January 2020 Staff Picks

Josh Baldridge – Tom Anderson Electric Guitars – T Icon – Tangerine Pearl In-Distress Level 3I was able to get a sneak peek at this striking T-Icon during the National Associate of Music Merchants (NAMM) show earlier this month. I could definitely tell that it felt good while holding it in the Anderson Guitars booth, but I’ve really enjoyed having time today to sit down with … Continue reading January 2020 Staff Picks

2019 Staff Picks

Best of 2019 Staff Picks

We have a ton of fantastic gear come through the shop every year. Whether it’s new, used, vintage, consignment, a pedal, an amp, a guitar, or even a mandolin…the list of favorites could honestly go on and on. By no means is this a complete list, but we’ve compiled some of our favorite picks in 2019 for your viewing pleasure. Josh Baldridge – Tom Anderson Electric Guitars – … Continue reading Best of 2019 Staff Picks

October 2019 Staff Picks

Josh Baldridge – Bourgeois Acoustic Guitars – D – Vintage I appreciate how Bourgeois’ Asymmetrical Bracing Pattern works on this guitar. The lows are easily felt through the body by the player, but it doesn’t get overly boomy out in front of the instrument. Check out our collection of Bourgeois Guitars! Jim Baggett – Martin Acoustic Guitars – 1948 0-18 Sunburst Great little Martin 0-18 with a big … Continue reading October 2019 Staff Picks

September 2019 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Josh Baldridge – Tom Anderson Electric Guitars – Icon Classic – Black over Tobacco Distress Lvl 3 Eric and I ordered this guitar back in January at NAMM and we have been anxiously waiting for 8 months for it to arrive. The Carmel Maple neck is the darkest that I’ve seen from Anderson and it perfectly complements the amber that is revealed in the burst undercoat … Continue reading September 2019 – Mass Street Staff Picks

August 2019 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Josh Baldridge – Collings Guitars – 2007 CW Brazilian Adirondack Varnish – Used With the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival right around the corner, I couldn’t think of a more appropriate instrument for this month than this 2007 CW (Collings Winfield). The premium varnish finish gives this dread an aged aesthetic, and the tone wood choices deliver with that adi/brazilian combo. Check out our collection of Used Guitars! … Continue reading August 2019 – Mass Street Staff Picks

July 2019 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Josh Baldridge – Gibson Electric Guitars – 1955 Les Paul Junior Every now and then a guitar comes into the shop that is a glimpse into the past. This 1955 Gibson Les Paul Special is one of those guitars. It was well preserved and is incredible in both feel and tone. Examples of this caliber are tough to come by, and I feel fortunate to have … Continue reading July 2019 – Mass Street Staff Picks

June 2019 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Josh Baldridge – Collings Mandolins – MT2 – Burst Collings makes such beautiful mandolins. It is easy to fall for them solely based on looks, but playing this MT2 is so enjoyable that the only reason I have to stop is to give my cheeks a break from smiling. Check out our collection of Collings Guitars! Jim Baggett – Collings Guitars – 2003 OM42 Baaa A V … Continue reading June 2019 – Mass Street Staff Picks

May 2019 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Josh Baldridge – Collings Acoustic Guitars – D2H A Traditional T Series 1 11/16 This is my favorite D2H A traditional that we’ve had in. The low end on this dreadnought is amazing, similar to the powerful low-end on a piano, without being overly boomy. Fantastic lifetime guitar. Check out our collection of Collings Guitars! Jim Baggett – Martin Acoustic Guitars – 1933 OM-18 Used Great sounding … Continue reading May 2019 – Mass Street Staff Picks