In April this year, we will be launching two new clubs. One will be the Lakeland Music Guitar Club. Inspired by the success of our Ukulele Club and the popularity of the guitar, this will welcome guitarists of all ages and abilities to come along and learn new songs as well as develop group playing skills and experience. We are opening this up to all electric, acoustic, classical, 12-string and bass guitars. These sessions will meet in-store on alternative Saturdays, commencing on Saturday 9th April. They will start at 5:30pm and run for two hours, costing £2 a session.
We are also launching a Brass and Wind Band. This is aimed at all brass and all woodwind instruments, incorporating them into one ensemble. We will be playing music of all styles and genres, from swing classics from people like Glen Miller, through to James Bond themes and even the Muppet Show theme song. Parts of varying difficulties will be available, meaning anyone is welcome to join us. Each piece of music played will have parts ranging from grade 1 standard through to more advanced lead parts. These will meet on alternative Sundays, commencing on Sunday 3rd April. Sessions run from 11am through to 1:30pm, with a half-hour coffee break in the middle. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided, as will copies of music as required. If you have an instrument stand, bring it along for during the coffee break. Easily transported music stands would be welcomed. Sessions meet at the Evergreen Community Center behind Bluebell car park in Penrith.
If you would like any more information about either of these clubs, get in touch or stop by the store. Leaflets are available.
Tokai Electric Guitars
We are now stocking Tokai electric guitars. Tokai rose to fame in the 1980s for building high quality Fender Stratocaster copies that were actually better than the American Fender models of the era. This led to guitarist's such as Stevie Ray Vaughn choosing them over Fender's own.
From 1997-2015 Tokai even built Japanese Fender products under licence from Fender themselves.
Current models in stock include Strat, Les Paul and Telecaster styles.