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, May 7, 2019

Electric Resophonic / Australian Country

A rare item these days, the Dean RSP electric
resophonic guitar in on consignment.























Where else are you
going to find a signature model guitar
by an Australian Country singer married to Nicole Kidman?

Just in, a budget friendly Keith Urban 'Nightstar' 1st Anniversary Edition Acoustic Electric used.

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].

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019

It's a good week for bargains:
Top L: a Cort CEC5-AE elect/acous. classical thin body, used
Bottom R: A Yamaha F335 steel string, used.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Just in on consignment this week:


A 1996 Guild B4 acoustic electric bass
with ohsc, exceptionally clean condition.


Yamaha CG182S (solid top) on consignment
and below, a rare Lisbon style Portuguese guitar
also on consignment.


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Yamaha GC-TA

The steel string Yamaha Trans Acoustics have been a hit around here and now that we have a fresh nylon string edition things are only looking up.
From Yamaha's site:

"The CG-TA is based on the company's popular, mid-priced CG162 model. It features an Engelmann spruce top and a body of ovangkol, an attractive rosewood relative with excellent tonal properties. It incorporates the refined CG series bracing pattern, delivering superior response and resonance, and a thinner bridge plate that efficiently transfers string vibration across the guitar top. Three knobs on the guitar's side offer easy adjustment of the level of the TransAcoustic effects, and a SYSTEM70 TransAcoustic + SRT piezo pickup provides amplification, with a line-out volume level, an on/off control, and a redesigned battery box integrated with the guitar's endpin."

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Coming Around Again

It's as nostalgic as the song at the WMC these days with these two instruments landing here for a second try:


At top we have a 2008 Taylor 512ce in beautiful condition with original case.
Below a Mid Missouri Mandolins M-2 mandolin (now called Big Muddy) in all solid maple back and sides, solid spruce top also in excellent condition.
Just like the first time we sold them, we've given each instrument a full setup and new strings.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

It's Little Wonder these banjos are so popular...

ca.1920's Vega Tenor banjo just in today on consignment:



This rare beauty includes a hard case. *SOLD*

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

8-Strings Flat!

It's not often we have one of these in the shop!
An unknown brand of 8-string lap steel with one
single coil pickup and a volume and tone control.
Includes heavy duty hard case.

*SOLD*

Monday, March 11, 2019

Boomerang Taylor 12-String

We've just been visited by an old 'friend', a Taylor 12-string acoustic electric 12-fret model 562ce on consignment this week (the original owner purchased it new from us in 2016). In pristine condition with original case. If you've never played one of Taylor's 12/12's now's the time since there are currently two in the shop, the other a new 352ce. They feel more like a parlor guitar with extra strings than a chimey, full bodied 12-string.


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Guild M-20

It's finally here, the Guild M-20! 

A classic returns from Guild's 'back catalog' but this time revived with modern playability, reliability and vintage charm. Everything you remember about playing a vintage M-20 is present here with greater tonal 'shape' and presence. Hear why this classic model forged inroads in so many styles of music from folk, rock, blues, and everything else between. 








More from the Guild website:

"Guild’s iconic M-20 was the first guitar off the production line in 1967, when the company had grown so much that they relocated to a new factory in Westerly, RI. Nearly 50 years later, history has repeated itself in a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in California. The M-20 is a concert size acoustic guitar built with solid mahogany top, back, and sides, informally nicknamed “the Nick Drake guitar” for its inclusion on the album art for Drake’s album, Bryter Layter. It features a rosewood bridge and fingerboard, bone nut and saddle, and an extremely light satin finish that allows this guitar to truly sing. The M-20’s modest appointments include a vintage style rosette and Guild’s peak logo inlaid in mother-of-pearl on the headstock. Each M-20 comes with a hand-signed, numbered certificate of authenticity, and ships with a hardshell case. Available in Natural, Vintage Sunburst, Natural with LR Baggs pickup (M-20E Nat), and Sunburst with LR Baggs pickup (M-20E VSB)."

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Used, Consigned & One of a Kind



Lovely used Guild in this week from the original owner purchased from us about four years ago. *SOLD*

It's great to see fine quality, well maintained used guitars coming in on consignment or trade these days. Part of our focus is to provide instruments we know you'll enjoy years after the sale. We make sure every used guitar is adjusted and ready to go which is part of our agreement with both the seller and the customer. If an instrument doesn't meet our thorough inspection we may pass on taking it in.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Django Guitar

It's a rare day when not only a Maccaferri style guitar lands in our shop but one that is also luthier built. What you see in the pic is a 'Dell Arte' Selmer Maccaferri style flat top guitar made famous by Django Reinhardt in the oval soundhole version. This particular guitar was hand built in San Diego, CA by John Kinnard http://www.johnkinnard.com/index.html
Given their boutique price, this is a rare opportunity to own an fine, professional grade instrument at half the regular new price!

This is a used, consignment guitar that shows use but nothing one would call excessive. There is a high quality hard case included.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Yamaha FS820S

We 💖 Yamaha Acoustic guitars here at WMC!
Their beautiful lines seem to draw the eye in and of course the feel, tone, and ease of playing dial it all in for us. Sorry, we don't mean to be selfish-we don't mind sharing with curious, inspired customers! 😉

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Guilds


It sure was fun to play some brand new USA & imported Guilds 
thanks to our regional sales rep stopping by to visit us today!

They may appear to be the Guilds of yore but don't be 
fooled, these guitars look the part but feel and sound
 'dialed-in' more than their vintage counterparts.

We don't have these guitars in the shop unfortunately but
keep an eye on our page and this blog for new arrivals.




Thursday, January 31, 2019

GS Mini Bass

As some native Rhode Islanders might say, this one's a 'Sleepah'!
Although we just sold our last GS Mini Bass only a few days ago, it's replacement arrived yesterday and we're glad it did! Gorgeous tight-grained Sitka Spruce top with a curly Sapele headstock veneer along with a strong, resonant tone! This one truly is beyond your off the shelf Mini Bass, almost like Taylor throws us a bone now and then?
Freshly restocked Yamaha digital pianos 
from top to bottom:
Piaggero, P125, & P45.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Guild Guitars Now In Stock

It's official! We've been reunited with Guild Guitars! WMC is now an authorized Guild dealer with made in USA (California) and imported guitar models in stock.



Monday, January 21, 2019

Here and Gone

We special ordered a Godin 'Mulitak' series electric nylon guitar with MIDI capability but unfortunately the eager customer has whisked it away from us!
Just in this weekend:
A 1998 Nashville made Gibson DWF60 'Dobro' (round neck) with K&K pickup installed and hard case. You couldn't ask for better in resophonic guitars, unless you were hoping for a 1930's Dobro.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Clipper to Bulgaria

Just in today on consignment...
A 1961 Gretsch 6186 'Clipper'



Kremona S65C 'Green Globe' with its unmistakable 
Purpleheart fretboard and bridge. To explain
the title of this post, all Kremona guitars are 
handmade in Bulgaria!
*SOLD*



Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Vintage Ovation

1974 1112 Balladeer in beautiful condition, 
lovingly stored for decades rediscovered 
for you to share in its 'second life'.