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(805) 496-3774


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Special PRS Evening

Wednesday, April 26, 6PM

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-3774

Join us on April 26th for a special evening of everything PRS at Instrumental Music in Thousand Oaks. The store will have a special factory selection of electric and acoustic guitars, and amps! On hand to answer all your PRS questions, will be PRS Factory Representative, John Ewing.

John’s knowledge of the PRS brand and product line will be an invaluable resource during the event as he will be there to help and answer any and all questions. Of course, you will have the Instrumental Music team to help with any of your musical needs as well. It is going to be an awesome evening of guitars and good times.

This fun, informative event is FREE and geared toward guitar fans, and anyone into the artistry, craftsmanship and playability behind these beautiful guitars.

Free SWAG as long as it lasts!
Mark your calendars, tell your friends, and do not miss out on this event. See you there!

 


Playback: The World’s First String Recycling Program

Wednesday, April 19, 3-7 PM
Santa Barbara

3328 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 569-5055

Thursday, April 20, 3-7 PM
Ventura

3171 E. Main Street
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 654-9388

Firday, April 21, 3-7 PM
Thousand Oaks

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-3774

D’Addario is rolling out the world’s first wide-scale string recycling program: Playback. The program is powered by TerraCycle, a highly awarded, international upcycling and recycling company company that collects difficult-to-recycle packaging and products to repurpose the material into affordable, innovative products.

Collect your used strings and bring them to the Instrumental Music Ventura along with your electric or acoustic guitar. Your contribution of used strings qualifies you for a FREE set of D’Addario strings and a complimentary restring by our expert team.

 


Taylor Guitars New Model Showcase Event

Saturday, March 11, 12PM

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-3774

Check out the new 2017 Taylor model! Taylor is one of the most innovative acoustic guitar builders in the world. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the latest models, cool new prototypes and meet Taylor factory representatives. If you play guitar you don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to try the latest in acoustic guitar designs and lean about how they are created.

 

 

 


Presidents Day Weekend Sale

Saturday, February 18, 10AM-6PM
Sunday, February 19, 12PM-5PM
Monday, February 20, 11AM-5PM

 

Hurry in for a historic deal! Our Annual Presidents Day sale starts 10AM February 18th at all Instrumental locations. Don’t miss this opportunity to save up to 70% on selected product! There will be one-time mark downs with prices too low to advertise, including: Electric & Acoustic guitars, guitar pedals, strings & accessories, amplifiers, microphones, PA gear, drums and more. Plus: 5 sets of guitar strings for $10 from our deal box! (Limited to stock on hand) Sale ends Monday 4PM, remember It’s first-come-first served so come on down!

 

 


Gibson Test Drive Event

Friday, December 2, 3-7PM

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-3774

Gibson Bus Ambassadors and Dealer Product Specialists will visit our Thousand Oaks store on Friday, December 2nd from 3 to 7 PM, armed with 28 guitars from the Gibson Electric 2017 product line and 14 guitars from the Gibson Acoustic 2017 product line. The Gibson Tour Buses will be on-site so you can feel like a Rock Star while touring these beautiful custom coaches. And our team of Products Specialists will be on-site to answer questions, showcase, and discuss the 2017 Electric and 2017 Acoustic product lines.

Special one day pricing on all Gibson guitars in stock. If you want to purchase of of these 2017 guitars on the spot that Gibson brings, you can! Giveaways include Electric and Acoustic t-shirts, Gibson Brands pics, Test Drive laminates and Gibson Brand lanyards.


Taylor Guitars Road Show 2016

Monday, October 24, 7PM

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-3774

Stop by Instrumental Music Thousand Oaks next Monday, October 24th at 7pm for the Taylor Guitars Road Show 2016!! </strong>Taylor is bring the most amount of guitars they have ever brought to our Roadshows along with some custom build guitars! Special one night pricing on all Taylor guitars and get up to 36 months interest free financing!

Buy a Taylor 100 Series guitar or higher at our Road Show or Find Your Fit event now through December 31, 2016 and get a free Taylor travel stand and guitar strap*!
*Stand and strap design may vary

Come also see the amazing Grammy Winner and guitar player Wayne Johnson demo and play Taylor guitars. Has toured and recorded with Manhattan Transfer, Rickie Lee Jones, Natalie Cole, Bette Midler, to name the main few. He also performed in concert with Tommy Emmanuel & Doyle Dykes.


Martin Experience Event

Tuesday, October 11, 7PM

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-3774

Stop by Instrumental Music Thousand Oaks Tuesday, October 11th at 7pm for the Martin Experience Event!! Spend an evening with Martin Artist, Corey Congilio, as your guide through 183 years of rich music tradition, steeped in Martin culture and craftsmanship.

Take part in a lively Q&A session, play unique Custom Shop guitars and be treated to an intimate in-store performance. Find out why Martin makes the finest guitars and strings in the world!

Immediately following the event there will be exclusive one off custom Martins for sale and special one night only pricing on all Martins in stock. Don’t miss this special event!


Taylor Guitars Road Show 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 7PM

3328 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 569-5055

Stop by Instrumental Music Santa Barbara Wednesday, April 27th at 7pm for the Taylor Guitars Road Show 2016!! Join us for an evening of guitar talk and demos with the Taylor factory staff & guitar makers straight from El Cajon, CA.

Explore Taylor’s 12-String and 12-fret guitars – Test-drive the redesigned 500,600 and 800 Series. Free TaylorWare gear and Anti-Rust Elixir Strings (while supplies last)!


Fishman Clinic with Jennifer Batten and Greg Koch

Thursday, September 15, 7pm – 9pm

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-3774

Fishman presents a FREE guitar clinic featuring Jennifer Batten and Greg Koch. Special Fishman authorized pricing for Fluence and TriplePlay.


Fender Day!

Saturday, August 13, 10am-6pm

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-3774

Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to get an early start on your holiday shopping and get an instant 15% cash rebate!

Saturday August 13th, 10am-6pm Fender has authorized a special 15% instant cash rebate on any Fender Squire purchase! That means in addition to “Guaranteed best prices” on all Fender electric guitars, acoustics, basses, amplifiers and Squires. You’ll save an additional 15% off (combined discounts up to 60% off).

Looking for something special? Our Thousand Oaks location will be receiving a huge assortment of limited edition guitars you’ll never find at a chain store for the day of the event!

Enter to win a FREE $800 Limited Edition Black Paisley Fender Telecaster! Come in and buy any Fender product including picks, cords, accessories, guitars and amps to be entered to win the guitar. Drawing will be at 5PM on Saturday, 8/13. Must be present to win.

 


Cordoba Event

Cordoba Event

Tuesday, July 12, 2pm-8pm

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-3774

Stop by Instrumental Music Thousand Oaks on Tuesday, July 12th at 2pm for the Cordoba Event, to hang out with the folks from Cordoba Guitars and enter for a chance to win a Cordoba Guitar! Must be present to win. The first 50 people to enter get a FREE Cordoba swag bag!

Meet with Cordoba factory representatives for hands on demonstrations of the latest products starting at 2PM until the live performance at 7PM.

Enjoy an intimate performance by Metal influenced Flamenco guitarist Ben Woods! Live performance starts at 7pm!

 


Gibson Guitar Event

Gibson Guitar Event

Saturday, May 28, 11am-5pm

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-3774

Stop by Instrumental Music Thousand Oaks next Saturday, May 28th at 11am for the Gibson Guitar Event!! Test drive your favorite Gibson Acoustic & Electric guitars. Unique models will be on hand just for the event! Tour the Gibson bus, speak with a Gibson Product Specialist and receive special pricing on select Gibson products.

Just announced! Gibson electric & acoustic limited edition, one-of-kind guitars direct from the factory available at special prices immediately following the event!


Martin Experience Event

Martin Experience Event

Tuesday, May 10th, 7PM

3328 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 569-5055

Stop by Instrumental Music Santa Barbara next Tuesday, May 10th at 7pm for the Martin Experience Event!! Spend an evening with Martin Artist, Greg Thatcher, as your guide through 183 years of rich music tradition, steeped in Martin culture and craftsmanship.

Take part in a lively Q&A session, play unique Custom Shop guitars and be treated to an intimate in-store performance. Find out why Martin makes the finest guitars and strings in the world!


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Taylor Guitars Road Show 2016

Wednesday, April 27th, 7PM

3171 E. Main Street
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 654-9388

Stop by Instrumental Music Ventura next Wednesday, April 27th at 7pm for the Taylor Guitars Road Show 2016!! Join us for an evening of guitar talk and demos with the Taylor factory staff & guitar makers straight from El Cajon, CA.

Explore Taylor’s 12-String and 12-fret guitars – Test-drive the redesigned 500,600 and 800 Series. Free TaylorWare gear and Anti-Rust Elixir Strings (while supplies last)!


Martin Experience Event

Martin Experience Event

Tuesday, March 22nd, 7pm

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-3774

Join guitar veterans Fred Greene (Chief Product Officer) and Jeff Allen (Custom Shop GM) as your guides through 183 years of rich music tradition, steeped in Martin culture and craftsmanship.

Fred will unveil the concepts behind the new 17 series to the recent VT Enhance electronic upgrade added to some iconic Martin models. Jeff Allen will unlock the doors to the Custom Shop and give you the inside scoop on how easy it is to build the guitar of your dreams or take one of these beautiful models on-hand home with you.

Along with the Martin Booth from the Namm show we purchased and Custom Martins that Martin will bring, this will be quite a night to see some of the most amazing martin guitars built.


Taylor Guitar Event

Taylor Guitars 2016 Sales Event

Tuesday, February 23rd from 3pm – 7pm

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-3774

Be one of the first to play new Taylor models, including 12-strings, 12-frets, the revoiced 500 Series, one-off custom guitars, and the redesigned maple 610e Dreadnought. We will be offering one-on-one consultations with a Taylor factory expert in addition to FREE TaylorWare giveaways!


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Fishman Clinic with Greg Koch

Tuesday, January 26th from 7pm – 9pm

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-3774

Join us for a exclusive evening of music, fun and frolic with Greg Koch as he demos Fishman acoustic amplification products and the new Fluence Multi-Voice Pickups for electric Guitars. Don’t miss out on our special giveaways and swag!


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Gibson Acoustic Day

Wednesday, November 11th from 12pm – 9pm

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-3774

Don’t miss this special Gibson Acoustic Day at Instrumental Music in Thousand Oaks. There will be a Gibson acoustic presentation by product specialist Don Ruffatto from 7:00PM – 9:00PM! Two $500 discount coupons will be available, giveaways and special pricing all day on Gibson’s. The Gibson bus will be arriving at 12:00 PM, come get a tour!


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Martin Experience Event

Tuesday, October 6th from 7pm – 9pm

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-3774

Stop by Instrumental Music Thousand Oaks on Tuesday October 6th, from 7pm to 9pm, for our Martin Experience Event and Sale! Check out Martin’s fine craftsmanship and play some of their custom models! A Custom Shop representative will be on site with one of a kind Martins to see, play and purchase. While you are here be sure to take advantage of special 12 month free financing and special one night only pricing on all Martin guitars. Don’t miss out on the buy one, get one string event!


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Boogie Tone Workshop

Wednesday, September 23rd from 7pm – 9pm

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-3774

Mesa/Boogie representative John Rinkor will be on hand to take an in depth look at what makes tube amps special, provide some tips on how to find the right amp for your style and demo the NEW Mark Five: 25 head. CabClone and Recto-Verb 25 Combo. Plus, there will be door prizes and a raffle – must be present to win. Seating is limited so RSVP today! Call 805-496-3774 or email imc.john@gmail.com


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Fender Tune-Up

Saturday, August 1st from 11am – 6pm

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-3774

Stop by on Saturday, August 1st between 11am – 6pm at the Instrumental Music Thousand Oaks store. Bring in you acoustic or electric guitar or bass for a free tune-up and a set of fender strings on us. *Offer includes a re-string with Fender strings and a tuning. Applies to steel-stringed 6- or 12-string electric or acoustic guitars and 4- or 5-string basses only.


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Breedlove Bus Tour

Wednesday, July 29th from 1pm -4pm

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-3774

Come in on Wednesday, July 29th at Instrumental Music Thousand Oaks to see and buy rare, exotic & one of a kind instruments from Breedlove! Register to win great prizes throughout the day and take advantage of special day of event pricing on special instruments. You have the chance to meet the head hippie Tom Bedell of Breedlove.


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Taylor Guitars Road Show 2015

Wednesday, July 22nd at 7:00 PM

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-3774

Join us Wednesday, July 22nd at Instrumental Music Thousand Oaks for An evening of guitar talk & demos with the Taylor factory staff & guitar makers — straight from El Cajon, California. Test-drive the redesigned 600 and 800 Series, rare and one-off Taylors available for sale, register to win a custom Taylor guitar, plus free TaylorWare gear and Anti-Rust Elixir Strings (while supplies last)! Seating is limited please reserve your spot.


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Cordoba Flamenco Night with Ben Woods 2015

Wednesday, March 25th from 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM!

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-3774

Stop by Instrumental Music Thousand Oaks for a live performance and Q&A from Flamenco guitar shredder Ben Woods! Get a extra 15% off select Cordoba instruments. When not touring or playing for Flamenco dancers, Ben Woods (founder of the groups FLAMETAL and HEAVY MELLOW) is probably best known for single-handedly creating the genre ‘Flamenco-Metal’, and for developing new guitar techniques to suit his acoustic explorations in traditional Flamenco, Metal and even Surf music. A gifted teacher, clinician and entertainer, this event is sure to satisfy every guitar enthusiast. Sponsored by Cordoba Guitars, and Instrumental Music.


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Taylor Holiday Guitar Event 2014

Saturday, December 13th from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-3774

Join us at our Thousand Oaks store for a Taylor Holiday Guitar Event! It’s a great opportunity to save on the ultimate dream gift for any guitar player. All Taylor guitars will have special pricing!

Save up to 40% on select limited edition special production guitars!
Special pricing on all Fishman acoustic amplifiers.
BOGO specials on Martin guitar strings.
FREE 12 mo. financing on select Taylor guitars (on approved credit).

This special event is from 12 pm – 6 pm on Saturday, December 13th. We will be giving away a Taylor GS mini guitar valued at $650. (Winner must be present to win. Thousand Oaks location only. A random drawing will be held at 6 pm 12/13/14.)


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Fender Day Event 2014

Saturday, November 15th from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-3774

Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to get an early start on your holiday shopping and get an instant 10% cash rebate!

This Saturday, 10-6pm Fender has authorized a special 10% instant cash rebate on any Fender Squire purchase! That means in addition to “Guaranteed best prices” on all Fender electric guitars, acoustics, basses, amplifiers and Squires. You’ll save an additional 10% off (combined discounts up to 60% off). Guitar giveaway! Enter to win a FREE $900 Fender Starcaster hollowbody! *No purchase necessary, visit any location to enter in-store. A random drawing will be held Monday 11/17 at 5PM. The winner will be notified by email.

Looking for something special? Our Thousand Oaks location will be receiving a huge assortment of limited edition guitars you’ll never find at a chain store!


Robben Ford Meet & Greet Event 2014

Saturday, November 1st from 6:00- 7:30 PM – Ventura

3171 E. Main Street
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 654-9388

Stop by Instrumental Music Ventura this Saturday for a unique opportunity to meet Robben Ford – legendary rock and jazz guitarist. Learn about Robben’s unique style and technique. Don’t miss this small live performance followed by a Q&A session with Robben.

Come to the session, leave with free stings! D’addario will be providing FREE acoustic (EJ16’s) and electric guitar restrings during this event – featuring their new line of electric NYXL strings!

If you enjoy Robben’s technique this weekend, then come back for more! Robben will be holding an all-day masterclass in Ojai this coming December. See his website for details on the upcoming masterclass.


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Martin Experience Event 2014

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 7:00 PM – Thousand Oaks

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-3774

Spend an evening with Martin Artist, Shaun Hopper, as he guides you through 181 years of rich music tradition, steeped in Martin culture and craftsmanship.

Come out for a night of live music, Q&A session, product information and demos, and the opportunity to test drive various Martins. Buy any set of Martin strings, get a FREE set of SP Lifespan Strings!


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Paul Reed Smith Guitar Event 2014

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 from 7-9PM – Thousand Oaks

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-3774

Join us at our Thousand Oaks Store for a SPECIAL PAUL REED SMITH GUITARS EVENT!

Special, rare PRS guitars including two acoustic, one with Brazilian Rosewood – and special pricing! Learn the story of Paul Reed and PRS and the terrific product lines from this special guitar company – including SE, S2, Core, and Private Stock. Try out some of the new gear and get some fun PRS swag!


Gibson USA Test Drive Event 2014

Friday, September 5th, 2014 – Santa Barbara

3328 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA
(805) 569-5055

Saturday, September 6th, 2014 – Thousand Oaks

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-3774

Test drive a Gibson guitar and receive a FREE t-shirt while supplies last. Stop by Friday, September 5th at Instrumental Music Santa Barbara or Saturday, September 6th at the Instrumental Music Thousand Oaks.

Don’t miss the Gibson Bus at the Thousand Oaks location on Saturday. Stop by and enter to win a FREE Gibson guitar and get your questions answered by a Gibson representative on site.


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Meet & Greet with Lita Ford 2014

Saturday, July 26th, 2014 – 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-3774

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to meet the queen of rock. Stop by Saturday, July 26th at Instrumental Music Thousand Oaks for a meet and greet with Lita Ford. Lita will be autographing photos and CD’s from 1PM – 3PM.

A British born rocker who grew up on the streets of L.A., Lita Ford is considered one of the most important female representatives of the rock genre. Being a founding member of the Runaways, one of the first girl groups who unexpectedly broke down barriers in the punk era as well as the male-dominated world of rock music, causing a stir with their six rebellious releases.


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Monday, June 16th, 2014 – 7:00 PM

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-3774

Join us Monday, June 16th at Instrumental Music Thousand Oaks for An evening of guitar talk & demos with the Taylor factory staff & guitar makers — straight from El Cajon, California.

  • Test-drive the redesigned 800 Series and new T5z
  • Rare and one-off Taylors available for sale
  • Register to win a custom Taylor guitar
  • Free TaylorWare gear and Anti-Rust Elixir Strings (while supplies last)

Because of our close relationship with the Taylor guitar company we are offering our customers the opportunity to try and buy some rare one-of-kind Taylor electric & acoustic instruments direct from the factory at special prices. Be one of the first to try the new, redesigned 8-series acoustics! We urge you not to miss this once-a-year opportunity!

In addition, Taylor factory representatives and artists will be on hand to answer questions and “talk shop.” The event starts at 7:00 PM and will run for about an hour and a half. Feel free to bring in your favorite Taylor and swap stories with other enthusiasts. The first 25 people will receive free Elixir strings or cool Taylor swag.

SPACE IS LIMITED AND REGISTRATION IS FREE.


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Doyle Dykes Performance
Instrumental Music THOUSAND OAKS

Monday, April 28, 2014 – 7:00 PM

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-3774

Highly regarded fingerstyle guitarist extraordinaire Doyle Dykes will be doing in store performance and clinic at Instrumental Music Thousand Oaks.

Don’t miss this engagingly entertaining and informative opportunity to experience Doyle’s acoustic mastery up close as he performs live, discusses how he uses Guild guitars onstage and in the studio, and answers all of your questions.

Immediately following the event, all Guild guitars in the store will be available at special prices (too low to print!) and Doyle will be happy to sign any guitar purchased that night.

About Doyle Dykes

Acclaimed guitar virtuoso Doyle Dykes, widely cited as one of the best finger-style guitarists in the world, has developed a distinct, recognizable sound that amazes audiences with skill while capturing hearts with sincerity and soul. Influenced by a wide variety of musical styles and musicians from the Country Music stylings of Chet Atkins to the rock and roll sounds of Duane Eddy, the Beatles, the Allman Brothers and U2, Dykes is known for his live performances that are nothing short of astonishing.

A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Doyle is known for his capability of playing proficiently with a wide range of different guitar tunings. Chet Atkins called Doyle “one of the finest fingerpicking guitarists around” and Charles M. Young from Musician Magazine has observed Doyle’s awe-inspiring style lands “somewhere between Chet Atkins and Leo Kottke” and notes that “he is fast, accurate, and warm with amazing technique, cheerful melodies, plenty of drive…” Some of Doyle’s best known works and interpretations are “Wabash Cannonball,” “Classical Gas,” “Jazz in the Box,” “Country Fried Pickin’,” “Freebird,” his U2 Medley, his Chet Atkins Medley, and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”


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