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!
We get requests every week for used guitars so here's what's in the shop as of today:
'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
STEEL STRING: Martin D41 2016 Takamine EF341SCX. 2003 *SOLD* Taylor GCE 2009 Taylor 412ce 1997 BANJOS: Deering Boston 2000's Deering Black Diamond 2005 Mayfair Tenor ca.70's FOLK & OTHER INSTRUMENTS: 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:
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. ;)
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!
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!
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.