Saint Blues Guitar Workshop132 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: 645 Marshall Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9015783588
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Family And Kids, Workshop
This company was founded in the 1980’s by Tom Keckler, Charles Lawing and Chris Lovell. It was originally a custom division of the Strings and Things Music Store in the city. The company started making a lot of profit with the likes of many yesteryear singers but lasted only for around 5 years. 16 years later, the company was again started from scratch by some wealthy local investors and since then has tasted a lot of success. The workshop makes unique guitars with signature materials, shapes and sizes. They offer 4 standard models with customization options available for customers.
- The guitars with a vintage nitro finesse. All of these have Brent Lollar pickups or Lindy Fralin pickups. Among these are the Bluesmaster, 61 South, Mississippi Bluesmaster and Blindsider.
- The Juke Joint features a more affordable range of good quality guitars that are locally made. All models of this series have a satin finesse.
- The Cigar Box guitars in 4 String and 3 String varieties are the best varieties that are rarely found in other places.
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Saint Blues Guitar Workshop Reviews & Ratings
Precisioned local perfection and unique shaped guitars! 🎸
I'm sure they're fine if you can get them to call you back. Ended up taking an Uber to guitar center instead of walking to this place.
I was hanging out in the showroom area looking at the great guitars, cigar boxes and a bass when I met a fellow named Jeff. As it turned out, it was Jeff Cox, part owner of St. Blues Guitars. We talked for a while and I told him there was an ad downtown Memphis saying you could tour the workshop. He invited me to follow him and we rounded up the rest of the people in the showroom and took a private tour (stopping and asking questions while sampling necks, bodies, frets anything that was presently being hand built. The workshop is a warehouse that is cleverly setup to build and assemble guitars, basses and cigar boxes. Everything is made and assembled in the Memphis warehouse with the slabs of wood being shipped in from California. I was really impressed how the frets were individually installed, filed and leveled in the neck and how much personal care and mojo was being installed in each instrument. The necks and or the neck pockets are signed by the builder and dated before assembly. Before taking the tour I was contemplating buying a beautiful Korean made St. Blues bass for around $550 off the showroom floor. When I got back in the showroom, I had to have an American made guitar from Memphis. I purchased a beautiful tobacco-burst Blindsider with that had been completed the day before and was not even S/N-ed yet. I even met the guy that built my guitar, TK (Tom Keckler) and the guy (CJ) that designed the new MOJO (ala...Jimi Hendrix) pickups that were installed in my guitar. My guitar is truly a one-off guitar American made in Memphis and now has a S/N unique to me starting with my initials, then the date it was started (6 months prior to finishing) and ending with 001. OBTW...not only is it beautiful to look at, it is incredible fun to play and hear.