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Old-Time Jam - January 20th - FREE


Old Time Jam at Mass Street Music

Saturday, January 20th - 1PM
Ring in the New Year with some old-time fiddle tunes! We'll be hosting an Old-Time jam Saturday, January 20th here at the store. Not familiar with Old-Time music? Think Fiddle and Banjo tunes Pre-Bluegrass. We're going to gear this towards beginning to intermediate players of all acoustic fretted instruments (fiddlers are welcome too!). We'll be trading tunes around the circle, so bring your favorite fiddle tune to call up and we'll work it around the room. Set a reminder on Facebook

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"Get Rhythm" Don Julin Mandolin Workshop


Don Julin Mandolin Workshop

Tickets available online - $40

Don Julin is back with a whole new workshop for mandolin players of any skill level! We've had the pleasure of hosting Don's workshops many times over the years and are thrilled to be presenting another focused on the crucial role of the Mandolin as a rhythm instrument. With simple chord forms, rhythm patterns, mutes, and more, Don Julin’s Get Rhythm workshop will turn your mandolin into a serious rhythm instrument. Explore a variety of rhythm patterns including, old-time, swing and jazz, blues shuffles, bossa nova/sambas, clave patterns, and more. Tickets available online and in person at the store. If ordering online just print out your emailed receipt as proof of purchase. Set a reminder on Facebook

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Free Workshop - Guitar Care & Maintenance - Jan 13th


Saturday, January 13th - 1PM

Cold winter weather means dry air which leads to very unhappy guitars! Cars, bikes, even a furnace require a tune-up from time to time, and a guitar is no different. Let our experienced staff of luthiers take you through some of the most important aspects of caring for your instrument including controlling humidity, cleaning and conditioning, string care, along with explaining what exactly is a 'setup' and how it can improve the playability of any instrument.

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Best Guitar Accessories for 2017 - Holiday Gift Guide


Holiday Gift Guide

Guitar/Banjo/Mandolin Straps

Lakota Leathers
A high quality leather strap is the sort of accessory that every player needs. Whether it's your banjo killing dreadnought or your prized gold top, you can't go wrong with these straps.

Original Fuzz
Okay, so maybe leather isn't everyone's thing - it might not vibe with your shell pink mustang. Fear not, our friends at Original Fuzz have you covered with some stunning fabric straps featuring everything from repurposed airline seatbelt to gorgeous textiles. Check out our collection of Original Fuzz straps.

Tuners

TC Electronic - Polytune Clip
If there was ever a shop favorite when it comes to clip on tuners, the Polytune clip is it. The standout feature of this model has to be the polyphonic tunning, meaning you can strum all six strings on a guitar and get immediate feedback on which strings need adjustment. Or, flip over to single string mode and get the most accurate readout we've found for any instrument. TC's been making highly accurate pedalboard based tuners for years and we're head over heels for this clip on model.

Snark

Snark Tuners - SN-5 Clip-on Tuner
The SN-5 is an old standby. With it's rugged rubber exterior these simple, easy to use tuners make short of work of getting your instrument back in pitch. And at only $15 it's worth putting one in each of your instrument cases.

Picks

BlueChip Picks

BlueChip Picks
Long a favorite of contest flatpickers, these high quality BlueChip picks are now making their way across genres including Jazz and even metal players! A little on the pricey side, these picks are extremely durable and hold up to countless of hours of playing. We all have at least one for use with our favorite ax.

Primetone Picks
Dunlop surprised us with these lower cost alternative to the BlueChips and Wegan picks of the world. Made from the ultra durable ultex material these Primetones are a staff favorite. If you stop a Mass Street staffer walking around the shop, chances are we'll have a Primetone pick in our pocket

Acri Picks

Acri Thumb/Fingerpicks
Looking for high-quality, hand made finger and thumb picks? These Acri picks are some of the best we've found. Check out the whole line up for your Scruggs style bluegrass or fingerpicking delight.

Capos

Paige Capos

Paige 6-String Guitar Capo
A consistent, easy to use capo can make all the difference in the world, especially when you're sliding up and down the fingerboard. Being able to adjust the tension can go a long way to saving your frets from additional wear. The Paige is a simple, affordable option for anyone looking to capo and strum away.

G7 Capo

G7th Performance 2 Capo - Black
A favorite of the Nashville session crowd, this G7th Performance 2 is an extremely easy to use, low profile capo. No screws necessary, just place it at the appropriate fret and squeeze...that's it! You're now ready for hours of playing with the ease of knowing you can make quick capo changes.

Mass Street Gear

MSM Retro Shirt

MSM Retro Shirt
This wouldn't be a Holiday Gift Guide without some Mass Street swag! Check out our new for 2017 retro t-shirt, combining elements of the classic Mass Street logo with our modern branding. These have been flying off the shelf so don't wait!

MSM Pint Glasses
For the Mass Street customer who has everything. Now you can enjoy your favorite beverage while showing your MSM pride!

MSM Retro Mugs
We take coffee very seriously, so much so that these mugs are a favorite around the shop for us as well! 

Cables

Lava Cables - 20' Retro Coil Cable - Orange
You've crafted the sound, vibe and cool factor of your guitar rig, now make a statement with your cables! Mass Street staffer Eric P gigs with these Lava Cables and swears by how well they hold up.

Pig Hog Cables - 10' Instrument Cable - Woven Seafoam Green
Looking for something woven to match that tweed amp? We've got you covered with these super durable Pig Hog cables that come with a serious limited lifetime warranty. Can't go wrong!

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December 2017 Staff Picks


Josh BaldridgeCollings - CJ35 - Custom Jet Black Top
This CJ-35 has that focused, dry attack that has long made it our favorite build of the CJ lineup. The Jet Black finish, offset by the simple Ivoroid appointments really sets this apart visually.

Collings - CJ35 - Custom Jet Black Top

Check out our collection of Collings Guitars!

Jim Baggett – Collings - D1 VN Sunburst
Great sounding Sitka dreadnought with a beautiful Sunburst and a comfy Vintage Now neck.

Collings - D1 VN Sunburst

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

Eric PutnamCollings - I-35 LC - Pelham Blue
First of all the finish on this guitar looks amazing. Depending on the lighting you get a light metallic Pelham blue or even a royal blue. This guitar will look fantastic under stage lights! Besides being one of the best looking guitars to hang on our wall, it also plays and sounds great. The Wolftone Dr. Vintage set has the right balance of clarity and output and will work in a variety of situations. Great guitar!

Collings - I-35 LC - Pelham Blue

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Matt Pelsma – Weber Mandolins - 2010 Vintage F Mandolin Oval Hole Used
This mando can be mellow in tone when you hold back, and bright and loud when you dig in. A modern player with a really great vintage look and feel! An impressive instrument all around.

Weber Mandolins - 2010 Vintage F Mandolin Oval Hole Used

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Brian Soden – Original Fuzz Straps
I love everything about this company! They're down-to-earth folks making high-quality "Made in the USA" products. Unpacking this last order was like early Christmas for me.

Original Fuzz Straps

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Mike Horan – TC Electronic - Polytune Clip
The most accurate clip-on tuner we have found. A perfect stocking stuffer!

TC Electronic - Polytune Clip

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Matt Harmon – TC Electronic - Polytune Mini 2 Tuner
Such a great little tuner, I wish I had a second.

TC Electronic - Polytune Mini 2 Tuner

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Trey DurkinTaylor Acoustic Guitars - GS Mini-e Bass
A really unique instrument from Taylor, this Acoustic-Electric Bass let's you plug-in at a Coffee house gig, or jam out around a camp fire.

Bart Reiter Banjos

Check out our Collection of Taylor Guitars!

Susan Willits - Collings Mandolins - MT GT - Black Top
I love the Collings MT Black top. It's a wonderfully responsive mandolin with a lot of punch! Great tone with plenty of volume and a gorgeous black gloss top. This is a sweet one!

Collings Mandolins - MT GT - Black Top

Take a look through our collection of Mandolins! 

Matt KappenmanEastman Acoustic Guitars - E10 00 SS
I've been hunting around for a more appropriate old-time guitar the past few months and this E10 00 SS is very appealing. Short scale, slope-shoulder, comfy to play and a nice Adirondack top that makes for big sounding little guitar. Eastman is still quietly making some of the best solid wood guitars around.Eastman Acoustic Guitars - E10 00 SS

Tons of great stuff from Eastman in the shop right now!

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November 2017 Staff Picks


Josh BaldridgeMartin Acoustic Guitars - D-21 Special
This Limited Edition has solid Rosewood back and sides, 1-3/4" nut, and forward shifted/scalloped bracing! At $2,499 this guitar is a great deal on an American made guitar, I just wish Martin was making more than 300 of these.

Martin Acoustic Guitars - D-21 Special

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Jim Baggett – Martin Acoustic Guitars - D-18
Both the Sunburst and the Natural top are great buys and solid Mahogany backed guitars.

Martin Acoustic Guitars - D-18

 

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

Eric PutnamJetter Gear - Gold Standard
Still the only overdrive pedal on my board. I have had one of these for the last 5 years, and cannot find a drive that works better for me. The low gain side is very responsive to your pick attack, and sounds very open. The higher gain side is great for leads, really fat but clear. If you stack both channels you can get into fuzz territory. Great pedal!

Jetter Gear - Gold Standard

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Matt Pelsma – Taylor Acoustic Guitars - 326e Baritone-8 LTD
I am a sucker for exotic instruments, especially if they play just like a familiar instrument. Baritones are cool, but with some extra octave in the middle strings, you get some depth that lends itself to some drone-y textures along with single-string lines up the neck on the first and second strings. You can bend with some 12-string flair underneath!

Taylor Acoustic Guitars - 326e Baritone-8 LTD

Check out our current collection of Taylor Guitars.

Brian Soden – Gretsch Electric Guitars - G5420T Electromatic - Fairlane Blue
Such a killer guitar for any price level, but it happens to sell for well under a grand! The fret work is fantastic and the overall build is very solid. Throw in a set of TV Jones pickups and you have a true hot rod!!

Gretsch Electric Guitars - G5420T Electromatic - Fairlane Blue

Check out our collection of in-stock Gretsch Guitars!

Mike Horan – Gibson Guitars - 1952 J-45 Sunburst - Used
Nice resonant guitar! Wide open low-end with well-focused mids. It absolutely has the RIGHT sound for this model.

Gibson Guitars - 1952 J-45 Sunburst - Used

Check out our current inventory of Vintage Guitars

Matt Harmon – TV Jones Pickups - Brian Setzer - Nickel
Once I bought Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot: Osaka Rocka! - Live in Japan 2016 I was hooked on his tone. So much that I bought a Gretsch with Filtertrons. Brian's tone is amazing and so are these pickups.

TV Jones Pickups - Brian Setzer - Nickel

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Trey DurkinAll the Bart Reiter Banjos
We have too many great Bart Reiters right now to pick just one! All these banjos are very well made, up in Lansing, MI, and each one would be a lifetime instrument. Whether you like a 11" head with a whyte laydie tone ring, an all maple banjo, or a 12" pot with rolled brass and mahogany neck, there is something in right now for all players looking for an open-back. I personally play a Bart Reiter Round Peak, and it is all the banjo I could ever want. Check out the 12" Buckbee for a banjo that will be very similar in sound to my Round Peak.

Bart Reiter Banjos

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Susan Willits - Leo Posch Acoustic Guitars - L-M
The Leo Posch L-M is a no frills guitar that has killer sound and beautiful, understated looks. Clear, balanced notes from high to low, with enough power and volume to be heard in any type of musical setting. Nice ebony peghead overlay, sunburst top, and firestripe pickguard to dress it up a little! Comes with a Guardian Featherweight case.

Leo Posch Acoustic Guitars - L-M

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Matt KappenmanFender Electric Guitars - 2017 American Professional Telecaster - Olympic White
I love this newly redesgned American Pro tele, it has all tele tones I'm looking for and is one of those guitars that yells "PICK ME UP" every time I walk past it in the store.
Fender Electric Guitars - 2017 American Professional Telecaster - Olympic White
Tons of great stuff from Fender in the shop right now!
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Customer Appreciation Party - Tuesday, Dec 5th


Customer Appreciation PartyWe're having a party - and you're invited! Tuesday, Dec 5th we'll be staying open late to celebrate another year of Mass Street Music with food, drinks, and some great door prizes. Come down to the store from 7pm-9pm to celebrate with the Mass Street Staff and fellow customers. Might even have some special pricing if there's a piece of gear you've had your eye on....If you're on Facebook bop on over and RSVP to the event.

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2017 Holiday Sale - 10% Back Gift Card



It's backkkkk! It's time for the return of our Holiday Sale here at the store, and like last year we're letting in-store and online customers in on the fun. Every purchase of new gear, in store or at MassStreetMusic.com, totaling over $100 will earn you a Gift Card worth 10% of your purchase subtotal. These Gift Cards are good from January 1st through August 31st of next year (2018) and are a great way to maximize your purchasing power! Now's the best time of the year to pick up that guitar you've been lusting over, or even to stock up on strings! Feel free to contact us for more details! Offer ends December 24th.

What are you waiting for? Head on over to the home page and get started!
*Excludes all new consignment items including Posch Guitars and Lower Groove Basses

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October 2017 Staff Picks


Josh BaldridgeTom Anderson - T Classic Shorty Hollow Contoured - Blonde
I often get asked about what kind of guitar can cover all the bases at a gig...this is it. It looks classy and gives so many usable tones at the flick of a switch.

Tom Anderson Electric Guitars - T Classic Shorty Hollow Contoured - Blonde

Check out our collection of Boutique Electric Guitars!

Jim Baggett – Collings Acoustic Guitars - OM1 Traditional T Series
The folks at Collings have hit their stride with the Traditional Series. A fine example of a vintage-inspired OM.

Collings Acoustic Guitars - OM1 Traditional T Series

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

Eric PutnamFender - American Elite Jazz Bass - Ocean Turquoise
One of the best looking basses I have seen in the shop. The active electronics are versatile and sound great. The neck shape is very comfortable as well.

Fender - American Elite Jazz Bass - Ocean Turquoise

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Matt Pelsma – Martin Acoustic Guitars - 2017 D-28 New
Even though it's new for 2017, this is one of the most warmest guitars I have played out of the box. Very open and clean, this guitar has what most people are looking for on first pickup.

Martin Acoustic Guitars - 2017 D-28 New

Check out our current collection of Martin Guitars.

Brian Soden – Greer Amps - Moonshot Class-A Treble and Mid Pre
What a fantastic take on the classic treble booster! I sat down with the Moonshot and a handful of guitars with a JTM45 style amp and had an absolute blast dialing up tones. The Treble/Mid knob makes this treble booster so guitar-friendly! Love it!

Greer Amps - Moonshot Class-A Treble and Mid Pre

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Mike Horan – Collings Acoustic Guitars - C10-35 Jet Black Top
A great little guitar with a big voice and a real nice mid-range honk not usually characteristic of Collings. It has the looks and charm of an old L-00 but with great playability and intonation.

Collings Acoustic Guitars - C10-35 Jet Black Top

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Matt Harmon – Alexander - Jubilee Silver Overdrive
Great tones with a very versatile EQ section. This one belongs in your British pedal collection.

Alexander - Jubilee Silver Overdrive

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Trey DurkinBlueChip Flatpicks
These picks offer the perfect connection between your hand and your strings. The pick attack is as smooth as glass, with an edge that won't wear down. They draw a rich, full tone out of instruments that you just have to hear to believe. The effect is particularly noticeable on acoustic instruments. These picks have spoiled me. If I use another pick I feel like I'm not getting the most out my instruments. These picks were a total game changer for me when I first tried them, and now I am a full convert.

BlueChip Flatpicks

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Susan Willits - Huss & Dalton Acoustic Guitars - 1999 CM Custom Used
This 1999 Huss & Dalton CM Custom is a beautiful guitar. It's easy to play with a full, deep, warm sound. A well cared for guitar with nice appointments, including flamed maple binding on the body and fingerboard. Sweet! Comes with a hardshell case.

Huss & Dalton Acoustic Guitars - 1999 CM Custom Used

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Matt KappenmanWaterloo by Collings - WL-14 L T-Bar - SB
I have Waterloo fever...there's just something about the dry, woody tone of these 14-fret models that has me day dreaming about old-time bass runs. If you've been chasing that '30s Kalamazoo sound these guitars are the a fantastic option. Built at the Collings factory down in Austin, TX, the build quality far surpasses so many of the old catalogue guitars that inspired Bill Collings and Co.
Waterloo by Collings - WL-14 L T-Bar - SB
Tons of great stuff from Waterloo in the shop right now!
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Josh BaldridgeEastman Electric Guitars - SB59 Goldburst
This Eastman nails the look and vibe of a classic solid-body guitar. The Seymour Duncans sounds great, chimes without being too dark. The body produces plenty of sustain without being too heavy. Great guitar and affordable. 

Eastman Electric Guitars - SB59 Goldburst

We've been looking forward to this SB59 since NAMM! It's turned out better than expected. View more Eastman Guitars here

Jim Baggett – Collings Acoustic Guitars - D1 Traditional T Series
An extremely expressive and open dreadnought right out of the case. These Sitka D1 Traditionals might be the best bang for your buck form Collings right now.

Collings Acoustic Guitars - D1 Traditional T Series

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

Eric PutnamTom Anderson Electric Guitars - Icon Classic - Mystic Teal
Our very own Matt Pelsma has been trying to decide what color to paint his walls. I have been suggesting Mystic Teal. What a great look for your walls or a guitar! Besides the looks I also love the combination of the PH-2 in the bridge with the SC1 single coils. The PH-2 is not as far from a single coil as a humbucker would be, but it is a great way to get a fatter bridge sound while still having plenty of chime.

Tom Anderson Electric Guitars - Icon Classic - Mystic Teal

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Matt Pelsma – Gretsch - G5622T Electromatic Center Block w/Bigsby - Georgia Green
As soon as you plug in you experience the bright and full punchy tone for which Gretsch guitars are known. Great feeling Bigsby trem rounds out this classic yet modern package.

Gretsch Electric Guitars - G5622T Electromatic Center Block w/Bigsby - Georgia Green

Check out our current collection of Gretsch Guitars.

Brian Soden – Gretsch Resonators - G9220 Bobtail Round-Neck with Pickup - Sunburst
Whether you're wanting a solid resonator with a pickup to take on the road or looking to round out your guitar collection with more tonal options, this Gretsch resonator is a fine choice. It sounds great and just looks cool as heck!

Gretsch Resonators - G9220 Bobtail Round-Neck with Pickup - Sunburst

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Mike Horan – Waterloo by Collings - WL-S Deluxe
Oh man! I have to pick the Waterloo WL-S Deluxe. After getting a chance to hear Beau Bledose play it at the booth in Winfield I am a true believer. Really excellent antique tone with great string separation when finger-picked!

Waterloo by Collings - WL-S Deluxe

Check out our current inventory of Waterloo Guitars

Matt Harmon – Collings Acoustic Guitars - C10-35 Jet Black Top
This guitar has some serious L-00 mojo and plays better than any you'll find on the used vintage market. Even comes with a new Collings Traditional hard case!

Collings Acoustic Guitars - C10-35 Jet Black Top

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Trey DurkinChuck Lee Banjos - Fretless 12" Open-Back
What a great banjo! A fine example of the wonderful craftsmanship found in Chuck Lee's Banjos. A first rate fretless banjo with as full, warm and, mellow of a tone as any old time banjo picker could want. This instrument has a fantastic cut and drive with steel strings, but could easily handle nylons. It handles clawhammer or fingerstyle equally well, and retains a lovely voice throughout the range of tunings, which are achieved hassle-free thanks to the planetary tuners.

Chuck Lee Banjos - Fretless 12 Open-Back

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Susan Willits - Collings Mandolins - MT2
Another wonderful mandolin from Collings, this MT2 has great tone, with clear, defined notes whether played softly, or with a lot of volume. The Eastern Flamed Maple back and sides are beautiful, but I especially love the velvety sheen and depth of the figuring on the back of the maple neck.

Collings Mandolins - MT2

Take a look through our collection of in-stock Mandolins! 

Matt KappenmanMartin Acoustic Guitars - 2017 D-28
Any time one of our builders announces a redesign I sit up and take notice. I've always leaded more towards mahogany back and sides but there's something about this build and bracing that gives it the bass responsive of rosewood with the punch of the new D-18s. It's a great combination and I honestly can't put this one down.
Martin 2017 D-28 2017 New
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