August 2016 Staff Picks
Josh Baldridge – Tom Anderson Electric Guitars - Raven Classic Shorty - Baby Blue
As summer comes to a close my surfing dreams begging to fade...thankfully this guitar will keep them alive in true Beach Boy fashion! Another killer build from the folks down at Anderson.
Check out our latest Anderson Gear to hit the store!
Jim Baggett – Collings Acoustic Guitars - D1 A Traditional T Series
The folks at Collings have done it again with this vintage-inspired, modern classic.
Our Collings inventory is always changing - check out our Collings Traditional Collection!
Check out all of our Pedals & related Gear!
Eric Putnam – Tungsten Amps - Crema Wheat Oxblood/Blonde
The Crema Wheat is a fantastic little amp. I really like the way this amp takes pedals when set clean or on the edge of breakup. It is also great when it is turned all the way up for those classic Neil Young/Joe Walsh tweed tones. You can just roll back your volume to clean it up. It is small and lightweight as well, and makes a great small club gigging amp. I liked this amps so much that I bought one for my self!
Check out our lineup of Electric Guitar Amps!
Matt Pelsma – Empress Effects - Reverb
There are a LOT of different sounding reverbs on this unit. If you're looking for something like a Strymon Big Sky, but with more tailored and specific sounds, grab this pedal. It even has a bubbly delay called "beer"! Can't beat that.
Check out our growing collection of Reverb Pedals!
Mike Horan – Shelley Park Guitars - 1998 Gypsy Jazz Guitar Figured Koa
Pretty loud guitar with lots of projection and surprising amount of thickness in the low end. Gorgeous wood choice with the koa back and side, not to mention the bear claw spruce. This wood combination is no longer offered so here's your chance to snag a truly unique guitar from one of our favorite modern builders.
Don't miss our upcoming Gypsy Jazz Rhythm Guitar Workshop
Jade Roland – Leo Posch Acoustic Guitars - Deep Body OM Full Sunburst
My favorite guitar to play since I've started working at the store. Gorgeous custom building.
Catch up on our growing inventory of Leo Posch Guitars!
Trey Durkin – John Ramsey Guitars - Brazilian Dreadnought - Used
This custom build Dread is an absolute cannon, with booming lows, sparkling highs and a rich warm midrange. The term banjo-killer usually scares me as banjo player, but it is totally appropriate for this guitar. Well built and a great price for Brazilian back and sides that you don't see everyday.
Check out all our current Dreadnoughts!Susan Willits - Bart Reiter Banjos - 2002 11" Standard Used
This used Bart Reiter Standard open back banjo is a really nice instrument. Great build quality with a wonderful sound, it's in very good condition and includes a hard shell case.
Check out our collection of Open Back Banjos!Matt Kappenman – Fender - Deluxe Thinline Telecaster - Candy Apple Red
I'm a sucker for a Thinline tele, being able to sit on the couch and play it without being plugged in is so satifying. This new Fender Deluxe series is the real deal with noiseless pickups across the lineup. Check out our other Fender Deluxe Nashville and Thinline tele options!