Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Twice as Nice

Or naughty depending on your outlook!
We have the last of our Taylor Guitars 2016 order just in today and what a nice finish it is! On the left: 322e - On the right: 214ce Koa. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Nothing Says Christmas Like A Mandolin!

At least we think so!
A rare Ovation mandolin (used)-stop in before the elves beat you to it!

*SOLD*

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

New Taylor and Yamaha Guitars JUST IN!

The 'Sunburst Twins' just landed!

Yamaha FG830 in front / FS830 behind

Taylor 314ce 


The irrepressibly cute Yamaha APX T2! We have it in black and vintage sunburst as well.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Guitar Repair Schedule and Info

We thought it might be helpful to list our repair schedule for when you want to bring your guitar in along with a few other details regarding maintenance:


REPAIR HOURS: Monday-Thursday - 10-5:30 
We don't not make appointments but we can arrange a specific timeframe for you to bring your repair in or have it completed by.
(lunchtime is variable but we can say roughly 12:00-2:00 is the range)

REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE:
We perform acoustic and electric guitar, ukulele, mandolin, bass guitar, and light violin setups. The average cost is variable but mainly under $65.00 for a complete restring, truss rod adjustment, saddle height, intonation-on electrics, and light nut slot dressing. 
Average restring and neck adjustment is about $40 minus strings.
What you may not realize comes with all restrings and setups is a full cleaning and polishing of your instrument, including fretboard conditioning, tuning machine lubrication, tightening, strap button and jack tightening. Loose wires inside electric acoustic guitars may also be secured if needed.

TURNAROUND TIME: 
We work on a first come, first serve basis with all repairs. Most repairs are completed the same day they're brought in or the next. We rarely call a customer to inform them of a completed repair unless requested as it's the customer timeframe that's more limiting than ours.

ESTIMATES & ASSESSMENTS:
In this world of live chat, Skype and FaceTime, we still need EYES and HANDS ON to assess your instrument. There are few words to explain a stringed instrument's condition but not enough words to describe what is felt.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Water Water Everywhere...

...hopefully in your guitar, too!

Yes, it's that time of year again to humidify your guitars. Wakefield Music stocks the Oasis and Planet Waves guitar humidifiers that we use on our own instruments and you should, too. So watch those hygrometers and if you see moisture levels dropping below 40%, it's best to start up your machines at home and/or put a humidifier in your acoustic guitar right away. You'll know it's time when new fret buzzes appear, fret ends on unbound necks stick out and feel sharp, and tops 'sink' or warp affecting action and possibly split or the finish 'crazes'. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

We Had Twins!

Taylor 114's that is:

It's hard to believe you can buy a full scale Taylor guitar made in North America with a solid top and ebony fretboard and bridge for under $500!
*SOLD*

And yes that's a '14 Gibson LG-2 (w/pickup) behind them just in last week. ;)


If you haven't heard the rumors, these Taylor 562ce 12-string guitars with their 5-series sized bodies and 12-fret neck join are twice as fun as their bigger brother 12-strings. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Things are FALL-ING into Wakefield Music this week!


*SOLD*

That's right, it's almost as rare as a harvest moon around here with these  unique instruments now in stock! 
From top to bottom:

Deering 'Golden Era' 5-string resonator banjo (used/consign)

Kamaka HF-3 Solid Koa Tenor Uke with 100th anniv. logo. (new)

'94 Guild GV-70NT. As rare as it gets-less than sixty produced! All solid
rosewood, spruce, and ebony. (used/consign)
*SOLD*

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Alvarez Guitars In Stock!

We are proud to offer Alvarez Guitars again here at WMC! We're confident you'll find a perfect match within their model lineup with everything from half-size travel guitars to full featured performance instruments in their 'Elite Masterworks' series. We can special order anything from the catalog http://alvarezguitars.com/instruments/guitars/ here!

These Alvarez Guitars just in:

RT-26
RF-26
RD-26
RD-26CE
AP-66SHB
BLUES 51
AG-75CE
AJ-80CE
AF60SHB
RC-26HCE
*SOLD*










Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Student Band Methods

Parents and students, if you're looking for school band methods, it's best to let us know a week in advance so that you don't have to wait during this busy time of year!























Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Normally clams are found by the beach, not in our shop unless someone's severely lacking of musical skill! :o
This is what can happen when the grain in a solid wood guitar either receives a shock allowing it to follow from one end to the other or there's a compromise in the wood's structure. Not the kind of repair we engage in here but we'll refer you to a couple of expert technicians on our roster.

In other news, two used guitars just in this week:

*Seagull Entourage Acoustic-electric with gig bag

*Ibanez AEF-37 acoustic-electric with hard case. *SOLD*


(sourced pics not of our actual stock guitars)

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

And the winner is...

Our lovely assistant Amalia lent us a hand in selecting the winners of the 
WMC 25th Anniversary guitar and ukulele giveaway today!


The winners will be notified soon! 
CONGRATULATIONS!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

There are things not seen nor heard...

...but felt!
Like these Yamaha C-40 classical guitars for a local school's music program that will not leave our shop without landing on the bench for a complete inspection and action adjustment. When student guitars like these are going to be played by new students with tender fingers we make sure the action is comfortable and better set up for their environment-something even Yamaha couldn't account for. No matter how many instruments are ordered from us for school programs we always make sure they meet the department's requirements and work to surpass their expectations.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

25% OFF ALL SHEET MUSIC - This Thursday-Saturday

Yes, that's right, you heard us! In honor of our 25th year of business we're taking 25% off of EVERY piece of sheet music in the store
-NOT KIDDING! 
New titles, compilations, vintage music, bargain bins outside, even those little half-size manuscript books! 


August 18th-20th
This week only!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Sometimes We Have To Perform Surgery

There are lots more ukes in this week by Kala, Makala & Leho in better spirits than the ailing Leho here. Not to worry, there's lots of music left in this baby yet!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Koa Korner

Sorry for the wordplay...

WMC is one of the rare few Kamaka dealers here in the northeast. Kamaka is a line of Hawaiian made ukes we're proud to offer along with Kanile'a ukes. There's something about the koa mystique that 'rings true' when you play a finely crafted USA made ukulele. Stop by and see why there's no substitute for stepping up your game...and collection!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

If you can't stand the heat...

Stop in to cool off with some hot deals! Oh, that hurts!
Anyways, here's what's new:





Lots of Yamaha electric acoustics in this week, including the incredibly travel friendly APX-T2. They're small enough for kids to play but large enough for bigger 'kids' to play anywhere. Stash it behind the front seat or in an overhead compartment to bring along anywhere your travels take you.

On the bottom: A Larrivee D-09 used just in. Canadian made in the early 90's from solid Indian rosewood, sitka spruce and genuine mahogany. Fishman sound hole pickup included (hard wired to an end-pin jack). 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Wakefield Music Co.'s 25th Anniversary Guitar Giveaway!

How would you like a brand new Yamaha guitar valued at $525 for $0?
What's the catch? Will I have to leave all my personal information and get spammed for the rest of my life? 
The answer is, no! 
Just stop by and fill out an entry form, drop it in the box and you're in. 
We don't sell, spam, or otherwise bug you with things to fill up your
inbox, promise!

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In other news...
The basses are multiplying around here...
We now have another Kala Bass in:
The BNGA-FS in African Bubinga wood
more info here:


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Rarities and Oddities

We've got quite the eclectic collection of wares this week at WMC:


At the top of the diamond: 
a 1940's WWII era Gibson LG-2 *SOLD*
L: A red label Yamaha FG-110 / R: An old friend-a late 40's
Rex (not for sale, just visiting)
and on bottom, an ESP-Ltd B4-Jr. short scale bass *SOLD*

Monday, June 20, 2016

Yamahas Are Here to Heat Up Summer!

We have been steadily receiving new Yamahas this past week-here are some highlights:


At the top: FS800 & FS820
FS830 & FSX820C
The Silent Guitar - More features
and improved feel and sound.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

An Ultra Rare Visitor

A former employee and friend of the shop stopped by while touring the east coast this week and brought along his custom made one of a kind Walker mandolin built in North Stonington, CT.!


For those of you unfamiliar with Kim Walker's work, his guitars have won praise and accolades for many years now often selling out before they hit the sales floor. 
Rarely does he build mandolins so it was a great pleasure to see this fantastic instrument again, one of less than a half-dozen in the world!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Odds and Ends

It's rare that we have a blog update about a vintage drum but here we are with a 1960's sparkle blue snare from Japan, labeled a 'Stewart':

And to double the fun for half as much:
This clean, low-action, full sounding Fender 12-string acoustic just in used.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Yes, it's another Taylor!

A limited edition 414ce Rosewood. 
We often think of the 400 series as the 'sweet spot' in the Taylor Guitars lineup-Made in USA, all solid woods, simple, elegant lines and appointments that don't intrude on getting the music 'done'! ;)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Gretsch 'Honey Dipper' Special G9202 Bell Bronze resonator round-neck guitar is in stock!

From the Gretsch Roots Collection page:

"Add some color to your sound with the limited-release G9202 Honey Dipper Special. This round-neck resonator guitar has all the same features as the wildly popular G9201 Honey Dipper, with the additions of aged white fingerboard binding, screened headstock graphic and a weathered “Bell Bronze" finish.
The vital feature of all Gretsch resonator guitars is the all-new Gretsch “Ampli-Sonic” diaphragm (resonator cone). Hand-spun in Eastern Europe from nearly 99-percent pure aluminum, the Ampli-Sonic diaphragm yields an impressive quality and volume of tone."

*SOLD*

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Merida 'Cardenas' C-20CACES

It's nice touches like this contemporary 'concentric circles' rosette that set Merida guitars apart from the crowd, coupled with a chamfered armrest, a feature rarely found on guitars like the C-20 costing thousands less!

Solid mahogany back and sides, solid Sitka spruce top, and Fishman preamp.

Monday, May 16, 2016