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)

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.

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.

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!

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.