Coast Sonic is very pleased to announce we are now a dealer for Josh Williams Guitars!
Handmade by Josh Williams and his team right down the road from us in Carlsbad, California. Favored by players such as Ariel Posen, Josh Smith, Joey Landreth, Jules The Wolf (Justin Bieber), Tim Stewart (Lady Gaga) and many others.
We're pleased to announce that we've finally resurrected our old Hi-Fives feature! The Hi-Fives is where we pester the folks behind the brands we carry with a series of pointless top five questions for our own amusement.
To start things off we're happy to report that Dunable Guitar's honcho Sacha Dunable was able to put up with this nonsense thus allowing us to waste both his time and yours! Thanks Sacha!
Coast Sonic has teamed up with Bilt Guitars to create the "California Collection" featuring the new Bilt Amp and a series of Bilt models all hand crafted from full grained Sassafras finished in transparent white with gold hardware; a nod to the classic 50's Mary Kaye style.
The Killers' Dave Keuning stops by Coast Sonic to demo the new amp and the collection of guitars!
See the full collection here: Bilt Guitars
The Silktone Fuzz, a 2 transistor fuzz with a patent pending active bias monitor to help you lock in those “sweet spots". Want fat sticky fuzz? Dial it past 8.00. Prefer that oh, so sweet sweet sweet spot? Dial it to ~4.50. Want spitty gated fuzz? Cool, me too - dial it to ~1.10. Add a cleanup knob to get you into crunch/clean boost territory with beautifully musical germanium color and you have one of the most useable, versatile fuzzes to date.
Introducing the new 3 Series from JHS Pedals!
The 3 Series is a collection of pedals designed to give you affordability and simplicity without compromising quality.
Made in the USA in Kansas City, MO, using high-quality parts, quality control, and attention to every detail. Each pedal has three simple controls and one toggle that offer a wide range of sounds, perfect for beginners and professionals alike.
Shop JHS: bit.ly/JHS_3series
** Note: we are extending the Battle of the Blands deadline until June 12th**
We’re in an unprecedented time.
With the entire world finding itself with a whole lot of time on it’s hands recently we thought it might be a good time to check in on how folks had been spending their time on lockdown.
Isolation can be rather bland so Coast Sonic is looking to Battle the Blands with the unique, the original, the out of the box or the down right bizarre. We want to hear the fruits of your lock-down labor. We’re not after the technical best, the fastest or the most proficient. We're looking for something inspired, something unique, out of the box or just down right bizarre.
1. There are none. (except it must be an original work)
How to enter: Upload a 15-20 second clip to instagram with the hashtag: #coastsonicbattle
Entries are open through midnight PST June 5th
Our Judges will select 10 finalists which will be posted on intagram a few days later for voting, whichever clip receives the most likes will be the winner.
Winner take all.
**PLEASE NOTE: If the winner is located outside of the USA the winner would be responsible for paying any duties/customs fees/import taxes levied by their country.
Our friends over at Demos in the Dark give you the run-down on what's up for grabs.
We are very pleased to announce that Coast Sonic is now an official dealer for Heritage Guitars.
In the late 1800s, Orville Gibson arrived in Kalamazoo and began designing his own range of mandolins. Over time his company grew to become one of the world’s premier musical instrument manufacturers. Some of the finest, most famous and most sought after guitars in the world were built at 225 Parsons Street. In the eighties Gibson closed up their operations at the historic Parsons St building and moved headquarters to Nashville. After the brand left town some of the former senior employees wanted to continue the tradition of handcrafting beautiful, high quality electric guitars in Kalamazoo. In the spring of 1985, they bought space at the iconic factory, much of the original guitar-making equipment, and the rest is history.
The original name left town but the craftsman, the equipment, the knowledge and the Kalamazoo guitar building legacy remained. Today Heritage builds the World's finest American-made guitars.