Monday, April 23, 2018

V-isualize your next Taylor

Can you see the 'V'?
Our Taylor rep, Mike stopped by today with a Builder's Edition
K14ce to check out (that's his hand holding it for us in the pic).


Ok, so you don't
have X-ray vision!
On the L, the 
standard Taylor
bracing, the R,
you guessed it, 
their amazing
'V-Class' bracing
So brace yourself
...yeah, we know, we know...

It'll be here in the near future or you can preorder one!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Mandomoneum!

We're inundated with mandolins from $99-$695! Brands from Savannah, Rogue, Kentucky, Loar, and Eastman for every style and budget-lots of 'A-Models' and one 'F' to explore here. Plus, you're buying an instrument that has been professionally set up for easy, beginner friendly action as well as the option of a 'pro' setup with different strings if desired. We never take an instrument out of the box and just hang it up for sale!

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We currently have two Gretsch 'Jim Dandy' models in stock but they rarely stick around long at < $170!
Also pictured to the left of our Eastman parlor guitar, a Gretsch G9531 'Style 3'
If you have't played one of these mid-priced 'Roots Series' Gretsch guitars you're in for a surprise: classic sound and looks with modern feel-astounding value!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

We have two reasonably priced used classicals on consignment this week along with a nice steel string acoustic if your tax return has been kind to you...

Or 'tax return be damned!' a gorgeous Taylor 712ce 12-fret 
has just revisited our hangers. 


***IMPORTANT NOTICE***

WE ARE NO LONGER A MARTIN GUITARS DEALER.

Thanks to all of you for supporting the brand with us! 
As our remaining stock is whittled away
we'll begin sourcing another brand or two 
to fill in the showroom-stay tuned. 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Shhhhh!

The Silent Guitar from Yamaha just quietly entered the building...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

14...28...

We're counting up this week starting with two Taylor 214's. Just in today a shiny 214ce DLX featuring a solid spruce top and layered rosewood back and sides, hardshell case included. A Koa 214ce is also back in stock. (L)



Thursday, March 15, 2018

Just in today one of our 2009 Taylors back for resale after all these years and still in excellent condition!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018

GS Mini Koa

'Its name in the Hawaiian languagekoa, also means brave, bold, fearless, or warrior.'
-Wikipedia

If you're feeling bold you might want to check out our newest addition to the Taylor lineup this week, the GS Mini-e Koa.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Well Hello Old Friend

Martin Andy Summers 000-28 model stopped by for some maintenance this week: 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

We haven't forgotten the flutists out there, especially with these exceptional instruments in stock:

In the foreground, an Artley piccolo (synthetic 'wood' body, silver keys). On the left, an open hole Haynes flute and on the right, a Haynes Amadeus open hole.
Looking to upgrade to a concert worthy instrument at a reasonable price? We might just have what you're looking for in your next flute.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Double Bass...Sextuple Bass

It's not often we have more than one bass in the shop let alone six!
Starting at the top right:
Used Alvarez RB-30SCE 
Our GS Mini E Taylor of course

Used Ibanez Gio 4-string (red)*SOLD*
'98 Ibanez Ergodyne EDB-600 R

In the uke section:
Gold Tone 'M-Bass' (Micro Bass) used on L
Kala U-Bass BNGA-FS (new) on R

Monday, January 29, 2018

Not to be missed this Wednesday...


GREST DISCOUNTS ON EVERYTHING IN THE STORE!!

Some say 'Once in a blue moon' but we've got two this year!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

It's been a long while since one of these came to the shop:
A Balalaika! Used, in excellent condition with gig bag ready for you to fully embrace this Siberian weather! 


If you've been looking online for an electric bass deal but unsure of the 
quality, condition, and deal you're going to get, check out our used
Ibanez Gio 4-string:
Buying from us means you get the deal you were looking for online with
the added value of our instruments being fully inspected, cleaned, adjusted, and
restrung. Although the Gio models are a fairly common, lower end instrument
by Ibanez you'll find this bass to feel and sound a notch above with a solid, 
stable maple neck, good tone with 3-way switching and overall clean
appearance. If you need a recording, second, or first bass, this is 
one to consider at well under $200!






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, one Goodtime resonatior with deluxe Deering gig bag 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.