Ethos

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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Meet the maker - Leila Sidi of Tunatone Instruments

Meet the maker - Leila Sidi of Tunatone Instruments

If you've followed the Home of Tone for any length of time, I'm sure you'll have noticed my admiration & appreciation of luthiers who forge their own path through guitar design and their approach to building. I love seeing a luthier display influences from outside of the guitar world, and I particularly love to see a designer & builder's own personality apparent in their final works. After all, so many of those early guitar designs that have been coveted so much since their inception started this way, with perhaps Leo Fender being one of the greatest examples of this. His iconic designs originated from the mind of a non-musician, a designer and inventor who felt like he could contribute to the music world, and that he certainly did. So with that being said, we still need those people who think ahead, the people who wish to think outside of the traditional box whilst being respectful of it to help keep the guitar world exciting and innovative. Someone who has appeared to me to encapsulate that from following her work for a while now, has been Leila Sidi of Tunatone Instruments. So it seemed fitting for me to get back to my 'meet the maker' blog series by reaching out to Leila and speaking about her work!
04 December, 2019 by James P Gascoigne
Will McNicol pays a visit!

Will McNicol pays a visit!

We were lucky enough to have the all round lovely human and immensely talented, Will McNicol swing by earlier this week to take a closer look at our Millimetric Instruments MGS2 & MGS3. 

If you happen to be unfamiliar with Will's playing and music, I urge you to check it out as the compositions are varied, interesting, complex yet melodic and memorable as well as the execution of his playing immaculate. Big fans of Will in our house and within the family too and great to get chance to hang out here. Cheers Will!
01 December, 2019 by James P Gascoigne
Latest recommended posting dates for pre-Christmas deliveries 2019

Latest recommended posting dates for pre-Christmas deliveries 2019

I'm lucky enough to have a supportive network of customers across both the UK and Europe, so I thought I'd give the European based followers on here the heads up on some of the Royal Mail tracked services latest recommended posting dates to ensure a safe pre-Christmas delivery. Those are now all listed up on the blog over on the website. Still a bit more time for most countries using the tracking and signed services, however Royal mail's recommended posting dates for the International Economy services has now passed. Although none of these are guaranteed as we're dealing with the postal services, this is their information publicly available.
01 December, 2019 by James P Gascoigne

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