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.