Sunday, December 23, 2018

We three kings...

If we could say that we would but in this case you're looking at two Bessons and one Bach. Rare trumpets in exceptionally clean, near mint condition for heralding in the holidays or other pursuits.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

You may have seen this instrument on our facebook page but we thought it was worth a mention here, as well:







Ariel Rose Bodman has handcrafted for us this gorgeous tenor sized ukulele out of Tasmanian Tiger Myrtle (with matching binding), Wester Red 'Sinker' Cedar, mahogany neck, with ebony fretboard and bridge.
We've unofficially named it the 'Tiger Rose'. If you're interested in a
truly unique, one-of-a-kind gift for the holidays this custom uke should be
high on your list-amazing!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Food Pantry Donations & Our Appreciation

Between now and January 31st We're offering customers a discount for any non-perishable food items brought in between 12/18-1/31 towards guitar restringing
of $10.00.


Sunday, December 16, 2018

The 'Big Guy' In The Window Says...



Starter packages are assembled and ready for your last minute 
holiday shopping needs from Ukes, Mandolins, small and large size guitars
in nylon and steel string. 🌲♬♩♫🌲

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

From top to bottom, the lovely Taylor K14CE 'Builder's Edition' bedecked in all it's livery, including solid figured Koa back and sides, 'vine inlays' on the fretboard and a torrefied (read gently roasted) spruce top, beveled inset armrest, and of course Taylor's unique 'V-Class' bracing. If you've been very, very, VERY good this year someone might surprise you with this beauty for the holidays! 


It's clear you can see the festive nature of Gold Tone's new 'Little Gem;
banjo ukulele! Not just clear but a few other tones which we can order
for you. This one may disappear before you know it...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The More the Merrier

As we close in on the holidays you may find yourself searching for gift ideas both large and small which is why WMC might just have that last minute item to round out your season's gift giving.




Musical themed ornaments, a used Gibson F9 mandolin just in, our shop tree with ornaments on display, good 'ole 'Wolfy', and budget minded banjos from Savanna.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

For those seeking guitar repairs

For those seeking guitar repairs and adjustments
in the South County area, please read below.

Wakefield Music offers these services:

General Services: 
Restring acoustic and electric guitars, basses.
mandolins, banjos, ukuleles, misc. folk instruments
This service includes inspection, cleaning and conditioning
of the instrument and minor adjustments. Certain
instruments are charged above guitars and basses, 
please inquire.
We do install acoustic guitar pickup systems by
K&K Sound and Fishman.

Action adjustment includes:
• Lowering strings or raising them on the fretboard.
• Adjusting the truss rod where applicable
• Lowering the bridge saddle or saddles on electrics
• Dressing and or setting nut action
• Refit/make new saddle or nut

SERVICES WE DO NOT PERFORM:
• Neck resetting on acoustic guitars
• Bridge regluing on acoustic instruments
• Fretwork of any kind
• Finish work or finish repairs
•.Major electrical rewiring or modifications

FOR MORE EXTENSIVE REPAIR WORK LOCALLY
PLEASE VISIT OUR FRIENDS AT THE PUMP HOUSE 
or inquire about referrals for specific brands supported
by regional repair persons.
  

Thursday, November 15, 2018

814ce V-Class

Just in this week!
From Taylor Guitars: 
Our flagship Grand Auditorium now boasts even more sonic delights with the addition of our groundbreaking V-Class bracing architecture. The classic tonewood combination of Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce still delivers its characteristic blend of warmth, low-end presence, and high-range sparkle, but V-Class bracing elevates that tone to new heights. Notes sustain longer, allowing rosewood’s rich overtones to bloom with more clarity than ever, and the advanced bracing scheme introduces greater power and tunefulness across the entire tonal spectrum for a rich and expressive sound. Standout material features include a smoky ebony fretboard sourced from Taylor’s Crelicam mill in Cameroon, maple binding, rosewood edge trim, an abalone rosette edged with rosewood, and mother-of-pearl Element fretboard and peghead inlays. The 814ce also includes a Venetian cutaway and our ES2 acoustic electronics, and ships in a deluxe hardshell case.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Rare Consignments


Some rare used consignment instruments in this week from left to right:

A Martin 5-15 Terz guitar (short scale, all solid mahogany guitar USA 
made). 
Mid 90's Guild A-25 'Concert Series' acoustic *SOLD*
Martin Backpacker / Dixie all solid aluminum ukelele ca.1950's

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Take a deep breath...

Take a deep breath...

...but try not to get dizzy! We have plenty of wind instruments to help you breathe new life into your routine. If you're a string player consider a wind instrument to expand not only your lungs but your musicianship!

Monday, October 29, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

From Quebec to Nazareth

No, we're not taking a road trip but you can feel like you're on one by checking out our newest additions to the showroom this weeK:
The Seagull 'Coastline Folk Cedar'

The Martin DXM (used).

Monday, October 1, 2018

SO many great instruments have arrived recently!
Starting at the top right, the lovely Taylor 416ce-R (Rosewood) V-Class Grand Symphony that delivers all the crescendos you need to fill up the concert hall...or your living room. Underneath is a shot of the 416's beautiful figured mahogany neck.
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Third down on the left: Another Taylor V-Class, the 614ce with 'torrified' top (yeah, they cooked it for tone). 
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Fourth down, center: Taylor GS-mini Koa. We've seen a handful of these Koa minis with high grade tops showing lots of figure and definition (and tone!) and our latest arrival is no exception.
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At the bottom right: Flight offers up a fantastic synthetic back, neck and fretboard on their 'Travel' series ukuleles.























Gretsch ukes just came in! We now have the G9110L, G9110 concerts / G9121 ACE, G9120 tenors / G9112 & G9126 gtr/uke 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Two Tenors

The Kamaka all solid Koa tenor uke *SOLD*, and Pono MTB Deluxe Tenor (used) have just arrived.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018


The Art & Lutherie collection has just arrived from up north!
At top: Roadhouse Denim Blue
Bottom L: Roadhouse Tennessee / R:Legacy Bourbon Burst e/a

Godin Guitars in Canada produces many instrument lines and these
Art & Lutherie guitars hit the sweet spot between quality and price.
When was the last time you bought a new guitar built in North America 
for less than $500?

Monday, September 17, 2018

Cutaway to the left and the right...

Cutaway to the left and the right this week with these two rather interesting used acoustic electrics:

Fender Sonoran SCE Lefty*SOLD*


Gibson  Songwriter 
Deluxe (used)
















Gibson acoustics don't waltz in here very often and they don't stick around for the next dance so stop by soon. If you're left handed this Fender is about as unique as they get for our southpaw inventory with just one other lefty in stock, a new Yamaha FG820 SL.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Ukes Taking 'Flight' / Silent Steel / 'It's electric!'

We are excited to have the excellent 'Flight' brand Ukes back in stock!
Distributed by the Kremona Guitar company so you know
quality is assured. The zebra wood soprano sounds as good
as it looks!

 
 Yamaha's Silent Guitar is back in steel string format followed
by a Kremona M15 steel string acoustic-a first for us
having steel string Kremona's. Like their nylon
string counterparts (the Fiesta model behind it) they 
deliver loads of tone and a fastidious build quality at an affordable
price.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Did someone ask for mandolins?

If you've been looking for a good starter mandolin or perhaps a backup these Savannahs have just come in and we've done our best setups on them to insure you'll want to keep playing long after you start.



Thursday, September 6, 2018

314ce V-Class

One of Taylor's best sellers gets the 'V-class' treatment and you can hear it right here at WMC!


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Here at WMC we can say with almost complete certainty there are only a handful of situations that merit the term 'musical crisis'. Normally it's a band member with something broken on their guitar and no backup instrument, an impending performance/jury/audition that a musician needs the music for and has either put off ordering until the eleventh hour or through a series of pitfalls lost the piece, etc. but not always so. Lastly, funerals are oftentimes a flurry of people and plans coming together for the service with small details like music to play or musicians to hire that we see harried customers stop by for assistance. Being sympathetic to their situations as we've all lost someone and had to plan for the wake or service in a short amount of time, we are always willing to go the extra mile for those in mourning. Case in point, the guitar pictured below that came into the store today for a much needed sprucing up after having sat idle in an attic for thirty years or so. The customer is going to use it in the service as a kind of tribute to the deceased (as it may have been their guitar). We were pleased to discover that with just a moderate amount of tic, new strings and adjustments this Japan made 70's era steel string came to life quite nicely with a full, resonant sound. We send our condolences to the family and hope that our small contribution eases their grieving.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

There's an alluring tale of the man who came into the store to buy a Martin guitar but ended up leaving with one of these:
See why and check out the Martin FG830 just in this week-your ears will be pleased!

*LAST MINUTE UPDATE*

The Taylor 814 'V-Series' Guitar has landed! Check why so
many players are eager to get their hands on one
of these beauties!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

U-BASS Just Bottomed Out Here at WMC

This is a pretty one:






















The Kala U-Bass EBY-FS

'SPECS
TOP: Striped Ebony
BACK & SIDES: Striped Ebony
BINDING: Maple
FINISH: Satin
NECK: Mahogany 
FINGERBOARD: Walnut
NUT: GraphTech TUSQ® 
SADDLE: Composite
STRINGS: Road Toad Pahoehoe
TUNERS: Custom Hipshot Ultralite™
ELECTRONICS: Shadow® U-Bass NFX
INCLUDES: Deluxe Padded Bag 

MEASUREMENTS
Scale Length: 20.375 inches, Overall Instrument Length: 29.375 inches, Body Length: 14 inches, Number of frets: 16, Width at upper bout: 7.75 inches, Width at lower bout: 10.25 inches, Width at waist: 6.625 inches, Body Depth: 3.25 inches, Fingerboard width at nut: 1.75 inches, Fingerboard width at neck/body joint: 2.213 inches.'

Monday, August 6, 2018

Ok SKHS,

Looks like we've got our work cut out for us!


We'll get all your guitars cleaned, strung and tuned 
before class starts! 👍😊

Thursday, August 2, 2018

What 'V' all have been waiting for...

Yes, that's right the Taylor 414ce 'V-Class' guitar has landed!
An accessible V series guitar we can all warm up to!