July Staff Picks!

Here’s the goods we’ve had our eye on at Mass Street Music this past month –

John FlynnGermino Club 40

Seriously sick amp, plus the bolero – absolutely beautiful and an insanely great amp.

Germino Club 40...Arriba! Bolero!

Germino Club 40...Arriba! Bolero!

Eric Mardis – I’m torn this month, so I’m picking two!

Martin 0-28 VS

I have developed a love for parlor guitars and this one has me smitten.   Such a sweet tone and easy on the eye to boot.  One of the coolest Martins I’ve laid my hands on since beginning work here at Mass Street.

Parlor perfection

Parlor perfection

Ernie Ball Music Man – JP6 Mystic Dream w/ Piezo

Okay, I know I’ve said it before:  Best high performance rock guitar ever.   This thing has a perfect setup from the factory.  It burns, screams, and has amazing clean tones as well.   It doesn’t get any better than this at any price point. Seriously.

Eric picked the Petrucci - duh

Eric picked the Petrucci - duh

Matthew KhomsiPotomac PVD 28 DLX

For $500, this is the best sounding acoustic guitar by far.  There is no other guitar company offering a hand-crafted, 100% solid wood guitar.

One of the best deals in the store

One of the best deals in the store

Matt ChristenotGrosh ElectraJet Standard in Natural

I just got an EJ Standard and I thought I had quenched my massive gear lust.  But alas, now that I’ve seen this one with the natural finish, black pick guard and Grosh zebra strip humbuckers, my soul is discontent once more.  AHHHH!

We all drooled over this EJ Standard

We all drooled over this EJ Standard

Brian SodenMartin D-18V

My pick has to be the Martin D-18V.  The particular piece we have in the store just sounds incredible.  The forward shifted bracing really allows the top on this one to come alive and grow into its own after a few years of opening up.  Like fine wine…gets even better with age!  You can really lay into it for some serious volume at those weekend jam sessions, but it’s equally suitable for lazy Sunday afternoons on the porch with an iced tea.  An excellent example of a Martin dread – plus it even comes with an upgraded case from Martin.

One of Martin's best dreads is Brian's fav this month

One of Martin's best dreads is Brian's fav this month

Jason JonesVintage 1965 Fender Super Reverb

Not for the picky collector, this player’s amp has had it’s baffles and speakers replaced and a few other modifications making it incredibly warm and huge sounding.

A classic modded for new life

A classic modded for new life

Isaac FlynnEastman T185MX

This is a total steal! It’s one of the coolest 335 style guitars that I’ve ever played, and not only does it sound beautiful, it looks beautiful.

Super sweet 335 style Eastman electric

Super sweet 335 style Eastman electric

Anne TangemanMartin 000-28M Eric Clapton

I don’t usually go in for the ‘signature model’ guitars – (the Gibson Joan Jett Melody Maker excepted), but this is one very cool guitar. Putting aside the celebrity of Clapton and the rarity of the guitar (only 461 of this and the sunburst together will be made) this thing sounds spectacular. It’s the woods and Martin’s magic touch – Carpathian Spruce top with Madagascar Rosewood back and sides – really warm sounding and something the right person will cherish for a lifetime.

Clapton Shmapton, this is a killer acoustic even if it didn't have his signature

Clapton Shmapton, this is a killer acoustic even if it didn't have his signature

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