Half the staff is heading off to Winfield soon, but we had to share some of the latest gear that has caught our attention this month…
Josh Baldridge – Fender Deluxe Dimension IV Bass
Great workhorse of a bass with a cool ’70s vibe.
Fender Deluxe Dimension IV Bass, a stripped down solid player.
Jim Baggett – Taylor 514CE Fall Limited 2014
Really nice sound and sharp appearance with the Sitka Spruce top and Tasmanian Blackwood back and sides – beautiful burst finish on this too.
Jim’s pick, the Taylor 514CE Fall Ltd, has a gorgeous burst finish.
Eric Mardis – Tom Anderson Bulldog
Sweet, singing sustain and the amber burst is perfect!
Eric M. favored this Anderson Bulldog, loaded with Anderson hot humbuckers.
Eric Putnam – Gehring Sgt. Pinback Amp Head
Very cool amp that exudes classic Brit vibe – also super well made, and local.
Eric P. fell for the locally made Gehring Sgt. Pinback Amp Head with a swanky figured Maple front piece.
Ted Kritikos – Shure SE215 Earphones
I’ve had mine for a few years now, and they’re showing no signs of wearing out. They still sound as great as the day I bought them!
Ted won’t take his several-years-old Shure SE215 Earphones off. We think they’ve become a part of him.
Matt Harmon – Repair Luthier – Xits X10 112 Amp (Used)
Rare to see a used Xits amp – this is perfect, delivers great sound at all volumes and has a newer Scumback speaker to boot. The retro tolex and blue grille is cool too.
Matt H picked this barely used Xits X10 amp – portable, killer sound and retro vibe.
Mike Horan – Repair Luthier – Calton F Style Mando Case – Sparkle!
This case screams Bill Monroe – well, maybe if he had been born in the ’60s. I like the new svelte design and smaller profile with the latch protectors. Very classy, yet not understated!
Mike H’s pick, the Calton F-Style Mando case even has a tracking device you can engage. Crazy, cool.
Susan Willits – Collings MT GT Mandolin
A beautiful instrument with tone to match. Perfect to take to Winfield!
As Susan is the best mando player at Mass Street, I believe her when she says this Collings MT GT Mando is ‘it’.
Thomas Hamm – Eastman AR580CE-HB Archtop
Incredibly sleek and a smooth player.
Thomas has a soft spot for jazz boxes, and chose this Eastman AR580CE, a brand new, slim Eastman archtop.
Anne Tangeman – Seuf OH-19 S Style (Used)
This is simply put, a killer guitar. It has a perfect weight, Lollar pickups and feels comfortable right off the bat. Seuf does amazing work and I think the singing quality of his guitars has to do with not just the build, but the nitro finishes too. I wish it were mine.
Anne picked this Seuf OH-19 – looks like a strat, plays like a super custom, made for just you.