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Top Guitar Accessories for the Musician — 2013 Edition


Every year we see a new crop of guitar and music accessories—some are pure trends while others stand the test of time (see the Repair luthiers' picks . . .). Here are a few of our favorite things for both acoustic and electric guitar players that make practicing, gigging and just enjoying music a little bit easier.

 

Josh Baldridge — 60 Cycle Buzz Coffee
The only coffee I buy! We picked this blend ourselves and I drink it every day.

 

Jim Baggett — Snark Clip-On Chromatic Tuner
Works beautifully and is so inexpensive you could get one for every guitar you've got and leave it on all the time.

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Best Music Gear of 2013 - Staff Picks


Best Gear 2013 GraphicThere have been many cool guitars, pedals and amps through Mass Street Music this year, but the following gear is the cream of the crop, what made us drool the most - our top Staff Picks for 2013!

 
Josh Baldridge - Tom Anderson Short Hollow T Electric Guitar

This tele style guitar is unbelievably comfortable, lightweight and resonant. The neck pickup works so well on its own, giving you a variety of tones, but I also love the way it blends with the standard bridge pickup on this. Anderson is not only a great guitar builder, but a master at pickups too. Read more...


Jim Baggett
- Collings D1A VN Acoustic Guitar

I'm a huge fan of pre-war Martin D-18 guitars and Gibson J-35s and even though I'm thrilled with new Colligns CJ35, the D1AVN acoustic has really captured my attention. I really believe the D1AVN is a vintage guitar in the making.

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November 2013 Staff Gear Picks


Ernie Ball Silhouette electric guitar burst finish
Check out the staff's favorite gear this month! Josh Baldridge - Tom Anderson Raven
We've taken a lot of special order custom builds for Andersons this year, so it's always a treat for us to have a beautiful guitar like this available for our store stock. The Raven is a totally new model, right down to the PH1 & PH2 pickups - which sound great even as you roll off the volume for some clean/vintage tones. A big thanks to Tom Anderson and crew for another great guitar! 
Eric Putnam
- Fralin Pure PAF Pickups - 7.5k & 8.5k
I just had Matt H. put a set of these PAFs in my Les Paul and they sound incredible. I wanted to get that articulate, bright, late fifties Les Paul tone and these pickups nailed it. I went with the 7.5 in the...

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October 2013 Staff Gear Picks


Collings I35 burst electric guitar used

 

Here's a look at the latest gear that's been grabbing our attention this October, including a killer new line of acoustic amplifiers- one of which caught Ted K's attention, a new reissue amp from Fender that Eric P. and luthier Mike R. agree is flat-out amazing, and a custom BTO Taylor acoustic that our own Eric P. selected the woods for. Sales Manager Josh B. and Eric M. agree on Anderson Guitars but they each favored a different electric.

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