November 2016 Staff Picks
Josh Baldridge – Don Grosh Electric Guitars - NOS Retro - Vintage Maple Burst
Vintage look and feel on a brand new guitar, love these NOS Retros from Grosh.
Check out our collection of boutique electric guitars!
Jim Baggett – Collings Acoustic Guitars - OM2H Traditional T Series Baked
Great example of the Traditional look and sound, complete with a Torrefied spruce top.
Our Collings inventory is always changing - head on over to view the latest Collings Traditional Collection!
Eric Putnam – Waterloo by Collings - WL-S L T-Bar Sunburst
All of the Waterloo guitars that I've seen have been great, but I particularly enjoyed the WL-S. For a small guitar it is incredibly resonant, and although it sounds great fingerpicked it still holds up with a pick. Really fun and surprisingly versatile guitar!
Here are the latest Waterloo models to hit the website!
Matt Pelsma – Collings Mandolins - 2007 MF Used
This mandolin feels remarkable and has a brilliant and even tone. No wonder as it's a Collings! Very light wear will make you want to cherish this MF like the previous owner. Lots of playing left to be had in this instrument!
This used MF is a store favorite right now - Susan picked it this month as well!
Jade Rowland – Fender Amps - Pro Junior III
This month's pick comes from personal experience as I own this one. It's a small, light, 15-watt tube amp that's powerful enough to keep up with a band. It's easy for me to carry around, and it handles my pedals beautifully. It breaks up nicely too.
New, used and vintage amps aplenty - check out all of our Fender Amps!
Mike Horan – Leo Posch Acoustic Guitars - D-M
I've played a lot of Leo's dreadnoughts since he first started making them, and this just may be the best one yet. A powerhouse of a guitar, it manages to remain well-balanced in spite of its incredible output. It receives my Bluegrass Seal of Approval!
We're all big fans of local luthier Leo Posch's acoustic guitars!
Matt Harmon – Gretsch Electric Guitars - G5422T Electromatic - Orange Stain
Every time I walk by this guitar the great looking orange finish catches my eye. If you've been looking for a Gretsch style guitar but don't want to spend over $2000 the Electromatic series is the way to go.
So many great, affordable electric options from our friends at Gretsch
Trey Durkin – Gretsch Banjos - G9455 Dixie Special Open-Back w/ Scoop
Great Clawhammer tone, with plenty of room to dig in with the frailing scoop. The deeper rim adds resonance and volume, which will help you be heard in a jam. Great for beginners and pros alike.
One of many great open-back banjos including Bart Reiter, Ramsey and OME!Susan Willits - Collings Mandolins - 2007 MF Used
This used 2007 Collings MF is amazing! It has a wonderfully punchy, warm sound with a growly low end that I absolutely love. Clear note distinction. There's no muddy sound here. I can't say enough about the tone of this mando! To top it off it's extremely clean and comes with a hard case. If you're looking for a top quality mandolin with killer tone this is it!
Matt Kappenman – Taylor Acoustic Guitars - 814ce DLX
This Grand Auditorium sized guitar from Taylor is super comfy to play, and the newly designed armrest adds to the playability of this limited edition deluxe model.