stop… Read more »

PAUL’S PICK: Guitar of the Week – 1930 Martin 000-45 (sold)

      This is a treasure. A well preserved 1930 Martin 000-45, quite simply one of the most collectible Martin Guitars ever made. Martin only made 21 of these in 1930 and only 341 in total. This pre war sweetheart embodies that Holy Grail tone all guitarist long for and all builders hold in esteem. Every note… Read more »

JORDAN McCONNELL VIDEO INTERVIEW and PERFORMANCE

Canadian luthier Jordan McConnell dropped by Dream Guitars last week and sat down for an interview with our own Paul Heumiller. For those who don’t yet know, Jordan is building outstanding, versatile instruments that are in high demand. As a touring professional guitarist with his band the Duhks, Jordan understands the needs of the guitarist,… 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!

NEW PRS — TONY McMANUS and MARTIN SIMPSON PRIVATE STOCK ACOUSTICS!!!

All of us at Dream Guitars are huge fans of the Paul Reed Smith line of Private Stock acoustic guitars — and we’re not alone. These are great sounding instruments with exceptional playability. And now, we’re thrilled to bring you the newest addition to the line, two exceptional new signature models for guitar legends Tony… 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 »

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 »

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