Archive for February, 2012

February 27, 2012


This is a photo of just a few of the be-bop kits that we’ve got here right now.  We presently have 10 (yes, 10) kits here with 18″ bass drums that are calling out to anyone who needs some portability.  Or an Elvin sound.  They range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, and they can be the perfect set for playing with anything from a piano trio all the way to a small rock gig.  Or anything really that doesn’t need massive volume.

February 22, 2012

Laden with Guild

Guild is an often overlooked/underrated company who put out a wide array of original shapes and styles, and we’ve got some great examples, including a 1983 X-79 Skyhawk, the first guitar to break the shred barrier! Come put your hands all over it….

February 17, 2012

The 1950’s Magnatone’s Have Arrived !!

We have three 50’s Magnatone amplifiers for sale. The small one is a 1954 Varsity model 108. This Varsity Is in mint condition, sounds great and is all original. It blows away any tweed champ, for real. The middle one is a late 50’s Troubadour model 112. The Troubadour is very similar to the fender 5E3, but half the price, and honestly more classy. The big maggie, and a rare one, is a 1955 Maestro 150. This is an amp shop favorite. With the original Jensen 15 inch speaker and the 5881’s, this amp is full of warm clean tones. When cranked it just destroys and is incredibly rich. The Maestro is a secret weapon in many of the top Nashville studios.

February 11, 2012

it’s a player.

Owning a vintage guitar at an affordable price is always fine by me.  This one has some changed parts, dropping the price considerably and making it more accessible to the everyday player.  Fine with us – it sounds great, looks great and we’re all players so, off to the races on getting this one.  Changed parts are: tuners, saddles, pickguard and neck plate.  everything else is there and at the end of the day you can snag this tone machine from 1974 at a much sweeter price.  It is bad guitar karma to let this instrument become a retiree.

February 11, 2012


1965 Fender Jaguar that was stripped of its original Dakota Red finish, revealing a really beautiful and resonant piece of wood. This Jag has a meaty tone – with strong midrange characteristics. Not too much biting top end – enough to know it’s a Jaguar, but not so crispy it hurts. It’s a sweet machine.

February 6, 2012

The Way To End A Week

There is no better way to end a workweek then to restore a shortwave radio.  A customer brought in this Zenith Trans-Oceanic that was bought new by his grandfather. Bringing this Zenith back to life put me in a space to make good decisions all weekend. Saturday I canceled cable TV and got a paper subscription to the NY Times. Sunday I got out the scientific calculator and worked on a power supply I’ve been designing.  Those cheesy repair nerd T-shirts and stickers on E bay have it right, tubes rule.


February 1, 2012

Not your Standard Fuzz… but it could be

We’ve got a vintage Ibanez Standard Fuzz, plug it into a Fender and some reverb and get all Black Keys! What a great fuzz sound… We’ve also come into some used Death By Audio pedals, there are some wild noisemakers for a lot less than new, come try them out and give your eardrums a workout!