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The Martins Are Coming - At Last!

Production at C. F. Martin is backed up months because of pandemic-related work stoppages last summer. Like other Martin dealers, we're still waiting for guitars we ordered back in November! But they're finally starting to arrive. If you've been looking for a Martin guitar, check these out and come in or call right away if you're interested. They won't last!

  • Martin D-28, Martin's flagship dreadnaught in solid rosewood and Sitka spruce
    $2,899.00 including hardshell case   More >>>
  • Martin D-18, another Martin go-to dreadnaught. This model is in solid mahogany and Sitka spruce.
    $2,499.00 including hardshell case   More >>>
  • Martin GPC-16E-01, a Grand Performance model (larger lower bout, smaller at the top) in solid rosewood and Sitka spruce.
    $1,699.00 including Martin softshell case   More >>>

G&L Tribute Fallout in gloss black

Vintage 1965 Fender Jazzmaster

Here's a true vintage beauty: A Fender Jazzmaster from 1965. Originally designed for jazz players, its sound also developed a following among surf and alternative/rock players. Wired completely differently from other Fender models, the two 'soapbar' single-coil pickups can be switched into Lead or Rhythm circuit arrangements.   More >>>

Furch Green G-SR

Special Woods - Special Guitar

We've been talking about Furch guitars for a couple of years now. Made in the Czech Republic in a historic family workshop, these acoustics represent careful workmanship and deliver remarkable value. Furch models are arranged by colors of the rainbow. The Violet models are the most affordable, with appointments (and price) increasing through Indigo Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange and finally Red models.

All the levels deliver remarkable quality and value at their respective price points. This mid-price Green level G-SR has a solid Sitka spruce top and the truly special solid Indian rosewood back shown in the photo. You would pay hundreds more for a guitar of this quality from one of the popular brands!

Like all the Furch instruments, this is a lot of guitar for only $1,649 including a Hiscox hardshell case. More >>>

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Carl and Andrea
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We Help You Make Music!

Come to us for quality, value and service. Our prices are competitive with chain music stores and internet dealers, but you get so much more!

We have over 100 models of guitars and basses, including instruments you may not find anywhere else in New England - plus ukuleles, mandolins, banjos, digital pianos, band instruments, amps and more.

We specialize in fine instruments and amps from respected makers including

Customers come from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and even Maine to play our extensive collection. And when you need advice or service, we're here for you.

Shopping in the time of COVID - Some suggestions

Please be aware that COVID-19 has been disrupting the music instrument supply chain for months. Some popular items are in short supply and we have waiting lists.

Here are a few suggestions for making your shopping easier and safer for everyone:

Journey JF410N guitar

What's a Manzer Wedge?

To make her guitars more comfortable to hold and play, luthier Linda Manzer started building instruments with a wedge-shaped cross section - thinner on the side that goes under the player's arm and thicker on the side that sits on the player's lap. The result is a guitar that feels smaller but sounds bigger.

Journey Guitars have adopted that idea for their guitars too, including this parlour model, the JF410N. Despite its modest price, it's made with quality tonewoods including a solid Sitka spruce top and layered mahogany back and sides.

The Manzer wedge design delivers a surprising amount of sound from a super-comfortable, travel-friendly guitar. Best of all, we have this mint-condition demo unit for only $199 including a terrific nylon case with tons of storage! (The regular price is $299.)

G&L Tribute Fallout in gloss black

Impressive Mid-Price Electrics

If you play electric, you should know about G&L - the guitar company Leo Fender founded after he famously sold his original business to the suits at CBS back in the 1960s. Leo is gone, but G&L still makes world-class guitars using his designs.

They call their mid-price line "Tribute". Made in Indonesia, these guitars are built with US-made pickups and hardware and are carefully set up in G&L's California workshop - an impressive nod to quality in this competitive price range.

Here's an example: This Tribute Fallout has a comfortable, solid mahogany body; a P90 pickup in the neck position; a meaty humbucker at the bridge position; and a 3-way selector switch. The humbucker has a push-pull coil tap switch so you can opt for a cleaner tone if you want. All of this for only $479 including a nice padded gig bag!

But wait, there's more... Check out the specs on all our in-stock G&L Tribute guitars and basses here >>>

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We Are Now a Larrivée Dealer

We are excited to announce we will soon be stocking Larrivée Guitars! Located in Oxnard California, Larrivée builds quality all-solid-wood guitars in a range of models.

Our first batch of Larrivées will include an L-03 (Larrivée's signature 'roundbody'), a 000-03 in all mahogany, a D-03R deadnaught, a 00-40R small-body, an OM-03R with a gloss-finish bearclaw Sitka top and abalone rosette, and the showpiece of the group - an LV-09 (another Larrivée signature 'roundbody') with a cutaway.

If you want to be one of the first in line to see our Larrivée guitars, just call or send us a message here and we'll let you know as they arrive.

More at the Larrivée web site >>>

Epiphone Dot Deluxe VS

Have a Guitar You Never Play?

We're always interested in your top-condition used guitars and basses. Consign or sell outright for extra cash, or trade towards the guitar of your dreams. Call to speak with Zach or use our Ask Us! page to find out what that instrument in the closet might be worth.

Find out more here >>>

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Yes, We Teach Online Lessons

In fact, we teach lots of them! Our teachers are delivering nearly 100 online private lessons each week. Parents thank us for continuing their children's music education despite the pandemic. And adult students are using their free time to work on musical skills.

Want to give online lessons a try? Give us a call or send us a message via our Ask Us! page. Our teachers offer free no-obligation trial lessons, and we'd be happy to walk you through testing your device.

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Tuesday 11AM - 7PM
Wednesday 11AM - 7PM
Thursday 11AM - 7PM
Friday 11AM - 7PM
Saturday 9AM - 5PM
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