Here’s what we’ve been eyeballin’ around the store lately!
John Flynn – Anthology Straps
Like an ultra fine baseball mitt – only gets better with age. If you’re fond of finer things, these are the best.
Jim Baggett – ’61 Gretsch Country Club 6196
Plays great and the color is really cool. Just saw It Might Get Loud at Liberty Hall….I’m thinking Jack White might like this one.
Mike Horan – Collings CWMA (Collings Winfield)
This is an exceptional dreadnought. It already has a played-in sound to it and responds real quickly to the flatpick. The thing sounds amazing.
Brian Soden – Collings D2H
Over the years of working here, I’ve learned from our owner Jim that the best acoustic guitars will have a great, usable dynamic range. Meaning that if you play with dynamics, the guitar will respond to your playing tonally. He’s absolutely correct, and a prime example of his point is this Collings D2H. Just like your favorite vocalists…the character, charm and emotions of their singing is a huge part of why we like their voice and that a lot of that comes through with dynamics and volume control. This Colllings D2H in particular has an incredible, dynamic voice. When Lyle Lovett sat down with Guy Clark to play an acoustic gig at the Ryman (I was there!), he grabbed a Collings. It just makes sense to couple one great voice with another, right?!
Kurt Morrow – Ernie Ball Stingray 4 Bass
If you are a bassist and you are lookin’ to get the funk out a la Louis Johnson of the Brothers Johnson, then this is the ticket. Along with many other funk-meister bassists from the ’70s, this Stingray is a must-have – big, phat, solid sound, and versatile enough for any style of music.
Eric Mardis – Ernie Ball 2008 Ltd. Petrucci
A great deal on a used and seriously killer guitar.
Matt Christenot – Dr. Z Maz 18 Jr NR
If you’ve ever thought about going boutique but didn’t think you could afford it then I highly commend this amp. It looks great and sounds great. I like it enough to own one, and I’m around great amps all day long.
Isaac Flynn – Dr. Z Mazerati GT Head
I love the simplicity of it. Just plug and play! With only two knobs, I can dial in my tone quickly, and I can make any adjustments in just a split second. Whenever I want to rock, this is the amp I go to.
Jason Jones – Fender Classic Players Black Dove Telecaster
A great new spin on a popular aesthetic, this guy lives somewhere in the line between the Fender feel and the Gibson sound. Great guitar!
Matthew Khomsi – Collings C10 Mahogany SS
The way Collings does their all Mahogany guitars is unlike any other company I have seen. They sound better, and look better. The short scale on this guitar in particular makes it a joy to play.
Anne Tangeman – Collings C10 Mahogany SS
I have to second that emotion. This is a special guitar. Structurally, it’s a freakin’ work of art – haircut headstock, binding, just killer details, and built for a lifetime, but this is not something you’ll save for special occasions. You won’t want to put it down at all. It just sounds rich and deep and, I think, is pretty much as good as it gets.