The focus at Funky Frets, in addition to lessons and workshops – is ukulele and guitar. For guitar, specifically the more funky, retro guitars made popular in the 60s during the surf craze when instrument music and the guitar where front and center.
In addition one of the owner's heavy influence and being a long time jazz guitarist. Curt, got started on guitar by listening to and trying to learn the instrumental guitar hits of the 60s.
Al Caiola's Tuff Guitar album was one of my favorite albums, yes the days of vinyl, as a kid back in the late 60's when I first got into guitar. always loved the sound of the guitar playing the melody and being the lead instrument. I would love to record my versions of these songs. Tuff Guitar, Hound Dog, Raunchy, A Hard Day's Night, Rock Around the Clock, Tequila, Big Nose from Winnetka, Night Train, Jambalaya (On The Bayou), The Village Beat, Mightnight Swim
Funky Frets is a DiPinto dealer and has a great selection of DiPinto guitars. Here is our first online offering. We also have a Seafoam Green and Sunburst Galaxie 4.
DiPinto Galaxie 4, Orange with White Pearl Pickguard
- Mahogany body
- Maple Neck
- Rosewood Fingerboard with star or dot inlay
- Bolt on neck
- 22 Frets
- 25 1/2" Scale Length
- Four DiPinto Single Coil Pickups
- Four Pickup Rocker Selector Switches
- Volume Control
- Tone Control
- Floating Intonatable Bridge W/ Removable Cover
- Enclosed Gear Tuners, Pearl Button Machines
- Colors: Silver Sparkle w/ Gold Pearl Pickguard (Los Straitjacket Model), Sunburst, Pink Sparkle. Headstock Matches Pickguard.
A Guide to Guitar Chords
Covers basic guitar chords for beginning to intermediate students.
ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-035-5 Published: December 2004 Pages 58
The Advanced Guide to Guitar Chords - Volume I
Commonly referred to as "jazz" chords. The Advanced Guide to Guitar Chords Series provides detailed information on voicing 4-part chords.
Beyond learning open and barre chords, most guitarists struggle with advanced chords. Commonly called jazz chords, these more sophisticated voicings find a wide use in all forms of music.
ISBN-13: 978-0-9714044-3-4 Published: January 2004 Pages 68
QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Lead Guitar - Volume I
Six essential scales for Gutiar. Blues, Pentatonic, Dorian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Ionian scales are covered in all keys with one octave scale fingerings starting on any finger.
The QuickStart series of scale fingering books are available in a variety of tunings for ukulele, guitar and bass guitar.
ISBN-13: 978-0-9714044-0-3 Published: June 2000 Pages 160
QuickStart - Chord Progressions for Lead Guitar - Vol I Book and CD
Each of the 24 tracks of this play-along CD are devoted to a scale covered in the QUICKSTART Scale Fingerings for Lead Guitar book. There are four background tracks for each scale featuring the chords of that scale.
Exploring improvisation in a variety of contemporary styles.
Suitable or guitar, bass, ukulele and any instrument capable of soloing.
ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-012-6 Published: March 2002 Pages 32