Acoustic Guitars

There Are Many Options


Looking for an acoustic guitar? We are an Authorized Dealer for the brands we sell, and making an informed decision about the acoustic guitar you choose is very important. When you start shopping around you’re going to see what seems like endless choices. Our advice, play as many different brands within your budget and buy the one that plays and sounds the best to you.

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Think about your favorite acoustic song, and how it transports you to another time or place, evoking a feeling of joy or sadness… now, picture yourself playing or writing that song.
A great acoustic guitar can inspire great music and bring people together, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Stop by one of our stores and be inspired…

Choosing An Acoustic Guitar

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Choosing a great acoustic guitar can be a rewarding experience, but it’s important to do your research and consider a few key factors before making a decision.

Firstly, think about your budget. Acoustic guitars come in a wide range of prices, from beginner-friendly models that can be had for a few hundred dollars, to high-end instruments that can cost several thousand. Having a rough idea of how much you’re willing to spend will help you narrow down your search.

Next, consider the body style of the guitar. Acoustic guitars come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including dreadnought, concert, and parlor, each with their own unique sound characteristics. A dreadnought, for example, is known for its strong bass and volume, making it a great choice for strumming and flatpicking, while a concert body guitar is known for its balanced tone and projection, making it a good choice for fingerstyle playing.

Also, think about the tonewoods. The woods used to construct an acoustic guitar play a significant role in its sound. Different woods will produce different tones, and different combinations of woods can produce unique tonal characteristics. For example, a guitar with a solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides will have a warm, balanced tone, while a guitar with a solid cedar top and rosewood back and sides will have a more pronounced bass and treble.

It’s also important to consider the guitar’s playability. This includes the feel of the neck, the action of the strings, and the overall comfort of the guitar. Make sure to try out several different guitars in person and pay attention to how they feel in your hands and how easy they are to play.

Finally, consider the brand and reputation. Well-established and reputable brands are often a safe bet for quality and reliability, but don’t discount lesser-known brands as they may offer great value and quality as well.

In summary, when choosing an acoustic guitar, consider your budget, the body style, tonewoods, playability and brand reputation. Try out as many guitars as possible in person before making a decision.

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The beauty of an acoustic guitar is that you can take it anywhere.

Guitar Repair Price List

Basic Restring (electric or acoustic) – $20.00 + Strings

Classical Restring – $30.00 + Strings

Player Restring (clean, condition fretboard, clean frets) $47.50 + Strings

Basic Setup – Acoustic – $47.50 + Strings
Electric – $47.50 + Strings

Hourly Rate – $95.00

Nut Replacement – From $65.00 + Parts (will need to see instrument to quote.)

Electronics – Bench Fee $47.50 (+ quote)

Pickup Replacement – From $95.00 + Parts

Other work performed per quote upon inspection of the instrument, including violins, violas, cellos and double bass