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Curated by James P Gascoigne, the 'Home of Tone' is a humble collection of guitars, parts & accessories that have been individually selected to be represented here for their quality, design and the brand in question's shared passion for the guitar.

I certainly don't consider the Home of Tone as re-writing the book on guitar store approach, but instead see this venture as writing my own book about what I love about the guitar; the instrument that has provided inspiration in numerous facets of my life from an early age.

All I hope, is that you find the Home of Tone a place share your passion for guitars with me. The stores name is a bit of fun ultimately, but the intention is from the heart and since the humble beginnings in 2015 it seems there are so many of you that can relate to the approach. For that, the least I can say is Thank You.

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Thank you for your Mind Charity fundraising help!

Thank you for your Mind Charity fundraising help!

Just wanted to say another quick thank you to everyone who was able to help contribute towards our total donation amount of £604 to Mind Charity from our Coffee & Guitars event.
£434 was raised in cash at the event which I have just donated to Mind, and £170 was raised via my Just Giving page, bringing the total to £604 which is incredible.

I think it's safe to say Coffee & Guitars needs a follow up, and hopefully I can bring together an even better gathering with the great relaxed atmosphere this year's event captured.

Thank you,

James

15 November, 2019 by James P Gascoigne
Josh Smith, a Retrograde Cambridge & a set of McNelly Stagger Swagger V2s!

Josh Smith, a Retrograde Cambridge & a set of McNelly Stagger Swagger V2s!

Josh Smith is a player on most guitarists radars these days. Whether you are a blues/jazz fan or not, the respect for his ability is undeniable, and rightly so! I just came across this video by a wonderful looking US store, Music Emporium, of Josh playing a stunning Retrograde Cambridge guitar which has a set of Dogear mount McNelly Pickups Stagger Swagger V2s fitted.
Although that particular mount style is custom order (but can happily be made again no problem!) this is a wonderful demonstration of how well this pickup responds to the guitar's they're mounted in.
Enjoy!
15 November, 2019 by James P Gascoigne
Podcast with Tom Sands!

Podcast with Tom Sands!

Tom Sands not only is one of the worlds finest luthiers, he also (among many other things) runs a regular guitar based podcast alongside his apprentice, Daisy Tempest. The Podcast has featured some inspiring guests since it's beginnings, and it's one I've enjoyed as a listener for some time now. Well, somehow I have found myself now featured on the podcast as a guest! Tom & Daisy traveled down from Yorkshire for my Coffee & Guitars charity event, and were kind enough to hang around and record this podcast with me along with making a fantastic video here inside the Home of Tone too.
It was such good fun, I find both Tom & Daisy very inspiring in my journey and am grateful for their support and friendship, so it was a genuine honour to record this with them. Hope you enjoy listening to a little about my story!
13 November, 2019 by James P Gascoigne

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