February 2016 Staff Picks

Josh BaldridgeTom Anderson Electric Guitars - Icon Classic - Fiesta Red
This is Anderson Icon is a stunning take on a classic s-style guitar. Complete with vintage inspired top jack and a gorgeous fiesta red gloss finish. This one is a new shop favorite!  

Tom Anderson Electric Guitars - Icon Classic - Fiesta Red 

Josh with an instant classic from Anderson!

Jim Baggett – Collings Acoustic Guitars - CJ35 Sunburst
Another fantastic example of the vintage-inspired construction from Collings. Simply the best.

Collings Acoustic Guitars - CJ35 Sunburst 

It's modeled after Jim's very own J35 - check out the Collings CJ35 

Eric Mardis – Rockett Pedals - The Dude Overdrive
I love the sustain-y overdrive/distortion that The Dude provides.

Rockett Pedals - The Dude Overdrive 

Check out our lineup of new pedals from J. Rockett!

Eric PutnamSeuf Electric Guitars - OH-19 - Black
Dave builds great guitars and this is no exception. This one has a nice chunky neck and is very balanced. I own a couple of Dave's guitars, and this one makes me want another one!

Seuf Oh-19 Black  

Eric P's picked a killer guitar from one of our favorite local builders!

Matt Pelsma – Gibson Acoustic Guitars - 2013 Custom Shop J-45 1950s Reissue - Tri-Burst
I have always seen J-45s in the hands of some of my favorite performers from Bob Dylan to Bruce Springsteen. Always in an iconic photo showing the performer as an artist or songwriter, usually with their J-45 pretty beaten up. This guitar is a chance to feel what one of those vintage guitars might have felt like new, and it sounds like it begs to have songs written with it!

 Gibson Acoustic Guitars - 2013 Custom Shop J-45 1950s Reissue - Tri-Burst

Matt P with an absolute icon from Gibson!

Mike Horan –  Eastman AR603CE-15 CS
I really like the size of this 15" electric archtop---the perfect jazz couch-guitar.  Acoustically it has a surprising amount volume, most likely due to its solid top, back and sides. Plugged-in, the Kent Armstrong pickup provides the fat tones sought out by most jazzers. Aesthetically, the matching rosewood fingerboard, tailpiece and pickguard perfectly offset the mahogany back and sides. Excellent craftsmanship, and at a fraction of the cost of certain other brands.

Eastman AR603CE-15 CS

Mike H with a rare electric pick! 

Matt Harmon – Fender Amps - Used '65 Princeton Reverb Reissue Surf-Tone FSR - Tangerine/White
I have a soft spot for Princetons and this one is no different. I really like the Celestion G10 Gold speaker in this one.

 Fender Amps - Used '65 Princeton Reverb Reissue Surf-Tone FSR - Tangerine/White

Stop by the store and check out this unique Princeton! 

Trey DurkinMartin Acoustic Guitars - 2009 D-18GE Golden Era
This is guitar is a great example of a guitar we all know and love around here. Plenty of focused tone that's gonna be heard in any jam. Whether you want to be play leads up the neck , or rhythm chords in the open position, it plays effortlessly. It doesn't get much better than this.

Martin Acoustic Guitars - 2009 D-18GE Golden Era

Trey's picked a really killer deal on a vintage-style Martin!  

Susan Willits - Collings Mandolins - MF5 - Sunburst
The Collings MF5 mandolin is a beautiful instrument with wonderful tone. Another winner from Collings and now with a custom made Collings case! Read the full detailed description on our website.
Collings Mandolins - MF5 - Sunburst
Susan's picked another stunner from Collings!

Thomas Hamm - Fender Electric Guitars - Troy Van Leeuwen Jazzmaster - Oxblood
This is a killer alt-rock 'n' roller that can do a bit of everything with the right tweaking!

Fender Electric Guitars - Troy Van Leeuwen Jazzmaster - Oxblood

An extremely versatile guitar in a gorgeous color!  
Matt KappenmanCollings Acoustic Guitars - OM1 Mahogany - Sunburst
This OM1 is the perfect combination of a small body with a big dark sound. The all mahogany top, back and sides combined with Collings' stellar high end makes for a superb player. Oh, and did I mention it's absolutely gorgeous?

Collings Acoustic Guitars - OM1 Mahogany - Sunburst

Give this is OM1 a listen for yourself! 
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