Here’s what we’ve been drooling over at Mass St. Music lately! Be sure to click on the ‘continue reading’ at the end to catch all our picks!
John Flynn – Xotic EP Booster
Simply put, this just makes everything sound better. There’s no excuse to not own one of these. Plug it in, turn it on, let the praises fly.
Brian Soden – Seuf OF-19 Sherwood Green
This is my favorite Seuf OF-19 yet. Killer era-correct finish color and an incredibly resonant body. This guitar has looks, tone and feel. What more do you need? Oh yeah…a fringe jacket. Now you’re set!
Matt Harmon (Repair Shop) – Grosh ElectraJet Special
This guitar has a vibe that no other ElectraJet can match. Mahogany + P90s + Wrap around bridge + Shortscale = WIN.
Eric Mardis – Yamaha JR 1
This excellent 3/4 sized guitar from Yamaha is perfect for young beginners or for adult players looking for that inexpensive travel guitar. Comparing nicely to offerings from Martin and Taylor, this little wonder is very playable, sounds good, and comes with a gig bag all for $139!
Jason Jones – Fender American Vintage 52 Tele
A great guitar presents an even greater opportunity, now that it has sustained some shop damage (one dinky ding on the backside). I’ve been hankering for one of these guys for a while now. A great new guitar at a used price for a little damage you won’t even see the majority of the time!
Isaac Flynn – Alesis Micron Analog Modeling Synthesizer
Lately, I’ve been making a lot of hip hip and dance music, and the Micron is the perfect tool for this style of music. It’s packed full of great sounds! I also really like that it serves as a vocoder and a midi controller. I often use the program Reason by Propellerhead to create my music, and I’ll use the Micron as my midi controller. It’s a great, all purpose synth, and really affordable!
Matt Christenot – Coated Ernie Ball Regular Slinky strings
I played on these things for weeks on end and they still sound great, and stayed in tune.
Kurt Morrow – Genz Benz Shenandoah Compaq 300 8T
These Genz Benz Amps sound awesome. Any acoustic guitar with a pickup will sound like it’s coming from a high end studio recording with the Compak 300 8T. Has great built in effects as well. The size is amazing – you can practically carry it under your arm along with your favorite acoustic guitar!
Anne Tangeman – Eastman AC320 BE
You just can not find another acoustic with the warm, boomy Adirondack top that this has for less money. Great build, excellent tone, Mahogany back and sides. And comes with a case. One of the best deals here, hands down.