Collings D1 A Traditional Demo

This Collings D1A Traditional T Series is a bold guitar. From it’s gorgeous Adirondack Spruce top to the rich Mahogany back and sides this guitar means business. Perfect for flat-picking and bluegrass fiddle tunes, this D1A produces tons of volume and with plenty of head room to really drive through a jam. This bluegrass cannon has the sort of big, bold, full sound that flatpickers … Continue reading Collings D1 A Traditional Demo

Iris Guitars MS-00 12 Fret Demo

Iris Guitars – MS-00 – 12-Fret Demo

This version of the MS-00 from the crew at Iris Guitars is a lovely, vintage-inspired build. The 12-Fret design on this model moves the sound hole more centrally on the top, delivering a sweeter, more refined sound than its 14-fret cousin. ⁠⁠The result of a collaboration between our friends Mark Stutman of Folkway Music and the crew at Iris Guitars, these small body guitars are something special. Link: … Continue reading Iris Guitars – MS-00 – 12-Fret Demo

Collings Guitars - Builder's Choice D2HA Madagascar Rosewood - Traditional

2023 Fretboard Summit – Collings D2H A T – Builder’s Choice

This Builder’s Choice D2H A T from Collings Guitars is a custom voiced model based on their Traditional Series, that was recently on display in Chicago at the 2023 Fretboard Summit. A truly lovely guitar that we’re happy to have the opportunity to not only get to know here at the shop, but to present to you all as a Collings dealer. More details and … Continue reading 2023 Fretboard Summit – Collings D2H A T – Builder’s Choice

Collings 290 DC – Ready to Rock

Named after the scenic highway that runs through the Texas Hill Country, the Collings 290 DC embodies what it means to rock – a lightweight, versatile double-cutaway one-piece electric, with the simplicity of a single pickup setup. Head over to the website for all the specs and details on this 1959 Faded Crimson model! Link: Collings Electric Guitars – 290 DC S – 1959 Faded … Continue reading Collings 290 DC – Ready to Rock

Brazilian Rosewood Santa Cruz Demo

This used Santa Cruz 1934-D, from 2021, is an absolutely stunning example of a modern, vintage-inspired dreadnought. Featuring an Adirondack spruce top paired with a gorgeous set of Brazilian rosewood for the back and sides, this guitar has that lush rosewood sound, with a clear and articulate tone, absent any of the boom associated with rosewood guitars. A fantastic flatpicking guitar, with an even response … Continue reading Brazilian Rosewood Santa Cruz Demo

Om-21 Martin

60SecondStrum – 2009 Martin OM-21 Demo

We’re going to try something new* here that we’re dubbing #60secondstrum. Featured this week is a 2009 Martin OM-21 that just arrived in the shop. Sitka top, Rosewood back and sides and a great deal on a Nazareth made Martin at only $1850. Head over to the website for more details, photos and specs! ⁠*This may be the first of many of these quick, lo-fi … Continue reading 60SecondStrum – 2009 Martin OM-21 Demo

Mass Street Music Repair Shop – Custom Bridge Top

Some good ol’ fashioned hand work on display up the in the repair shop. Here, Mass Street luthier Matt H is working to fabricate a replica Gibson L-5 bridge top for a customer. The bridge in the foreground is there for reference as he files away material to recreate the angles and lines of the original. Got a repair project of your own? Head over … Continue reading Mass Street Music Repair Shop – Custom Bridge Top

Demo: Iris Guitars – OG Black

This Iris Guitar OG is a wonderful homage to the X-braced LG builds of the past century. Here with it’s own visual and sonic identity, this OG is powerful, with a nice low-end growl that can cut through a jam, with a high-end that is expressive and dynamic. ⁠⁠These OG style models make for a great folk, singer-songwriter and old-time instrument, and are lightly built … Continue reading Demo: Iris Guitars – OG Black

Iris Guitars - 14-Fret MS-00 Burst Demo

Iris Guitars – MS-00 14-Fret Demo

This Iris Guitars MS-00, here with Ivoroid binding, is the result of a collaboration between our friends at both Iris Guitars and Mark Stutman of Folkway Music. Inspired by the 00 builds of the 1930s, this small-body guitar delivers on the X-Braced growl and bark of some of our favorite vintage guitars. This particular 00 has a powerful low-end for bass runs and a sweet top-end … Continue reading Iris Guitars – MS-00 14-Fret Demo