***Things to Avoid***
-Don't use musical notes (e.g., the stereotypical eighth note). They're too 'academic'. Instead, go for something that's more about 'discovery'
-Avoid drawing too much attention to any one instrument. Guitarists are the first people that I'm going to market this business to, but they're not the only ones.
-The magnifying glass is getting over used, and when it's used in an obvious way, it can be misconstrued for a scientific approach. Instead, be subtle with the object associations. And, try other things that could represent discovery, exploration, and journeys (e.g., compass, a road/path, etc.)
***Things to think about***
The elements in the logo that I would like to see are very subtle references to sound and discovery. Universal references to sound could be a speaker, instrument cable, sound waves, etc. Discovery could be represented in numerous ways, such as a road, light, opening something. Don't take all my suggestions literally. Be creative, be original, be subtle.
Must have either either the full name "SoundQuest" or the letters "SQ"
I'm looking for subtle logos that imply a sense of sound and discovery. Check out this article and my favorites from their list: