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Customer Appreciation Party - Tuesday, Dec 11th


We're having a party - and you're invited! Tuesday, Dec 11th we'll be staying open late to celebrate another year of Mass Street Music with food, drinks, and some great door prizes. Come down to the store from 7pm-9pm to celebrate with the Mass Street Staff and fellow customers. Might even have some special pricing if there's a piece of gear you've had your eye on....If you're on Facebook bop on over and RSVP to the event.

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Meet the Plek Machine


If you've been up to the shop in the past few months you've probably noticed the latest addition in our lutherie toolbox, the Plek Machine. What is a Plek you may ask? For starters, it's a tool, an extremely accurate tool. Like an MRI or CT Scan of your guitar, the Plek machine scans an instrument's frets and fingerboard, and presents that data to our trained crew of luthiers. From there our luthiers diagnose problems spots, and apply changes based on optimal neck relief and action. It's also a CNC Milling Machine, allowing our luthiers to dress an instrument's frets, removing only as much fret material as is needed, thus allowing for greater playability and longer fret life between refrets.

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Free Restrings at FidPick


Free Restrings at Fidpick

From 1-4pm Sunday, Aug. 26th, we'll be offering FREE restrings at the Mass Street Music booth down in South Park at the Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships! Just bring by your guitar, chat us up while you wait, and in no time you'll have a fresh set of steel ready for the day. We'll be using our house brand for the FREE restrings, but we'll have a plenty of other brands on hand if you would like to purchase your favorite. We only ask that you limit it to one guitar per person so we can get to as many pickers as possible.

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Collings Traditional T Series - New 1 11/16" Nut Width Models


Collings 1 11/16th Nut Width option on Traditional Models
We're thrilled to once again be a part of the ever expanding line of Collings Traditional models. For the past two years we've been big fans of the Traditional T Series of guitars from Collings which feature lightweight bracing, traditional voicing, thin nitro finishes and animal protein glue builds. And now with the introduction of the newly designed 1 11/16th necks, players of any nut width preference can get in on these truly breathtaking guitars.

Inspired by the 1938, '39, and '40 pre-war vintage guitars, these narrower nut models are very similar to the comfortable 1 3/4" Traditional neck, but rescanned and scaled down to make for a really smooth playing 1 11/16" nut width and corresponding profile.
"I was lucky enough to put a hand on an unfinished prototype neck while visiting Collings and found it to be very comfortable, for 1 3/4" and 1 11/16" players alike." - Jim Baggett - Owner, Mass Street Music

These T Series neck are their own thing though, different from both the 1 3/4" profile and the custom Julian Lage neck, both of which we love. Even if you're a 1 3/4 player, you'll find it to be very comfortable, and for 1 11/16" players it is one of the most comfortable necks we've found.

We liked it well enough to immediately put 5 guitars on order, on the spot.

Give us a call or email us to get first dibs on these narrower nut width models. It's far enough out that we may be able to swap specs if there's something specific you have in mind for your future Traditional Collings.

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Old-Time Jam - January 20th - FREE


Old Time Jam at Mass Street Music

Saturday, January 20th - 1PM
Ring in the New Year with some old-time fiddle tunes! We'll be hosting an Old-Time jam Saturday, January 20th here at the store. Not familiar with Old-Time music? Think Fiddle and Banjo tunes Pre-Bluegrass. We're going to gear this towards beginning to intermediate players of all acoustic fretted instruments (fiddlers are welcome too!). We'll be trading tunes around the circle, so bring your favorite fiddle tune to call up and we'll work it around the room. Set a reminder on Facebook

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"Get Rhythm" Don Julin Mandolin Workshop


Don Julin Mandolin Workshop

Tickets available online - $40

Don Julin is back with a whole new workshop for mandolin players of any skill level! We've had the pleasure of hosting Don's workshops many times over the years and are thrilled to be presenting another focused on the crucial role of the Mandolin as a rhythm instrument. With simple chord forms, rhythm patterns, mutes, and more, Don Julin’s Get Rhythm workshop will turn your mandolin into a serious rhythm instrument. Explore a variety of rhythm patterns including, old-time, swing and jazz, blues shuffles, bossa nova/sambas, clave patterns, and more. Tickets available online and in person at the store. If ordering online just print out your emailed receipt as proof of purchase. Set a reminder on Facebook

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Free Workshop - Guitar Care & Maintenance - Jan 13th


Saturday, January 13th - 1PM

Cold winter weather means dry air which leads to very unhappy guitars! Cars, bikes, even a furnace require a tune-up from time to time, and a guitar is no different. Let our experienced staff of luthiers take you through some of the most important aspects of caring for your instrument including controlling humidity, cleaning and conditioning, string care, along with explaining what exactly is a 'setup' and how it can improve the playability of any instrument.

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Best Guitar Accessories for 2017 - Holiday Gift Guide


Holiday Gift Guide

Guitar/Banjo/Mandolin Straps

Lakota Leathers
A high quality leather strap is the sort of accessory that every player needs. Whether it's your banjo killing dreadnought or your prized gold top, you can't go wrong with these straps.

Original Fuzz
Okay, so maybe leather isn't everyone's thing - it might not vibe with your shell pink mustang. Fear not, our friends at Original Fuzz have you covered with some stunning fabric straps featuring everything from repurposed airline seatbelt to gorgeous textiles. Check out our collection of Original Fuzz straps.

Tuners

TC Electronic - Polytune Clip
If there was ever a shop favorite when it comes to clip on tuners, the Polytune clip is it. The standout feature of this model has to be the polyphonic tunning, meaning you can strum all six strings on a guitar and get immediate feedback on which strings need adjustment. Or, flip over to single string mode and get the most accurate readout we've found for any instrument. TC's been making highly accurate pedalboard based tuners for years and we're head over heels for this clip on model.

Snark

Snark Tuners - SN-5 Clip-on Tuner
The SN-5 is an old standby. With it's rugged rubber exterior these simple, easy to use tuners make short of work of getting your instrument back in pitch. And at only $15 it's worth putting one in each of your instrument cases.

Picks

BlueChip Picks

BlueChip Picks
Long a favorite of contest flatpickers, these high quality BlueChip picks are now making their way across genres including Jazz and even metal players! A little on the pricey side, these picks are extremely durable and hold up to countless of hours of playing. We all have at least one for use with our favorite ax.

Primetone Picks
Dunlop surprised us with these lower cost alternative to the BlueChips and Wegan picks of the world. Made from the ultra durable ultex material these Primetones are a staff favorite. If you stop a Mass Street staffer walking around the shop, chances are we'll have a Primetone pick in our pocket

Acri Picks

Acri Thumb/Fingerpicks
Looking for high-quality, hand made finger and thumb picks? These Acri picks are some of the best we've found. Check out the whole line up for your Scruggs style bluegrass or fingerpicking delight.

Capos

Paige Capos

Paige 6-String Guitar Capo
A consistent, easy to use capo can make all the difference in the world, especially when you're sliding up and down the fingerboard. Being able to adjust the tension can go a long way to saving your frets from additional wear. The Paige is a simple, affordable option for anyone looking to capo and strum away.

G7 Capo

G7th Performance 2 Capo - Black
A favorite of the Nashville session crowd, this G7th Performance 2 is an extremely easy to use, low profile capo. No screws necessary, just place it at the appropriate fret and squeeze...that's it! You're now ready for hours of playing with the ease of knowing you can make quick capo changes.

Mass Street Gear

MSM Retro Shirt

MSM Retro Shirt
This wouldn't be a Holiday Gift Guide without some Mass Street swag! Check out our new for 2017 retro t-shirt, combining elements of the classic Mass Street logo with our modern branding. These have been flying off the shelf so don't wait!

MSM Pint Glasses
For the Mass Street customer who has everything. Now you can enjoy your favorite beverage while showing your MSM pride!

MSM Retro Mugs
We take coffee very seriously, so much so that these mugs are a favorite around the shop for us as well! 

Cables

Lava Cables - 20' Retro Coil Cable - Orange
You've crafted the sound, vibe and cool factor of your guitar rig, now make a statement with your cables! Mass Street staffer Eric P gigs with these Lava Cables and swears by how well they hold up.

Pig Hog Cables - 10' Instrument Cable - Woven Seafoam Green
Looking for something woven to match that tweed amp? We've got you covered with these super durable Pig Hog cables that come with a serious limited lifetime warranty. Can't go wrong!

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2017 Holiday Sale - 10% Back Gift Card



It's backkkkk! It's time for the return of our Holiday Sale here at the store, and like last year we're letting in-store and online customers in on the fun. Every purchase of new gear, in store or at MassStreetMusic.com, totaling over $100 will earn you a Gift Card worth 10% of your purchase subtotal. These Gift Cards are good from January 1st through August 31st of next year (2018) and are a great way to maximize your purchasing power! Now's the best time of the year to pick up that guitar you've been lusting over, or even to stock up on strings! Feel free to contact us for more details! Offer ends December 24th.

What are you waiting for? Head on over to the home page and get started!
*Excludes all new consignment items including Posch Guitars and Lower Groove Basses

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September 2016 MSM News and Walnut Valley Roundup


It's been a while since we've had a proper news post here on the ol' Mass Street blog but things have been busy! Prepping, and then decompressing, for the Walnut Valley Festival always makes September an interesting month. Even with the flood related chaos it was so wonderful to catch up with so...

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