November 2016 Staff Picks

Josh BaldridgeDon Grosh Electric Guitars – NOS Retro – Vintage Maple Burst
Vintage look and feel on a brand new guitar, love these NOS Retros from Grosh.

 Don Grosh Electric Guitars - NOS Retro - Vintage Maple Burst

Check out our collection of boutique electric guitars!

Jim Baggett – Collings Acoustic Guitars – OM2H Traditional T Series Baked
Great example of the Traditional look and sound, complete with a Torrefied spruce top.

Our Collings inventory is always changing – head on over to view the latest Collings Traditional Collection! 

Eric PutnamWaterloo by Collings – WL-S L T-Bar Sunburst
All of the Waterloo guitars that I’ve seen have been great, but I particularly enjoyed the WL-S. For a small guitar it is incredibly resonant, and although it sounds great fingerpicked it still holds up with a pick. Really fun and surprisingly versatile guitar!


Here are the latest Waterloo models to hit the website!

Matt Pelsma – Collings Mandolins – 2007 MF Used
This mandolin feels remarkable and has a brilliant and even tone. No wonder as it’s a Collings! Very light wear will make you want to cherish this MF like the previous owner. Lots of playing left to be had in this instrument!

This used MF is a store favorite right now – Susan picked it this month as well!

Jade Rowland – Fender Amps – Pro Junior III
This month’s pick comes from personal experience as I own this one. It’s a small, light, 15-watt tube amp that’s powerful enough to keep up with a band. It’s easy for me to carry around, and it handles my pedals beautifully. It breaks up nicely too.

New, used and vintage amps aplenty – check out all of our Fender Amps!

Mike Horan – Leo Posch Acoustic Guitars – D-M
I’ve played a lot of Leo’s dreadnoughts since he first started making them, and this just may be the best one yet. A powerhouse of a guitar, it manages to remain well-balanced in spite of its incredible output. It receives my Bluegrass Seal of Approval!


We’re all big fans of local luthier Leo Posch’s acoustic guitars!

Matt Harmon – Gretsch Electric Guitars – G5422T Electromatic – Orange Stain
Every time I walk by this guitar the great looking orange finish catches my eye. If you’ve been looking for a Gretsch style guitar but don’t want to spend over $2000 the Electromatic series is the way to go.

So many great, affordable electric options from our friends at Gretsch

Trey DurkinGretsch Banjos – G9455 Dixie Special Open-Back w/ Scoop
Great Clawhammer tone, with plenty of room to dig in with the frailing scoop. The deeper rim adds resonance and volume, which will help you be heard in a jam. Great for beginners and pros alike.

One of many great open-back banjos including Bart Reiter, Ramsey and OME!

Susan Willits – Collings Mandolins – 2007 MF Used
This used 2007 Collings MF is amazing! It has a wonderfully punchy, warm sound with a growly low end that I absolutely love. Clear note distinction. There’s no muddy sound here. I can’t say enough about the tone of this mando! To top it off it’s extremely clean and comes with a hard case. If you’re looking for a top quality mandolin with killer tone this is it!


 Check out all the Mandolins we currently have in-stock 

Matt KappenmanTaylor Acoustic Guitars – 814ce DLX
This Grand Auditorium sized guitar from Taylor is super comfy to play, and the newly designed armrest adds to the playability of this limited edition deluxe model.


Check out our collection of 800 Series Taylor Guitars! 
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