365 Things to Do in Memphis #233: Go Guitar Shopping at St. Blues

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 20th 2012 1047 0

Assignment #233 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis is to poke around the St. Blues Guitar showroom for a new made-in-Memphis rock'n'roll machine.

St. Blues Guitars, Memphis, Tenn.

St. Blues started making guitars in 1984. Their first guitar was called the Bluesmaster, a pretty, curvy electric that’s been played by Bono, Eric Clapton, Albert King, and a slew of other big deal guitarists. After a 17 year-long hiatus, St. Blues Guitar Workshop returned to Memphis. Every guitar from St. Blues is finished and set up in their showroom / workspace on Marshall in Midtown.

The main workshop is closed to the public, but if you visit their showroom, you can watch the techs putting the finishing touches on guitars at the Whammy Bar.

For more about St. Blues, go here.

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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