TuneYourSound.com has a large collection of vintage and artist owned guitars.
This collection gives musicians and music lovers the chance to see, hear and play a broad range of historical instruments.
The TYS Collection (or Henzig Collection) has two main themes: the emergence of the electric guitar and the use of those instrument by artist.
The Collection showcases TuneYourSound.com emotional relation with the guitar as an object of creativity.
Those guitars/instruments are not for sale.
“Our hearing of colours is so precise ... Colour is a means of exerting a direct influence upon the soul. Colour is the keyboard. The eye is the hammer. The soul is the piano with its many strings. The artist is the hand that purposely sets the soul vibrating by means of this or that key. Thus it is clear that the harmony of colours can only be based upon the principle of purposefully touching the human soul.” Wassily Kandinsky!
Music as painting are two of the most widely practiced and appreciated art forms. From the prehistoric times until today both express and induce emotions on people. Emotional content is therefore a vital consideration when creating a powerful music piece or painting. Both go through a similar creation pattern including selection and editing processes. Quick sketches lay out possible groupings for the elements selected. Where for a painting using colour to evoke emotion, colour impacts on mood, temperature, light and dominance of elements and sense of place is examined, for music it is mostly about pitch, rhythm, dynamic, timber and texture.
When it comes to music there are few instruments being able to have a large expression range. In our western world the most popular are the piano, the violin and the guitar. What these instruments have in common is their versatility and expressiveness. They can whisper or shout, they can speak rhythmically, they can express emotions from anger, pain and joy. But due to the electrification the guitar can do more, it can cry, gently weep or rage against the machine.
“The guitar is a miniature orchestra in itself.” Ludwig van Beethoven
The guitar can be an efficient rhythm machine, strike us with melody lines, but above all it allows us to express the full range of emotions. And it can do all this by being easy to learn, being portable, cheap to buy. Furthermore it is a tool to create heroes and inspire others.
Collecting guitar is a therefore a work of passion. And this passion has two sides.
On one hand guitars have to be built. The history of the guitar, the search for the holly grail of sound is a story in itself, which is rich in innovations, set backs and most importantly the work of artists creating and building the instruments. Without the passion of the guitar builders the musician would not be able to express his emotions through the instrument.
On the other hand, to make music, you have to have a musician being able to use the guitar to express his emotions through his playing. The user of the guitar gives a second life to the guitar after its birth by the builder. Certain guitars have become as famous as the musicians having used them. Due to the emotional impact of music heroes are created.
Collecting guitars is keeping both stories alive and share them with the interested public. This Collection shows therefore the evolution of electric guitar and highlights the emotional part by displaying mostly, more or less famous, artist owned guitars. Those used instruments, the everyday tools of musicians, still carry some of the emotions or magic of the music which was created using them.
At the end of the day this is a great collection of Rock ’n’ Roll stories.
The TYS collection is also an inspiration for any amateur or professional musician to find (tune) his (your) sound and order a custom made guitar or amp to his (your) specifications. Sound clips of the instruments in the collections will be produced on a regular basis. As this is a large undertaking it will take some time. At the end this will create a virtual museum of the electric guitar!