Hour of Guitar Setup, Repair, or Custom Work, or a Guitar-Repair Class at J.Haven Guitar Works (Up to 53% Off)

Queen Alexandra

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In a Nutshell

Guitar expert repairs cracked guitars and refrets instruments; sets up and adjusts hardware; and teaches student how to do their own fixes

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. 24-hour cancellation notice required. Purchase class credits to be used anytime for any guitar repair classes. Valid for one class only. Guitars may be available if you don't want to work on your own (requires booking in advance). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • C$35 for one hour of guitar setups, repairs, or custom work (C$75 value)
  • C$62 for one guitar-repair class (C$125 value)

Electric Guitars: Turning a Magnet into Music

Skilled music instructors can teach you how to master the electric guitar's power. To learn what supplies that power, read on.

It's a common high-school experiment: moving a magnet through a coil of copper wire to create a tiny electric current. But like anything else found in high schools, this principle proved ideal fodder for rebellion and exploration. Electric guitars create sound when metal strings vibrate within a magnetic field generated by the pickup. The current generated by the now-magnetized string is fed into an amplifier, which then broadcasts the pitch of the plucked string. These complex interactions make the electric guitar’s sound more expansive and unpredictable than other instruments, making it a key character in the story of early rock ‘n’ roll.

Players discovered one unique property of the instrument early on when they overloaded their speakers with volume, clipping the tops of the sound waves and creating harsher, fuzzier sounds. Later, players began intentionally applying effects devices, such as the wah-wah pedal, which modulates sounds into a register that resembles a trumpet or human voice. Other distinctive enhancements include the whammy bar (also called a “tremolo” or “vibrato arm”), which modulates pitch at the touch of a hand by tightening and loosening the strings to create the "dive-bomb" sound made famous by surf guitarists and such psychedelic innovators as Jimi Hendrix.

The first truly modern electric guitar arose in the early 1930s. George Beauchamp, a Los Angeles musician, was dissatisfied with early experiments with attaching amplifiers to acoustic guitars—they created feedback and their signals were weak. Working at home, Beauchamp created a primitive pickup by coiling his wire with such improvised tools as the motor of his family's washing machine. The resulting guitar had a tiny body taken up almost completely by the ad hoc pickup, earning it the nickname the Frying Pan.

Customer Reviews

get clear time frame to do work
Stephen K. · July 7, 2014
It took more than the 1 hr of this groupon to get my guitar tuned up. That plus some strings meant I had to pay a bit extra. But my guitar feels, plays and sounds great. Thanks guys for a great experience.
Kristopher D. · May 10, 2014
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    Queen Alexandra

    8105 106 St. NW

    Edmonton, AB T6E 4W6

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