Thank You Gibson Foundation

Every guitar player (and any one who knows what a guitar even is) knows the Gibson name. You have all seen Les Pauls slung low on Slash, Jimmy Page and SGs swinging on Angus Young and Derek Trucks but you should also know how much the company believes in giving back. The Gibson Foundation recently stepped up to support Notes for Notes’ first two MusicBox Studios in Nashville, TN. The MusicBox is packed with Epiphone guitars from Zach Wylde’s signature Les Paul to Electric Les Paul Ukuleles. Take a look at the video tour below and notice the copious amount of “axes” rocking the studio.

A guitar players dream! Don’t you wish you had access to a guitar “playground” like this when you were younger? Well, that’s why we do what we do and why Gibson has stepped up to support as well. The next generation of musicians now get a chance to learn on the best. We are honored to have their generous support in Nashville and look forward to building a long term relationship as Notes for Notes continues to grow nation-wide.

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Notes for Notes Nashville-NOW OPEN!

The first Nashville MusicBox Studio is open and we are making music right out of the gate. It is hard to believe that just shy of a year ago we began talking about expanding to Nashville. I made the first trip to Nashville in early December 2010 for an investigatory trip and returned with overwhelming support. On trip #2 in April 2011 Rod and I hoped on a Frontier flight and rallied even more support among some very cool folks, including the most important support from the Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee. I made a follow up trip in early June and officially made the drive across country in mid-august to begin getting to the task at hand. This entire expansion would not have been possible without the overwhelming support of the Hot Topic Foundation (and Joe Emory).  There is an incredible amount of equipment and resources in the studio thanks to the Gibson Foundation, KRK, Numark, Sheryl Crow, Thridman Records and Jack White, Avid, Propellerhead, Peavey, Seymour Duncan and Ernie Ball Strings.

Check out the tour below as well as some other video nuggets of the awesome musical action already happening in the new MusicBox Studio. If you find yourself in Nashville, please stop by for a visit (just as Michael and Anne Towbes did)

Notes for Notes Nashville
MusicBox Studio
916 16th Ave North
Nashville, TN 37203





Preview the New MusicBox

Take a look, a virtual look that is at the new Notes for Notes MusicBox going into the Andrew Jackson Boys & Girls Club in Nashville. The painting is done and the carpet will be in next week, now the fun part begins… equipping. We will have it all (as you can see); guitars, drums, keys/synths, turntables, computer workstations and a few custom sound treatments. If you happen to have any used (or new) equipment and instruments that you would like to donate please let us know and they will find a good home in the newest Notes for Notes location in Nashville. Plus if anyone happens to be in Nashville starting in the end of September, feel free to stop by and see the studio come to life. We are very pleased to be working with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee on this new location.

I made these model with Google Sketch-Up and I think it turned out pretty well. Click on the images to enlarge them!