Wednesday, July 18, 2018

It's redundant to say...

It's redundant to say we have Yamaha Guitars in stock after a pic like this!
Inside one of those boxes above was one of these:
Yes, that's right! A Yamaha CSF3M elec./acoustic parlor guitar.

Don't fret keyboardists, we have your 'jam' right here:
The Piaggero is here at a price more than a few 
players can afford. Especially students looking for 
something portable and more suited to piano
playing with heavier bass action and lighter
treble action. At this price why buy something
used?


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Seagulls have landed!

That's right, they're loose in the store as we speak!
However, this kind doesn't require as much care and feeding: The Seagull S6 'Original' like the Seagull guitars by Godin you remember with the latest refinements and feel you expect in a modern guitar: 

Solid cedar top, Wild Cherry, Silver Leaf Maple neck, Rosewood fretboard and bridge. 

If you haven't played a new Seagull prepare to be surprised!

Monday, July 9, 2018

The Cone of Uncertainty

Unlike tropical storms resophonic guitars are somewhat easier to predict.


While we see a handful of them on the bench for maintenance per year,
the primary reason they need tending to is silencing rattles and 
buzzing. Think about it: you play vibrating strings and those vibes
travel throughout the guitar's body so that anything oscillating at
a certain frequency can begin to work loose screws, tuning machines,
and anything else that requires a mechanical fit to stay in place.
Resophonic guitars, dobros, and other resonator based instruments 
including ukes, have many screws holding their cover plates 
(the shiny plate you see on the guitar top) onto the guitar. The 
spider, those 'arms' or metal web you see inside behind the cover plate
is held by string pressure when fully tuned, otherwise it would simply 
fall away from the guitar without the cover plate in place. 
The cone, the heart of the resonator guitar is very light
and must be fitted properly to the wooden body and that
in turn shares the load from the bridge and strings so
that it is all 'unified' so to speak.

When we see resophonic guitars on the workbench we always
check for screws that are loose or not seating properly. We also
inspect saddle placement and tailpiece screws and alignment
so that your strings stay in line from end to end. Even strap 
buttons can rattle if not tightened!


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Happy Fourth but Take Ten!


10% off any uke in the shop going on now
until July 7th! 

Another satisfied customer! :)