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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

Check out our collection of Boutique Amps

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

Check out our collection of Boutique Guitars!

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

Check out our Collection of Collings Guitars!

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

Take a look through our collection of New Gear! 

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

Check out our collection of Fender Guitars!

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

Check out our Collection of Leo Posch Guitars!

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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Free Restrings at FidPick


Free Restrings at Fidpick

From 1-4pm Sunday, Aug. 26th, we'll be offering FREE restrings at the Mass Street Music booth down in South Park at the Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships! Just bring by your guitar, chat us up while you wait, and in no time you'll have a fresh set of steel ready for the day. We'll be using our house brand for the FREE restrings, but we'll have a plenty of other brands on hand if you would like to purchase your favorite. We only ask that you limit it to one guitar per person so we can get to as many pickers as possible.

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Labor Day Promotional Financing - 12 Months Deferred Interest


Promotional Financing

From August 23, 2018 through September 5, 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. Stop by the store for more details on how to take advantage of this limited time offer.

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July 2018 - Mass Street Staff Picks


Josh BaldridgeCollings Acoustic Guitars - 01 Mh Traditional T Series
Warm, mellow tones from a small body guitar that is extremely resonate and responsive. This guitar has been turning heads around the shop all week.

Collings Acoustic Guitars - 01 Mh Traditional T Series

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Jim Baggett – Collings Acoustic Guitars - 002H Wenge
Really interesting and unique sounding 00, love the look and tone of the Wenge.

Collings Acoustic Guitars - 002H Wenge

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

Eric PutnamStomp Under Foot - Pink Hellephant
We did this custom pedal with the crew from Stomp Under Foot, and it is a really fun pedal. It has a Fuzz Face circuit and an Overdrive in the same enclosure. Both can be used individually, or you can stack them for over the top fuzz tones. The most exciting thing about this pedal is the spiffy elephant art work created by yours truly with magic computer help from Matt K!

Stomp Under Foot - Pink Hellephant

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Matt Pelsma – Don Grosh - Electrajet Custom Metallic Orange Pearl
Don's guitars are always super consistent and a joy to play. Guitar to guitar, I haven't found one I dislike both in sound and feel. This one takes on an interstellar hippie look, but don't shy away from standing out. Ask us about putting together your dream guitar from one of the best builders in the world.

Don Grosh Electric Guitars - Electrajet Custom Metallic Orange Pearl

Check out our current collection of Boutique Electrics.

Brian Soden – Eastman Acoustic Guitars - E1OOSS-LTD
The perfect couch guitar that is gig-ready for grab-and-go shows and coffee shop gigs. Classic look and feel with a fun vibe that just calls out to be picked up for a quick strum when you walk by (which is what I do every time I pass it!). It sounds sooo good, too. The total package!

Eastman Acoustic Guitars - E1OOSS-LTD

Check out our collection of in-stock Acoustic Guitars!

Mike Horan – PreSonus Audio Interfaces - Audiobox USB 96
I tend to be a bit of a Luddite when it comes to technology, but I just started using this great little box. I like to record my own backing tracks for practice purposes and this thing fits the bill simply and economically. I plug my Rode NT-5 in and run a cable to my laptop, recognize it in Garageband and I'm ready to go. Great fidelity and easy to use.

PreSonus Audio Interfaces - Audiobox USB 96

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Matt Harmon – Waterloo by Collings - WL-14 X Truss Rod - Black - Tigerstripe
When I laid eyes on our first WL-14 in black I thought it would look so good with a tigerstripe guard instead of a cream one. It's taken a few years but now we have one!

Waterloo by Collings - WL-14 X Truss Rod - Black - Tigerstripe

Check out our collection of Waterloo Guitars!

Trey DurkinBart Reiter Banjos - Round Peak
Every one of these we've had in has been a great banjo. This is the same model I play, and I've been extremely happy with my banjo over the last few years. Great build quality, with quality woods and a thin lacquer finish, at a great price. I particularly enjoy the enhanced depth and resonance the 12" pot delivers.

Bart Reiter Banjos - Round Peak

Check out our Collection of Bart Reiter Banjos!

Susan Willits - Eastman Mandolins - MDA315 Mandola
This Eastman MDA315 Mandola is almost too much fun! Extremely nice build quality with this all solid wood instrument. Great for taking leads, or playing rhythm, giving your fingers a little stretch. I love a good, low end bark on mandolin, so this mandola is especially fun with the open low C growl! Really fun!!

Eastman Mandolins - MDA315 Mandola

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Matt KappenmanFender Electric Guitars - Classic Series - '60s Jaguar Lacquer - Lake Placid Blue
Love these new Classic Series models from Fender, with all nitro finishes and some vintage style specs. Great price for a new, vintage-style, Fender.

Fender Electric Guitars - Classic Series - '60s Jaguar Lacquer - Lake Placid Blue

Tons of great Fender Guitars in the shop right now!

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June 2018 - Mass Street Staff Picks


Josh BaldridgeFender Electric Guitars - Player Stratocaster - Polar White
I've picked Strats like this before, but I really like the Woodstock Hendrix White Strat look, super sharp goes great with a tux, or anything really! A part of the new players series that we just got in, the pickups are the new alnico pickups and they sound great. We've got them in store and they'll up on the website soon. Come check this affordable Strat out!

Fender Electric Guitars - Player Stratocaster - Polar White

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Jim Baggett – Collings Acoustic Guitars - OM1 A JL 1 3/4 Traditional - Julian Lage Signature
I've been so impressed with each one these JL series guitars that we've been getting from Collings. So much so I'm thinking about buying a 1 3/4" version for myself.

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

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

Eric PutnamMilkman Sound - 20W Creamer Combo with Power Scaling
All of the milkman amps that we have had in have been great, but the creamer is my personal favorite. It is has enough headroom to gig with, but with the built in attenuator it can breakup at very comfortable volumes. Also the reverb and trem sound amazing in this amp.

Milkman Sound - 20W Creamer Combo with Power Scaling

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Matt Pelsma – Taylor Acoustic Guitars - 714CE V-Class
I have really been digging the new V-Class since our Taylor Road show earlier this year. I recently got to attend Taylor University in Denver, CO and was able to dive into the bracing a little more and hear from different Taylor people and other retailers, and I believe the hype. I think this guitar solves a ton of intonation issues inherent with guitars, and further pushes the richness and consistency Taylor is known for as a manufacturer. I'm impressed, and I want one.

Taylor Acoustic Guitars - 714CE V-Class

Check out our current collection of Taylor Guitars.

Brian Soden – Xotic Effect Pedals - SP Compressor
I've always enjoyed this compressor on my main electric board, but have recently become even more impressed by how it performs in my acoustic rig! I set the toggle switch to "Lo" so it's not adding a lot of compression - just enough to even things out and make the feel of the strings more natural under my fingers while using the piezo pickup in my guitar. Such a versatile tool to have!

Xotic Effect Pedals - SP Compressor

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Mike Horan – Collings Acoustic Guitars - D1 A Traditional T Series
These Adirondack models continue to be consistently great guitars. Fantastic bluegrass models.

Collings Acoustic Guitars - D1 A Traditional T Series

Check out our current inventory of Collings Guitars

Matt Harmon – Tom Anderson - 2001 T Classic Sparkle Silver - Used
I've been on an Anderson kick for the last 3 months and this used classic comes in at a great price and has had the pickups changed out to Fralins which is perfect in my opinion.

Tom Anderson - 2001 T Classic Sparkle Silver - Used

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Trey DurkinMartin Acoustic Guitars - 2018 HD-28 Ambertone
I've really been digging the new HD-28 Ambertone we recently got in. It sounds like a rosewood dread should, and is a head turner to boot. This guitar makes me want to play Neil Young tunes all day....

Martin Acoustic Guitars - 2018 HD-28 Ambertone

Check out our Collection of Martin Guitars!

Susan Willits - Gretsch Resonators - G9201 Honey Dipper Round-Neck - Shed Roof Finish
I love these Gretsch Honey Dipper guitars with the Shed Roof finish! They sound so rich and full, and they have a lot of punch. Plus they look amazing, and our shop can set it up for whatever playing style you prefer!

Gretsch Resonators - G9201 Honey Dipper Round-Neck - Shed Roof Finish

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Matt KappenmanCollings Acoustic Guitars - 002H Wenge
This was a new leap for us with Collings. With tonewoods like Madagascar becoming hard to find, we wanted to try a new alternative. We found that option in Wenge, or African Rosewood as it's sometimes called. This wood has been used on our favorite CJ-35s for the bridge and fingerboard for years, but we hadn't tried it as a back and sides. I'm so glad we did. This guitar keeps delivering. I've played it a little bit every day since we got it last week and I can't believe how open and robust it's getting. Don't miss out on trying this little 002H.

Collings Acoustic Guitars - 002H Wenge

Tons of great Acoustic Guitars in the shop right now!

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Summer 2018 String Sale


It's the time of year for backyard bbq jams, and garageband rehearsals. Time to tune up, and restring those guitars that have been neglected during the winter. To celebrate summer being just around the corner we're bringing back our Summer String sale. Stop by the store from June 13th through Au...

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An Evening with Collings Guitars - Event and Livestream Info


An Evening with Collings Guitars at Mass Street Music

The shop has been abuzz with the latest additions to the expanding Collings Traditional Series, so much so we wanted to have an evening to show them off. Come on down to the store Tuesday, June 5th at 7pm for a night of Collings Guitars - Mass Street style. Check out the all new models including 01, 02H, Parlors and of course the elusive Julian Lage Signature models. We're also stocked with our favorite dreadnoughts, OMs and CJs as well - stop by and compare them all. Our owner, Jim Baggett, will be on hand discussing Collings build techniques, bracing, construction and history. Door prizes, swag and special limited time financing will be available for attendees of the event. We'll also be offering a FREE K&K Pure Mini pickup and install with any new in-store Collings guitar purchase on Tuesday night.

If all goes to plan we're going to be debuting some Youtube and Facebook Live Streaming of the event asl well, so if you can't make it be sure to tune in!

Bookmark this page for easy to access to the streams and as always here is a link to Set a Reminder on Facebook 

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Mass Street 12 Month Promotional Financing - 5/24 - 6/06


From May 24, 2018 through June 06, 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. 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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