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Jack Bruce passing on 25 October 2014

It is with sadness that we heard the news of Jack Bruce passing on 25 October 2014. We will keep him in our hearts and his music will allow us to continue to share his musical world.

It is with sadness that we heard the news of Jack Bruce passing on 25 October 2014. We will keep him in our hearts and his music will allow us to continue to share his musical world.

He was not only a great bass player, musician, composer and singer, but he had also a talent of creating in collaboration with others or alone very deep emotional musical settings. Those recordings will keep his spirit alive.

Keep on Rockin' wherever you are!

TAO Guitars: Work in Progress

TAO Guitars: Work in Progress

John & Serge invested time and material to set up new production processes. This delayed somewhat the initial production schedule. Nevertheless the work is in progress.

TAO Guitars: Work in Progress

John & Serge invested time and material to set up new production processes. This delayed somewhat the initial production schedule. Nevertheless the work is in progress.

The following guitars are expected to be finished before year end:

Production of ToneSmith Baritone Guitar started

The production of ToneSmith Baritone Guitar started. A first batch of 10 guitars are being assembled.

The production of ToneSmith Baritone Guitar started. A first batch of 10 guitars are being assembled.

Along with the better construction Kevin also made 3 fundamental design changes to the guitar:

1. Instead of a 3 and 3 'bottle cap' headstock he went for a 6-in-line arrangement to make for quicker tuning tweaks; 

2. Instead of a control cavity on the back of the Baritone, he housed all the electronics under the pick-guard which makes it easier for a much quicker repair (and also looks much sleeker)

New TYS project: ToneSmith Baritone Guitar

As you probably know, Jerry Jones baritone guitars are no longer in production, and this is a pity.

TYS has teamed up with Kevin Smith from ToneSmith Guitars to develop a successor to Jerry Jones baritone guitars both in terms of construction and tone. 

We have now received the first prototype. And the result is great!

Compared to the original Jerry Jones baritone guitars the action, resonance and neck carve were tweaked in a way that allows for faster playing with more control and an acoustic resonance that is voiced more richly than the original Jerry Jones.

TYS Europe Shop

TYS is specialised in custom orders realised by our builders. Nevertheless we try also to have a large selection of products in stock to give an overview of what is possible and to satisfy immediate passions.

TYS Europe Shop

TYS is specialised in custom orders realised by our builders. Nevertheless we try also to have a large selection of products in stock to give an overview of what is possible and to satisfy immediate passions.

TYS Europe Shop is the result of an update of our website. It can be accessed by a new button on our start webpage: Shop.

TYS Europe Shop is the result of an update of our website. It can be accessed by a new button on our start webpage: Shop.

TYS is specialised in custom orders realised by our builders. Nevertheless we try also to have a large selection of products in stock to give an overview of what is possible and to satisfy immediate passions.

This shop is dedicated to Europe. All prices include VAT 15% as applicable in Luxembourg where we are based physically.

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