Briggs TV - The Guitar Geek "Tweak of the Week" Series, Product Reviews, & Music Lessons

Briggs Music guitar and bass teacher Peter Iannacchino introduces himself with some smooth stylings on the Fender Telecaster.  He's studied Jazz and Classical composition at Long Island's Five Towns College and wants to bring his skills and knowledge to you.  Drop in to Briggs and see what we're all about.  Get out of your rut and find a new playing groove.  Meet some of the friendliest staff this side of NYC.  Lesson packages start at $108 per month.  Come down and start your guitar lessons today. 

Briggs Music would like you to meet our piano teacher, Jay "Err" Thawornpradit.  Jay's virtuosity is not limited to classical music, either. He enjoys teaching Jazz, Pop, and Rhythm and Blues piano styles as well.  Visit our store and schedule your piano lessons.  Briggs Music serves students of all ages and skill levels in the Huntington, Long Island, and New York Tri-State area.

The Guitar Geek Tweak of the Week #19. Strap Button Repair. In this installment, Chris disses duct tape (not really) and offers some inexpensive and effective solutions for that annoying wandering guitar strap. Keep your guitar looking fresh with an easy to install Dunlop StrapLok system, or bring out your inner MacGyver with a toothpick, a cotter pin and an empty beer bottle. The Guitar Geek is the authorized Fender guitar tech here at Briggs Music, and he's survived hundreds of live gigs using the tricks you see in this blog. He's always open to new topics, so keep sending comments and suggestions our way. Thank you for tuning in and please write your questions of Tweak requests to  Today's featured guitar is a Squier Vintage Modified Mustang, $299.99

 Our head instructor Dennis Dawson rocks out a quick bass riff and let's his funk flag fly.  Bet you can't say that three times fast!  Sign up for a month of music lessons with Mr. Dawson and learn from one of the best.  Dennis has over 25 years' experience teaching electric guitar and bass, classical guitar, music theory, and an assortment of stringed instruments including mandolin, ukulele, and violin.  Dennis also heads our rapidly growing band jam program, which allows students of all ages to meet together once a week and rehearse in a real group band setting.

Chris, aka The Guitar Geek, reviews the Gretsch G5655T-CB Center Block.  At the heart of this beast lies a Spruce center block which supports the Adjust-O-Matic bridge, Bigsby vibrato, and a complimentary duo of Gretsch special design pickups.  In the bridge position, the familiar Filter Tron humbucker gives you a thick and snappy lead tone, while the neck position Hi-Lo Tron humbucker reduces noise while maintaining single-coil clarity.  The semi-hollow maple body and set maple neck increase sustain and durability, while the iconic Gretsch controls allow you to dial in the volume of each individual pickup and still control the overall sound with a master volume within easy reach.  Grover tuners, thumbprint inlays and rosewood fingerboard are the icing on the cake.  Chris is playing through a Fender Champion X2 tube modeling amplifier.  For more guitar and product reviews please visit our News Blog.  Write to Chris at

Tommy Douglas, our extraordinary drum teacher here at Briggs Music, relaxes on the old Premier kit before one of his many drum students.  Stop in for drum lessons that could make you a real rhythm animal.  We serve Huntington, Long Island, and the New York Tri-State Area.