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NextGenGuitars - A web store for Canadian builders and luthiers.

Discussion in 'Dealer Emporium' started by jbealsmusic, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. jbealsmusic

    jbealsmusic Occasional CEO Dealer

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    We love guitars and speaker cabinets. We also love building guitars and speaker cabinets. However, we hate that we always have to order from the US because there are no Canadian suppliers for most of the parts we want. So, we're making the investment to be the supplier that we wish existed here in Canada. In most cases, ordering from us works out to be less than what it would cost to order the same products from the US (after shipping, currency conversion, border fees, taxes, etc.) That is especially true for large items like tolex/tweed, grill cloth, etc.

    As a webstore, we launched in January 2015 and we have a dream for this to be the place where Canadian musical tinkerers, builders, and luthiers can come to purchase high quality materials for use with their projects. Discounts available to dealers, builders, luthiers, and repair businesses. We are always adding new products to our inventory so check back often or follow us on social media for updates.
    https://www.facebook.com/NextGenGuitars
    https://twitter.com/NextGenGuitars
    https://www.youtube.com/c/nextgenguitarsca

    We are operating on a strict/tight budget and are putting all of our resources into expanding our selection, so please spread the word and share the savings to anyone you know who might be interested in our products or services.

    Thank you for keeping your business north of the border!
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2015
  2. bagpipe

    bagpipe

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    Looks great. I'm just up the road from you in Kanata.

    Do you intend to have your stock available on-site, or will you be ordering it when someone places an order?
     
  3. jbealsmusic

    jbealsmusic Occasional CEO Dealer

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    If it is listed as in-stock on the website, it means we have it in stock and ready to ship. The online store tracks all inventory and will not allow sales of products in quantities that exceed our current stock level.

    If you're local, I can meet you in person somewhere so you can avoid the shipping costs. I added "local pickup" as a shipping option.

    Thanks for checking us out! Have a great holiday!!
     
  4. jbealsmusic

    jbealsmusic Occasional CEO Dealer

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  5. jbealsmusic

    jbealsmusic Occasional CEO Dealer

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    We're not just trying to build a business, we want to support Canadian industry. Let's get a killer list of builders and luthiers together!

    If you or someone you know is a professional amp/cab builder or luthier in Canada, send them our way to be featured on our website, get shout outs on social media, and receive special discounts on our products! Our first "Featured Builder/Luthier" will be highlighted soon.

    https://www.nextgenguitars.ca/pages/register-your-business
     
  6. jbealsmusic

    jbealsmusic Occasional CEO Dealer

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  7. jbealsmusic

    jbealsmusic Occasional CEO Dealer

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    We are happy to announce that we now have tolex and grill cloth in stock! Tolex is sold by the yard and grill cloth is currently being sold by the foot. We will have pre-cut sets of tolex available at some point in the near future. *EDIT: As in, right now.

    https://www.nextgenguitars.ca/collections/cabinet-parts
     
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  8. jbealsmusic

    jbealsmusic Occasional CEO Dealer

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    Figured I'd embed the video.

    [video=youtube;gqneFAmukdY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqneFAmukdY[/video]
     
  9. jbealsmusic

    jbealsmusic Occasional CEO Dealer

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    Our First Month In Review (a message from the owner)

    THANK YOU! I know we're new and our selection isn't there yet so I greatly appreciate your patience and support as we grow organically. I've personally seen a few shout outs on a couple of different forums where you are spreading the word for us and that is awesome! Growth has been steady and even a little faster than we were anticipating, so we've placed a couple of larger stock orders to stay ahead of the curve. Our selection is small but expanding steadily every few weeks and we always appreciate your feedback on our prices and the kinds of products you'd like to see available.

    I will continue to work day and night to make this dream a reality and I hope we'll be proudly serving Canada for a long time. You all rock!

    Sincerely,
    Jonathan Beals
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2015
  10. jbealsmusic

    jbealsmusic Occasional CEO Dealer

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    ...promotion ended...
     
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  11. jbealsmusic

    jbealsmusic Occasional CEO Dealer

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    Check out our latest Featured Builder video on McCormick Analog from Ottawa, ON. Calvin gave us a tour of his shop and we talked gear, mods, and repairs. Lots of cool info from a guy who is very passionate about what he does.

    [video=youtube;5kBDVaMTUps]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kBDVaMTUps[/video]

    https://www.nextgenguitars.ca/pages/mccormick-analog
     
  12. JCM50

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    You really expect people to watch almost a 1/2 hour video about pedals you sell in your store? Seems like a long video to me.
     
  13. jbealsmusic

    jbealsmusic Occasional CEO Dealer

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    No. None of what you see in the video is for sale in my store. What gave you that impression?

    I made this video to promote Calvin and his business. I also did a video on Legend Custom Guitars over in Nova Scotia. I do these videos to promote Canadians in the business. It takes a ton of time to make them and I do them for free. All people have to do is sign up.

    True. It isn't a commercial. It is more like a short podcast. I try to get through some interesting discussion topics and allow the person's personality and story to come through. Usually it's an hour or two worth of filming that is edited down to 20-30min.
     
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  14. jbealsmusic

    jbealsmusic Occasional CEO Dealer

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    A few quick updates:

    1) Due to popular request, we have added a PayPal method of payment.
    2) Great news for our Ottawa customers. We set up a deal with a local music store where you can now pick up your orders. They have extended hours and are open 7 days a week!

    Details for both updates can be found at the following link:
    https://www.nextgenguitars.ca/pages/policies-shipping-warranty
     
  15. pattste

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    I really enjoyed the video with Calvin McCormick!
     

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