We’ve changed our hours for Tuesdays, no longer staying open into the evening. We’ll still be here on Mondays until 7 p.m. We hope this doesn’t inconvenience anyone. This is a spring-summer thing; come fall, we may add hours back to the evening schedule. Hours are: Mondays 11-7, Tuesdays-Fridays 10-5:30, Saturdays 10-4.
We have an interesting selection of older American made violins. We’ll have more becoming available as we can set them up and list them. Recognized builder names include Knute Reindahl (built in Madison, 1932), Andrew Hyde (Boston, 1889), and William Wilkanowski (New York, 1951). This is just a sampling. The full list is included in […]
A couple of recent arrival mandolins from Eastman. They’ve recently come out with an octave mandolin, and it’s a great value (under $700 with gig bag case). It’s an A-style with f-holes, featuring a carved solid spruce top, carved solid maple back and sides, and sunburst satin finish. This instrument also has a comfortable 21 inch scale […]
“Set-up” refers to a number of adjustments that affect the playability of an instrument. It also affects the sound, of course. Instruments periodically need to be set up. Think of it like a tune-up on a car. Things go out of whack. On a guitar, frets wear down (or pop up at the ends!), the instrument […]
Bart Reiter has added the Dobaphone to his offering of fine banjos. The Dobaphone (a play on the name of his Bacophone model) features a Dobson tone ring. This model has a mahogany neck, dark-stained maple rim, and 11 inch pot. Reiter banjos are built in Michigan by Bart himself and none other. We’ve been stocking his […]
This 12-fret National Resophonic Style O with Lightning Bolt is an iconic model. The nickel-plated brass body gives this instrument power and a beautiful, clean sustain. The Lightning Bolt etched finish is pure fun. Built in California with the finest of attention to quality. See it and other new National Resophonic Guitars in stock, everything from […]
Eastman, Guild and Art & Lutherie have all recently come out with easy-to-recommend instruments in an easy-to-afford price range. We have an excellent selection in stock, with more on the way. As always, we do a thorough set-up on each guitar before it goes out the door. And we invite you to stop back with […]
We have a great selection of ukuleles from Ohana. Among the flashier offerings are ukuleles made with willow wood. They’re not just about looks, either. They have a crisp, full tone. They’re built with laminate construction, so they’re easy to care for through the winter. We have them in stock in Soprano, Concert and Tenor sizes. […]