Monday, January 20, 2020

Rare 1937 Martin 000-18 & 1918 Gibson A-model mandolin

 We hesitate to say 'once in a lifetime' about the '37 000-18 that just came in the shop last week on consignment but it's highly unlikely you'll see another one on our hooks again. Extensive repairs have been done in its past by Martin Guitars and an authorized technician. The instrument is stable and plays fine with a new set of .11's installed. The price reflects the condition and is fairly reasonable considering how lofty these guitars can get.


The 1918 Gibson A-model is a player's mando with full, commanding tone. Condition is a little rough with a flatter than usual top but repairs were done to fortify the instrument sometime in its past. Another good reason to play a vintage instrument for its tone and vibe, not its price tag.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Takamine tube-preamped acoustic electric

Usually the tubes are in guitar amps, not the guitar!

Used Takamine TSF40c just in this week.
Beautiful made in Japan craftsmanship and
in impeccable condition. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Sub $400 Used Guitars & Lots of Mandolins

All the guitars above are used and under $400. It's a great time to
consider your next acoustic upgrade, backup, or travel guitar.


Did me mention our mandolin section is bursting at the seams?
Prices start just below $100 and hover just over $1k

Monday, December 30, 2019

Yamaha Storia Guitar

Yamaha wants newbies and dabblers alike to look good while playing their 'lifestyle' line of Storia guitars. With looks that blend nicely against fine furnishings and soft interior treatments you're sure to be inspired.

We have the Storia III model in stock with a solid mahogany top and 
passive electronics. A friendly 25" scale length and 1-11/16" 
nut width will convince anyone to try their hand at playing.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

EXTENDED: Canned Food Drive Underway - C'mon, we can do better!

As we embrace this holiday season and the good intentions we wish for each other it seems only appropriate to consider those of us in need. 
Once again we have our donations bag ready and waiting for your canned and dry goods to be dropped off during our business hours including this Sunday. 

The donations bag will be available until 
January 31st so please stop by!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Checking off your list? Here are a few 'last minute' guitars to think about.

Maybe you list isn't as exotic as some of these choices but they are last minute additions we now have in stock for the season from top to bottom:
Taylor 714ce & closeup of it's wooden rosette. / Alvarez AD60-12 string, Bottom: 412ce.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Guild D-25 NT

An impeccable 1996 Guild D-25 NT just in today. 
It's as if this guitar was simply stored away right after purchase,
it's that clean!

Monday, December 2, 2019


A matching pair of Ovangkol 200 series guitars in 6 & 12-string now in the shop.