October 2015 MSM Staff Gear Picks
Josh Baldridge – Fender Electric Guitars - Classic Series '62 Telecaster with Bigsby
Everything you love about a Tele, but with a Bigsby "F" tailpiece! One of only 175 made complete with Fender's vintage tele pickups.
Josh brings a limited run Tele to this month's Staff Picks!
Jim's picked our latest Waterloo - this won't be around for long!
Eric Mardis – Tom Anderson Electric Guitars - Classic S Shorty - Black
It's no secret that I'm a Gilmour nerd. This guitar is an aesthetic homage to the great "Black Strat" of legend, but with some modern tweaks like noiseless pickups and taller frets. The real kicker is the short scale which gives this guitar super powers. Effortless big bends with no "fretting out", singing sustain, and no 60 cycle hum. Beautiful. Scared of short scale? Check out this very similar guitar with a Blackmore look...Same pickups, but strung with 9's and super vibey. My two favorite guitars in the shop!
Eric M with the short scale killer player from Anderson!
Eric Putnam – Collings Electric Guitars - I-35 w/ ThroBak PG-102s - Blonde
This guitar is ridiculously good! It is super resonate, the neck feels great, and it looks classy. The ThroBak Peter Greens sound amazing in this guitar as well. They are clear, and articulate with out being too bright. This is the kind of guitar that makes you want to sell all of your other guitars and be a one guitar man! (don't worry though you can also just buy this guitar and keep your other guitars!)
Check out Eric's Youtube demo of this gorgeous I-35!
Matt Pelsma – Skreddy Effect Pedals - Mayonaise MkIII
Stomp it on and be thrown off the edge of tomorrow. This thing has some wild tone breakup that you can almost see. Add some compression after to smooth out into "high-gain" 'ville. Smashing Pumpkins, J Mascis, and David Gilmour are all there somewhere inside this “Triangle” Big Muff π - Version 1 clone.
Matt's bringing the noise with this Skreddy Pedal!
Mike Horan – Collings Acoustic Guitars - OM1 Mahogany - Sunburst
After playing all four Collings OM1s in our store, I really appreciated this guitar for its distinctive voice: warm without being muddy, clear without being thin. Just a real joy to play. As a bonus, it's truly beautiful to look at.
Check out our Demo of Four Collings OM1s!
Susan Willits - Gretsch Ukuleles - G9112 Resonator Uke
A truly fun instrument and oh so cool looking! This is a well made ukulele with a great sound. It's easy to play and with the Grover Sta-tite deluxe tuners you don't have to worry about it slipping out of tune. Plus it's small enough you can take it with you everywhere!
I can't put this guitar down. It handles everything from big bluegrass runs to subtle finger picking, making it as comfortable on the couch as it is around a picking circle. Check out Mike's demo for proof!