It's the time of year for backyard bbq jams, and garageband rehearsals. Time to tune up, and restring those guitars that have been neglected during the winter. To celebrate summer being just around the corner we're bringing back our Summer String sale. Stop by the store from June 1st through August 31st and stock up on your favorite $5 electric and $6 acoustic guitar strings!
We're having a party - and you're invited! Thursday, Dec 1st we'll be staying open late to celebrate another year of Mass Street Music with food, drinks, LIVE MUSIC and door prizes. Come down to the store from 7pm-9pm to celebrate with the Mass Street Staff and fellow customers. Might even have...
Thursday, Apr. 28th through Monday, May 2nd Mass Street Music will be hosting a Taylor Guitars Promotional Event. We currently have a HUGE selection of standard and custom Taylor models in stock. Taylor has been on fire lately, releasing redesigns of some of their most popular lines by the talented Andy Powers. If you haven't played a modern Taylor now is your chance! Come by the store or give us a call April 28th-May 2nd for details surrounding this this one-time-only extravaganza.
To cap off the weekend we'll be having a Taylor Spring String Renewal. Friday Apr. 29th through Saturday Apr. 30th bring in any Taylor guitar and we'll restring it - FOR FREE! You buy the strings we'll provide the expert luthiers. We'll even throw in a little TLC with a fretboard cleaning and oiling for free along with a repair estimate if we see anything out of the ordinarty!
Friday, Mar. 4th through Monday, Mar. 7th Mass Street Music will be hosting a Collings Guitars Promotional Event. We currently have a HUGE selection of standard and custom Collings models in stock. Collings is building some of the finest vintage-inspired instruments in the world today, and we want to get one in your hands. Come by the store or give us a call March 4-7th for details surrounding this this one-time-only extravaganza.
To cap off the weekend we'll be opening the store Sunday March 6th to host owner Jim Baggett's Vintage Guitars of the Past and Future workshop. This workshop will focus on golden era instruments of the 1930s, while detailing the modern guitars that we feel will be that next generation of classic instruments. For more information head on over to our Events Page.
Roland White is coming to the store....Yes, that Roland White! We are so excited to have a Bluegrass Legend here for this upcoming Mandolin Clinic. Head on over to the events page for more details about the clinic. If you're not familiar with Roland's career read on below for a brief bio:
With Jim out gallivanting around Europe with Collings Guitars, a packed house at the Taylor Road Show and a metric ton of new gear here at the shop, June is shaping up to be a crazy month and we're only half way through! Check out our "Just In" page for the latest and greatest here at MSM. Better still, take a look at the latest Staff Picks for all our favorite new picks. Oh and...
Pete Huttlinger's going to be at the store July 15, 7:30pm!!! If you don't know Pete, he's a fantastic virtuoso guitarist that's played with the likes of John Denver, Leann Rimes and even won the National Finger Style Guitar Championship down at Winfield. He has an amazing story, and you're definitely not going to want to miss this one. Give us a call for tickets! Be sure and check out our events page for all the upcoming free workshops at the store as well!
While this one is technically from May, we just wanted to say thanks to everyone who came out and made the Taylor Road Show such a success. It was great to catch up with customers, and hear about what makes Taylor Guitars so innovative.
We had a packed house, and this is only half the audience!
We alluded to Bill & Jim's Excellent European Adventure tour earlier this month, but now that Jim's back we've heard some amazing stories about the Acoustic Guitar Meeting, which just happens to take place in a castle...in Italy! Bill invited Jim along to visit a few of Collings dealers in Europe and tour the festival. Let's just say they had plenty of great dinner companions on this trip. Check out the caption below for a list of movers and shakers in the modern acoustic guitar world!
From left to right: Jim Baggett (Mass Street Music), Peggy White (Luthier), Linda Manzer (Luthier), Andy Power (Taylor Guitars), Bill Collings (Collings Guitar), Giulia Melloni (Musician/Songwriter) Pepijn 't Hart (Eastman EU), David Kay (Taylor Guitars), Doug Chandler (Collings EU), Tina Chandler (Collings EU) (Photo by Mich Taylor, Collings EU)
One more thing, if you're not already subscribed to our Youtube page, now's the time to get on board! We're doing our best to get high quality examples of the latest gear online for you to evaluate. We know you can't always come down and see us every week, so now we're bringing the gear to you! Check out this demo of a Collings D1A by our very own Mike H!
We couldn't be more excited to announce the first in our new concert series Live @ Mass Street than with friend of the store, Pete Huttlinger! Pete's a nationally recognized guitarist playing every venue from Carnegie Hall to Abbey Road Studios to Kansas's very own Walnut Valley Festival. At Winfiled Pete not only won the National Finger Style Guitar Championship in 2000, but has continued to be featured there as a performer year after year. Tickets will be $20 so be sure to stop by the store or give a us a call at 785-843-3535 to reserve your seat. This one's going to fill up fast! Also make sure and RSVP on our Facebook Event to stay up to date with this and all of our events. Check out Pete's website for clips and more on his inspiring recovery story!
The 2015 Taylor Guitars Road Show will be coming to Lawrence, Kansas for one night only, Wednesday, May 20 at Mass Street Music. This free event will feature our friends Corey "The Tone Chef" Witt and Rich Casciato, direct from Taylor, who will be bringing rare, one-off guitars, brand new models and of course some cool giveaways like strings, t-shirts and more for you.
The guitar 'petting zoo' will be here in full force, so you can check out for yourself what makes these great guitars stand apart, what innovative designs Andy at Taylor has been up to and why Taylor guitar necks are so dang comfortable and one reason these instruments are preferred by so many gigging musicians. We hope you can join us for this in depth look at the mavericks of modern guitar building on Wednesday night, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. Check out our current Taylor Guitars here.RSVP here for a chance to win some of the freebies and possibly a Taylor Guitar. Also check out our Facebook page for the latest updates on the Road Show!
Uke master Jim Jeans is back, heading up this great (and free) uke clinic, Uke Blues You Can Use & More, on Saturday, April 18 at 1PM. Jim will do a quick review of our previous uke blues clinic material, including adding chord substitutions to blues progressions, then follow with fingerstyle arrangement for blues using some of the substitutions. The second hour will be specific fingerstyle arrangements for "12th Street Rag" and "Staten Island Slide". All are welcome to attend and bring your uke! FREE!
Nashville guitarist and songwriter Jeff Black is a Kansas City native whose works have been recorded by Waylon Jennings and Sam Bush among others. He'll be bringing his songwriting insights, creative techniques and some great stories to Mass Street Music on Saturday, May 9 for this very special songwriting clinic, "Inviting the Muse". Bring your guitar and a song, or just yourself. Each attendee will also receive Jeff's new album Folklore. Catch Jeff's concert that evening at West Side Folk. Clinic cost is $25. Tickets available at the store or call us at 785-843-3535.