The Business of Music

We have decided to start a blog titled 'The Business of Music'.  Music is a business. When I was young and more foolish I didn't think of that so much as I was all involved in the creation and engineering aspect. We all love to play and create but ultimately  it is a business. We [...]

The Business of Music2017-07-23T09:40:12+00:00

Aperio Discontinues Amazon Payments

Our current payment processor is Stripe and operates world wide. They are extremely secure and dependable. They are friendly to customers and small business alike. Stripe Merchant Collections We have decided to no longer accept payments via Amazon Advanced Payments. It was a feature we offered our customers who do business with Amazon or just [...]

Aperio Discontinues Amazon Payments2017-07-23T09:40:12+00:00

Setup Specs for the Do-it-yourselfer

People ask me this all the time and I got tired of writing it over and over again in every email I get about the topic, so here is how to measure a setup and what to expect whether you are building a guitar or just setting it up. Rule 1. If the frets are [...]

Setup Specs for the Do-it-yourselfer2017-07-23T09:40:12+00:00

1956 Gibson J45

We recently had this guitar in the shop for a stainless steel fret job. It's a real honor to work on these old guitars, especially one in as good shape as this was. We discovered after examination that the bridge plate was shot. It is owned by a professional keyboard player who played with John [...]

1956 Gibson J452016-05-03T18:08:01+00:00

Aperio Jazzmaster

The latest guitar out of blocks of wood at Aperio is a Jazzmaster style custom build.  This beauty has real mother-of-pearl block inlays on the neck.  It has an alder body with authentic 50’s era Lake Placid Blue paint by PPG. Painted head stock to match.  Maple neck with binding and 6100 stainless steel frets.  [...]

Aperio Jazzmaster2017-07-23T09:40:12+00:00