Happy Autumn folks! Here’s what we’ve been gawking at around the store lately:
Tim Nelson – Taylor DN8
I love the simple styling on this DN8 and it sounds great. This has a big bass response and is clear and bell like. Like every Taylor I play, this one plays incredibly smoothly. Play it acoustic or talk to us about having our repair shop put your favorite pickup in.
Repair Shop – Mike Horan – Ome Flora Banjo
This Ome Flore Walnut open-back banjo is a veritable old-time machine. Very attractive with its aged brass hardware, oil varnish finish, and cool flared walnut dowel stick—it sounds as good as it looks, the 12″ pot adding bass end to spare. An exceptional Ome.
Matthew Khomsi – LTD Hot Rod Deluxe III
Beautiful tone. This amp always has more headroom available. The Celestion V30 is the perfect speaker for this amp; it can rock when you want it to yet it can provide an outstanding warmth reminiscent of the hand wired Fenders.
Alek Nelson – Yamaha FGX700SC
I’ve always like the FG700S, and this new acoustic-electric cutaway version is now available and it’s really cool. Still with a solid Sitka Spruce top. Sounds and feels great and at just under $300 you can’t beat it. Also features the Yamaha custom System55T piezo/preamp with built-in chromatic tuner.
Anne Tangeman – Fender Pawn Shop Mustang
Seems Fender has a new line every season, and this time it’s the Pawn Shop. I don’t care what they’re calling it really, the fact is this is a killer Mustang that sounds amazing and just feels great in your hands.
Jesse Roberts – L.R. Baggs Venue D.I.
I’ve been using this D.I. live for about 6 months and I love it. It has everything you need – a quick and accurate tuner, an adjustable boost, and an expansive EQ. I can dial up the sound I’m looking for, then tweak to make it perfect. The notch filter works great, and it is super durable for the road. Awesome in very way.
Chucho – Levy’s Skull Guitar Strap
Just in time for Halloween! Chucho’s pick this month is the perfect accoutrement for your spooky October gig with teeny skulls in red on a super sturdy strap under $20.