Category: Valley Arts Bass Guitars

The Valley Arts Story

With the introduction of Valley Arts, Gibson has re-created the legendary custom guitar line and “pro shop” guitar store whose client list was once a who’s who of Los Angeles guitarists, from Larry Carlton to Lee Ritenour to Tommy Tedesco. The new Valley Arts facility, which opened in November 2002 in Nashville with the dropping of a grand piano from a helicopter, includes a full-line guitar store, a guitar repair service and a manufacturing facility, just like the original business. Even the original owners, Mike McGuire and Al Carness, are on hand – McGuire as operations manager of Gibson’s Custom division and Carness as Valley Arts product specialist – to ensure that the spirit of Valley Arts carries on.
Valley Arts had its origins in a music store owned by guitar teacher Duke Miller, whose students included McGuire and Carness. “Duke was more than a teacher,” McGuire said “He was more like a mentor, and he really nursed me along through the years. He got me my first teaching job at a store in Pacoima, California, called Music World. I was 15 at the time. Eventually I started teaching and working for Duke at his place, and at that time we started a little store, Duke Miller’s Guitar Center in North Hollywood.”

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Valley Arts Custom Pro Bass Guitar Review

tons of sonic variety,stable tuning and intonation.

The ultimate in looks, luxury, and playability! Made with Valley Arts legendary handcrafted attention to detail, this bass is the instrument of a lifetime. Constructed with choice tonewoods, it features a beautifully sculpted, figured maple top, solid alder body, strong and smooth birdseye maple neck, and a premium ebony fingerboard. Its versatile EMG pickup and preamp configuration gives you tons of sonic variety while the top-quality gold-plated Gotoh hardware delivers stable tuning and intonation. All of the elements that have made Valley Arts guitars the first choice of professional musicians are featured in the Custom Pro Bass.

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