March Staff Picks!!!

We’ve got some great gear in the store this month – here’s what’s been capturing our attention most!

John FlynnThe new Grosh 357 Humbucking pickups.
In guitars now, coming in the next 2 weeks as a replacement single or set. This is the best humbucking pickup I have ever heard. Slightly higher output than a traditional PAF but with all the sweet richness of a vintage Les Paul pickup.

Also: Eastman 312ce. Bargain of the century. A really good sounding guitar that competes with instruments costing far more. Not only does it sound fantastic but it is correctly built with spot-on intonation and great action. I bought one of these myself.

Eastman 312ce - one of the best deals in the store right now

Eastman 312ce - one of the best deals in the store right now

Jim BaggettD-18 Authentic

This guitar was purchased new from Mass St Music by a customer who has owned several 30s and earlier guitars…and recently returned to us for sale sounding even more impressive due to a few years of playing. It’s in Near Mint condition. Very nice!

Jim Baggett's favorite this month, a used Martin D-18 Authentic

Jim Baggett's favorite this month, a used Martin D-18 Authentic

Matthew KhomsiCollings D1VSB

This is the most resonant sounding acoustic I have ever heard.  The innovative removal of the tongue brace makes the top resonate more than normal and wow can you hear the difference!  Furthermore, the Vintage Now neck is loads of fun to play and let’s face it, Collings has the best burst finish making this guitar my absolute top pick.

The Collings D1V Sunburst...beautiful sound, beautiful looks

The Collings D1V Sunburst...beautiful sound, beautiful looks

Jason JonesSeuf OF20F 12 String

This is a great looking, great sounding 12-string electric that is perfectly set up and intoned. The Fralin pickups are a perfect compliment to the 12 string sound. Super cool!

Jason's pick this month, the Seuf OF20F 12 String

Jason's pick this month, the Seuf OF20F 12 String

Repair ShopJosh BaldridgeFender Classic Player Jazzmaster

At 7 pounds, this guitar is not for Kate Moss, but as Jazzmasters go, it is lighter than most. To be honest, I like this guitar for its looks alone. The cream on tortoise on black definitely contributes to the “Classic” part if its name…as for the “Player”, this version has a major difference in the bridge design. The solid tunematic allows for more aggressive playing without worrying about bridge moving around on you (a common issue with the traditional floating bridge).  A 25-1/2″ is longer than standard Jazzmasters and gives it the string tension of a Strat or Tele. The construction quality is great and all together this makes a solid gigging axe for only $799. If you are wanting a Jazzmaster this should be at the top of your list.

Repair Shop's Josh Baldridge says this is the coolest...

Repair Shop's Josh Baldridge says this is the coolest...

Brian SodenDr. Z Prescription Junior Head

This amp provides a perfect platform for overdrive pedals and effects. There isn’t a pedal that I’ve ever plugged into with this amp that didn’t sound good! Of course, if you’re looking for real tube distortion, this head has an awesome, rich break up that can be dialed back volume-wise with the built in attenuator. Whichever direction you’re going, this thing will do it with flying colors!

Brian's pick is the Dr Z Rx Junior Head

Brian's pick is the Dr Z Rx Junior Head

Anne TangemanCollings I-35 Deluxe

This is perfection, plain and simple.

This Collings I-35 takes my breath away

This Collings I-35 takes my breath away


Isaac FlynnT.C. Electronic Nova Repeater

This offers six different types of delay, and they all sound incredible! The pedal is easy to use, and it’s incredibly affordable. As soon as I played this pedal, I knew I had to make room for it on my board.

Tim NelsonCollings SJ Cutaway

The SJ model beautifully showcases the impressive fit and finish quality from one of our favorite builders, Collings Guitars. The killer bridge shape, inlay work, and the bound fretboard and peghead all work together to create a stellar and unique look without going over the top.  A tortoise bound peghead and fretboard are especially attractive from Collings because of the way they set it off with nice subtle purfling line. I have always liked these guitars in Mahogany and I really like the sound of this one. It has good balance from top to bottom.

Tim's favorite, the Collings SJ Cutaway

Tim's favorite, the Collings SJ Cutaway

Matt ChristenotSeuf OF20F

This guitar is extremely resonant and feather Iight. l liked it so much that I tried to buy it, but my wife shut me down…I mean then I changed my mind.

ChuchoGator Hybrid Acoustic Case

While Chucho has a hard time toting this one around as he’s only 13″ tall, he says it’s feather light for people to carry and offers great protection with its hybrid design of outer gig bag and plush inner hard case.

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