Monday, November 18, 2019

Octave Mandolin & Student Violin

It's not every day we have a luthier-made octave mandolin in stock but today's the day:

Solid spruce top and solid maple back and sides, mahogany neck, hard case included.
Peterson 'Level 1' model, made in 2008

Next up an Eastman 100 model student violin in clean, almost 'demo' condition at a very attractive price.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

New Taylors

We've got a couple of one series, GS mini, two series deluxe and a couple more surprises just in yesterday. Hint: some one series guitars have Walnut and Koa back and sides. For now, wet your appetite with this lovely guitar:

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Small Taylor Guitars and a Funky 1960's Electric Guitar

If ever there was a time to come shop for a small sized Tayler guitar, it's now:

If funky vintage electric guitars from 1960's Japan is your thing, look no further:

Monday, October 28, 2019

Taylor'ed to your needs

Not the first time you've heard that pun, sorry!

Some great new Taylors in stock. At the top,
A gorgeous 224ce Deluxe Koa
A baby Taylor mahogany
A GS Mini in mahogany
and a 114e in sunburst finish.*SOLD*

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Although electrics aren't normally our thing, we do have a pair of excellent beginner level guitars available in the shop. Left: A Fender Squier Affinity Strat *SOLD* and an Ibanez Gio H/S/S, both with bags and under $150!

Monday, October 14, 2019

So many unique 'folk' instruments just in!

This is about as eclectic as we get here in the shop!
Above left to right: A Russian made balalaika, a Martin A1 vintage mandolin from about 1917, a K'Aloha solid Koa concert uke made in Hawaii, a Wixom C-2 custom made concert uke in solid mango, and a Martin vintage friction pegged mahogany soprano uke, ca.1925.

On the right, our third dulcimer to arrive in the shop: 
1988 W.F.Tornton solid Black Walnut dulcimer in 28" scale length.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019

Special Order Kala Tenor Uke

A long scale tenor (Tenor with a baritone neck basically) we ordered for a customer just recently. These are still available and can order one for you or keep an eye on our wall for one in the future.

Specifications from Kala:
Our Super Tenor models come with a longer neck and have a longer body and a wider lower bout than our traditional Tenor ukulele. The longer neck has a 19” scale length and better fits the wider lower bout and longer body of the Super Tenor. The Super Tenor has a deeper and warmer sound and resonance due to its increased lower bout size.


A Blue Lion dulcimer made from Black Walnut with a Redwood top. Geared tuners and some innovative features like a fret where the strings pass over the endblock make this a true 'luthier' instrument. We don't see these often so take a look the next time you're in town! *SOLD*

Monday, September 16, 2019


It's time to fess up...we have some 'sleepers' in the shop that we've been holding out on. 
From the top LEFT row:

Taylor 322E acoustic electric. Deep, rich, full sound more like guitars
larger and deeper than this guitar's size. It handles strumming
and fingerpicking better than most 'OM' sized guitars. 
All solid Blackwood back and sides, solid Mahogany top.

Yamaha 820S with WMC installed K&K pickup. 
We've still got four of these kicking around from a
mistaken 'over stock' last year. One day we went through 
all five and picked this one as the best in volume, tone and
overall balance, so we used it as a K&K pickup demo guitar.
Solid Spruce top, laminate Mahogany back and sides

Art & Lutherie 'Roadhouse Tennessee' is not just another 
parlor guitar with nice looks, it's got a Canadian made pedigree
and the projection to back it up. Many people are surprised by
this guitar when they first pluck it. Not just a blues/folk machine.
Solid Spruce top, laminated Canadian 'Wild Cherry' back and sides.

Yamaha 820S might be easily overlooked if not for it's striking
black looks and sweet mahogany (laminate) balanced tone,
solid Spruce top. Something about this Yamaha's Martinesque feel 
keeps us coming back to it, especially our 
Yamaha fan guitar tech!

Taylor 114E came in first but it was a tight race between 
this guitar and its cutaway sibling right next to it. Walnut
'layered' (laminate) back and sides with a solid Spruce top 
makes for a guitar that speaks with almost the same presence 
as a rosewood guitar with less  muddiness coupled with 
a touch of mahogany's presence-
hard to sum up in words. 

It's best to let these guitars
speak for themselves.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Yes, we do get custom ordered Taylors from time to time like this beautiful 224ce-K DLX Koa in a left hand build.
The lucky new owner was gifted this instrument!
We don't mind it hanging around until he stops by very soon.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

The Yamaha's Are Back!


C40 'Gigmaker' Classical packs

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Notice to Guitar Repair Customers

The guitar technician is away next week...
You may leave guitar repairs while he's 
away or try back after Tuesday, Aug.20th..

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Jason Mraz Taylor Guitar

Wish this Jason Mraz Taylor JMSM
was staying with us but the lucky 
owner special ordered it and away
it goes!

One of the best Taylor nylon strings
we've heard and played in a while!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Yamaha's new P-515 just in TODAY!

This is the slickest P-Series keyboard we've seen ever! 
If you're as excited as us, you'll want to see the complete
specs and info at Yamaha USA's site, here:

A quick summary of features: 

88-wooden keys.
40 Voices + 18 Drum/SFX Kits + 480 XG Voices
Internal memory total maximum size approx. 1.4 MB
External USB optional flash memory
Weight: 48 lb, 8 oz


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The Sound of Music but NOT the PHONE!

We've been having technical issues with our phone service via no audible incoming 'ring'! If you try the shop and it rings for a very long time it's due to us having to see the cordless phone screen light up during incoming calls. We apologize for any inconvenience and are seeking help at the time of this post!

Monday, July 15, 2019

Eastman AR372CE

Nice Eastman AR372CE hollowbody
archtop guitar in used this week.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Vintage Gibson LGO

Just in today a vintage 1960 Gibson LGO.
Enjoy Dennis playing a 'period correct' piece
to match the guitar's vintage. ;)


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

It's not often we blog about percussion 
instruments but this one merits attention: 
a Cajon.

It's not fair to say this would be the 
easiest job in the band but if you grew
up bored and fidgeting in school,
finger drumming on your desk or seat 
then this might be in the instrument for
you! You get to sit down on your 'drum'
 and tap out rhythms all night! 

Seriously, Cajons are SO fun to play 
even if you know nothing about Afro-cuban/
Peruvian or Flamenco music. They fit in
anywhere you can take a seat! 

This Toca 'Player's Series' Cajon is 
surprisingly affordable, too.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Eclectic Thursday

An eclectic Thursday here at WMC:
 At the top: Montana 4-string import banjo. Great beginner
instrument or 'spare/beach/trunk/cabin' banjo.*SOLD*
At bottom:
8-string lap steel that boomeranged to us having been
for sale previously. A unique 'handmade' instrument 
possibly from a kit or as a 'husk' and built up by
an enthusiast.
Both instruments are used and available to view here
M-Sat. 10-5:30/5:00Sat

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Nutty Dulcimer

You wouldn't know it until you got up close to it and saw the walnut shells inlaid as sound holes on this custom made 'Master Tone' dulcimer with worm-holed Chestnut back and sides. Used, consigned this week. *SOLD*

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

National Square Neck Resophonic

Well, well! It's an uncommon occurrence when a 'Dobro' style resophonic guitar lands in our shop!

 2013 'Model D' on trade just this week.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

New Guilds

What do we have here nestled into the Guild display at the shop?

The trusty M-120e and a M-260e right behind it. Meanwhile, just above is the lovely D-55! It's kinda funny ordering a Guild from California to have it shipped to Rhode Island?

Monday, June 3, 2019

Go Small to Go Big

Yamaha's Trans Acoustic just shrunk 
for all the right reasons!

We're excited to see the CSF-TA
in the shop this week and we have 
to say it's seems like those wizards
at Yamaha have refined the Trans 
Acoustic system. The only way to 
find out how is to hear it!  ;)

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The Final Six

We're down to our final three Martin guitars in stock.
If you were thinking about a Martin guitar this
may be your chance to help us make space for 
other guitars filling in these spots!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Some great finds this week at the shop. From top left: A vintage Yamaha G-50 classical.
Bottom left: A vintage Alvarez 5004 classical.
 Top/bottom right: A custom built 5-string banjo with handmade walnut neck and brass hardware.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

The technician is away next week...
You may leave guitar repairs while he's 
away or try back after Tuesday, May 21st.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Rarity and a new 'classic'

It's not often we see a Westerly Guild electric from the 1980's...or should we say at all until this beauty stopped by for some maintenance!

Just in today:
Taylor's 414ce Rosewood V-Class is just incredible 
sounding and not just because it's new-it really
is exceptional among its peers. [This guitar in particular].