November 2019 Staff Picks

Josh BaldridgeTaylor Acoustic Guitars – K24ce Builder’s Edition
This K24ce is the best looking satin finished guitar I’ve ever seen. The top appears to glow, and the tuners are ergonomic and very smooth in operation. The Koa tone woods and V-Class bracing produces an even response with very articulate highs.

Taylor Acoustic Guitars - K24ce Builder's Edition

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Jim Baggett – Collings Guitars – Parlor Deluxe 2HA MR Traditional T Series – Madagascar Rosewood
Beautiful appointements and inlay work combined with a lovely set of Madagascar Rosewood.

Collings Guitars - Parlor Deluxe 2HA MR Traditional T Series - Madagascar Rosewood

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Eric PutnamDon Grosh Electric Guitars – ElectraJet Copper Metallic – Short Scale
Great playing guitar. Don’s G90 pickups are super versatile. Resonant, light weight, and the copper finish looks great! I liked this build so much I ordered one just like it for myself!

Don Grosh Electric Guitars - ElectraJet Copper Metallic - Short Scale

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Matt Pelsma – Dr. Z Amps – Jetta
I’ve been a fan of Dr. Z for many years, and this is the simplest, most fun amp I have used with all the same excellent guitar-forward voicing. There’s nowhere to hide your playing with this amp, and I love it.

Dr. Z Amps - Jetta

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Brian Soden – Waterloo by Collings – WL-14 LTR Sunburst Small Neck
It’s been a lot of fun seeing the Waterloo line from Collings take hold with artists of so many different genres! Everyone from Wilco to Maren Morris can be seen using them in the studio and on stage for very good reason. They capture the feel, look and tone perfect for singer-songwriter style tunes. This WL-14 with a smaller neck and ladder bracing is a stand-out for me. A perfect guitar to compliment your D-18 or OM X-braced steel strings!

Waterloo by Collings - WL-14 LTR Sunburst Small Neck

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Mike Horan – Bourgeois Acoustic Guitars – Championship Dreadnought
If you’re looking for a hot-rod D-18 style guitar, but want something more in the Martin tonal palette rather than the Collings sound, this guitar is worth checking out. Super lightweight and responsive, notes just pop right out of it!

Bourgeois Acoustic Guitars - Championship Dreadnought

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Matt Harmon – Audio Technica – Headphones – ATH-M50X
I found these on my search for headphones that sound great playing guitar through. Ohms and frequency response is very important if you want to play guitar and listen back with headphones and this pair is one of the better sets available. Other good features are that they are extremely comfortable and come with 3 different length cables, I like the short one for listening to music on my phone and the longer one is great when your playing guitar.

Audio Technica - Headphones - ATH-M50X

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Trey DurkinCollings Guitars – D1 A Traditional T Series
These guitars are amazingly good. I am consistently blown away by how good this model sounds and feels. This is the guitar I play. Mine sounded great on day one, but over the course of the last two years of heavy playing it’s sound has gotten even sweeter and more responsive than I could have imagined. All the Collings Traditionals are truly amazing lifetime instruments. Come play one and have a listen for yourself! You’ll be glad you did.

Collings Guitars - D1 A Traditional T Series

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Susan Willits – Eastman Mandolins – MD305
If you’re looking for a mandolin, and don’t want to spend thousands of dollars, you should check one of our Eastman MD305 mandolins. These mandolins are well made, with a solid spruce top and solid maple back and sides. Easy to play, with defined, clear notes, you simply can’t beat the value! Comes with a free setup from one of our experienced luthiers!

Eastman Mandolins - MD305

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Matt KappenmanFender Electric Guitars – Vintera 70’s Telecaster Deluxe – Vintage Blonde
I’m head over heels for these new Vintera builds from Fender. Vintage styling, modern playability all at a really nice price. The Wide Range humbuckers sound really organic and the dual volume/tone setup allows me to easily customize my tone.

Fender Electric Guitars - Vintera 70's Telecaster Deluxe - Vintage Blonde

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