Monday, June 18, 2018

Not to be over-arching but...

We just got in a couple of interesting archtop acoustics this week!
On the L: Harmony 15.5" ca.60's / R: 1972 Framus 'Studio' 5/51 (03000) 

On the flatter side:

A Waterloo WL-12 MH

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Feelin' Rootsy? We have a lovely trio of Gretsch 'Style 1, 2, & 3' guitars but don't wait too long considering there's an additional $25 off each model until Father's Day.

If a footstool and no fret markers is more your style then take look at this:

It's not every day a Manuel Contreras II comes into the shop and this C-5 is a nice example of a Madrid built (2001) rosewood & cedar used classical. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

These old Guilds pop up from time to time and we're glad they do, especially from this era when they were doing great work.

1977 D40

Lookin' to connect?
All your hookups are here again!



Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Start at 1 and count up...

Taylor Guitar's 100 Series is a great place to start:

I great place to experience all the features and tone these guitars possess with walnut layered back and asides, 12-strings, and that well-known ES2 Expression System. Yes, they always come with a quality Taylor gig bag!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

USED Guitars Just In

We get requests every week for used guitars so here's what's in the shop as of today:

From L-R: 
'97 Taylor 412ce / '03 Takamine EF341SCX *SOLD* / '09 Taylor GCE


In fact, here's the complete list of our used instruments as of May 16th:

Alhambra Model 9-C,   1984
Arté Musica,               ca.80's
Kremona CL 650 WS,  ca.90's
Kremona S 63 CW,      ca.2000's

Martin D41                 2016
Takamine EF341SCX.   2003 *SOLD*
Taylor GCE                  2009
Taylor 412ce               1997

Deering Boston            2000's
Deering Black Diamond 2005
Mayfair Tenor               ca.70's

Premier banjo-uke        ca.20's
Apple Creek dulcimer.   2010's
Roosebeck Balalaika     2010's
Regal Artistic Resonator Mando ca.late 30's

In case we missed one check our inventory page for more info:

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Guitar That Never Was

Sometimes you think you saw a guitar in our shop but you weren't sure so you come back to see if it's still here and it's gone.

Case in point the Gretsch 9511 Style 1 'Single-O' parlor guitar from their excellent 'Roots Collection' of guitars, ukuleles, and banjos. 

We've had two of these instruments in stock that gathered no dust on our hooks! In fact, one person heard the first one we sold and ordered their guitar immediately! 

The difference when you buy from us rather than some online 'giant' that third party ships your guitar 'as-is' in the box is that we inspect & adjust every guitar we sell. You can also request your favorite strings and setup-good luck asking Amazon to do that for you. ;)

Tuesday, May 8, 2018


It’s not often we see a Yamaha like this electric classical from the 90’s (AEX500N). This guitar has come by for a second visit! You can bet it won’t overstay it’s welcome.…string-thin-body/ 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Taylor 224ce-k DLX

Taylor's new 224ce-kDLX 
has graced our hooks this week.
The two series guitars look gorgeous enough
but with the addition of figured Koa wood,

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Yamaha Palor Guitars

If you haven't seen one of these yet, you're in for a treat!
The Yamaha CSF series of palor guitars is back with
some of the smartest, tone-centered improvements 
you could ever hope for!

The model pictured above is the CSF-3M.
At a very familiar feeling 23.5" scale length and 
full size guitar feel and tone this could easily become
your next do-all, take anywhere favorite 'couch'
or even performance guitar!

They are in stock as of today! 5/3

Check out the Yamaha (graphics intensive) site 
for more info:

There's more than just the parlors in our parlor:

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


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. 



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


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

Tuesday, April 3, 2018


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.'

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...


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.


A few Islander Ukuleles have just shedded their snowy boxes and are acclimating nicely 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018


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!

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.