As everyone will soon come out of hibernation and start resuming a normal life outside the cold, we tend to follow the theme of spring ourselves by cleaning out our homes of all our old clutter to make room for the new. As musician’s, this may seem like a very regular pattern as we constantly outgrow our old entry level and step-up instruments to advance our progress. Some stuff is worth keeping however, so I’ve created a list of best-seller guitars here in the store that are known for their quality and longevity, without breaking the bank.
Yamaha FG-800 Folk Acoustic Guitar
Yamaha's FG800 is one of my favorite acoustic guitars that we offer for both the price and that it offers a solid Sitka spruce top for the tonewood. This is the most common tonewood used in acoustic guitars and offers the true bright sound that people tend to imagine when they think of an acoustic guitar. The top being solid instead of laminate means that this guitar will offer superior sound quality compared to laminates, but will require some extra maintenance. The nato back and sides also keeps the guitar lightweight and inexpensive while not sacrificing tone. Other features of the FG800 include a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, black and white body binding, die-cast tuners, and a tortoise pickguard. We also often offer the FG800s model which has the same specifications but is a smaller more comfortable body style instead of a dreadnought. Price: $199.99.
Ibanez AEG12II-NT Acoustic-Electric Guitar
Ibanez has created a really nice guitar here, the body is all-mahogany, slender, and offers a single-cutaway. This guitar combines easy playability and a classic natural finish to create a quality, workhorse acoustic guitar that will rise to any occasion. The mahogany wood offers a warm, mellow sound compared to spruce, perfect for anyone looking for a softer sound. The body is all laminate, which allows it to stand up to the changing humidity better than solid wood, without sacrificing much quality. High-quality Fishman Sonicore pickups and Ibanez preamps with onboard tuners provide the sparkling tones that will sound great in any venue or practice space, this guitar is perfect for travelling. Other appointments include a special fretboard inlay, chrome die-cast tuners, and Ibanez Advantage Bridge pins. Price: $299.99.
Laurel Canyon LUK-70 Concert Ukulele
It’s not a guitar but never the less, this is easily our best-selling ukulele. Ukulele is great for beginner’s who are either too young, or unsure of guitar and want to pick up a more accessible instrument to bridge the gap to guitar. That’s not to say that ukulele is limited only to beginner’s, there is a world a pro-level player’s out there and this ukulele can meet the demands for both. The Laurel Canyon ukulele features a top made of select spruce providing a crisp sound that projects. Rosewood back and sides lend to the instrument’s extended warmth. The LUK-70 looks polished with multi-ply binding along with an abalone rosette and purfling. Open-gear tuners are included for that classic feel and ease of tuning. This ukulele offers a nice solid finish that allows for a travel-ready instrument without hindering projection. Price $109.99 Currently on sale 3/3/19 – 4/6/19 for $93.46 in store only! We also offer the acoustic-electric version of this instrument, which comes with a single-cutaway and a Fishman KULA preamp with a built-in tuner. Price: $219.95.
Fishman Loudbox Mini PRO-LBX-500 60w Acoustic Combo Amp
With every great guitar you’ll eventually need a great amp, and acoustic guitars are no exception. Especially nowadays with the plethora of acoustic-electric options available at reasonable prices. Fishman’s Loudbox Mini delivers the tonal quality that has made the Fishman name the standard for great acoustic sound. The Loudbox Mini packs 60 watts of clean acoustic power, and has two channels featuring Fishman' legendary preamp and tone control designs. The amp also features digital reverb and chorus for the instrument channel and reverb for the microphone channel. The Loudbox Mini sports an MP3 input and balanced XLR D.I. output, a must for jamming along and capturing your performances. This amp has a single 6.5” speaker and is Fishman’s lightest and most portable amp available. Price: $329.95 Currently on sale 3/3/19 – 4/6/19 for $296.95 in store only!
Fender Acoustasonic 15 Acoustic Combo Amp
The Fender Acoustasonic 15 combo amp offers portable amplification for an acoustic-electric guitar and microphone. It's simple and flexible enough for a variety of musical settings, especially practice and jam sessions, as well as very small live venues. Two channels and chorus effect keep this little combo super flexible. The instrument channel offers Volume, Bass, Middle, Treble and Chorus controls while the mic channel has Volume, Bass, Middle and Treble controls. This is a great entry-level amp for a guitarist who wants to bring their acoustic sound to the next level. Price $99.99 Currently on sale 3/3/19 – 4/6/19 for $89.99 in store only!
Please feel free to come check out all the product’s mentioned in person and give them a try! We also offer a variety of lesson opportunities to help assist growing players. Having a creative hobby can sometimes be all it takes to motivate us to get out of that winter slump and be more active with the warming weather approaching soon. Any of these products are great for either a beginner or someone looking for an upgrade. As always, I am here to help assist with any questions you have, whether it’s helping you decide between a first guitar or a successor to replace the old, or anything in between, I am happy to help! Do not hesitate to reach out to me at the store, 860-276-5861. We guarantee the lowest price and will happily match anyone’s price. Please call regarding product availability.