Wednesday, September 20, 2017

For the aspiring classical guitar player we have three new Kremona nylon string guitars just in this week:

In front: Fiesta FC / Romida RD-S / Soloist S-65SC

Remember, it's a rare thing to be a classical guitarist owned
music store! You can buy with confidence for your next
nylon string and appreciate our extensive knowledge
base of the instrument. : )



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Guitars Under $100

If ever there was a time to go bargain guitar hunting it's here at WMC! We currently have at least five guitars under $100 all fully set up by us and ready to go.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Not often we see an original owner Guild from the 70's up for sale in the shop!
1975 D25 in vintage 'brown/mahogany' finish with an arched laminate mahogany back, solid mahogany sides and solid spruce top. Condition from 1-10 is about an 8.5 (by our eyes anyways). Comes with its original factory 'deluxe' chipboard case. The sound is full, loud and clear with very good balance across the fretboard-this guitar has simply aged well. No structural issues, cracks, bridge or neck angle. WMC recently serviced and restrung awaiting it's new owner. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

• BAND INSTRUMENT RENTALS •

WMC is now partnered with NEMC 


for all of your band instrument rental needs.
You may now rent instruments online through our website http://www.nemc.com/wakefield-music-co/ via your phone/tablet/laptop/home computer or the NEMC portal located in the store. 
The portal also lists instrument availability so you don't waste a trip or call during
this busy time of year!



For MAC (Music & Arts) customers we are currently
accepting instrument returns but we no longer
support repairs/exchanges/buyouts. Your nearest
Music & Arts hub is in Waterford, CT.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Yowza! We just got in some really nice instruments...

Yowza! We just got in some really nice instruments over the last few days:



From top to bottom: 

Yamaha AC3R elec. acoustic (L) and a Taylor 314ce LTD 
Martin Ed Sheeran Limited Edition  
Mitchell solid top 12-string 
A trio of brand new
Kamaka Ukuleles fresh from Hawaii! 
2-Concert models
and one Tenor, all solid Koa.






Thursday, August 17, 2017

3 of a...kind?

Three very unique ukes have been consigned this week:
From left to right: RISA travel uke / Mele Tenor / Cocobolo long neck concert 

We've yet to see a duplicate of these instruments and 
their build quality is superb! 

Monday, August 7, 2017

If you missed the last one...

If you missed the last one and you thought you'd go for it, now's your chance!
The GS Mini Bass is back in stock but we've only got the one!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Taylor Academy 12

They don't hang around for long (like the Taylor GS-Mini e-bass!) so make haste or it might be another month or two before we're restocked! We also have the Academy 12e as an option for plug-in convenience.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

What Went Right?

We're often flummoxed by inexpensive, almost disposable student guitars that perform flawlessly and sound great. The 1/2-size Harmony just in for a repair above is a bit rough around the edges but every note plays without buzz and its intonation far exceeds the demands placed upon it. 

Although your guitar may appear similar you may not be as lucky-many of these types of student guitars made years ago often suffer from collapsed and or warped necks, lifting (unglued) bridges and buzzing frets not mention intonation issues. Although many parents, grandparents, or friends mean well, instruments for young players need to be both functioning and resilient. Just because the guitar looks like a guitar and it 'just needs a string', it may be unusable or never play in tune or let alone be accurately tuned up. We never charge for assessments and would be happy to assist you in encouraging a young musician's interest with an instrument that's an asset, not an impediment. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

We've read there's a downward trend in fretted instrument sales as computer based performance interfaces supersede them. So, we have to ask: would you rather sit here playing your guitar: 

or bring your computer to your favorite 'chill-out' spot:
(our former employee Jamie). 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Unique Visitors

It's a rare day when an official, handmade in South County instrument walks through our doors for some adjustments:


Jon Campbell bouzouki: 1978, Narragansett, RI
Sounds as rich and full as the man himself! ;)

And this is just guitar bling:
A Taylor K65 12-string in for some new strings. Just gorgeous koa
wood and one of their best designs ever.

Oh, and if you peer around the register back to a little nook 
in our uke display area you'll find our newest additions:
Islander Ukes are designed and distributed by
Kanile'a Ukuleles.
Very affordable and rock solid designs bring 
a little boutique for a bit less buck!


Monday, July 3, 2017

Our annual "Born in the U.S.A. Sale" is under way!


Our annual "Born in the U.S.A. Sale" is under way. Over 40 U.S made musical instruments are available with savings up to $300 off. These native sons include brands such as C.F. Martin, Gibson, Taylor Guitars, Deering Banjos, Kanile'a Ukuleles and more. Please note that we will be closed on the Fourth of July to celebrate the holiday. Have Fun and come visit.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Maple's Musical Makeover

Maple's Musical Makeover
Maple acoustics haven't been known for their warm, rich tone. Until now. Andy Powers has poured his expertise into revoicing Taylor's maple 600s with stunning results. From specially aged tops creating a played-in sound to bracing that unleashes low-end warmth and sustain, Taylor's 600s suit all playing styles.
https://www.taylorguitars.com/guitars/acoustic/series/600/story?utm_content=buffere7653&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Just in this week a used Fender CD220 CE acoustic electric made from 'Dao' wood and a factory installed Fishman pickup and four band eq.
And on the bottom right a brand new ROOTS COLLECTION Gretsch G9521 slot head acoustic in 'Cloudburst' finish with a solid spruce top.

And look what just came through the door:
Taylor's Academy 12

For the uke minded we just received an infusion of more Kala brand ukes for the budget minded as well as the aspiring player.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

If your woodwind blew up...

Maybe we can help?
We are pleased to have our veteran technician on call for your basic to moderate woodwind repairs. Although we can't offer everything such as complete overhauls or replating/soldering we can patch things up, adjust and get you playing again.

Instruments serviced:
                     
                   *Saxophones 
                   *Flutes
                   *Clarinets
                   *Double reeds
                         
Summer is a great time to bring your instrument in before the fall rush and to keep your technique and repertoire sharp! ;)
                               

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Academy is in Session!

The Taylor Academy Series just keeps getting better and better!
Just in today is the Academy 12E acoustic electric on the left, the Academy 10E on the right. We also have the Academy 10 acoustic in stock.

And look who's back:
Our little friend the GS Mini, this time in rosewood with electronics.

A new guitar for Gretsch and us, the G9511 Style 1 "Parlour" Appalachia Cloudburst:

With it's sold spruce top, laminate mahogany back and sides and 24-3/4" scale length the G9511 will feel like your favorite old fingerstyle/blues/folk/songwriter guitar but with modern playability and function. And with a list price of $499 you can bet it won't hang on our hook for long in the shop!


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

How about this wonderful Kala mahogany uke:
Just in this KA-CEM concert size uke. Here's what Kala has to say about it:


"The traditional look of the Exotic Mahogany line is complemented by the unique grain patterns. The woodgrains range in variety from a wavy curl to a straight sharpness and everything between."

Measurements:
Scale Length: 14.875 inches, Overall Instrument Length: 24.125 inches, Body Length: 11.125 inches, Number of frets: 18, Width at upper bout: 6 inches, Width at lower bout: 8.25 inches, Width at waist: 4.875 inches, Body Depth: 2.75 inches, Fingerboard width at nut: 1.39 inches, Fingerboard width at neck/body joint: 1.73 inches
Attractively priced as well as attractive to behold!

*******

Also in this week are some 'reinforcements' for our ever revolving Makala Sharks and Dolphins series ukes with an affordable starting price that gets almost everyone started on uke!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Quite a few additions to our lineup this week:
Top: Goldtone OM800+ Electric Octave Mandolin (tuned one octave below
standard mandolin, same tuning).

Bottom Left: Goldtone Mandola (tuned in 'A', fifths apart).

Bottom Right: Goldtone GM50 Mandolin

And below are two attractive used guitars for your consideration:
Top: 2005 Gibson J-45
Bottom: 2004 Martin D28

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Looks like the Martin truck just pulled up to our back door with some of this year's order! 
TOP ROW-FIRST 5: 
00-15M, 000-15M, 00L-17e, CEO-7, D-18
BOTTOM ROW-FIRST 4:
000-16GT, 0017S, 0015e, 00015M

And if that weren't enough, we just got in another Taylor Academy series guitar-amazing bargain for a full sized, full heel Taylor with electronics:

**SOLD**





















An economical answer to the vintage instruments it's modeled after: 'The Loar' LH278 hollow body electric just in.

                 An easter egg for you: Kala 'KA GTR PLR' guitar just in but you'll have to come in and find it... ;)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

YAMAHA - MADE IN JAPAN

Yamaha has always been a worldwide import brand but to us their 'true' roots harken back to their early days with the renowned 'red label' guitars reading 'Nippon Gakki', designating that Yamaha guitars were made in Japan.

Over the years Yamaha has maintained a smaller production house in Japan designated for the production of these meticulously crafted instruments featuring exacting manufacturing techniques with advanced materials processing. Check out the L-series guitars page for more: 

http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/guitars-basses/ac-guitars/l/?mode=series#tab=feature


From Yamaha: 


'This model offers a bit more of a vintage look. Ornaments have been left off to reduce weight. Among the "L"Series guitars, this simple design offers even greater response.
      •  Jumbo Body and Vintage Look
      •  Solid Engelman Spruce Top Treated with A.R.E.
      •  Solid Rosewood Back & Sides
      •  Mahogany and Padauk 5ply Neck

The vintage style brass tuners found on all #26 model guitars present these instruments with a classic look.'


WMC is proud to have one the nicest Yamaha acoustic guitars on the market in stock! 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Can't say we've encountered a string 'save' quite like this:

As they say, 'Necessity is the mother of invention'...or you could just stop by
for a new banjo string or set of strings. ;)

IN OTHER NEWS:

Brand new Alvarez & Yamaha guitars in stock. 
Coming up, 
our 2017 Martin Guitars order will be trickling in.
If you have something in mind and thinking this is
the year for that new Martin, get in touch with us
SOON!




Monday, March 6, 2017

The K&K took my Baby Taylor away...eh...um...

Classic songs aside, we've got'em and it's official: 
WMC is now an authorized K&K pickup dealer! 

We haven't been excited enough about a new line of pickups for the shop in years. As luck would have it, there's a very nice Larrivee on our floor with a 'Pure Pickup' already installed should you want a listen. Find out why so many pickups on the market just don't have what the K&K's do by checking out their site here. http://www.kksound.com/instruments/acousticguitar.php

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

YAMAHA GUITARS NOW IN STOCK!

Lots in today, including store fav's like the sunburst FS830 and a few APX500III's.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

No, the 110e isn't shy or throwing you shade...
It's just so happy to be wearing its lovely western walnut
back and sides, now standard on all Taylor 100 series guitars!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The new Taylor 150e has all the goods in one affordable package!






'For years, Taylor’s sleek, ultra-playable necks have helped define a great 12-string experience. The 12-string Dreadnought 150e fits that signature playability and tonal clarity into an affordable package, making a quality 12-string more accessible to budget-minded players looking to broaden their musical palette. The Dreadnought body’s strong low-end response balances well with the crisp octave shimmer, producing a tone that’s lush and articulate, with lots of dynamic range. Features include layered walnut back and sides, a solid Sitka spruce top, 1-7/8-inch neck, matte-finish body, black binding and pickguard, and natural-sounding Taylor’s Expression System 2 pickup.'

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

WE'RE CLOSED TOMORROW - THURSDAY FEB.8th

image from Duluth News Tribune
We're going to use the ensuing storm as an excuse 
to stay in and practice!



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Playing with the Gypsies

At least we'd like to think we could! Especially with Cordoba's official 'Gypsy Kings Studio' model guitar in just this week on consignment.
So rasgueado on!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Martin Custom X-Series

Martin Custom X-Series acoustic electric just in this week on trade, used. Solid spruce top, multi-laminate 'Stratabond' neck, High Pressure Laminate (HPL) back and sides, Fishman Matrix Infinity pickup, no case.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Good Things Come in Threes

Gretsch Jim Dandy guitars are back in stock but don't dawdle too long, they tend not to hang around here for very long!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

We don't often see these types of instruments in the shop used:
In the back: '99 Taylor 510ce
 Larrivee LO3 Quilted Maple with K&K Pure Mini pickup
Feel like 'adding to your cart'? 
Scroll down for links
to our Reverb.com store!

Fender Kingman bass with Fishman pickup
system, full 34" scale
*SOLD*




Tuesday, January 3, 2017

We're On Reverb!

Can't wait until we open to buy that instrument you saw in our shop?
Maybe you were here for vacation or the holidays and wanted something
after the fact? 
Wait no more! Find us here and buy online 24/7: