July 2021 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Kyle Ralston – Fender Amps – Tone Master Twin ReverbThe Fender Tone Master Twin delivers the tone and vibe a vintage Twin gives you at half the weight!! (33 lbs vs. 65lbs) Usable features include a variable attenuator that allows you to switch from 1w to 85watts and three more settings in between with a balanced line out with level control. It has a great tube-esque … Continue reading July 2021 – Mass Street Staff Picks

June 2021 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Kyle Ralston – King Tone – Vibe 1968The King Tone 1968 – A one of a kind vibe pedal with TWO independent channels, EACH with vibrato/chorus, rate, depth, and speed! One feature I found unique and was noticeable when turned it on was an increase in volume. Most vibe pedals I have used usually have a drop in volume. As it turns out, The 1968 Vibe … Continue reading June 2021 – Mass Street Staff Picks

May 2021 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Kyle Ralston – Fender Amps – ’68 Custom Vibro Champ ReverbAt only 5 watts this little re-issue tone machine keeps all the characteristics of the original with one very important change. While he original had an 8″ speaker, Fender has equipped the new ’68 Champ with a larger 10″ Celestion Ten 30 to increase the low end. Includes the cover and a cool silver face look … Continue reading May 2021 – Mass Street Staff Picks

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April 2021 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Josh Baldridge – Mass Street MusicNote: April 30th marks longtime Mass Street Sales Manager and Luthier Josh Baldridge’s last day here at the store. As such here is his Staff Pick. I pick Mass Street Music. My first guitar was hanging on the racks here when I was in college, and it started my adventures into luthiery as well as retail. The Mass Street Music family … Continue reading April 2021 – Mass Street Staff Picks

March 2021 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Josh Baldridge – Taylor Acoustic Guitars – 214ce PlusWe have been selling a bunch of Taylor 214 models over the past couple of years. My favorites have been the Deluxe models that come with a hardshell case, but the 214ce Plus that came out last year is definitely the best value. The hybrid Aero case that comes with this version is a perfect fit between portable … Continue reading March 2021 – Mass Street Staff Picks

February 2021 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Josh Baldridge – Waterloo by Collings – WL-KI was just enjoying playing this guitar the other day. It is the type of guitar that I could spend all day with. It is lightweight and full of character. This should be on the short list for anyone who wants a guitar with vintage Kel Kroydon feel and outstanding build quality. Check out our current Collings inventory! Jim … Continue reading February 2021 – Mass Street Staff Picks

January 2021 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Josh Baldridge – Fender Electric Guitars – Player Telecaster Pau Ferro Fingerboard – Polar WhiteFender is producing some wonderful guitars right now with the Player Series, and this new Polar White tele sounds and feel great. Check out our current Electric inventory! Jim Baggett – Collings Guitars – Parlor 1 Traditional T SeriesA sweet sounding guitar that delivers a surprising amount of volume in a small body. … Continue reading January 2021 – Mass Street Staff Picks

ElectraJet-Hollow-AgedCherry

December 2020 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Josh Baldridge – Harmony Guitars – Juno – RoseI have always wanted an old Stratotone, and this guitar captures that vibe. The new Harmony necks are on the chunkier side, but not a huge baseball bat size. It is kind of strange to have a bigger neck on this little guitar, but I like it. Check out our current Electric inventory! Jim Baggett – Collings Guitars – … Continue reading December 2020 – Mass Street Staff Picks

November 2020 – Staff Picks – Holiday Gift Guide

Josh Baldridge – Kala Klipz Tuners – Rechargeable – WhiteThis USB rechargeable tuner is the most accurate inexpensive tuners that I’ve found. The battery lasts me up to two months, and that’s with me using it on a daily basis. Jim Baggett – Elliott CaposThe folks at Elliott Capos handcraft these wonderful pieces of functional art. Stainless steel and built to last. Eric Putnam – Rock Slide – … Continue reading November 2020 – Staff Picks – Holiday Gift Guide

October 2020 – Mass Street Staff Picks

Josh Baldridge – Martin Guitars – 1959 D-28 – Refinished Burst – UsedI 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! Check out our … Continue reading October 2020 – Mass Street Staff Picks