Spruce Tree Music & Repair T-shirts are back in stock! Colors are Military Green, Leaf (a light pine green), Deep Teal, Autumn and Pebble Brown. Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XL and 2XL. $20.95 each. Shipping to the USA is $9.45 Priority Mail for one shirt, $9.65 Priority Mail for two shirts.
Eastman, Guild, AMI and Walden 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 your […]
“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 […]
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 […]
Eastman recently come out with an octave mandolin, and it’s a great value ($825 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 length. Now back in stock! See our […]
There’s a nice write-up about our shop in a recent Sunday edition of the Wisconsin State Journal. Thanks to Robyn Norton for finding her way to our shop and writing about it.
Along with guitars, harps, violins and such in our shop, we’ve always had banjos. Lately there’s been a growing renaissance in open back banjos, beautiful new instruments and appreciation for the music going hand-in-hand. Many of these instruments are built in small shops, where you find an appreciation for 100-year-old instruments as well as inspired contemporary […]
Here’s a fun comparison of wood used in three guitars recently in the shop. From L to R: a Bourgeois Bryan Sutton Signature Dreadnought, a 1959 Martin 00-28G, and a c.1900 Harmony. Line ’em up, and we start to hear the Sesame Street song “One of these things is not like the other.” The Bourgeois […]