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This is the Fourth Album of Tony Savarino’s Guitar Trilogy – a combination of musical virtuosity and a twisted sense of humor.
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Getting Savvy Tonarino over the finish line!

So this is my fourth album In the trilogy. 

The first was Guitaring.

The second was Guitaresque.

The third was Guitararino.

The Fourth: Savvy Tone-Arino has been recorded and mixed. It is 12 instrumental songs based around my guitar playing which is a little all over the place stylistically.

It was a hard album to make mentally and emotionally. My mom died, my father was diagnosed with cancer and my engagement fell apart. Nothing unique to the great journey we call life. It was just a lot of life and death for me in in a two year period..

I‘m hoping these experiences came through the music and people can relate to it. 

I have never crowd funded a project before so this is a first! Most of the time I barter my services as a guitar player,  a guitar teacher or allow others you use my extensive collection of amps, pedals and guitars In return for costs associated with recording.

Some of the folks donate their time and service because they believe in me and just like being a part of my weird little scene I’ve created.

I thought that creating this Kickstarter would be a great way to also help include the community around the Savtones.  There are  rewards that will fit into everybodys budget. Everything from digital downloads to me watching all the Star Wars movies at your house to getting a signed  16x20 photo that I took of my guitars to having Savtones record your next song as your backing band. It’s great way to connect with all of you while getting Savvy Tonarino done.

This Kickstarter will serve twofold:

Mastering

Mastering is the final step in making the record consumable. It’s like bringing your painting to a great framer or having your prized muscle car detailed by a true journeyman. Mastering puts a brilliant shine on your mixes, sequences your recording in perfect order and ensures all the levels match to maximize your listening experience.

I want to get this album mastered by one of the best mastering engineers in the world. So much care and time went into the composing, arranging, recording and mixing that I want to spare no expense on putting the finishing touchs.

Manufacturing

May folks still like to hold something in there hand. Especially if they help fund it. It also allows me to sign something! Some radio stations and reviewers still like to receive a hard copy. I also like having something I can sell at shows!! 

Some of the songs are covers. This means I have to buy licenses. This gives me permission to put them on my cd and sell them. 

I’m hoping to make one thousand cds!

The Budget:

Mastering: $3000

Cd Duplication manufacturing 1000 cds 6 panel digipak: $1500

Shipping: $1000 (prizes, zines, etc)

PR: $2500

Summary of the prizes...

$10 Digital Download:

$25 Signed CD

$75 Donation

$150

$250

$500

$2700

Risks and challenges

This my first crowdfunding project. I’m sure there are going to be bumps in the road.

One of my favorite mottos is “All business is done in good faith”. I truly believe this in the bottom of my heart.

I promise that I put my heart and soul in to this record and I want to provide something that can act as a soundtrack to your life. You’ll listen to a song from Savvy Tone-arino and remember a great party, you’re first kiss with a new partner, a birth or wedding. Maybe it will help you get through a painful breakup, a death of a loved one or a bad day.
Or maybe it will inspire you to pick up a guitar and make your own record!!

My definition of the word “Try” is to make a sincere effort.

I hear a lot of stories of folks who contribute to a crowdfunding project and either didn’t get their reward in a timely fashion or even worse didn’t get it all.

I believe this happens because of poor communication. My job is to make you feel good about investing in this project and I’m willing to do whatever it takes barring an act of god to fullfilling every reward in a timely fashion!

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    Advanced Digital Download

    With your ten dollar pledge you will receive an advanced digital download of Savvy Tonarino

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    Signed Cd!

    Get a signed CD of Savvy Tonarino from Tony Savarino before it’s released!

    You will also receive an advanced digital download!

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    4x6 card set 10 classic Savtones Posters

    One thing folks love about The Savtones is our posters.

    Greg Grinnell is The Savtones propaganda minister.
    He designs all of The posters.

    With this Donation you will get in addition to a digital download of Savvy Tonarino, and a signed cd but also a limited edition 10 4x6 card set of some of Tony’s favorite posters!

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    You will be credited as a backer!

    Gets you an early copy of the CD
    Your name featured in the credits of the album as a “Backer”

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    A guitar lesson with Tony

    Either in person (my place or yours) or if your not the metropolitan Boston area or Tony can teach you via Skype. Tony is a professional guitar instructor so the sky is the limit!

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    A 16”x 20” photo by Tony Savarino

    In addition to being a guitarist Tony is a photographer as well. You will receive a 16x20” photo (unframed) from Tony’s series “Family Portraits” which depicts one of Tony’s many guitars paired with one his mother’s Paintings

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    Lets build your pedal board!

    For folks in the metro Boston area only!

    You’ll get:

    - advance digital download of Savvy Tonarino
    - a personally signed cd of Savvy Tonarino

    Tony will consult with your and build your pedal board. Pedals and board not included.

    So you’re a guitar player but you’re current set up is a mess, or using pedals is new to you, or you want a fresh set of eyes and ears to help you.

    Tony will assess your playing style with your needs and will make his personal recommendations give you a shopping list, come to your house, studio or rehearsal space and assemble the board and walk you through each pedal.

    He’ll give you his personal favorite settings and get you starting reclaiming your tone-arino!

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    Watch Star Wars w/Tony Savarino

    Tony will come to your home and watch every Star Wars Movie. You will get live commentary from Tony as you watch the iconic movies. He will share his deep knowledge of the epic space opera.

    In addition you will receive an autographed copy of Savvy Tonarino

    You will credited as an “Associated Producer” on the record.

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    Have The Savtones Be Your Studio Band

    You will record your song with The Savtones as your personal backing band at The Savtones mission control 37’ Foot Productions in Rockland MA.

    This is the studio where the largest portion of recording for all of Tony’s personal music is created at.

    Session will be produced by Tony and Mixed by Sean McLaughlin.

    Session includes:

    The Savtones (Mike Levesque on Drums, Sean McLaughlin on Bass, Tom West on Keyboards and the one and only Tony Savarino on Guitar!)
    Setup
    Basics
    Overdubs
    Mixing
    Mastering

    You wil also receive a signed copy of Savvy Tonarino

    Be credited as an “Executive Producer” on the record.

    And a special guest at a private listening party of Savvy Tonarino in Tony’s Home before it’s released!

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Funding period

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