Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Many people ask us about buying used instruments. What a lot of folks don't realize is that if you sell to ANY store, they're not going to get anywhere near the real value of their instrument. Understand, we'll consider purchasing, but we don't like treating folks unfairly and hate seeing them lose money on a valuable commodity. So, often times, we highly recommend considering our consignment program. By leaving it in our shop as a consignment piece, the instrument is on display in our shop, offered to the many folks who walk through our doors looking for quality instruments. Later, when someone falls in love with the instrument and buys it, the original owner gets a check for much more than they would if it was sold outright. It's a great option for many.
That being said, we've got a lot of great stuff here on the used wall
right now! Check out the 1967 Gibson Trini Lopez - it's like an ES-335 except with a different headstock and Diamond soundholes. Cool sound, cool look! and it's only $1500! We've also got a used Hofner Verythin made in Germany - it's a steal at $1400!
Also there's a used Fender USA Deluxe Telecaster, a Heritage H150CM and even a vintage Martin Style "O" all solid Mahogany Ukulele! Come check out the fun stuff!
If you've got questions about any of these instruments for sale or are interested in consigning something you've got just give us a call at 502-491-2337. Also check out www.stringinstruments.com for more instruments.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
We've been having the fine folks at G&L build us some really fantastic stuff recently!
It's great to deal with a company like this, because they are, at heart, a custom shop. There's no warehouse full of USA guitars; it's not like they've got 50 of a model in black, or red or whatever. They build each guitar as a special creation, and that's fun to take advantage of. We have lots of customers who want a specific feature, or color and we've made many special orders to get a customer's dream guitar - but we also like to get some fantastic custom instruments that we dream up ourselves.
A few of the most recent eye-grabbers are an ASAT Special in black with simple white binding on the top and back. Regal. It's a kind of Tuxedo-ed thing that also would look right at home hanging around Waylon Jennings' neck. Oh, and it sounds like a million bucks. Leo Fender's large rectangular Magnetic Field Design Pickups are boss.
Also, there's a Comanche in Baby Blue that showed up recently. It's got more tones then you can shake a stick at - the pickups are super beefy and completely noise free.
For the traditionalists, there are 3 different Legacy (with standard strat-style Alnico pickups) models is some awesome Hot Rod-ish colors.
Come pick one. And if there's something special you want, ask us about a Custom Order!
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