October 2020 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Josh BaldridgeMartin Guitars – 1959 D-28 – Refinished Burst – Used
I am always excited when we get in a vintage Brazilian Martin that is a players instrument at a more accessible price. This one has had quite a bit of work done, but plays and sounds great. If you’ve been looking for a deal on an old D-28, this is it!

Martin Guitars - 1959 D-28 - Refinished Burst - Used

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Jim Baggett – Gibson Electric Guitars – 1956 Les Paul Special TV Yellow
Classic vintage Gibson.

Gibson Electric Guitars - 1956 Les Paul Special TV Yellow

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Eric PutnamSurfy Industries – SurfyTrem Pedal
This is a great simple pedal, only two knobs and a switch! It does two trem sounds and does them well. The 60s black panel trem which is what most players think of when they think trem. It also does harmonic trem which is a bit like a univibe which is my personal favorite warbly guitar effect! Sounds great and very easy to use!

Surfy Industries - SurfyTrem Pedal

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Matt Pelsma – Fender Electric Guitars – American Professional II Telecaster – RW Olympic White
This guitar has some great additions from the previous model, including “super” satin neck, rolled fingerboard edges and a sculpted neck heel for access to the higher frets. All these make for a classic feeling guitar that is very fun and comfortable to play. Running the two pickups in series sounds great too, almost like you don’t need to bring your Les Paul to the recording session.

Fender Electric Guitars - American Professional II Telecaster - RW Olympic White

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Brian Soden – Fender Amps – Tone Master Deluxe Reverb Blonde
These new Tone Master Fenders have really impressed me! Specifically, this Deluxe Reverb Tone Master with the new Celestion Neo Creamback. The tone and feel is all there plus it’s incredibly lightweight. And apparently I’m not the only one impressed. A good friend that performs in Nashville told me the Ryman Auditorium has been outfitted with Tone Masters for their backline!

Fender Amps - Tone Master Deluxe Reverb Blonde

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Mike Horan – Collings Guitars – 2005 OM1A Varnish – Used
Playing through a selection of nice OMs this morning, this guitar really jumped out at me. Possessing a very direct and focused tone, the whole guitar body shakes when I strum an open E chord. All parts of this one are working together and you can hear it and feel it. Great guitar.

Collings Guitars - 2005 OM1A Varnish - Used

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Trey DurkinRecording King – RK-R35-BR Resonator Banjo
This is an excellent banjo for someone looking for a serious bluegrass instrument, without the $3000+ price tag typically associated with mastertone style banjos. It has a very impressive dynamic range, sounds loud and bright picked down by the bridge, and more mellow and “cluck-y” played over the neck. If you wear picks and dig in while playing, this nails the classic bluegrass sound.

Recording King - RK-R35-BR Resonator Banjo

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Susan Willits – Eastman Mandolins – MD415-BK
Josh ordered in a batch of Eastman mandolins, so we currently have a really nice variety of mandolins in stock. The Eastman MD415-BK is a stunning mandolin. It has a hand carved, solid spruce black top, with ivoroid binding and beautiful, solid mahogany back and sides. It plays nicely up and down the fingerboard, with a warm, full tone. This is a well made mandolin at a great price!

Eastman Mandolins - MD415-BK

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Matt KappenmanMartin Acoustic Guitars – 00-15M
This 00-15m is one of those guitars that always flies out the door once we get one in, and for good reason. I love the smaller body size, and the all-mahogany body has a warmth to the low-end, and can handle some harder strumming thanks to the stiffer top. Made in good ol’ Nazareth, PA for a great price.

Martin Acoustic Guitars - 00-15M

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