September 2021 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Kyle RalstonSquier – Stratocaster ’60s Classic Vibe – Lefty – Sunburst
The Squire classic vibe series never ceases to impress me. It’s a great budget guitar that sets up great, sounds fantastic for half the price of something comparable in performance.

For me, the best part of this guitar is that it’s a lefty!!! There aren’t many options out there for southpaws so this is truly a great model to check out whether you are a beginner, purchasing for a beginner, or an intermediate to advanced player, you can’t go wrong with this guitar.

Squier - Stratocaster '60s Classic Vibe - Lefty - Sunburst

Check out the right hand ’50s version as well!

Jim Baggett – Collings Guitars – 2004 000-42 Baaa G – Used
Beautiful and rare Brazilian Collings.

Collings Guitars - 2004 000-42 Baaa G - Used

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

Matt Pelsma – Strymon Effect Pedals – Zelzah
This new Strymon addition is one of the best phasers, meant to swoosh your tone through the different decade’s hottest effect. Run both phasers together or parallel for wild, unheard tones!

Strymon Effect Pedals - Zelzah

Check out our collection of Strymon Pedals

Brian Soden – Mythos Pedals – Spartan Series Olympus Overdrive
I must confess that I own every Mythos Pedal currently in production, so I might be a little biased. That being said, Zach has the best ears. That’s why I have them all. He knows how to create the right tools to dial in killer tones. I just plugged the Mythos Spartan Series Olympus Overdrive into a new Dr. Z Z-Wreck Jr we got in and good Lord. If you’re into K-style overdrives, you’ll really dig what the Olympus does. It hit the Z in just the right places to drive it into pure classic rock territory when using it as a boost. Turning the gain up on the Olympus yielded more natural sounding drive without changing the character of the amp. Genius. Love it. One of my favorite drives in the shop!

Mythos Pedals - Spartan Series Olympus Overdrive

Check out our collection of Mythos Effects!

Mike Horan – BlueChip Picks – Now with MSM Logo
I first tried a BlueChip pick years ago and became instantly addicted. More clarity, more volume, naturally slip-resistant, what more could you ask for? A cool Mass Street Music logo on one side? Check.

BlueChip Picks - Now with MSM Logo

Check out our collection of Mass Street Music BlueChip Picks

Matt Harmon – Spaceman Effects – Titan II Fuzz Machine
This was a fun and inspiring fuzz for me. I plugged in and played riffs that I normally don’t play. The controls are very responsive, lots of great tones in this box.

Spaceman Effects - Titan II Fuzz Machine

Check out our Collection of Spaceman Effects!

Trey Durkin – Fender Electric Guitars – Player Plus Nashville Telecaster – Pao Ferro – Aged Candy Apple Red
This guitar really caught my eye when it arrived. With 3 pickups and a 5-way switch, plus the belly cutaway, it is a comfortable modern twist on one of the most classic guitars of all time. I also dig the look, I’ve always been a sucker for Candy Apple Red guitars, and the Pao Ferro fingerboard has a really cool grain. Come check it out!

Fender Electric Guitars - Player Plus Nashville Telecaster - Pao Ferro - Aged Candy Apple Red

Check out our Collection of Fender Guitars!

Susan Willits – Collings Mandolins – MT GT Black Top
We have an amazing Collings MT-GT Black Top mandolin! Sweet, clear high notes and a wonderful bark when you chop. Plus, it’s beautiful, with a velvety figured maple back and sides and a black top so shiny you can use it for a mirror!

Collings Mandolins - MT GT Black Top

Take a look through our collection of Mandolins at Mass Street Music! 

Matt KappenmanCollings Guitars – D1 Traditional T Series
Dry, woody, focused with a nice responsiveness that not only makes it satisfying to play but contributes to it sounding fantastic. This guitar has been sitting by my desk all week and every time I pick it up it sounds better and better.

Collings Guitars - D1 Traditional T Series

Check out our collection of Acoustic Guitars over on the website

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