Thursday, December 14, 2017

Winter's call has been answered by staying indoors!

Winter's call has been answered by staying indoors and playing guitar!
The DRS-1 is THE lowest priced full-size Martin you can 
get your hands on anywhere (yes, including US despite 
what you see online, we are priced AT OR BELOW the 'big' guys).

If hangin' out in the basement is your thing then the GS MINI BASS (left) just might do the trick. Back in stock and ready for the stocking.

If you're seeing twice as many DREADNOUGHT JUNIORS in the pic on the right,
it's because we have TWO of the exact same model. Know any twins? Families with feuding siblings that you need to make peace for? How about just having the same guitar in the office as you do at home? 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

New Martin, Taylor & Alvarez

We just got in the brand new D-28 Martin with all of the 'vintage' refinements you've been waiting for in their iconic dreadnaught-playing is believing!

Also a great used Alvarez RM-20 SM, solid mahogany topped 'folk sized' acoustic that came from our shop originally and is in excellent condition.

**T.Swift just dropped by today and may stay for a while! (in Baby Taylor guitar form that is.)  This version is electric so we think it looks 'Gorgeous'!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Looking Around The Shop


We have a variety of new, used and unusual instruments in right now to fit almost any budget.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Kremona Days Are Here Again!

This is the week to test play one of our fantastic Kremona nylon string guitars or ukes handmade in Bulgaria! 
If you have a sharp eye you can read the details on the poster in the pic, bottom left. ;)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Twice this week a GS mini electric acoustic has passed through our door!

Top: GS Mini-e in gorgeous Koa solid top! We've had Koa minis before but this one is exceptional-really something to admire!

Bottom: The Walnut mini's lovely, figured back (spruce top), with 
preamp and onboard tuner.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Once in a while old friends stop by the shop and visit us for a while...
Like this Taylor 712e 12-fret guitar that we sold originally in 2014. The condition is excellent, almost like the day it was sold! We think it's eager to come hang out at your place so maybe stop by and say 'hello'?


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Gorgeous Taylor 12-fret Koa and Cedar 714ce LTD in this week:


You are reading correctly: the posters on our wall promote Taylor's 36-month financing until the end of this year along with Martin's and Yamaha's current promotions! If ever there was a time to get your hands on a new guitar and ease-in the payments without interest for 36 months, this is it!

No longer marooned, the next batch of Islander ukuleles has landed with sopranos, concerts and tenors! New for us is the electric acoustic MC-4-EQ concert model shown above. 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Too Hot Uke

This is what happens when a ukulele (or a guitar) is left in a hot environment or direct sunlight:

Sometimes we can save these instruments and sometimes we can't.
Please keep in mind what temperature extremes both hot and cold along with humidity swings from 0-100 can do to your instruments and avoid this situation.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

For the aspiring classical guitar player we have three new Kremona nylon string guitars just in this week:

In front: Fiesta FC / Romida RD-S / Soloist S-65SC

Remember, it's a rare thing to be a classical guitarist owned
music store! You can buy with confidence for your next
nylon string and appreciate our extensive knowledge
base of the instrument. : )

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Guitars Under $100

If ever there was a time to go bargain guitar hunting it's here at WMC! We currently have at least five guitars under $100 all fully set up by us and ready to go.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Not often we see an original owner Guild from the 70's up for sale in the shop!
1975 D25 in vintage 'brown/mahogany' finish with an arched laminate mahogany back, solid mahogany sides and solid spruce top. Condition from 1-10 is about an 8.5 (by our eyes anyways). Comes with its original factory 'deluxe' chipboard case. The sound is full, loud and clear with very good balance across the fretboard-this guitar has simply aged well. No structural issues, cracks, bridge or neck angle. WMC recently serviced and restrung awaiting it's new owner. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017


WMC is now partnered with NEMC 

for all of your band instrument rental needs.
You may now rent instruments online through our website via your phone/tablet/laptop/home computer or the NEMC portal located in the store. 
The portal also lists instrument availability so you don't waste a trip or call during
this busy time of year!

For MAC (Music & Arts) customers we are currently
accepting instrument returns but we no longer
support repairs/exchanges/buyouts. Your nearest
Music & Arts hub is in Waterford, CT.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Yowza! We just got in some really nice instruments...

Yowza! We just got in some really nice instruments over the last few days:

From top to bottom: 

Yamaha AC3R elec. acoustic (L) and a Taylor 314ce LTD 
Martin Ed Sheeran Limited Edition  
Mitchell solid top 12-string *SOLD*
A trio of brand new
Kamaka Ukuleles fresh from Hawaii! 
2-Concert models
and one Tenor, all solid Koa.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

3 of a...kind?

Three very unique ukes have been consigned this week:
From left to right: RISA travel uke / Mele Tenor
Cocobolo long neck concert *SOLD*

We've yet to see a duplicate of these instruments and 
their build quality is superb! 

Monday, August 7, 2017

If you missed the last one...

If you missed the last one and you thought you'd go for it, now's your chance!
The GS Mini Bass is back in stock but we've only got the one!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Taylor Academy 12

They don't hang around for long (like the Taylor GS-Mini e-bass!) so make haste or it might be another month or two before we're restocked! We also have the Academy 12e as an option for plug-in convenience.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

What Went Right?

We're often flummoxed by inexpensive, almost disposable student guitars that perform flawlessly and sound great. The 1/2-size Harmony just in for a repair above is a bit rough around the edges but every note plays without buzz and its intonation far exceeds the demands placed upon it. 

Although your guitar may appear similar you may not be as lucky-many of these types of student guitars made years ago often suffer from collapsed and or warped necks, lifting (unglued) bridges and buzzing frets not mention intonation issues. Although many parents, grandparents, or friends mean well, instruments for young players need to be both functioning and resilient. Just because the guitar looks like a guitar and it 'just needs a string', it may be unusable or never play in tune or let alone be accurately tuned up. We never charge for assessments and would be happy to assist you in encouraging a young musician's interest with an instrument that's an asset, not an impediment. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

We've read there's a downward trend in fretted instrument sales as computer based performance interfaces supersede them. So, we have to ask: would you rather sit here playing your guitar: 

or bring your computer to your favorite 'chill-out' spot:
(our former employee Jamie). 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Unique Visitors

It's a rare day when an official, handmade in South County instrument walks through our doors for some adjustments:

Jon Campbell bouzouki: 1978, Narragansett, RI
Sounds as rich and full as the man himself! ;)

And this is just guitar bling:
A Taylor K65 12-string in for some new strings. Just gorgeous koa
wood and one of their best designs ever.

Oh, and if you peer around the register back to a little nook 
in our uke display area you'll find our newest additions:
Islander Ukes are designed and distributed by
Kanile'a Ukuleles.
Very affordable and rock solid designs bring 
a little boutique for a bit less buck!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Our annual "Born in the U.S.A. Sale" is under way!

Our annual "Born in the U.S.A. Sale" is under way. Over 40 U.S made musical instruments are available with savings up to $300 off. These native sons include brands such as C.F. Martin, Gibson, Taylor Guitars, Deering Banjos, Kanile'a Ukuleles and more. Please note that we will be closed on the Fourth of July to celebrate the holiday. Have Fun and come visit.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Maple's Musical Makeover

Maple's Musical Makeover
Maple acoustics haven't been known for their warm, rich tone. Until now. Andy Powers has poured his expertise into revoicing Taylor's maple 600s with stunning results. From specially aged tops creating a played-in sound to bracing that unleashes low-end warmth and sustain, Taylor's 600s suit all playing styles.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Just in this week a used Fender CD220 CE acoustic electric made from 'Dao' wood and a factory installed Fishman pickup and four band eq.n *SOLD*
And on the bottom right a brand new ROOTS COLLECTION Gretsch G9521 slot head acoustic in 'Cloudburst' finish with a solid spruce top.

And look what just came through the door:
Taylor's Academy 12

For the uke minded we just received an infusion of more Kala brand ukes for the budget minded as well as the aspiring player.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

If your woodwind blew up...

Maybe we can help?
We are pleased to have our veteran technician on call for your basic to moderate woodwind repairs. Although we can't offer everything such as complete overhauls or replating/soldering we can patch things up, adjust and get you playing again.

Instruments serviced:
                   *Double reeds
Summer is a great time to bring your instrument in before the fall rush and to keep your technique and repertoire sharp! ;)