Monday, December 28, 2015

It's easy to overlook some of our hidden gems around the shop...

Used violins from 3/4-4/4 size adjusted by our in-house technician.
We often have vintage instruments not out on the sales floor like this 
1964 Martin 00-18c
For the archtop connoisseur, a 'retro' Gretsch G9555 
'New Yorker'

Monday, December 14, 2015

Looking around...

...and what do you see? 
From top to bottom: 

322e LTD Mahogany slot-head 
214ce Deluxe
816ce Rosewood
and just behind
an 814ce *SOLD*

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Holiday Fixes

Repair combo deal now in place!

The next time you bring in your beloved guitar for that
overdue sprucing up, you'll get a discount on 
the following procedures:

Restring: $25
Truss rod adjustment (neck relief or straightening): $20

NOW: $40 

If you need saddle height adjustment too, normally $15,
you may combine it with the above adjustments
for $10!

$50 (cost of strings extra) for a 
complete setup!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

New Taylor 214ce just in. Layered rosewood back and sides, solid Sitka Spruce top, genuine ebony fretboard and bridge along with Taylor's proprietary ES-T electronics. You'd be hard pressed to find better guitars made in North America for the price-simply fantastic designs as always from Taylor Guitars!

Sometimes guitars bounce...

...but don't rebound. Save BIG on a lightly dented Taylor Big Baby!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Willie Plays One / Twice As Fun / Six in a row

Three for you this week from left to right:
A used Martin 000C Nylon (a/e) *SOLD*
A Taylor 150e 12-string

A used Fender AG-10 acoustic
with the classic Fender headstock.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Did someone say UKULELE?!

The ship came in this week but don't wait too long!
Chances are slim that we'll be able to order much more before the holidays kick in-especially the UBass shown above which never stays on our
wall for long!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Vintage Banjos and Used Modern Acoustics

Vintage banjos just in this week:
L: A rare Vega 'Melody Mandolin' with 4-single strings,
10" pot, 26 lugs. ca.1930

R: 'Glee Club' ca.30's?
17-frets, 10-7/8" pot, Irish tenor banjo


A used Breedlove Passport C200

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Autumn is in full swing here at WMC...

And just in, a blast from the past:

A 1976 Takamine F-375S
on consignment this week.
Features Brazilian laminate rosewood back
and sides, solid spruce top, made in
Japan. These are the fabled 'Lawsuit Era'
copycat guitars that equal and sometimes
surpass the originals!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The price of careless handling:

We understand you're as enthusiastic about music as we are, 
but please understand that helping yourself to our floor stock
and causing damage to an instrument comes out of our expenses.

We're not being snooty or difficult when we ask you to ask us for
assistance with a guitar, just that we know better how to avoid
accidents in our shop and ultimately that saves us both time
and trouble. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

"...if somebody brings out a ukulele at a party, there are no barriers, musical or otherwise. It's like a very addictive, but very safe drug.
-Mimmo Peruffo (Aquila Strings founder) Ukulele magazine

We couldn't agree more!

We have some of the best ukes available like the Hawaiian made brands Kamaka (K&K) and Kanile'a. You don't have to travel as far to find Martin and various vintage models gracing our walls, either!

Are we seeing double? 
We've got the market cornered on 12-string acoustic guitars these days. If you're searching for 'that sound' only twelve strings produces, we may just have the guitar for you. From right to left: Taylor 555 '94 (used) *SOLD*/ Taylor 456ce / Martin J-12-16GT / Taylor 355 '06 (used) w/Fishman pickup. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Seems like great weather to play a guitar in the sunshine...
...or under your favorite tree.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A blinding selection of Yamaha acoustic guitars just in! Choose from vibrant blue, deep maroon, or natural top models-a bargain for a feature packed, quality Yamaha instrument.

Let's play 'Spot the Martin':
It's a trick! There are TWO Martin guitars in this pick but one is their brand new "Dreadnought Jr.". Talk about a huge sound in a small guitar! 
This from Martin:
"Fashioned for player comfort, clear powerful tone and easy action, the Dreadnought Junior is reduced to approximately 15/16” of the full Martin 14-fret Dreadnought dimension (14 ¼” width at the lower bout) with an expressive 24” scale length. A solid Sitka spruce top features scalloped ¼” high performance X-bracing with a single asymmetrical tone bar. The back and sides are bookmatched from sapele, and Richlite, an ebony alternative with similar hardness and appearance, is chosen for the fingerboard and bridge. The Dreadnought Junior (aka “D Jr”) comes factory-equipped with Fishman’s Sonitone sound reinforcement system and includes a nylon gig bag."
And let's not forget the old standbys:

The trusty D-28                                                     and the gorgeous M-36

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

No, it's not a musical Tardis...
Although it could transport you on a musical journal wherever your imagination takes you: 

it's our new Gold Tone musical instrument display at WMC!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Old and New this week:

A lovely parlor guitar from the 1900's-20's?, possibly a 'Bay State' brand with all solid Brazilian rosewood and spruce. Timeless craftsmanship and attentive care has kept this guitar playing and sound wonderful all these years.

Fresh from California another Taylor maple series guitar, the 614ce.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Looks like we're seeing not just double, but quadruple around here!

Stop by and check out our collections of banjos, mandos, 12-strings, and vintage instruments!


Thursday, September 3, 2015

The incomparable Taylor 914ce has just landed at WMC! 

You will not believe it's perfection in every detail from the koa purfling 
that lines the generous abalone inlay silhouetting its contours to the 
hand carved ebony armrest seamlessly blending into its ebony binding. 
It's no surprise the 914ce sports solid Indian Rosewood 
back and sides, a solid Sitka Spruce top and the
Expression System 2® electronics package. 
More info here: 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Did someone plant banjo seeds last Spring?!
We've sprouted several Goldtone, Deering,
and Gretsch banjos around here lately.

Now's the time to shop for a beginner or
professional 5-string, tenor, or our 
expanding stock of mando and ukulele
banjo derived instruments.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Parents don't panic!

Band instrument rentals are in good supply
here at Wakefield Music! 

if for some reason you stop in and we're out
of the instrument you desire, we'll happily
put a call in to get it here in less than a week.

Monday, August 10, 2015

A triad of fine nylon string guitars in on consignment this week:

Left: Casimiro Lozano 1A with Brazilian Rosewood and Spruce
Middle: Jose Ramirez 1A with Brazilian Roswood and Cedar 
Right: Jose Ramirez FL-2 Flamenco with solid Cypress back and sides

You're not likely to find a trio like this in many local shops!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

We've expanded the bargain table this week with guitar parts 'leftovers' so stop by and fill your plate soon if you're hungry for bargains!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Goodtimes are here again at WMC!
You're not seeing things; that's a Deering Goodtime Uke on the left
and a Deering 'Americana Series' 5-string banjo with their new 
Grand 12" rim like the banjos of yore.

More here along with sound samples:

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Did we mention the new T5z? 

Here's what Taylor Guitars says about their new T-series guitar:

"Like Taylor’s groundbreaking T5, the T5z bridges the acoustic and electric worlds like no other guitar, unleashing a sweeping array of amplified tones. Crossover design features include dual compatibility with electric and acoustic amps, plus five-way switching and onboard tone controls that let you shift from shimmering acoustic to screaming electric in an instant. Distinctive details compared to the original T5 include a more compact body, a 12-inch fretboard radius, and jumbo frets, which add up to a familiar feel for electric players. Choose from four models: the koa-top T5z Custom, the maple-top T5z Pro, the spruce-top T5z Standard, and the mahogany-top T5z Classic."

Monday, July 27, 2015

It's a 'FOLK-PLOSION' around here lately!

We've got new Gretsch and Goodtime banjos.
A Goodtime Bouzouki-*SOLD* and Mandola.
Yes, that's a Goodtime Mandolin/Guitar hybrid (8va)
And lastly, two beautiful used Simon & Patrick Canadian made
acoustic guitars.