Ah spring! Incessant rain, purty flowers, hay fever and some cool new gear in the store.Â Here’s what we’ve been drooling over lately:
John Flynn – Don Grosh Retro Classic S Shape
This is a fantastic instrument and now that Birdseye necks are going to skyrocket in price, this is a great time to get one at the old price. This guitar plays and sounds amazing. Definitely a brighter “Robert Cray” type tone. The neck is super stiff and just has a great vintage feel about it and Don’s new pickups are just as amazing.
Isaac Flynn – Don Grosh Retro Classic S Shape
Like father, like son…Isaac had this to say on the RC, “It’s so easy to play, the Grosh pickups are the best I’ve heard, and the guitar just looks awesome!”
Eric Mardis – Ome Sweetgrass Banjo
This banjo is so gorgeous. The fit and finish are second to none, but the real payoff is when you put on some picks and let loose on this thing. Â The tone is bright without being an “icepick in the forehead.” Bright yes, but also full and pleasant at the same time. Â I’m truly impressed with this, our first OME Bluegrass banjo!
Matthew Khomsi – Mogami 12′ Right Angle Platinum Cable
I thought I would see what all the hype is about with these high-end cables. Well, the jury is in and let me just say,Â from the first second I plugged it in, my bass sounded substantially more massive.Â I was genuinely shocked at how big a difference replacing my instrument cable had on my tone.
Jason Jones – Fender Hau’oli Tenor Ukelele
I choose the new Hau’oli Ukulele from Fender.Â Hawaiian for “happy”, this ukulele lives up to its name with its rich tone, stable tuning, and great price that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face!
Matt Christenot – Fender American Vintage 52 Tele Reissue
This 52 tele reissue is a must have for tele lovers. Very cool.
Anne Tangeman – Squier Classic Vibe ’50s Tele
That’s right…I said Squier. Honestly the past two years they have been making someÂ very cool guitars and basses and I think this Classic Vibe line shows them off at their best.Â This tele has a retro eye on the past, it’s well made and it’s inexpensive. Twang!