Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Please deliver us from all these banjos!

We're only half-joking here-we've got a baker's dozen of banjos in stock at WMC! A collection was recently dropped off for consignment with us of Deerings from about the mid-2000's, including a Black Diamond 5-string resonator, a Boston model in the same spec, two Goodtimes in open and res. backs with deluxe Deering gig bags as well as our usual assortment of Deering, Goodtime and Savanna banjos. Don't forget we have the odd 4-string tenor and banjo ukes in stock, too.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Look what just came in from the cold

Kremona's S65C GG 'Green Globe' series classical guitar featuring sustainable woods like the striking purpleheart bridge, fretboard and maple neck. 
More specs from Kremona: Solid red cedar top; African mahogany back & sides; Matte finish; Maple neck; Purple heart fingerboard and bridge; Wood binding and rosette; Nickel machines with pearl buttons; 650 mm scale length; 52 mm neck width at nut; Kremona CGGB-BK gig bag.


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A few Islander Ukuleles have just shedded their snowy boxes and are acclimating nicely 


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Dehydration



As the mercury drops further than we expect this early winter, keep in mind the moisture in the air-AND YOUR GUITAR-dries up! It's not enough to simply humidify your instrument when you're not playing, you also have to seal off the soundhole and close up the inside of your guitar so that you effectively create a greenhouse. You may even consider using two humidifiers (ask us about the quick-pinch sponge and plastic bag fix). Lightly tape a plastic bag over the soundhole of your guitar if you're inclined to leave it out of its case; better yet, return it to its case every time your done playing it.

Guitar tops start to constrict, shrink, and possibly split or crack. Your frets may stick out of the edges of the fretboards and your necks can back-bow pulling the strings too close to the frets causing buzzing. These symptoms aren't to be overlooked and only the lucky few slip through winters like this without any consequences.


Remember, it's a winter wonderland and a winter desert out there so don't let either of you get dehydrated!

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Here's the simplest,low-tech fix for your hydration issues: 

Sandwich bag and small sponge (can be a dish sponge, unused)
Run sponge under water, wring out and place in bag, put bag inside guitar body and close in case or cover soundhole with plastic or paper.


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Winter's call has been answered by staying indoors!

Winter's call has been answered by staying indoors and playing guitar!
The DRS-1 is THE lowest priced full-size Martin you can 
get your hands on anywhere (yes, including US despite 
what you see online, we are priced AT OR BELOW the 'big' guys).


If hangin' out in the basement is your thing then the GS MINI BASS (left) just might do the trick. Back in stock and ready for the stocking.

If you're seeing twice as many DREADNOUGHT JUNIORS in the pic on the right,
it's because we have TWO of the exact same model. Know any twins? Families with feuding siblings that you need to make peace for? How about just having the same guitar in the office as you do at home? 


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

New Martin, Taylor & Alvarez

We just got in the brand new D-28 Martin with all of the 'vintage' refinements you've been waiting for in their iconic dreadnaught-playing is believing!


Also a great used Alvarez RM-20 SM, solid mahogany topped 'folk sized' acoustic that came from our shop originally and is in excellent condition.
*SOLD*

**T.Swift just dropped by today and may stay for a while! (in Baby Taylor guitar form that is.)  This version is electric so we think it looks 'Gorgeous'!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Looking Around The Shop


*SOLD*
*SOLD*





















We have a variety of new, used and unusual instruments in right now to fit almost any budget.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Kremona Days Are Here Again!

This is the week to test play one of our fantastic Kremona nylon string guitars or ukes handmade in Bulgaria! 
If you have a sharp eye you can read the details on the poster in the pic, bottom left. ;)