April 09, 2015
Brand Spotlight: Laurel Canyon Guitars
Laurel Canyon History
The special tale of Laurel Canyon follows the state of California’s evolution from Spanish colony into one of the most inspiring neighborhoods infused with 60s jams and memorable personalities. A hidden gem situated between the Hollywood Hills and Santa Monica Mountains, Laurel Canyon is known to host some of the world’s most creative homeowners in the world. From the old school Hollywood glam to modern day super stars, the lush community is one of the most sought-after places to live at the heart of Hollywood.
Laurel Canyon Sound
Inspired by local singer-songwriters and the harmonious sounds of the 1960s music generation that filled the cozy hills of Laurel Canyon neighborhoods, Laurel Canyon guitars were created to evoke the true folk-rock traditions of Southern California. Exquisitely-crafted from straight-grained hardwoods like mahogany and rosewood, each Lauren Canyon guitar is designed with a singular focus and the essential features that produce a rich and true sound. Whether you’re a new musician or a veteran in the industry, Laurel Canyon provides an array of options built for modern-day playability. To help you find the instrument of your dreams, we’ve put together a list of some of their best products.
Shopping for the perfect acoustic guitar can be a bit overwhelming, especially with so much hardware, design elements and sounds. But if you are looking for a guitar that is both durable and balanced, Laurel Canyon is the place for you. A guitar fit for the hands of a musical newcomer or the expert player, the LA-100 has an auditorium-style body, a spruce top and resonant tone that will make your gig extra memorable. Handcrafted with mahogany back and sides, this guitar has a beautiful aesthetic and provides users with a rich and warn tone that reflects the true history of the Laurel Canyon brand.
A ukulele is one of our favorite instruments. A small guitar-like alternative, the ukulele is easy for both children and adults to learn and produces a light and playful sound for an enjoyable experience. A concert-size uke fit for concert performance, the Laurel Canyon ukulele features a top made of select spruce, providing a crisp sound that truly projects. It’s use of Rosewood gives the ukulele a warm and polished aesthetic while its open-gear tuners give the instrument a classic feel and ease of tuning.
For the musician who loves big sound from a more compact instrument, the Laurel Canyon LD-100J is a ¾-size travel guitar that is ideal for those with smaller hands. This guitar looks as beautiful as it feels with its spruce top and mahogany back and sides. Little details like an “O” style rosette, dovetail neck joint construction and high-ratio die-cast tuners provide the player with stability and comfort, the perfect combination for new players and experts alike.
One of the best ways to begin your musical journey is to get started with an all-in-one package that provides both the guitar and all the accessories you need. The LD-100PKG combines Laurel Canyon’s ever-popular LD-100 dreadnought guitar with all the essentials, including a deluxe gig bag, instructional DVD, digital tuner, picks, a strap and strings. It can be overwhelming to ensure you have all of the things you need to start playing guitar, but this affordable package makes it easier to enjoy the learning process with everything you need handy.
Many of the world’s most notorious guitar players from folk, rock and jazz, began their musical journey on a classic guitar. And it’s for good reason. The Laurel Canyon LN-100 is a full-size classical guitar made with utmost perfection. Its nylon strings give the guitar a broader range of tonal variation and greater clarity while its laminated spruce top and mahogany back create a warm and rich tone. Delicate yet truly sublime, the guitar’s classic open-peg tuners ensure tuning stability while a multi-ply body binding looks great while it protects. The neck profile is comfortable for novice players and its flawless construction provides a lifetime of playability and enjoyment.
Shop Laurel Canyon at Music & Arts
With hundreds of stores across 24 states and nearly 200,000 products on our website, you’ll find one of the largest selections of gear, accessories, and instruments at Music & Arts–Laurel Canyon guitars, ukuleles, and accessories included. If you have questions about the specifics of a particular Laurel Canyon instrument, contact us and we’ll be happy to help you find just what you’re looking for. We offer educator-approved instruments and accessories, including Laurel Canyon products, at competitive prices. Plus, with our very own Lesson Studio, you can sign up for professional lessons, too! Head on over to our website or find your local store today!