Porter Tone-Cast #43: What Goes Into the Making of Porter Guitars?

March 13, 2019

In episode 43, we talk through what goes into the making of Porter Guitars covering everything from wood selection, pickups, and build philosophies. It's a detailed look into how we approach our guitars. We look forward to building you one!

We also battle through being sick to talk about recent shop updates, as well as sharing some sound samples of three different sets of pickups in our Khrosis model guitar. 

Find out more at www.porterguitars.com or www.porterpickups.com 





Porter Tone-Cast #42: The Pickup Chooser, Business Dynamics and Mini Humbucker Feature

February 27, 2019

We're back for Tone-Cast #42!

We cover a wide range of topics in this episode but start with talking about our pickup chooser form and how we can help find the right set for your guitar: https://www.porterpickups.com/home/pickup-chooser/ 

We also cover some business challenges with getting a batch of guitars  for www.porterguitars.com in the works and how we absorb the costs of them. 

We finish the show talking about our mini humbuckers and sharing some sound samples of them. For more on the mini humbuckers, click here: https://www.porterpickups.com/products/pickups/mini-humbuckers/ 



Porter Tone-Cast #41: Where have we been? Shop update and new topics

February 19, 2019

The Tone-Cast returns! Marco and Brian are back with some updates on the last 5-6 months at Porter Pickups and Guitars. 

In our first show of 2019, we talk about the break from the Tone-Cast and what we were up to, namely the development of the Les Bois model for www.porterguitars.com along with several other Porter Pickups releases.

We also cover where we're going with the show, with the goal of mixing business and guitar in our topic range. 


Porter Tone-Cast #40: P90 Pickups, Do Ceramic Magnets Suck? & History part 4

August 7, 2018

We've made it to Tonecast 40! We do an overview of our P-90 pickup lineup, talk about our real opinions of ceramic pickup magnets, and share more of the business history. 



Porter Tone-Cast #39: Less is More: Hard lessons from Business, New Sound Clips, and History Part 3

July 17, 2018

In episode 39 of the Tone-Cast, We talk about learning from mistakes, and cutting things in the business to help us move forawrd. We contunue with the history of the business part 3 and share some more sound clips of the new Les Bois model guitar. 




Porter Tone-Cast #38: Dave from Blackbird Pedalboards & Sublime Guitars.

July 10, 2018

Episode 38 is jammed packed with info and exciting new partnerships we've developed over the years. We give an update on the shop dog naming process, and we chat with Dave from Blackbird Pedalboards/Sublime Guitars about the boards, guitars and our Gatekeeper pickup project collaberation.




Porter Tone-Cast #37: New Guitar Tones, Starting the Business, and Pickup Myths Continued

July 3, 2018

In episode #37 we cover several new things that have been happening in the shop, including some visits from builders and artists.  We talk about our new Les Bois model, and share some sound clips. We end the show by talkings about Wax potting preferences and the first few years of the business.

Porter Tone-Cast #36: Pickup Myths, Guitar Stories and the Early Years of Porter

June 5, 2018

In eposode 36 of the Tone-Cast, we talk about pickup myths, the early years of Porter and Marco shares a story of him nearly breaking a bandmates guitar. 

Porter Tone-Cast #35: Inside a typical week in the shop, new guitar model

May 9, 2018

Porter Tone-Cast episode #35. We talk about what a typical week looks like on the guitar and pickup side of Porter as well as talk about our new upcoming guitar model, the Les Bois 

Porter Tone-Cast #34: What is Tone?

April 19, 2018

Marco and Brian discuss that huge topic, What is Tone? IN addition we fgeature some p-bass clips and Marco's phone goes off during the show leading to an interesting rabbit trail.