September 2014 Staff Gear Picks!
Half the staff is heading off to Winfield soon, but we had to share some of the latest gear that has caught our attention this month...
Fender Deluxe Dimension IV Bass, a stripped down solid player.
Jim's pick, the Taylor 514CE Fall Ltd, has a gorgeous burst finish.
Eric M. favored this Anderson Bulldog, loaded with Anderson hot humbuckers.
Eric P. fell for the locally made Gehring Sgt. Pinback Amp Head with a swanky figured Maple front piece.
Ted won't take his several-years-old Shure SE215 Earphones off. We think they've become a part of him.
Matt Harmon – Repair Luthier – Xits X10 112 Amp (Used)
Rare to see a used Xits amp - this is perfect, delivers great sound at all volumes and has a newer Scumback speaker to boot. The retro tolex and blue grille is cool too.
Mike Horan – Repair Luthier – Calton F Style Mando Case – Sparkle!
This case screams Bill Monroe – well, maybe if he had been born in the '60s. I like the new svelte design and smaller profile with the latch protectors. Very classy, yet not understated!
Mike H's pick, the Calton F-Style Mando case even has a tracking device you can engage. Crazy, cool.
As Susan is the best mando player at Mass Street, I believe her when she says this Collings MT GT Mando is 'it'.
Thomas has a soft spot for jazz boxes, and chose this Eastman AR580CE, a brand new, slim Eastman archtop.
Anne Tangeman – Seuf OH-19 S Style (Used)
This is simply put, a killer guitar. It has a perfect weight, Lollar pickups and feels comfortable right off the bat. Seuf does amazing work and I think the singing quality of his guitars has to do with not just the build, but the nitro finishes too. I wish it were mine.
Anne picked this Seuf OH-19 - looks like a strat, plays like a super custom, made for just you.