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!
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.
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? Just in on consignment, an Ibanez PF-20TB used.
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.
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."
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.
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)."
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.
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.
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! 😉
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?