A warmly received addition to our Martin lineup this December:
Martin M-36 (0000)-14 fret: Guitar of choice for Jorma Kaukonen. Solid spruce top, forward shifted 'X' bracing, solid Indian Rosewood back and sides, 25.4" scale length with a 1-11/16" nut.
Incredible tone, especially for finger style guitarists. Commanding bass and balanced, 'sweet' highs due in part to a relatively shallow body depth of 4" at the end-block. We're particularly fond of Martin's M-series instruments! Something about these guitars feels 'dialed-in'! Regardless of your playing style, this is a guitar for almost any musical approach and will remind you of classics 000's with a bit more 'oomph'. *SOLD*
With our new online inventory we offer you the convenience of browsing
and shopping from home. Updated daily, you will now have the ability to
view pictures, descriptions, specifications and prices of over 200
instruments currently in stock here at Wakefield Music. You can also
purchase any instrument online and have it shipped to you at a
discounted rate or visit our showroom in person where you can hear, see,
feel and compare with others.
A newly consigned Selmer Omega open hole, B-foot extension flute just in on consignment today. Solid sterling silver body with gold embouchure plate and silver plated keys. Comes with case and case bag.
Speaking of small guitars in tight spaces, you can't beat a used Alvarez AP710-SB in excellent condition refreshed with new strings and all of WMC's multi-point inspections and adjustments. Relax and play awhile… Feeling the crunch for space even more? Try a diminutive Kala soprano ukulele in a multitude of colors, guaranteed to fit any budget. ;)
Now you can double-up your shopping with a great sounding Taylor 12-string acoustic with the 456ce cutaway electric with solid Ovangkol back & sides, gloss spruce top and Taylor's Expression System® to get it all out there.
This is one of those 'sleeper' guitars that's almost a gift in the Taylor line:
The Taylor 150e 12-string sports the rock-solid Expression System electronics and a solid spruce top with laminate mahogany back and sides for well under a grand, sale price! If you were hesitant about purchasing an expensive acoustic twelve to use for performing or recording you needn't be-this is an exceptionally good instrument worth checking out.
During our Kremona Days event Wakefield Music helps celebrate Kremona's 90th anniversary by offering complimentary microfiber polish clothes to customers dropping in to play and experience our selection of handcrafted Kremona guitars and all-solid ukuleles.
RC Strings and backpacks will be given away to those taking home Kremona guitars during the Kremona Days week.
It's not every day one of these comes across the workbench-a Finnish Kantele. Apparently the 'national instrument of Finland'. A simple yet haunting sound, we wonder if anyone uses it's sound as their personal ringtone? :) Excellent information here: http://www.kardemimmit.fi/en/kantele.html
Some helpful tips to provide you with a seamless, pleasurable rental experience: • Find out beforehand what's required of your child regarding books and accessories-it could save you a second or third trip! • Be sure your child understands what's involved in playing an instrument, especially if they are new to music and curious about more than one to try. Although we encourage your child's enthusiasm and curiosity, we don't often have 'demonstrator' models available or the musician available to perform on the instrument so it's best to have your child's band teacher explain and demonstrate for them. • Plan to rent your instrument earlier in the day, perhaps prior to school getting out. It's best to arrive no later than 5:00pm to rent your instrument so that we can take the time to assist you without the hectic 'buzz' of last minute shopping and closing duties going on. The average rental can take 15-minutes but oftentimes double that if you're here with other renters at a busy point in the day. • Link to our rental company's site: http://www.musicarts.com/rentals/02879?id=4f4c3426-8894-426a-9da3-d6f59b40ce50&aid=8516
Counterfeits! Buyer beware! This instrument came into our shop for adjustments recently, the third in a 'series' of counterfeit guitars we've come across here. Purchased in good faith by their owners only to be duped by the all-to prevalent deception of forgeries in many things but in our experience, musical instruments imported from China. This guitar is badged a 'Gibson Les Paul Special' but is obviously a 'clone' with several glaring discrepancies, most importantly the choice of woods (the mahogany is obviously not genuine), there's something just not right about the lettering and the Gibson logo, and a few other points. The smoking gun is hidden under the truss rod cover for those of you presented with more questions than you have answers for: Gibson guitars (as far as we've experienced over the years) use a 'nut' to adjust the truss rod so you'll need a nut-driver/wrench to turn it-this guitar uses an almost hidden hex head adjuster (allen key wrench) to adjust.
On the left, an authentic 60's Gibson truss rod, R-forgery.
The simplest answer for the tentative buyer would be to contact Gibson Guitars directly with the serial number-chances are the numbers are not in their database or a mismatch.
Sounds like a work of fiction but it's reality here at Wakefield Music. We've whittled our Fender USA Tele collection down to this American Deluxe in 'pewter' finish. Coupled with our 'Born in the USA' sale and the current markdown, this is guitar is $200 off the sale price! Don't wait 'til the 15th of July to come and go for the deal will vaporize just like the Summer humidity…
Some updates in the ever changing guitar business of note: http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/20783-cordoba-acquires-guild We will still have Guild guitars with a few more on the way in the next week. We've sold Cordoba classical guitars in the past and hope for their continued attention to detail and quality within the Guild line.
Fender electric guitars have long been a fixture in our shop, spanning about two decades and although we love their style and value for the dollar, we are parting ways. Our electric guitar lines will be fortified with Gretsch, Eastman, and Yamaha instruments as we move towards the second half of 2014. We feel these lines emphasize superb features, value, and individuality for those seeking to set themselves ahead of the crowd. So please check our inventory online or stop by to find great deals on our remaining Fender electric guitar amplifier stock!
Marin's 000-15SM is one of the many reasons Martin Guitars have been in the biz since 1833. It's an all solid mahogany guitar with a Morado 'rosewood' bridge and fretboard. Modeled after Martin's classic early 20th century designs with modest appointments yet a maximum of tone, the 000-15 series guitars are sure to please the fingerpicking songwriter and performer.