Couch Guitar Straps… ROCK

Ever get excited about a guitar strap? That answer is probably a “no.” But I’m pretty sure Couch Guitar Straps will change all of that.

An array of options by Couch Guitar Straps.

These straps come in vinyl and nylon and you will absolutely not find any leather here. Couch takes old “deadstock” vinyl and creates some awesome straps. And sometimes they only have enough of the material to only make 100 or so, but that is the beauty of it.

Swing by the store or check out the Couch section on the KGMC website and I’ll bet that there’s one out there that will definitely get you excited about guitar straps.

Couch on KGMC website.


Guitar Strings – The Love & Hate

When is the last time you changed your guitar strings?
When is the last time you cared about how your guitar sounds?

Guitar strings: looking down the neck.

I’m guessing the answer to the second question is more recent than the answer to the first question, but how far apart are these dates? A week, a month, a year? I hope you didn’t say “a year”. The strings on your guitar are what give your guitar the tone it makes. They are also, pretty much, the cheapest thing on your guitar. It doesn’t take much money to grab a new set of strings for your acoustic or your electric. If you got a few more bucks, you could even have someone set it up for you to make sure that it is performing at it’s finest.

We’ll go over some good tools and cleaners to use for string changes next time.

Remember: Any time that you change the gauge of strings you use, the guitar will most likely need to be set up. Read below for some common string gauges

String Gauges (suggested)
Strat Type (includes Ibanez, Jackson, etc.) – 9-42 or 9-46
Les Paul / SG / PRS / Hollowbody (not jazz) – 10-46 or 10-52
Jazz – 12-52 (most likely flatwound)
Acoustic – 13-56 for Dreadnought, and 12-52 for Auditorium

Got a gauge you like that you want to share? Or maybe just a question about guitar strings? Leave a comment.


We have a lot of very knowledgeable people here at Keyboard Galleria Music Center.

For example, did you know that we have someone that could teach jaw harp? Ukulele? Spoons?

Well, we do. Keep your eyes peeled for some good Q&A from our staff and teachers.

“Tools for the Performing Songwriter” Clinic by Tim Moyer

About the clinic…

Utilizing Tim’s talent as a singer/songwriter, he will present the tools he uses that help make his performances memorable, dynamic, and melodically stimulating.

Tim will also be showing examples and speaking on the importance of:

  • The Song: Lyrics
  • The Delivery
  • The Venue

During this clinic Tim will be showing the use and explaining some of the following tools:

  • Strings
  • Tuners
  • Guitars
  • Cables
  • Pickups
  • Mics
  • Direct Boxes
  • PAs


Who should attend…

This is a must attend event for any musician or performer that is looking to get better and writing, composing, and performing. This is a free event and open to all ages and instruments.

Other information…

There will be some cool products by D’Addario & Planet Waves for you to check out, as well as some product giveaways.
The Stage Door is a performance/recital venue inside Keyboard Galleria Music Center and seating is limited.
Please go to to RSVP via Facebook or click this email link, to RSVP via email.

For more information, contact us at 661.259.5397 or email