Monday, November 18, 2019

Octave Mandolin & Student Violin

It's not every day we have a luthier-made octave mandolin in stock but today's the day:

Solid spruce top and solid maple back and sides, mahogany neck, hard case included.
Peterson 'Level 1' model, made in 2008

Next up an Eastman 100 model student violin in clean, almost 'demo' condition at a very attractive price.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

New Taylors

We've got a couple of one series, GS mini, two series deluxe and a couple more surprises just in yesterday. Hint: some one series guitars have Walnut and Koa back and sides. For now, wet your appetite with this lovely guitar:

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Small Taylor Guitars and a Funky 1960's Electric Guitar

If ever there was a time to come shop for a small sized Tayler guitar, it's now:

If funky vintage electric guitars from 1960's Japan is your thing, look no further:

Monday, October 28, 2019

Taylor'ed to your needs

Not the first time you've heard that pun, sorry!

Some great new Taylors in stock. At the top,
A gorgeous 224ce Deluxe Koa
A baby Taylor mahogany
A GS Mini in mahogany
and a 114e in sunburst finish.*SOLD*

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Although electrics aren't normally our thing, we do have a pair of excellent beginner level guitars available in the shop. Left: A Fender Squier Affinity Strat *SOLD* and an Ibanez Gio H/S/S, both with bags and under $150!

Monday, October 14, 2019

So many unique 'folk' instruments just in!

This is about as eclectic as we get here in the shop!
Above left to right: A Russian made balalaika, a Martin A1 vintage mandolin from about 1917, a K'Aloha solid Koa concert uke made in Hawaii, a Wixom C-2 custom made concert uke in solid mango, and a Martin vintage friction pegged mahogany soprano uke, ca.1925.

On the right, our third dulcimer to arrive in the shop: 
1988 W.F.Tornton solid Black Walnut dulcimer in 28" scale length.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019

Special Order Kala Tenor Uke

A long scale tenor (Tenor with a baritone neck basically) we ordered for a customer just recently. These are still available and can order one for you or keep an eye on our wall for one in the future.

Specifications from Kala:
Our Super Tenor models come with a longer neck and have a longer body and a wider lower bout than our traditional Tenor ukulele. The longer neck has a 19” scale length and better fits the wider lower bout and longer body of the Super Tenor. The Super Tenor has a deeper and warmer sound and resonance due to its increased lower bout size.


A Blue Lion dulcimer made from Black Walnut with a Redwood top. Geared tuners and some innovative features like a fret where the strings pass over the endblock make this a true 'luthier' instrument. We don't see these often so take a look the next time you're in town! *SOLD*

Monday, September 16, 2019


It's time to fess up...we have some 'sleepers' in the shop that we've been holding out on. 
From the top LEFT row:

Taylor 322E acoustic electric. Deep, rich, full sound more like guitars
larger and deeper than this guitar's size. It handles strumming
and fingerpicking better than most 'OM' sized guitars. 
All solid Blackwood back and sides, solid Mahogany top.

Yamaha 820S with WMC installed K&K pickup. 
We've still got four of these kicking around from a
mistaken 'over stock' last year. One day we went through 
all five and picked this one as the best in volume, tone and
overall balance, so we used it as a K&K pickup demo guitar.
Solid Spruce top, laminate Mahogany back and sides

Art & Lutherie 'Roadhouse Tennessee' is not just another 
parlor guitar with nice looks, it's got a Canadian made pedigree
and the projection to back it up. Many people are surprised by
this guitar when they first pluck it. Not just a blues/folk machine.
Solid Spruce top, laminated Canadian 'Wild Cherry' back and sides.

Yamaha 820S might be easily overlooked if not for it's striking
black looks and sweet mahogany (laminate) balanced tone,
solid Spruce top. Something about this Yamaha's Martinesque feel 
keeps us coming back to it, especially our 
Yamaha fan guitar tech!

Taylor 114E came in first but it was a tight race between 
this guitar and its cutaway sibling right next to it. Walnut
'layered' (laminate) back and sides with a solid Spruce top 
makes for a guitar that speaks with almost the same presence 
as a rosewood guitar with less  muddiness coupled with 
a touch of mahogany's presence-
hard to sum up in words. 

It's best to let these guitars
speak for themselves.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Yes, we do get custom ordered Taylors from time to time like this beautiful 224ce-K DLX Koa in a left hand build.
The lucky new owner was gifted this instrument!
We don't mind it hanging around until he stops by very soon.