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Extended Black Friday Promo Financing - 12 Months No Interest


Black Friday Financing

From November 22, 2018 through December 15, 2018 take advantage of our promotional financing on Qualifying Instrument & Amp Purchases and get 12 Months* no interest payments if paid in full. Whether you're looking to snag that guitar of your dreams or upgrade your rig with that new amp we've got you covered with convenient 0% Interest financing through Synchrony Financial on orders over $500. Stop by the store for more details on how to take advantage of this limited time offer.

Legal Notice to keep the lawyers happy: *Qualifying purchase amount must be on one receipt. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay if off, in full, within the promo period. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promo purchase from the purchase date. The required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase by the end of the promo period. Regular account terms apply to non-promo purchases and, after promo ends, to promo balance. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders: see your credit card terms. Subject to credit approval.

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2018 Holiday Sale - 10% Back Gift Card


10% Holiday Sale


It's backkkkk! November 23rd, otherwise known as Black Friday, marks 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 (2019) 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!

 

*Offer excludes Bourgeois Guitars and all new consignment items including Posch Guitars and Lower Groove Basses. Cannot be combined with other offers, trades or discounts.

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Customer Appreciation Party - Tuesday, Dec 11th


We're having a party - and you're invited! Tuesday, Dec 11th 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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Meet the Plek Machine


If you've been up to the shop in the past few months you've probably noticed the latest addition in our lutherie toolbox, the Plek Machine. What is a Plek you may ask? For starters, it's a tool, an extremely accurate tool. Like an MRI or CT Scan of your guitar, the Plek machine scans an instrument's frets and fingerboard, and presents that data to our trained crew of luthiers. From there our luthiers diagnose problems spots, and apply changes based on optimal neck relief and action. It's also a CNC Milling Machine, allowing our luthiers to dress an instrument's frets, removing only as much fret material as is needed, thus allowing for greater playability and longer fret life between refrets.

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November 2018 - Mass Street Staff Picks


Josh BaldridgeTom Anderson Guitars - T Icon - Sonic Blue In-Distress Level 2
The pickups in this tele are probably the best pairing of a humbucker and single-coil bridge pickup that we've ordered. I think they work really well together, the color is gorgeous, and I wish I had with me at all times.

Tom Anderson Electric Guitars - T Icon - Sonic Blue In-Distress Level 2

Check out our collection of Tom Anderson Guitars!

Jim Baggett – Collings Guitars - CJ35 - Custom Jet Black Top
Cool guitar in an even cooler finish. Hard to top this short-scale, sloped-shoulder build from Collings.

CollCollings Acoustic Guitars - CJ35 - Custom Jet Black Top

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

Eric PutnamTom Anderson Guitars - Icon Classic - Mystic Teal
Ridiculously good guitar! I really love the sound of the PH-2 in the bridge of this guitar. It is fatter than a standard single coil, but still balances well with the neck and middle pickups. Great feeling neck and incredibly resonant guitar!

Tom Anderson Electric Guitars - Icon Classic - Mystic Teal

Check out our collection of Boutique Electric Guitars

Matt Pelsma – Taylor Acoustic Guitars - 324CE V-Class
As a big fan of the V-class, it is great to see if come to the 300 series; more affordable and stripped down, this is a top-line working-person's guitar.

Taylor Acoustic Guitars - 324CE V-Class

Check out our current collection of Taylor Guitars.

Brian Soden – Xact Tone Solutions - Winford Drive
I dig this pedal so much! There is good reason the Xact Tone Solutions Winford Drive can be spotted on pedalboards of many top players. You can cover so many bases with this unit - from Classic Rock rhythm grit to high gain for big leads with tons of mid control to help you cut through any mix. True bypass and built to take abuse from the road. Hand made by a great crew in Nashville, TN.

Xact Tone Solutions - Winford Drive

Check out our collection of in-stock Pedals!

Mike Horan – Collings Guitars - OM1 Traditional T Series Custom Sunburst
This is a lovely guitar, endowed with the quick string response and open tonal character we've come to expect from the Traditionals. Its incredible volume gives the illusion of playing a much bigger guitar.

Collings Acoustic Guitars - OM1 Traditional T Series Custom Sunburst

Check out our collection of Collings Guitars

Matt Harmon – Don Grosh Basses - 2011 T Bass #1 - Used
A modern classic, this T bass is such a killer instrument. Don't let your chance slip away and pick this up.

Don Grosh Basses - 2011 T Bass #1 - Used

Check out our collection of Used Gear!

Trey DurkinOME Banjos - 12" Tupelo - Open-Back
This is the plunkiest old-time sounding Ome I have played yet. Lots of natural woody character but still retains the pop and brightness Ome banjos are known for. Steel strings are nice and powerful but this would also be a great candidate for a set of Nylguts.

OME Banjos - 12 Tupelo - Open-Back

Check out our Collection of Banjos!

Susan Willits - Gretsch Resonators - G9200 Boxcar Round-Neck - Natural
I love the sound of resonator guitars and the Gretsch G9200 Boxcar guitar is a great sounding, affordable resonator you can add to your line up! The mahogany neck and body, along with the Gretsch Ampli-Sonic resonator cone, give it a rich, full, warm sound. This is a great way to add some variety to your sound!

Gretsch Resonators - G9200 Boxcar Round-Neck - Natural

Take a look through our collection of Gretsch Gear! 

Matt KappenmanWaterloo by Collings - WL-14 X Truss Rod - All Mahogany
This all-Mahogany build from Austin, TX is one impressive guitar. So often all mahogany guitars are muddy, and boxy, but this X-braced model is clear and articulate with a ton of warmth from the Mahogany top. The vintage neck shape totally harkens back to those pre-war budget builds of old.

Waterloo by Collings - WL-14 X Truss Rod - All Mahogany

Tons of great Waterloo Guitars in the shop right now!

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Klon Shootout - Centaur vs KTR Demo


Klon Centaur vs KTR Demo Shootout

Have you ever wanted to A/B a legendary pedal with its modern counterpart? Well do we have the demo for you. Recently we had our very own Eric P demo the classic Klon Centaur with the newer Klon KTR. Demo'd as a boost as well as an overdrive, we ran these pedals through both single-coils and humbuckers to give you a range of tonal variations. The result is one fantastic demo. Centaur versus KTR - Which pedal is right for you?

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October 2018 - Mass Street Staff Picks


Josh BaldridgeTaylor Acoustic Guitars - K14ce Builder's Edition
I'm very excited to have our Builder's Edition arrive. This guitar has been a long time coming and represents the next evolution in guitar building from Taylor. The sculpted neck joint, and the beveled body edge treatment are very nice upgrades and the Koa back and sides work very well with the new V-Class top.

Taylor Acoustic Guitars - K14ce Builder's Edition

Check out our collection of Taylor V-Class Guitars!

Jim Baggett – Collings Acoustic Guitars - 01 Traditional T Series Baked - Sunburst
Responsive and big sounding smaller guitar, and very comfortable to play.

CollCollings Acoustic Guitars - 01 Traditional T Series Baked - Sunburst

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

Eric PutnamKlon - Centaur Gold Overdrive - Used
This is the real deal! My favorite pedal for rounding out single coil guitars or pushing an already distorting amp.

Klon - Centaur Gold Overdrive - Used

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Matt Pelsma – Fender Guitars - 1962 Musicmaster - Used
Super cool and fun to play. It's the real vintage deal!

Fender Guitars - 1962 Musicmaster - Used

Check out our current collection of Vintage Guitars.

Brian Soden – Crazy Tube Circuits - Constellation Fuzz
Fuzz pedals and treble boosters are such an integral part of crafting classic, vintage inspired tones. From Cream to Eric Johnson to Black Sabbath all the way to Jack White...it's ALL in this pedal! I spent a good amount of time with it, plugging in humbucker and single coil equipped guitars and achieved killer results. So much dang fun! Note: The NOS Germanium transistors used in this pedal are in limited stock, so this pedal is a "get it while ya can" piece! Swipe one up!!

Crazy Tube Circuits - Constellation Fuzz

Check out all the new gear to hit the web in our "Just In" collection!

Mike Horan – Collings Acoustic Guitars - 1996 C-100 DLX Koa - Used
This is an exquisite guitar. The C-100 body shape, similar but slightly larger than the C-10, produces a little more "oomph" on the low end. But it maintains the great tonal balance typical of its smaller brethren. And the koa is drop-dead gorgeous. How fortunate that it ended up on this guitar and not on a high-end coffee table...

C-100 Koa DLX

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Matt Harmon – Collings Electric Guitars - 360 LT M Special - Sherwood Green - Aged
Not very many guitars come in that I dream of owning, just when I thought I had come to an understanding about acquiring new guitars this showed up, and now it’s all I can think about.

Collings Electric Guitars - 360 LT M Special - Sherwood Green - Aged

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Trey DurkinBart Reiter Banjos - Galax
This is the perfect banjo for anybody. Great sound fingerstyle or clawhammer, and every tuning you put it in rings in its own way. A Whyte Laydie tone ring and Amber head give this a rich full sound, with more stability (less adjusting) than a natural skin head. The star on the headstock seals the deal for me.

Bart Reiter Banjos - Galax

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Susan Willits - Collings Mandolins - MF GT - Sunburst
We have a new Collings MFGT in the store, and it's a beauty! Wonderful tone and excellent craftsmanship make this sunburst mandolin a joy to play. The neck feels great, playing easily up and down the frets with clarity and resonance. You simply can't go wrong with a Collings mandolin!

Collings Mandolins - MF GT - Sunburst

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Matt KappenmanWaterloo by Collings - WL-14 X Truss Rod - Boot Burst
This Boot Burst WL-14 has such a great vintage vibe, with all the playability and comfort of a new guitar. If you're looking for an old-time strummer, or a comfy blues box you can't go wrong with these guitars. I've been playing mine for almost a year it keeps getting better.

Waterloo by Collings - WL-14 X Truss Rod - Boot Burst

Tons of great Waterloo Guitars in the shop right now!

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Repair Spotlight - Waterloo Left Hand Conversion


Repair Spotlight - Waterloo Left Hand Conversion

We'll kick this Repair Spotlight off with the disclaimer that not every guitar is a good candidate for a left-hand conversion. Bracing, neck shape, bridges, and saddle slot placement are all considerations that must be made when determining if the process will work well. This ladder braced Waterloo WL-14 however made for the perfect candidate! Click through to read more about this process.

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September 2018 - Mass Street Staff Picks


Josh BaldridgeTaylor Acoustic Guitars - 812e DLX 12 Fret
Out of the stack of Taylor guitars we had down at Winfield I knew this one was a keeper, and that we had to bring it back to the store.

Taylor Acoustic Guitars - 812e DLX 12 Fret

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Jim Baggett – Collings Acoustic Guitars - D1 Traditional T Series 1 11/16
I was lucky enough to check out the 1 11/16" prototype traditional necks back in the spring. We've been eagerly anticipating these new Traditional builds and it was absolutely worth the wait. If you're a 1 11/16" player and have been feeling left out of the Traditional series, these are the guitars for you.

Collings Acoustic Guitars - D1 Traditional T Series 1 11/16

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

Eric PutnamDr. Z Amps - Z Plus 1x12" Studio Combo - Blonde/Tan
Great sounding amp for both clean and dirty sounds. Depending on where you run the EQ you can get mid-60s Fender clean tones or tweedish crunch. Like all DR. Zs it takes pedals great as well!

Dr. Z Amps - Z Plus 1x12

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Matt Pelsma – PreSonus Audio Interfaces - STUDIO 68
This interface is a must for anyone looking to track drums or start a podcast. With 4 channels of simultaneous recording, get a great room sound plus a few close up mic's, or adapt to whatever recording situation you may need. X-Max preamps sound great with a lower noise floor. Join our recording clinic Oct. 13th for some great insights on how to use an interface like this.

PreSonus Audio Interfaces - STUDIO 68

Tons of great Recording Gear in the shop right now!

Brian Soden – Fender Electric Guitars - American Original '60s Stratocaster - Candy Apple Red
This particular American Original Fender Strat is a stand-out guitar. I have a Candy Apple Red guitar with rosewood fingerboard, myself, so the looks drew me in immediately! Nitro finish, great weight and feels like an amazing vintage guitar right out of the gate. Have one of our skilled luthiers upstairs set it up how you like and you're set!

Fender Electric Guitars - American Original '60s Stratocaster - Candy Apple Red

Check Eric's demo on this very guitar!

Mike Horan – Eastman Mandolins MD615-CS with K&K Pickup
This model got a lot of attention last week at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS. We were happy to present an excellent Eastman as a prize instrument in the National Mandolin Championship! There is absolutely no F-mandolin that can touch this one at this price point. Excellent projection with a nice thick bark to the chop chords.

Eastman Mandolins MD615-CS with K&K Pickup

Check out our collection of in-stock Mandolins!

Matt Harmon – Tom Anderson Electric Guitars - Icon Classic - Lacquer 3 Color Burst Distress Level 1
Anderson guitars are some of the best guitars being made right now. This new Icon Classic blends modern and vintage in a way that can work for anybody.

Tom Anderson Electric Guitars - Icon Classic - Lacquer 3 Color Burst Distress Level 1

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Trey DurkinCollings Acoustic Guitars - 2008 CW Mh A Winfield Prize - Used
All I can say is 'Wow' when it comes to this one. I fell for this guitar while making some minor adjustments to get it ready for the sales floor. This CW has a rich full sound, beautiful appointments, and the elusive Wheat headstock inlay that really hits home for us here at MSM. This extra special Collings stands in a class of its own.

Collings Acoustic Guitars - 2008 CW Mh A Winfield Prize - Used

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Susan Willits - OME Banjos - Juniper Megatone Bluegrass Resonator
With aged brass hardware, showy abalone and mother of pearl inlay, and caramel colored tuning buttons the Ome Juniper Megatone Bluegrass banjo is a beauty! It plays like a dream up and down the neck. This Ome has a lot of punch and a full, ringing sound. It's a great banjo!

OME Banjos - Juniper Megatone Bluegrass Resonator

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Matt KappenmanMilkman Sound - The Amp
I've been looking forward to this unique piece of gear since the NAMM show in January. Anyone looking for a small, solid state/tube hybrid amp has to check The Amp out. We have them in stock now, so come by the shop and give it a spin!

Milkman Sound - The Amp

Tons of great Boutique Amps in the shop right now!

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August 2018 - Mass Street Staff Picks


Josh BaldridgeFender Electric Guitars - Classic Series - '60s Stratocaster Lacquer - Fiesta Red
I have an older version of this guitar in a burst that I've heavily modified, but I love this one just as it is. The lacquer finish gives this Classic Series guitar a high end look and feel. I can't wait to see what this Fiesta Red finish looks like 10 years from now!

Fender Electric Guitars - Classic Series - '60s Stratocaster Lacquer - Fiesta Red

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Jim Baggett – Collings Traditional Guitars - All of them!
I've been so excited about the Collings Traditionals I can't pick one over the other. They're all so good.

Collings Traditional Guitars - All of them!

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

Eric PutnamGoodwood Audio - Output TX
This is a great tool for running stereo. The Output TX fixes all of the common problems of running two amps at once. It has a phase reverse as well as a ground lift. If you are having noise issues with your stereo rig this is a really easy way to fix it.

Goodwood Audio - Output TX

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Matt Pelsma – Collings Acoustic Guitars - Parlor 1 Traditional T Series
Every part of this guitar feels alive when you strum it. The Traditional package from Collings is a hard thing to describe, because there's not a new guitar out there that is as resonate or lively. The parlor size sounds much larger than it looks and feels...it will be a real head-tuner at your next jam.

Collings Acoustic Guitars - Parlor 1 Traditional T Series

Check out our current collection of Collings Guitars.

Brian Soden – Eastman Mandolins - MD515
I recently picked one of these up for myself and could not be happier with my choice. The Eastman mandolin has quickly become the "go-to" for touring musicians - and with good reason! I had a K&K pickup installed and plan to give my new baby plenty of use in the studio and on the road.

Eastman Mandolins - MD515

Check out our collection of in-stock Mandolins!

Mike Horan – Collings Acoustic Guitars - OM1 A JL 1 3/4 Traditional - Julian Lage Signature
So Matt K pulls a guitar out of a case and says "Have you tried the new Julian Lage?" The first thing I notice when I hold it is how incredibly light it is. And when I play it, I immediately am surprised by how it sounds, and responds, like a great vintage guitar. Five minutes later, and I am unconsciously thinking about what I can sell to get this guitar....True story

Collings Acoustic Guitars - OM1 A JL 1 3/4 Traditional - Julian Lage Signature

Check out Mike's Demo on this Julian Lage

Matt Harmon – Fender Amplifiers - '57 Custom Deluxe - Alnico Cream - Limited
Small tube amps really have a sweet spot at home and at gigs. 10 mins with this amp proved why the Fender Deluxe circuit is still strong today, and why it's so widely copied.

Fender Amplifiers - '57 Custom Deluxe - Alnico Cream - Limited

Check out our collection of Boutique Amps!

Trey DurkinLeo Posch Acoustic Guitars - D-M
What a killer guitar. I can't decide what I like about it most - looks, sound, or playability. The sound is a familiar one we know and love well here at the store, reminiscent of an old D-18, but with it's own unique voice. Every note is inspiring on this guitar, with a full rich sound all across the spectrum. The sunburst is beautifully done, and together with the wood binding and tuner buttons make for a great looking guitar. I highly recommend coming in and picking some tunes on this one.

Leo Posch Acoustic Guitars - D-M

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Susan Willits - Collings Mandolins - MF5 - Cremona Burst
What a treat to get to play the new Collings MF5 Cremona burst mandolin we have here in the store! This is, of course, a beautiful mandolin, with Eastern Flamed Maple back and sides and an Adirondack spruce top. The back of this flamed maple neck glows! Super clear and clean note projection up and down the neck with plenty of volume, and as always, it's fun to chop out some chords and listen to all the wonderful tones ring!

Collings Mandolins - MF5 - Cremona Burst

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Matt KappenmanYamaha - HS7 Powered Studio Monitor
These were recommended to me by our resident pro-audio expert, Matt Pelsma. There's something so satisfying and reassuring knowing that when I'm editing audio or video that I'm hearing what the end user will be hearing as well! Plus these monitors are great for listening to music at my workstation and picking up new details from my favorite recordings. Get the low down from Pelsma this Saturday at our free Monitor Mixing Basics workshop!

Yamaha - HS7 Powered Studio Monitor

Tons of great Recording Gear in the shop right now!

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