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.

Monday, July 20, 2015

It's a rare occasion when a guitar like this comes across our bench...
Take a closer look...

Something's 'off' here...

Yep, it's got an octave 'g' string fitted with a banjo peg!
A 7-string but not in the lower range style you may be used
to seeing.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

It's time for more acoustic music! 

It's hard to beat the 'Roots Collection' from Gretsch or Eastman's exceptional mandolins from entry level to pro.
From top to bottom:

Gretsch 'Dixie Special' 5-string banjo

Gretsch 'Jim Dandy' G9500 3/4 size guitar

Eastman MD-504 oval soundhole mandolin

Monday, July 6, 2015

It's not every day that a '79 Ovation Adamas comes across our workbench:
Here for a restring and adjustments.