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Choosing The Style Of Your Electric Guitar – Is There a Difference?

Ever since electric guitars first appeared, you could see a difference in various designs. Right off the bat, Gibson’s flagship Les Paul was worlds apart from Fender’s top tier Stratocaster. As the market became even more diversified, these differences only grew to be more apparent. The question many people have today is whether or not the style of your guitar limits its use in any way? Let’s try to answer that question and see what hides beneath the surface.

There Is A Difference

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How to tune your Ukulele


One of the essential skills that you must develop as you learn to play the Ukulele is to be able to tune it effectively. A badly-tuned Uke will always sound poorly, no matter how proficient you are with strumming patterns. You have several options to choose from: Continue reading

different types of tonewood

How Different Types of Tonewood Impact The Sound of Your Acoustic Guitar

Stringed instruments, for the entirety of their existence, have been dependent on the type of tonewood used to make them. That hasn’t changed even to this day, although modern electric guitars definitely minimize the impact of tonewood. When it comes to acoustic guitars, the type of wood used will still make a significant difference. Today we are going to talk about different types of tonewood and how they impact the sound of your acoustic guitar. By the time we are done, you should have a pretty clear understanding of this topic. Let’s get to it
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Environmental Responsibility (Phase One)

Taking care of the environment is a responsibility that we have started to feel accountable for. You might be surprised to discover that while we all need to make lifestyle changes, saving the planet doesn’t have to mean giving up the things you love. An Ecological Footprint is an indicator of human pressure on nature. It is figured by calculating the area required to produce the resources people consume, the area occupied by infrastructure, and the area of forest required for sequestering CO2 not absorbed by the ocean. NOVA Music Center has started it’s journey to reduce its ecological footprint! Continue reading

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The Every Student Succeeds Act is the advanced reiteration of the No Child Left Behind or the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; it’s a landmark piece of legislation and the first law of federal education that gives structure to a lot of access to learning arts and music for every student. The education of arts and music is included as a well-rounded education in the law, are the original level and transformation in federal education policy. This means that there is a great access to resources and funds to maintain strengthen and develop the education of music in public schools.

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Gibson L-48 1954 Archtop

Gibson L-48 Gibson L-48

Gibson L-48

1954 GIBSON L-48 ARCHTOP – SERIAL NUMBER X7383-18 – All Original, no cracks or dents.  Few scratches and vintage checking. 

Gibson introduced the L-48 Hollow Body F Hole Acoustic Archtop in 1946. Production stopped in 1970.

– arched mahogany top, f-holes, raised black pickguard, bound body, mahogany back/sides/neck, 14/19-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlay, adjustable rosewood bridge/trapeze tailpiece, blackface peghead with screened logo, three-per-side tuners, available in Cremona Brown Sunburst finish, mfg. 1946-1970.

A few early instruments have spruce tops, trapezoid fingerboard inlay. In 1952, spruce top, maple back, mahogany sides replaced original part/design. In 1957, mahogany top replaced previous part/design, some instruments found with mahogany back also.


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Monday – Friday 10:00 – 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 – 6:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Weather Policy

Our weather policy follows Prince William County Government’s weather policy. When they are closed due to weather conditions the store will also be closed.  If you have lessons in Clifton please contact your teacher. If you have any questions please call first. 703-335-5001