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Guitars, guitars, guitars

Published Dec. 13, 2013

It seems like there are more guitars in Milwaukee this week than ever before, what with the opening of Distinctive Guitar is Bay View, the new Beyond Eleven location in the Third Ward and the addition of a slew of cool axes at Discovery World.


Oak Creek's Beyond Eleven guitar shop plugs into the Third Ward

Published Dec. 12, 2013

Guitar shops are quite literally on the move in Milwaukee these days. As Distinctive Guitar was getting ready to open in Bay View, a local guitar vendor that got its start on the internet was getting settled in new digs in the Third Ward. Beyond Eleven - which spent about two years in a location on Rawson Avenue in Oak Creek after founder Scott Hrdlicka launched it online in 2006 - has moved its bricks and mortar shop to 318 N. Milwaukee St., in the Third Ward.


ACEffects cranks out Milwaukee-made stomp boxes

Published Jan. 31, 2013

Though Milwaukee is a long way from being dubbed a hotspot of rock and roll gear innovation, there are a few businesses here creating great equipment for musicians near and far. One of them is Oak Creek-based Rat Rod Drums. Another is the considerably more veteran ACEffects, a one-man show that's been cranking out stomp boxes locally since 1986.


Trophy's guitar straps look like a million bucks

Published July 13, 2012

Glenn Boren has been a musician for decades. And so, he knows when to it's time to step into the spotlight and take a solo. Boren began playing in bands as a teenager and in the 1980s he formed The Convertors before joining the last line-up of Colour Radio. But now, he's the man behind Trophy Straps; as in guitar straps.

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