Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Santa Cruz Guitar Company Carves A Unique Balance Between Work And Life.

Richard Hoover of the Santa Cruz Guitar Company

The Santa Cruz Guitar Company carves a unique balance between work and life. They fully understand that one song can change the world, altar country borders or most of all be the passion to which you seek to perfect sustainability in a small ecosystem. 

Santa Cruz Guitar Company

LR Baggs Presents Santa Cruz Guitar Company. This short film narrated by Richard Hoover, founder of Santa Cruz Guitar Company, documents the culture of their boutique lutherie and a mission to provide exceptional instruments for musicians that truly change the world.

Video by: Cameron Ingalls & LR Baggs

Billy Don Burns and Shooter Jennings, Paint An Epic Picture

Billy Don Burns and Shooter Jennings

Billy Don Burns and Shooter Jennings, paint an epic picture. Thanks to the great eye behind the lens of the camera, Kerry Langford.

You Are Not Entitled To Make A Living Off Of Music

Want to survive in the music business, prepare to shed some blood

The idea of having a certain amount of entitlement is just plain bad for business. This could be your personal business or maybe that of you as a musician, for this quick discussion. Who cares if you have toured thousands upon thousands of miles and have fans in every state of America. If they are not buying your music and the audience isn't growing or sustaining your career, call Houston, because there is a big problem.

Custom Guitar Process Video Goes Live On Friday

Custom strap being put together for a customer

The amount of custom one off orders has been coming in steadily as of late for guitar straps. With the great response that we have been receiving, it was time to create a short video to show exactly how they come together. This Friday, the full process video will launch on all of our social media channels.

In the interim, check out our store page or Etsy shop to view all of our leather work. If you are in need of something truly unique, give us a shout - ralph.knuckles at gmail

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Rusty Knuckles Custom Leather Will Be At The International Bluegrass Music Association 2014

World of Bluegrass invades Raleigh, NC on September 30th to October 4th

What an honor its going in a few weeks, to be a part of the International Bluegrass Music Association here in Raleigh the first weekend of October. We will have our full booth for custom guitar and banjo shop setup and working to vastly expand our wholesale business for handmade in the USA, quality crafted music gear. If you are coming into town, looking forward to seeing many of the great bands here that week. We will be setup right across from D'addario Strings. One step closer to another milestone.

Find out more about the IBMA

Monday, September 8, 2014

Rory Kelly - Black Widow, Live Acoustic Track

Rory Kelly - Black Widow, Live Acoustic Track

Rory Kelly Black Widow (Acoustic) - Exclusive performance for Rockpills (The Black Logde Sessions)

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Custom Guitar Strap For Jim Avett

Custom hand made guitar strap for Jim Avett, father to the Avett Brothers

Things are getting quite hectic around the shop and its a great problem to have. A plethora of custom orders steadily rolling in such as this strap for Jim Avett, father to the Avett Brothers. Stay tuned as we have some big album announcements for the fall as well with the Go Devils, Whiskey Dick, Black Eyed Vermillion and a few more...

By the way, check out the Go Devils latest video...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A BMR R9T Custom Motorcycle With All The Right Lines

Cherry's Company, BMW R9T custom motorcycle

Not all motorcycle were created equal and this custom beast from Cherry's Company out of Japan is beyond clean. The smooth lines all done in sheet metal, the race vibe and the overall attention to detail is absolutely stunning. Ok, its time to just drool...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Antiseen Conquered Muddy Roots, Hear More From Mad Brother Ward

Mad Brother Ward and Antiseen about to take the stage, first show ever without the almighty Joe Young
A great write up and article can do many things. It can shape the way a memory is collectively thought about and also help to give deeper clarity to an exact moment. Reading Mad Brother Ward's article about his thoughts on Muddy Roots and playing the first ever show in Antiseen's 30 year history without the almighty Joe Young, was quite enlightening. I was damn stoked how the fellas charged right into their set and proved that they haven't missed a beat with Joe Young's passing.

Dead Soldiers From Memphis, TN Is A Band On The Rise

Dead Soldiers From Memphis, TN Is A Band On The Rise

Slowly diggin' through all the photos and music from the epic weekend at Muddy Roots. Have a listen to a few great tracks from a new band on our radar, Dead Soldiers. Just can't get enough of a few of these tracks. Deep, soulful and well versed is a quick way to sum up these Memphis natives.