Josh Baldridge – Grosh NOS Gold Retro Classic
This is my go to guitar in the store right now. Whenever I want to test out a pedal or amp with some single coils I grab this one. It has such a classic feel and sound that I can depend on the guitar itself to be everything that I want in the signal chain. The Faded Aztec gold is the perfect mix of bling and class too.
Josh and Matt H. totally for the same golden goddess this month, the Grosh NOS!
Jim Baggett – Blazer & Henkes Phoenix 28 Dreadnought
Beautiful guitar made by exceptional German luthiers – you don’t see these every day and this is a wonderful example of their work.
Check out the Brazilian Rosewood on the back of this Blazer…
Jim’s favorite – the Blazer & Henkes Phoenix 28 dreadnought
Eric Mardis – Grosh ’79 Sunset
Love this guitar – it’s a reverent nod to the San Dimas Charvels of the late ’70s. Perfect for the summer Van Halen tour!
Van Halen never had it so good – the Grosh Sunset ’79!
Eric Putnam – Dr. Z Maz 38 Sr. 1×12 Amp
I have played a Maz 18 for years and love it. When I plugged into the Maz 38 I felt right at home. The 38 has the same tonal pallet as my 18 but just with more headroom! If you have ever played an out door gig, you know that a little extra headroom is not a bad thing.
The Dr. Z Maz 38 SR NR Amp – more headroom & check that tweed… sharp
Ted Kritikos – Collings MT GT Mandolin
I love the simple aesthetic of this mandolin, and the tone and volume are amazing. Great chop and punch, with a nice, woody quality that I love.
The Collings MT GT, gloss black – simply perfect!
Matthew Pelsma – Bourgeois Vintage Mahogany OM Custom
This has been a favorite of mine and it’s a surprise to me that no one has snagged it yet. It has great vintage warmth combined with the volume variance from the Adirondack top that lends itself to very tasteful and expressive playing. It’s very tonally dynamic as well! Feels great to let it open up with some finger style playing, or give this one a spin with a Griffith Deluxe Bovine pick. Either way, this is an easy guitar to get along with.
Get this Bourgeois Vintage Mahogany OM Custom before Matt P does!
Matt Harmon – Grosh NOS Gold Retro Classic
Absolutey my favorite S style guitar in the store, the Fat 60s single coils sound great and the gold looks great next to my goldtop LP.
Matt H. is into the Grosh Fat 60s pickups driving this stellar Grosh NOS RC
Trey Durkin – Fender ’65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue Amp
This gives you incredibly clean tones, the open back design combined with the Jensen speaker is classic. The controls are very responsive for quickly dialing in your tone when switching guitars, which I love. It’s footswitchable too with lush verb and classic Fender trem that sounds so good it makes me want to leave my pedalboard behind. Best of all the ’65 is the perfect size for every occasion – from bedroom jamming to the grand ‘ol Opry and everything in between. Deluxe Reverb + Strat = total nirvana.
New luthier Trey has fallen under the classic spell of the Fender ’65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue amp!
Susan Willits – Franzke A Mandolin
It’s a great instrument, with beautiful craftsmanship from a local builder. I love the low end and the high notes are clear without being harsh. You couldn’t go wrong with this mando!
Susan favors the beautifully crafted Franzke A5 mando this month
Thomas Hamm – Catalinbread Topanga Reverb Pedal
If this isn’t the coolest reverb pedal, I’ll eat surfboard wax. It’s got everything reverb-y and more, without sounding artificial.
Thomas is ready to hang 10 with this Catalinbread Topanga Spring Reverb pedal
Anne Tangeman – Kelly’s Cigar Box Guitar
I think these are incredibly fun instruments that really anyone can learn to play quickly. Use a slide for some real old time sounds – 3 strings, no waitin’ and you can plug it in if you really want to annoy the neighbors. Locally made too!