Wednesday, September 28, 2011
We just go this in! It's an electric Oud made by the Godin Guitar company up in Canada. It's not too often you see something like this. It's an 11 string Oud (5 double courses and one single course) with an on board pre-amp/eq/tuner. I don't really know how to play the Oud, but we have had one or two customers who know how and it sounds incredible! The fretless fingerboard lets you get all the microtones that are essential in Eastern music.
We don't really stock anything electric (except a weird electric fiddle that no one will buy) but this thing is so cool that we had to get one in.
You can see it on our website at http://www.fiddlersgreenmusicshop.com/electricoud.html
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Breedlove makes an incredible guitar! Breedlove was one of the first brands I started carrying when I opened my shop 5 years ago. Their guitars are truly some of the best instruments being made in America these days.
SO, WE'RE TRYING TO FIND GOOD HOMES FOR OUR REMAINING BREEDLOVES. These are new instruments, they've just been hanging around a while. Also they have just been recently adjusted and set up by our luthier and are in top condition. We have an OM, three dreadnoughts, a funky jumbo model, and an awesome mandolin. Check our website or call because we're selling them dirt cheap!
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Have you ever wondered how we get that great "vintage" quality to our photos? Well, wonder no more! It's an awesome little iPhone app called Hipstamatic (Check out their Website or Facebook pages). It lets you choose from a bunch of different lenses, film and flashes to create cool artsy photos. They can also print your photos for you and send them to you, if your into the analog thing :) (there's a minimum order, but it's super low). It's by far our favorite app, so if you have an iPhone, check it out!
Friday, September 2, 2011
By the way, for anyone not yet into the uke craze, we are having another UKULELE WORKSHOP for beginners and intermediate players. We will provide ukes if you don't have one, and you'll get a coupon for 15% off the purchase of a uke from the shop! This is a perfect chance to see what all the hub bub is about. Click here for more info.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
A few weeks ago, Doc Hamilton told us about this old Fairbanks banjo he found on ebay. He was so excited, he hung out most of the day to talk about it! (Not that we mind. Doc is awesome!) Well, it finally came in, and he was sweet enough to bring it by. It's a 1900 Fairbanks "electric" (named for the "electric" model tone ring. It's not actually electric :) with all original parts but for the head and strings, which he changed out for Aquilla Nylgut Classical Banjo strings. It has the original ivoroid tuners and a really impressive bone tailpiece. It's one of the nicest sounding banjos we've heard! I asked Doc what he loved it more than, and he said "Ha! I love it more than a hog loves slop!"
Here's Doc playing Last Chance on his "new" Fairbanks