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January 2019 - Mass Street Staff Picks


Josh BaldridgeTom Anderson Electric Guitars - Icon Classic - Fiesta Red - Distress Lv1
This Icon Classic rings out so clearly, even when unplugged. Great for lead lines up the neck, very expressive/vocal and screams to be played with the trem arm.

Tom Anderson Electric Guitars - Icon Classic - Fiesta Red - Distress Lv1

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Jim Baggett – Collings Acoustic Guitars - D2H Traditional T Series 1 11/16
Extremely comfortable neck profile matched with a very responsive guitar. These new necks are some of the best feeling we've had from Collings.

CollCollings Acoustic Guitars - D2H Traditional T Series 1 11/16

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

Eric PutnamStrymon Effect Pedals - Volante
Another amazing delay from Strymon! You can get anything from Binson echorec sounds to studio tape delays. The multiple heads give you endless options for rhythmic delay sounds or ambient washes. The sound on sound mode is very useful, and the built in spring reverb sounds great!

Strymon Effect Pedals - Volante

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Matt Pelsma – Taylor Acoustic Guitars - K14ce Builder's Edition
The new builder's edition is fantastic, Taylor keeps pushing the envelope with the V-Class architecture. Really looking forward to the new Grand Pacific and Grand Concert, but the Grand Auditorium hits a serious sweet spot.

Taylor Acoustic Guitars - K14ce Builder's Edition

Check out our current collection of Taylor Guitars.

Brian Soden – Fender Amplifiers - '57 Custom Deluxe - Alnico Cream - Limited
I can't say enough good things about this amp - it just exhibits pure vintage Fender vibe and tone! Fantastic touch-sensitivity and breaks up very nicely with the Cream Alnico speaker. By far, one of my favorite amps in the store!

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

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Mike Horan – Collings Acoustic Guitars - 01 Traditional T Series Baked - Sunburst
This guitar is a little gem! Beautiful to behold and with a full tone despite its size. An obvious choice for fingerpicking, and I loved the way it responded to a flatpick!

Elliott Capos - 1 3/4 Elite Push Button Guitar Capo - 16 Radius

Check out our collection of Collings Guitars

Matt Harmon – Greer Amps - Lightspeed Organic Overdrive
Greer is making some great overdrives, if you're looking for either a small boost or medium overdrive this is the one.

Greer Amps - Lightspeed Organic Overdrive

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Trey DurkinLakota Leathers Straps
These straps are great! I've got one for my banjo and my guitar and they perfectly distribute the weight of the instrument in a comfortable, yet fashionable way. I'm thinking about getting a couple more! These are made with excellent quality leathers, with many styles and color options. A great accessory to go with a fine instrument!

Lakota Leathers Straps

We have a ton of accessories that don't make it to the website - stop by and check them out!

Susan Willits - Eastman Mandolins - MD404
The Eastman MD404 oval hole mandolin has a lovely sound and plays easily up and down the neck. Made with a solid spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides, this is a quality instrument at a great price. Even comes with a hard shell case!

Eastman Mandolins - MD404

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Matt KappenmanGretsch Electric Guitars - G5622T Electromatic Center Block w/Bigsby - Georgia Green
This Georgia Green Electromatic catches my eye every morning when I walk in the door. Something about the Green/Cream combo and the vintage inspired pickups that makes me want to start the day playing it. Great deal on a thin archtop!

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

Tons of great Gretsch Guitars in the shop right now!

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Introducing the Taylor Guitars - Grand Pacific Series Dreadnoughts - Preorder Now


Preorder Taylor's Grand Pacific Series Dreadnought Guitars - 317e - 517 Builders 717 Builders
"This guitar is my interpretation of a round-shoulder dreadnought, with a new musical personality, and the high standard you would expect from a Taylor guitar." Andy Powers - Master Guitar Designer

New Taylor Shape, New Taylor Sound. Here at Mass Street Music we're excited to partner up with Taylor as a launch dealer for their new line of dreadnought guitars, the Grand Pacific Series.

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December 2018 - Mass Street Staff Picks


Josh BaldridgeCollings Acoustic Guitars - Parlor 1 Traditional T Series
The whole package here is just so enticing, especially when combined with the almost impossibly small Collings case. This parlor-sized traditional is a small, comfortable player, yet expressive and dynamic.

Collings Acoustic Guitars - Parlor 1 Traditional T Series

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Jim Baggett – Collings Acoustic Guitars - 2006 OM42 Baaa A - Used
Beautiful set of Brazilian Rosewood back and sides on this OM42. This guitar absolutely lives up to its tone woods and appointments.

CollCollings Acoustic Guitars - 2006 OM42 Baaa A - Used

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

Eric PutnamDon Grosh Electric Guitars - ElectraJet Charcoal Frost - Short Scale
Great playing guitar. Don's G90 pickups are super versatile. Resonant, light weight, and the charcoal frost finish looks great! Liked it so much I ordered one for myself!

Don Grosh Electric Guitars - ElectraJet Charcoal Frost - Short Scale

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Matt Pelsma – Fender Basses - Flea Jazz Bass Active MN - Inca Silver
Punchy and raw tones are in full effect with this Flea Jazz Bass. The active electronics allow you to dial in just the right amount of gain for your rig.

Fender Basses - Flea Jazz Bass Active MN - Inca Silver

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Brian Soden – JHS Effect Pedals - Superbolt V2
We have such an incredible selection of great pedals here at the store, so much that I had almost forgotten about this gem! It absolutely nails the old Supro tone we all know and love. If you're not familiar, just listen to Led Zeppelin's debut album. It also covers roots-rock/Americana territory in spades. This pedal may need to come home with me!

JHS Effect Pedals - Superbolt V2

Check out our collection of in-stock Pedals!

Mike Horan – Elliott Capos - 1 3/4" Elite Push Button Guitar Capo - 16" Radius
The Elliot 1-3/4" Elite Push Button Capo is an excellent hand-crafted lightweight capo, made from high quality stainless steel. Built to last a lifetime or two!

Elliott Capos - 1 3/4 Elite Push Button Guitar Capo - 16 Radius

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Matt Harmon – Waterloo by Collings - WL-14 X Truss Rod - All Mahogany
Love the shape and I really like the all mahogany box.

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

Check out our collection of Waterloo Guitars!

Trey DurkinBart Reiter Banjos - Regent Open-Back with Scoop
I've gone Whyte Laydie tone ring crazy!! This Regent is another fantastic banjo from one of my favorite modern makers, Bart Reiter, up in Lansing, MI (One of my personal banjos is a Bart). This instrument features an 11" pot, Maple neck and Rim construction, and a Whyte Laydie tone ring. One of the most versatile banjos I have ever played. A monster for fingerstyle, clawhammer, or whatever else you can throw at it. Huge full rich sound - somehow warm, mellow, but bright and crisp at the same time?! I highly recommend checking this one out!

Bart Reiter Banjos - Regent Open-Back with Scoop

Check out our Collection of Banjos!

Susan Willits - Bart Reiter Banjos - Round Peak
The banjos all sit right outside my office, a constant temptation! Today I picked up the Bart Reiter Round Peak to play a couple tunes. I love the tubby, low sound of the 12" pot which is perfect for frailing, with a warm mellow sound, but when you put on your picks it also sounds great playing Scruggs style tunes! Bart makes an extremely affordable, yet great playing banjo. You can't go wrong with a Bart Reiter!

Bart Reiter Banjos - Round Peak

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Matt Kappenman Fender Guitars - American Performer Series Telecaster Hum - Aubergine
A Rosewood board tele with a humbucker in the neck is the way to my heart. Love these new American Performer series builds, especially the vintage details like brass saddles along with a few modern upgrades like a push/pull coil tap on the neck pickup.

Fender Electric Guitars - American Performer Series Telecaster Hum - Aubergine

Tons of great Fender Guitars in the shop right now!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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