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Introducing Naughty Little Monkey Guitars & Ukuleles

Leading Tone is pleased to announce the arrival of Naughty Little Monkey guitars and ukuleles. Naughty Little Monkey instruments are handcrafted in Olympia, WA by luthier Will Eikleberry. Will is a graduate of the Summit School of Lutherie in British … Continue reading

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Leading Tone Custom 5E3 Amp Build

Greetings! We recently completed a custom 5E3 amplifier for a customer and we couldn’t have been happier with the results. The Fender 5E3 amp, commonly referred to as a Fender Deluxe is a very simple and common amp know for … Continue reading

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Telecaster Partial Refret

Greetings everyone! Matthew here reporting from the repair bench. Here at Leading Tone we’ve had a good run of Telecaster repairs and mods of late. One highlight from this batch of repairs was the partial re-fret on a 80’s era … Continue reading

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Introducing Tolley Stringed Instruments

Greeting everyone! Leading Tone is pleased to introduce archtop guitars and mandolins by Tolley Stringed Instruments.  Tolley Stringed Instruments are handcrafted locally in Seattle by Leading Tone’s house luthier, Matthew Tolley. The instruments pictured (left to right) include: -A 17″ … Continue reading

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1946 Fender Woody Deluxe Model 26

This amp came into the shop a few weeks ago for a restoration. What a sweet joy to have in the shop the very first production amp that Fender ever made. A true piece of Rock and Roll history. The … Continue reading

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Exciting Changes at Leading Tone

I am pleased to introduce Leading Tone’s new in-house luthier, Matthew Tolley.  He will be taking exceptional care of all shop and customer guitars needing setups, repairs or modifications.  He is also capable of making you an incredible custom guitar. … Continue reading

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Jack Black is the Frigg’n Man.

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Strymon TimeLine and Blue Sky Reverb available

I have 5 of each. They will not last long so contact us if you want one.

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Converting to Baritone? Read This!

This week a customer came in wanting to have his Telecaster set up for baritone strings and tuned to A. He had bought a few sets of D’addario strings for baritone guitar .and was hoping all it needed was a … Continue reading

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The Coolest Amplifier I’ve Ever Seen in My Life. Period.

Holy crap, you guys. I wish I could have gotten in on this! In my opinion, the grille cloth replacement actually enhances the look of this amp, lending a Lucas-approved tone to the already spacey vibe of this old Supro. … Continue reading

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